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“But I'll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you'll come to understand that you're connected with everything.”

—Alan Watts

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PFT Welcomes New Staff


Pacific Forests, Fall 2005, Page 7

Ben HarwoodBen Harwood, who joined PFT in May, is our new Development Director. Ben has more than 15 years of experience in non-profit development with the Oceanic Society, Hidden Villa and the Randall Museum. Most recently, Ben served as Environmental Restoration Program Officer for the Bella Vista Foundation.

John Nickerson, a veteran integrated forest management planner formerly with the Mendocino Redwood Company, joins PFT as our first Conservation Forester. John is a California Registered Professional Forester (License #2549).

James Everette, recently back from helping the World Conservation Union create integrated conservation and development projects in the Middle East, joins us as a Conservation Associate.

Megan WargoMegan Wargo, our other new Conservation Associate, comes to us from North Carolina where she worked as a Land Protection Specialist for the Piedmont Land Conservancy.

David Tozer joins our fundraising team as Development Associate. David comes to us from Great Britain where he worked in several market sectors, including life sciences and behavioral healthcare.

Tomas Lopes, PFT’s new Administration Assistant and recent graduate of San Francisco State University, plans to pursue a master’s in Resource Management and Environmental Planning next fall.

Anoush Ekparian, a former teacher and journalist, joins the Pacific Forest Trust staff as our new Executive Assistant.