Our Forest Stewards
Years working in the woods: 32
Favorite Forest Creature: Long-Tailed Weasel
Dale manages 60,000 acres of forestland for Hampton, ranging from 200-3,700 feet of elevation in Oregon’s coast range. These forests get 35-120 inches of rain a year plus a decent amount of snow in winter. White German Shepherd, Sam joins him most days in the woods. Dale grew up in a farming family in central Kansas and moved to Oregon to pursue duel degrees in Forest Management and Range Management from Oregon State University.
Community Outreach & Stewardship Coordinator
Years working in natural resources: 6
Favorite Forest Creature: Ceratina (carpenter bees)
Prior to joining Hampton, Jed worked with local governments and landowners to conserve and protect water and soil resources in Oregon. Today, he leads conservation projects on Hampton’s forestlands along the Columbia River and serves as a community liaison on the coast, providing tours, presentations, and other information to residents and community groups. For Jed, it’s the perfect mix of field time and community engagement.
Years working in natural resources: 25
Favorite Forest Creature: Loggers
Dave was raised on a cattle ranch near Sisters, OR. He went to Oregon State University to study civil engineering then discovered–with some dismay–that most civil engineering jobs were in cities. When he learned he could pursue “civil engineering in the woods” at the College of Forestry, he quickly changed gears. A few years later he graduated with a degree in Forest Engineering. Dave started his career with the Oregon Department of Forestry before joining Hampton in 1999. Today, he purchases public and private timber for Hampton, helping to ensure our four Oregon sawmills have enough fiber to operate.
Years working in the woods: 35
Favorite Forest Creature: Owls
As a kid growing up in Colorado, Beth spent a large part of the time outdoors. Today, Beth oversees reforestation efforts at our Big Creek forest outside of Astoria, OR. She takes over from the time logging ends until the trees are about 15-20 years old, organizing replanting efforts, deciding which species to plant, and making sure young seedlings thrive. Beth works closely with tree nurseries and participates in Oregon State University’s Northwest Tree Improvement Cooperative.
Years working in the woods: 9
Favorite Forest Creature: Roosevelt elk
Originally from Olympia, WA Alan joined Hampton in 2011 and began managing our forestland near Eatonville in 2015. The forest Alan manages provides about 10% of the supply needed by our Cowltiz mills in Randle and Morton, WA. Alan also manages our Eatonville recreational access program. Most Hampton forestlands are open to the public for hunting, fishing, foraging, hiking, and mountain biking.
Collaborative Forestry Manager
Years working with forests: 14
Favorite Forest Creature: Porcupine (they have the cutest waddle!)
Anjolene joined Hampton in 2018 and represents our Washington sawmills on several National Forest Collaboratives. She works closely with environmental groups, tribal representatives, recreationalists, community members, and state, local, and federal agency representatives to build a common vision for National Forest land, accelerating landscape scale restoration, creating local jobs, and reducing litigation.
Years working with forests: 6
Favorite Forest Creature: Black-tailed deer
Jacob grew up in Skagit County, WA and got his forestry degree from the University of Idaho. After graduating, Jacob started working at Hampton Family Forests, where he now helps manage the company’s forestlands in NW Oregon and SW Washington – forestlands that help supply Hampton’s sawmill in the nearby coastal town of Warrenton. Jacob is the fourth-generation of his family to work in the woods. To learn more about Jacob’s work in the woods, follow him on Instagram!
Years working with forests: 4
Favorite Forest Creature: Winter wren
Christian joined the Hampton team in 2018. With degrees in Ecology and Forestry from Evergreen College in Olympia, Washington Christian “cruises” timber for the company–appraising and administrating private and public timber sales for our sawmills in SW Washington. Christain and his dog, Bo spend half their days in the woods. He loves being in the woods–rain or shine–and appreciates the freedom and trust inherent in the job.