Lead Restoration Forestry Technician
Justin works as part of Lomakatsi’s ecological forestry technical crew where he conducts project design and layout, collects species inventory, and inspects restoration work.
Originally from Northeast Ohio, Justin grew up next to Cuyahoga Valley National Park where his fascination with nature began. He began accumulating forestry experience through working as a qualified timber cruiser with the US Forest Service in Escalante, Utah, and as a forestry technician with The City of Dublin, Ohio. He received his B.S. in Biology from The University of Akron.
An opportunity presented itself to Justin and his wife in Medford, and they happily accepted and relocated to Southern Oregon. Justin joined Lomakatsi in Spring 2017 and has truly enjoyed contributing to the restoration of the incredible forests and ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. He has also volunteered with wildlife and raptor rehabilitation centers, and in his free time enjoys mountain biking, hiking, camping, snowboarding, and bird watching.