James holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point in Forestry with a focus in Ecosystem Restoration and Management. He specializes in forest inventory, ecological monitoring, plant identification, and ecosystem restoration management practices. He is a member of Cooperating Forestry program with the WI DNR.
Prior to his current position, James worked as a botanist for the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) in both Wisconsin and Alaska. He has also worked with the U.S. Forest Service in Oregon conducting rare and invasive plant surveys. Additionally, he has served as a project manager for an ecological restoration contractor and began his own LLC carrying out buckthorn removal projects.
In his free time, James enjoys traveling, snowboarding, and exploring the diversity of Earth’s ecosystems.
715.453.3274, ext. 319
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
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
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
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
As a Senior Forester, Ben’s current job duties 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 (BMP) implementation.
As the Environmental Director, Ben oversees a team of specialists who provide wetland delineation, permitting, environmental monitoring, invasive species control, and tree pest control services.
In his free time, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. Some of their favorite activities include camping, skiing, biking, and fishing.
715.453.3274, ext. 321
In his free time, Scott enjoys playing basketball, tennis, biking, golf, pickleball, and tabletop games. He also enjoys watching Wisconsin sports teams, including the Packers and Badgers.
715.453.3274, ext. 323