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, Southern Regional Center
Kirsten Vice Vice President – Sustainable Manufacturing & Canadian Operations
Paul Wiegand Vice President - Water Resources & Director - Northern and Western Regions

Science Staff

Ginny Allen Database Administrator
Bill Arthurs Aquatic Biology Research Associate
Brad Barnhart Senior Research Scientist
Matthew Booth Principal Research Scientist | Analytical Lab Manager
Alejandra Borquez Research Associate
Leland (Lee) Carlson Project Leader
Sean Chien Senior Research Engineer in Air Quality
Laurie Clark Associate Research Scientist, Wildlife Biologist
Ashley Coble Forest Watershed Scientist
John Cook Principal Research Scientist - Large Ungulate Ecology
Rachel Cook Senior Research Scientist - Large Ungulate Ecology
Adam Costanza Program Manager, Sustainability Metrics
Rob Crawford Program Manager
Viet Dang Senior Research Chemist
Zachery Emerson Program Manager
Brandon Farmer Data Analyst
Camille Flinders Senior Program Manager
Caroline Gaudreault Program Manager, Sustainable Manufacturing & Climate
Ed Hopwood Senior Research Associate
Joan Ikoma Aquatic Biology Research Associate
Giffe Johnson Principal Scientist: Toxicology, Epidemiology, Risk Analysis
Ryan Kuemmerlin Research Assistant & Analytical Support Lead
Ilich Lama Principal Research Scientist, Environmental Data Science
Angela Larsen Senior Research Scientist - Eastern Wildlife
Ric Law Senior Research Engineer
Craig Loehle Principal Scientist
Barry Malmberg Principal Research Scientist
Amanda Mattingly Research Engineer
Karen Mentz Senior Research Associate
Jared Miller Laboratory Research Assistant
Katie Moriarty Senior Research Scientist, Western Forest Wildlife Ecologist
Philip Pagoria Water Research Engineer
Jim Palumbo Program Manager - Water Quality
Jenna Pochy Research Assistant
Stephen Prisley Principal Research Scientist
Renee Ragsdale Senior Research Scientist
William (Bill) Rice Senior Research Associate
Derek Sain Senior Research Scientist
Erik Schilling Director of Forestry Research, Southeastern U.S.
Danielle Simning Research Scientist, Bioassay Laboratory Manager
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
Giovanna Vazquez Research Assistant
Jake Verschuyl Director of Forestry Research, Western U.S. & B.C.
Philip Weatherford Senior Research Scientist

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
Tonya Shelton Business Office Assistant
Tracy Stubbs Administrative Assistant
Carol Williams Executive Secretary