Jon is responsible for directing, coordinating, and leading Steigerwaldt Tree Farm’s field operations and manages wholesale and retail Christmas tree sales. His duties also include budget management, performance targets, action plan, data analysis, and marketing for Steigerwaldt Tree Farms. Jon works as the tree farm field operations leader and works with other members of the department to develop and maintain client relationships. He supervises farm projects, processes, and scheduling between in-house departments to maintain efficiencies. He is the lead on maintenance of GIS data for Steigerwaldt lands and Christmas tree inventory. Jon also serves as the lead liaison with our Forestry Department, and directs and evaluates equipment needs and maintenance.
Prior to his current position, Jon was responsible for evaluating, identifying, leading a tree crew, and safely using a chain saw to successfully remove hazard trees from along trail systems to provide safe trails for recreationalists.
In his free time, Jon enjoys mountain biking and camping with his wife and daughters.
715.453.3274, ext. 347
Meagan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management and a certificate in Environmental Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Prior to her position with Steigerwaldt, Meagan served as a Peace Corps volunteer for two years as an Agroforestry Extension Agent in Senegal, West Africa. She is a member of the Society of American Foresters. Meagan operates out of the Tomahawk, Wisconsin office.
In her free time, Meagan enjoys traveling, running, biking, rock climbing, kayaking; really anything that gets her outdoors. She also enjoys trying new things.
715.453.3274, ext. 335
Andrea’s responsibilities at Steigerwaldt include assisting the ROW, Forestry, and Brokerage departments in document preparation, execution, and project procurement. She assists with maintaining in-house database systems to record landowner information and track important dates, file management of all project documentation, and supports the Right-of- Way, Forestry, and Brokerage departments with production and distribution of project information to clients and customers. Andrea also assists in acquisition projects for quality control, assurance, and data organization.
In her free time, Andrea enjoys spending time with her husband and three young boys, canoeing, camping, knitting, and cooking.
906.273.0661, ext. 102
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.
715.453.3274, ext. 330
As a Project Forester, Mike is responsible for all aspects of timber sale setup and administration, accounting, mapping, marketing, contracting, and database management on ownership types across the spectrum from institutional to private and public land bases. He is experienced in all aspects of Lake States, intermountain, and northwest silviculture and land management; carrying extensive experience from consulting roles in regions across the country. Mike enjoys helping all landowners recognize and exceed their management goals and objectives.
Mike resides near Hayward, Wisconsin and enjoys spending time with his family, exploring the gamut of recreational opportunities northern Wisconsin has to offer.
715.699.1401, ext. 202
Nick earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management and a certificate in Environmental Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a member of the Society of American Foresters. Nick operates out of the Hayward, Wisconsin, and Negaunee, Michigan offices.
In his free time, Nick enjoys any outdoor activity including hiking, hunting, fishing, and camping. When he can, he also enjoys woodworking and trying all kinds of craft beer.
715.699.1401, ext. 207
Kate holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Prior to her position with Steigerwaldt, Kate was a climber and plant health care specialist for Savatree, where she performed disease treatments and became proficient in tree pruning and removal processes.
She is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture.
In her free time, Kate enjoys running, hiking, camping, and cooking.
715.699.1401, ext. 205
She leads inventory projects both in and out of state with a special focus in quality control and data organization. She has extensive experience in forest and carbon inventories, and project and data management including logistics, plot installation, and client communications. Her forest carbon experience includes implementing detailed inventory protocols, audits, data organization, annual updates, and monitoring services. Claire also has experience drafting written inventory materials, training, North American plant identification, and timber sale setup and administration.
In her free time, Claire enjoys hiking, canoeing the lakes of northern Minnesota, and quilting.
715.453.3274, ext. 338
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.
Prior to his current position, Vince was an intern with Compass Land Consultants. His primary duties were marking northern hardwoods on industrial lands in Upper Michigan. Prior to his full-time employment, he was a limited term employee with Steigerwaldt Land Services, with primary duties including carbon inventory in Alaska and Kentucky and inventory for industrial clients in Wisconsin.
In his free time, Vince enjoys spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, and hiking with family and friends.
715.453.3274, ext. 344
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.
715.699.1401, ext. 209
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.
715.699.1401, ext. 208
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.
715.453.3274, ext. 304
Derek’s responsibilities as a Project Forester 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.
715.453.3274, ext. 307
Ben’s current job duties at Steigerwaldt Land Services include project supervision and land management for a variety of clients including non-industrial private landowners, investment companies, and government agencies. He is proficient at timber sale preparation and administration, management plan preparation, forest inventory, re-forestation, and Best Management Practice implementation. Ben also oversees the Environmental Department at Steigerwaldt, which provides pesticide application, wetland delineation, and environmental monitoring services.
In his free time, Ben enjoys spending time recreating in the Northwoods of Wisconsin with his wife and three children.
715.453.3274, ext. 321