Forestry

Administrative Specialist

Jenna A. Bettinger

Jenna has over 3 years of experience in forestry data and entry and accounting and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources from Southern New Hampshire University. Her administrative responsibilities include various office duties, supporting all departments as needed, and directing clients to correct departments. She specializes in forestry support and assists with scale entry, proofreading, creating and sending transmittals, and payment tracking.

Jenna enjoys hunting, showshoeing, summer camping, traveling out west every year to go to the mountains, and spending time outdoors with her 2 dogs.

jenna.bettinger@steigerwaldt.com
715.453.3274, ext. 303

Senior Specialist - Forest Management

Adam J. DeBauch

Adam earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, with an emphasis on Forest Management as well as Forest Administration and Utilization. He also earned a minor degree in Soil Science.

Adam has been with Steigerwaldt Land Services since graduating in 2005. His day to day responsibilities include project level land management for a variety of landowners here in northern Wisconsin. He is proficient at timber sale preparation and administration, management plan preparation, forest inventory, re-forestation, and Best Management Practices implementation.

Throughout his career, Adam has furthered his education and received additional certifications. He is a Certified Managed Forest Law plan writer in Wisconsin, has received Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) Certification through the Forest Industry Safety and Training Alliance (FISTA), and is a certified Karner Blue Butterfly (KBB) surveyor. Adam is also a Wisconsin Cooperating Consulting Forester and a member of the Society of American Foresters. Additional safety certification obtained from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and FISTA.

Outside of Steigerwaldt, Adam enjoys spending his time outdoors, hunting, traveling, and spending time on the farm in northeast Wisconsin.

adam.debauch@steigerwaldt.com
715.453.3274, ext. 330

Project Forester

Dave L. Dhaseleer, ACF

Now retired from his full-time role as Vice President, Forestry Operations Advisor, David continues to work in a limited capacity as a Senior Forester. With his vast forestry experience and 28-year history with Steigerwaldt, David works closely with select clients on forestland management and advises staff on a wide range of forestry matters.

david.dhaseleer@steigerwaldt.com
715.453.3274

Forester

Austin A. Hopfensperger

As a Staff Forester with Steigerwaldt, Austin is responsible for setting up and administering timber sales, which includes harvest boundary delineation, timber marking and gathering inventory data.

Austin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point.

During his last year of college, Austin was a Forestry Technician with Steigerwaldt. Prior to working at Steigerwaldt, Austin was a Forestry Technician with Grossman Forestry in Newberry, Michigan and a Forestry Technician for the US Forest Service in Helena, Montana.

In his free time, Austin enjoys most outdoor activities and spending time with family up north, but especially enjoys competing in bass tournaments.

austin.hopfensperger@steigerwaldt.com
715.453.3274, ext. 305

Forester

Max J. Kubisiak

As a Staff Forester with Steigerwaldt, Max is responsible for setting up and administering timber sales, which includes harvest boundary delineation, timber marking, and gathering inventory data.

Max attended UW-Madison and earned his degree in Forest Science and graduated in May 2021. He is also of member of the Society of American Foresters.

Prior to this position, Max interned with Steigerwaldt in the summer of 2020 through the Connor Internship. Max also worked at Sand Valley Restoration Trust where he got experience in forestry, as well as creation of public recreation trails. A big part of Max’s life prior to forestry was caddying at Sand Valley Golf Resort, which enabled him to earn the Chick Evans Scholarship.

In his free time, Max enjoys being outdoors. Some of his favorite activities include hunting, fishing, archery, skiing, biking, golf, powersports and so much more.

max.kubisiak@steigerwaldt.com
715.453.3274, ext. 209

Forester

Nathan M. Loeffler

Nathan Loeffler serves as a Forester at Steigerwaldt Land Services. He is responsible for setting up and administering timber sales, which includes harvest boundary delineation, timber marking, and gathering inventory data.

Prior to his current role, Nathan was an LTE Conservation Forester for Compass Land Consultants and worked on a fixed radius plot project similar to carbon plots. He also worked on forest inventory, timber marking, and timber sale preparation work. For his internship, Nathan worked at Stella Jones and selected red pine suitable for telephones.

Nathan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management from The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

In his free time, Nathan enjoys doing all kinds of outdoor recreation such as running, biking, hiking, cross country skiing, camping, and so much more! He also enjoys being with family at the cabin and working on projects.

nate.loeffler@steigerwaldt.com
715.453.3274, ext. 308

Forest Specialist

Mike D. Love

Mike is a graduate of Vermilion Community College and holds a degree in Natural Resource Technology.

Mike is responsible for overseeing activities on clients’ land bases and ensuring logging, site prep, and reforestations are completed in a safe, effective, and timely manner. His duties include timber marking, boundary line establishment, timber sale administration, harvest planning, reforestation contracting, planting and site prep administration, rail car loading logistics, and timber cruising. He specializes in pine management, harvest planning, and ensuring timber sales are set up and completed in a timely manner for clients. Mike is a member of the Society of American Foresters and a Certified Pesticide Applicator.

In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with family, hunting, fishing, shed hunting, and getting his kids involved in the outdoors in any way possible.

mike.love@steigerwaldt.com
715.699.1401, ext. 208

Vice President - Field Operations

Joe A. Mattke, ACF

Joe serves as Vice President of Field Operations for Steigerwaldt Land Services. Joe has worked for Steigerwaldt since October 2010 and has been a forester in northern Wisconsin since graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry with a Forest Management and Urban Forestry Emphasis. He is a member of the Society of American Foresters and the Association of Consulting Foresters. He is a cooperating forester with the Wisconsin DNR, a certified plan writer, and is FISTA-SFI trained.

Joe specializes in oversight and execution for forest operations for our large private landowners (TIMO, REIT, and large private non-industrial ownerships). He is experienced in all aspects of Lake States silviculture, third-party certification systems (SFI and ATF), timber sale harvest planning, establishment, marketing, contracting, and administration, inventory execution and field oversight, forest road maintenance and improvement, and reforestation planning and contracting.

In his current role, Joe manages foresters in Steigerwaldt’s Tomahawk, Wisconsin, office. He is responsible for operations oversight of approximately 175,000 acres of client-owned properties, as well as client and company budget management, client relationships, project management, staffing, procurement, and execution of business directives and expectations.

joseph.mattke@steigerwaldt.com
715.453.3274, ext. 304

Forester

Kyle D. Nosbisch

Kyle Nosbisch serves as a Forester at Steigerwaldt Land Services. He is responsible for setting up and administering timber sales, which includes harvest boundary delineation, timber marking, and gathering inventory data.

Prior to his current role, Kyle worked as a supervisor at Huntington Bank Stadium where he oversaw a student staff. He also worked on the Gopher Athletics Grounds Crew where he maintained division one outdoor athletic venues and practice facilities.

Kyle holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Sport Management from The University of Minnesota.

In his free time, Kyle enjoys backpacking, skiing, woodworking, hanging out with friends and family, being outside, and spending time at his family's cabin.

kyle.nosbisch@steigerwaldt.com
715-699-1401, ext. 206

Operations Director - Forestry

Derek B. Schummer

Derek earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management with a minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point in 2012. Prior to enrolling at UWSP Derek enlisted in the US Army from 2005 to 2007. Derek is a member of the Society of American Foresters, a cooperating forester and Certified Plan Writer for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is FISTA–SFI trained, and has earned his FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot license.

Derek’s responsibilities as a Forestry Operations Director at Steigerwaldt Land Services include all aspects of timber sale setup and administration on a variety of timber types for a variety of clients including non-industrial private landowners, investment companies, and government agencies. Derek also assists on timber inventory projects nationwide by providing logistical planning as well as performing field work. Derek has also been part of teams that monitored the implementation of forestry Best Management Practice (BMP) in Michigan and Minnesota.

In his free time, Derek enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and kids. Some of their favorite activities include traveling, biking and fishing.

derek.schummer@steigerwaldt.com
715.453.3274, ext. 307