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David Dhaseleer has been with Steigerwaldt for 33 years and currently holds the title of Senior Forester. 

What are three skills or attributes that describe you.

I am most proud of my ability to listen to clients’ needs and then work efficiently and quickly to complete the project.

Which projects that you have worked on have been the most enjoyable?

This is difficult to answer over a 33-year career. So in general, I have the best memories of working on projects that require travel to other states. I enjoy seeing different parts of the country and have had some fun times with teammates going out for dinner and drinks. The most recent project would be the Carbon Cruise in New Mexico.

What are your biggest accomplishments at Steigerwaldt?

In the early 2000’s the timber investment organizations began purchasing large blocks of timberland from the various paper/pulp mills. It was a big change and challenge to move from managing smaller private land parcels to working directly with the timber investment managers, and attorneys, on all aspects of timberland ownership.

What is your favorite Steigerwaldt value and why?

Stewardship. I feel stewardship is important to me because it not only involves the successful management of timberland but also involves educating and working with landowners to achieve the desired result.

How do you see this value in action at work?

I see stewardship in action on a daily basis as Steigerwaldt foresters work to grow and improve timberland through the actual field work of marking and setting up timber sales, to the discussions we have with landowners on how and why we are using certain silvicultural methods to achieve their goals.