112th Annual Pacific Logging Congress

The Power of Change

November 7-10, 2021, Hyatt, Indian Wells

We are thrilled to announce the speakers for the 2021 Pacific Logging Congress conference. This year the theme is The Power of Change and industry experts will be discussing how to adapt and succeed in today’s every-changing industry.

Day 1 – Tuesday, November 5


Keynote speaker, David Brand,

CEO, New Forests, Forces driving change in markets and opportunities for the forest sector in a carbon-constrained world.


Marc Cannon, Operations Team leader, Weyerhaeuser

Changing Culture: Start in 3


Sacha Gendron, Owner, Cutting Edge Sacha

Power of social media in promoting the wood products industry—and encouraging more women to work in the industry.


PANEL Succession Planning — looking at various models

Rob Freres (Freres Lumber), George and Tyson Lambert (T-Mar), Roger Smith (RL Smith Logging), Duane Doyle Jr. (Peterson Cat), Brent Kerr (Kerr Contractors)


Jeff Wimer, Professor, OSU

Recap of 2018 log show and strategic planning committee work

Day 2 – Wednesday, November 6


CJ Shipley, Sales Executive, PayneWest Insurance

Crisis management


PANEL Changing landscape - Post pine beetle

Jim Girvan (B.C Forest Industry Consultant), Dave Elstone (TLA), Jacqui Beban (Nootka Sound Timber)


Rob Freres, President, Freres Lumber Co. Inc.

Building with MPP and CLT


Mark Corrao, Partner, NorthWest Management, Inc.

Application of Lidar technology in the forest


PANEL Student Outreach

Moderator: Joe Miller, (Trinity River Lumber), Brian Rupp (Port Blakely), Roger Smith (RL Smith Logging), Jeff Wimer (OSU)


Dale Ewers, co-owner, DC Equipment

Working together to be successful


Mark Sullivan, MPA, Sullivan Planning and Strategy

Hiring a Veteran