Presentations and Speaking Engagements

2022 Starker Lecture: How Forests- and Women in Forestry- will Save the World

April 20, 2022

 This lecture was given as part of the 2022 Starker Lecture Series, Women of Forestry: inspiring leadership,” which focused on women who act as agents of change within the forestry and forest products sector as well as within their communities. The talk lays out an argument for why we need forests as a renewable resource and why we need to capitalize on the natural strengths of women.  In doing so it weaves in personal stories, a deep dive into the biogenic carbon cycle, advice for all young folks in forestry.

Mass Timber Rising- The Promise of Mass Timber

2021

This series of videos was produced by the Oregon Department of Forestry to inform, educate, and develop a deeper understanding of mass timber construction, forests and solutions to climate change.  Edie provides an overview of science and sustainability in the “sustainability” and “tall wood- low carbon” sections.

Panelist for "Climate Positive Forest Products in Mass Timber: Stakeholder Perspective on Barriers and Opportunities"

This event, convened by The Forest Dialouge and World Resources Insititute, explored the persepctives on the implications of increased mass timber construction practices. This event focused on current and prospective initiatives to ensure future mass timber utilization avoids unintended consequences and yields positive outcomes for forests, people, and the climate. I shared my perspective on...

May 3, 2022

Moderator: Mass Timber Confrence's Fireside Chat

April 13, 2022

February 17, 2022

University of Washington Guest Lecturer

I Spoke in Dr. Sandor Toth's class, Forestry and Environmental Consulting. I shared my experiences throughout my career as a forestry consultant and gave my perspective on the pros and cons of starting my own consulting business.  

Moderator/Panelist on People, Policy, and Popcorn panel on Sustainability in America’s Forests, SAF National Convention

November 6, 2021

Speaker, Leaders for the Built Environment

October 19, 2021

This virtual event highlighted leadership within the mass timber sector and addresses how investors and corporations can get involved through education and financing. I shared my knowledge on the role that the biogenic carbon cycle plays in global atmospheric carbon levels and the explained the ways that increased mass timber construction practices can allow for a savings in global warming potential.

Speaker, Georgia Forestry Association Annual Conference

July 15, 2021

Presenter at the Scoping Dialogue on Climate Positive Forest Products (CPFP)

April-May 2021

Presented my background paper, titled "Climate Benefits and Challenges Related to "Mass Timber" Construction, from frame to forests,” which set the stage for the scoping dialogue convened by The Forests Dialogue. This event aimed to facilitate collaboration and build an understanding and agreement amongst stakeholders around the opportunities, challenges, and knowledge gaps related to utilizing forest products as a climate change mitigation tool. The background paper intended to synthesize the current knowledge and research on the implications of mass timber on carbon stocks and climate and identify areas of broad disagreement to be discussed. 

University of Washington Guest Lecturer

March 9, 2021

I Spoke in Dr. Sandor Toth's class, Forestry and Environmental Consulting. I shared my experiences throughout my career as a forestry consultant and gave my perspective on the pros and cons of starting my own consulting business.  

Speaker, Built Green Conference

September 17, 2020

Speaker, Carbon Positive Reset's session on Procuring Climate Smart Mass Timber & Bamboo

September 8, 2020

This session aimed to address what designers need to know to successfully utilize mass timber and identify what alternative materials are available on the market. I spoke on the methods designers can use to extend carbon sequesteration through the use of sustainably managed wood products. 

Speaker, Washington Tree Farm Program Fall Forestry Seminar

September 2, 2020

My presentation, titled “Overview of Forests and Forest Products as They Relate to Climate Policy in Washington State,” gives an synopsis of forests and forest products in relation to climate and policy strategies. This presentation further investigates programs and policies to incentivize small landowners to maintain forest lands for maximum carbon sequesteration. 

Speaker, Flash Session on Data Needs, FIA Users Conference

August 19, 2020

Speaker, Wood and the Building Industry Seminar, Carbon Leadership Forum

The Wood Carbon Seminars aimed to summarize forest carbon dynamics and the practices used to harvest wood materials and manufacture wood products. This 8-part webinar series hosted by the Carbon Leadership Forum brought together wood experts to answer common and critical questions about the carbon impacts of wood from the building industry.  My presentation gave a recap of the seminars, which were organized around four main categories: 1) Background and Basics, 2) LCA and Wood, 3) Tracking Carbon in North America, and 4) Wood and the Building Industry.

June, 2020

Speaker, Timberlands Conference from the Seminar Group

March 12, 2020

University of Washington Guest Lecturer

March 8, 2020

I Spoke in Dr. Sandor Toth's class, Forestry and Environmental Consulting. I shared my experiences throughout my career as a forestry consultant and gave my perspective on the pros and cons of starting my own consulting business.  

Speaker, National Council of Forestry Association Executives

August 31, 2019