Professional Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Are you a University looking for a Speaker that can talk about the sustainable use of our Natural Resources?

Maybe you’re an event coordinator looking for someone who can speak on how collaboration can transform your business, NGO, non-profit, community group, or life in general.

If any of that sounds like something you’re in the right place.

As the President of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition, I have learned so much about how to work with groups and individuals.  My other experience includes:

  • Chairman Emeritus, Timber Products Manufacturers Associaton
  • Vice President, Vaagen Bros. Lumber, Inc.
  • Past Chair of the Small Log Conference
  • Member of the Board, Sustainable Northwest
  • Testimony to the US Senate committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Testimony to the US House of Representatives committee on Natural Resources
  • Multiple testimonies to Washington State House of Representatives
  • Multiple Keynote Addresses over the last 15 years
  • Graduate of Heroic Public Speaking Live 2016
Mass Timbers and the Environment
Speaking to a group about Mass Timber and the Environment


  • Collaboration: From Timber Wars to The Timber Age
  • Family Business: A Triumphant Return from the Brink of Disaster
  • Sharing your Story: Tools for the Clueless Business Owners
  • and much more

Public Speaking has been a passion for me.  I’ve given talks for years and have spent the last few years really focusing on adding more value to the audience.

  • Keynotes
  • Break-outs
  • Q&A’s


My rate starts at $5,000 for an hour-long keynote.

Travel expenses are additional and I would be happy to quote those ahead of time.


To schedule me or request more information please fill out this quick form and I will get back to you promptly.

Thank you for considering me for your speaking needs!