Staff Directory

NCASI’s staff has expertise in many disciplines that cover the full range of technical issues related to environmental and sustainability topics, including analytical chemistry, chemical engineering, paper science, computer modeling and simulation, statistics, toxicology, forest biology, forest ecology, wildlife biology and aquatic biology. Through research investigations, surveys, and other information gathering activities, NCASI helps ensure that the ongoing dialogue concerning environmental policies affecting the forest products industry, and environmental decision-making at many different levels, are grounded in technical information of the highest possible quality.

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Our Leadership

Dirk J. Krouskop President
Tammerah D. Garren Vice President - Business Affairs
Darren A. Miller Vice President - Forestry Programs
Vipin Varma Vice President - Air Quality & Director of Southern Region
Kirsten Vice Vice President – Sustainable Manufacturing & Canadian Operations
Paul Wiegand Vice President - Water Resources and Laboratory Operations & Director, Northern and Western Regions

Science Staff

Bill Arthurs Aquatic Biology Research Associate
Brad Barnhart Senior Research Scientist
Matthew Booth Principal Research Scientist | Analytical Lab Manager
Alejandra Borquez Senior Research Associate
Leland (Lee) Carlson Project Leader
Laurie Clark Associate Research Scientist, Wildlife Biologist
Ashley Coble Senior Research Scientist
John Cook Principal Research Scientist - Large Ungulate Ecology
Rachel Cook Project Leader - Large Ungulate Ecology
Adam Costanza Program Manager, Sustainability Metrics
Rob Crawford Program Manager
Gabrielle Donalson Research Assistant
Zachery Emerson Program Manager
Brandon Farmer Data Analyst
Camille Flinders Senior Program Manager
Joan Ikoma Aquatic Biology Research Associate
Giffe Johnson Program Manager: Chemical Management and Health Effects
Waruna Kiridena, Ph.D. Senior Program Manager, Analytical Services
Ryan Kuemmerlin Research Lab Associate and Analytical Support Lead
Ilich Lama Principal Research Scientist, Environmental Data Science
Angela Larsen-Gray Senior Research Scientist - Eastern Wildlife
Boris Lau Senior Research Engineer
Ric Law Project Leader
Craig Loehle Principal Scientist
Barry Malmberg Principal Research Scientist
Amanda Mattingly Research Engineer
Karen Mentz Senior Research Associate
Megan Morgan Senior Research Scientist
Katie Moriarty Senior Research Scientist, Western Forest Wildlife Ecologist
Philip Pagoria Water Research Engineer
Jim Palumbo Program Manager - Water Quality
Jenna Pochy Research Associate
Stephen Prisley Principal Research Scientist
Renee Ragsdale Senior Research Scientist
William (Bill) Rice Senior Research Associate
Sierra Richardson Research Assistant
Derek Sain Senior Research Scientist
Erik Schilling Director of Forestry Research, Southeastern U.S.
Cecilia Silva Sanchez Senior Research Scientist
Kevin A. Solarik Director of Forestry Research, Canada & Northeastern/Northcentral U.S.
Arun Someshwar NCASI Fellow
Vickie Tatum Technical Communications Specialist / Forest Chemical Program Manager
Jake Verschuyl Director of Forestry Research, Western U.S. & B.C.
Angela Wilson Research Assistant

Operations Staff

Pam Bruns Communications Information Specialist
Susan Easthouse Administrative Assistant
Y. Leah Green Payroll Specialist
Susan McCord Manager, NCASI Foundation
Karen Phelps Office Manager
Stacy Shelp Communications Program Manager
Tracy Stubbs Administrative Assistant
Carol Williams Executive Secretary