Meet The Team

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Quinton Finley

Forester

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Tom Gjerde

Forester

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Ben Hansen

Forester

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Doug hanus

Forestry Technician

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SCOTt heffernon

Forester

Tom has been with Futurewood for over 30 years and has acquired a wealth of knowledge in forest management.  He has worked with Federal, State, County, Tribal and City Governments to help them achieve their timber management goals.  However, what Tom finds the most enjoyable is to help private landowners reap the benefits of a timber harvest. Tom will help you optimize your wildlife habitat, timber financials and land aesthetics through a tailor-made timber harvest in alignment with the goals for your property.  

Tom graduated from UW-Stevens Point and has been part of our team since 1986.

Ben manages FutureWood’s company timberlands and manages forests for other woodland owners throughout northwestern Wisconsin. He graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 2014 with an education in Forest Utilization, Business Management, and Geographic Information Systems. Ben is equipped to handle every aspect of forestland ownership. As a Wisconsin Certified MFL Plan Writer, Ben can design forest management plans that allow landowners to access Wisconsin’s forest tax incentive programs. Ben is a Wisconsin licensed real-estate salesperson and keeps up to date with todays real estate market. Ben is also a licensed drone pilot, which he uses for property mapping and reconnaissance. And to implement the forest management practices, Ben works closely with quality logging contractors that move raw timber from the stump to the market.

Doug primarily works in NW Wisconsin building and maintaining roads, food plot implementation and gate construction as well as woodyard and scale maintenance.

He also assists with timber cruising and line work. 

Doug has been part of our team since 2003. 

Scott is our Northeast Region Forester working out of Rhinelander. Scott manages timber sales on county, federal, state and private land in Vilas, Oneida, Lincoln, Marathon, Forest, Florence Counties and the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He grew up in Shawano Wisconsin. Scott has been with Futurewood since October of 2017. Prior to joining our team he served four years in the US Army. Scott earned his Bachelors of Science in natural resource management from UWSP. Scott is a Cooperating Forester with the WI DNR. Scott enjoys taking forestry work from concept to completion, from having an initial meeting with a landowner to discuss their goals and guiding them through all the steps to having a well managed forest. He really likes that it is not your average desk job and every day is different. Scott is married and has a daughter and two dogs to keep him busy outside of work. Scott enjoys hunting, ice fishing, motorcycle riding, and spending time with his family.

Quinton purchases, manages, and markets timber from sales on State, County, Private, and Company owned lands in Aitkin, Carlton, Kanabec, Pine, Mille Lacs, Isanti, and Chisago counties in Minnesota while working with only Master Logger Certified crews. He strives to manage each timber sale as if it was his own property.

Quinton graduated from Vermilion Community College with an AAS degree, performed FIA inventory data with the MN DNR for 4 years, and has been part of the Futurewood team since 2005. He also has been involved with Forest Resources Association, Timber Purchasers Association, continuing yearly education through MLEP (Minnesota Logger Education Program), and helping instruct a U of M roads class.

Quinton has always been an outdoor enthusiast. His interests include archery hunting, fishing, and camping while enjoying his outdoor experiences with his wife, children, family, and friends. 

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Robert has been with Futurewood Corp.  since June 1994. Robert has worked with many different agencies to purchase and harvest their timber sales they have offered. This includes County, State and Federal lands in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan. Robert has overseen as many as 7 logging crews while harvesting on the timber sales and properties.  His favorite thing to do is assist private landowners in the management of their timberlands.  He will personalize your management to fit your goals.  Robert has a good relationship with local loggers to ensure your plan is implemented on your property.

Robert graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point in May of 1989, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Forest Management.  While working with Futurewood Corp., he has been active in the Society of American Foresters, Forest Resources Association, Great Lakes Timber Producers Association, FISTA, SFI and FSC Certified, and is a member of Cooperating Consulting Foresters.

Robert huray

Forester

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John purchase and manages timber sales on county, federal, state, and private lands in Clark, Marathon, Jackson, Wood, Monroe, Juneau, Adams, and Portage counties. John graduated with Forest Administration & Utilization & Business Management degrees from UW-Steven Point and has been a member of our team since 2015. He is a Cooperating forester with the WI DNR. John has work experience as an industrial forester for over 20 years. As an avid outdoorsman and landowner himself, he knows how important landholdings are to all parties involved.  His time spent with landowners ranges from informational to income based value and volume estimations. Everyone knows money doesn’t grow on trees but, contact John and he would be happy to show you all kinds of benefits that can come from properly managed woodlands.    

John kundinger

Forester

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Ross purchases and manages timber sales on county, federal, state and private land in Sawyer, Bayfield, Ashland and Douglas County. 

He graduated with a degree in Forestry from UW-Stevens Point and has been part of our team since 2004. 

Ross Langham

Forester

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Matt primarily works in NW Wisconsin building and maintaining roads, food plot implementation and gate construction.  

Matt has been part of our team since 2017. 

Matt ogren

Equipment Operator

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Pat purchases and manages timber sales on county, federal, state and private land in Northern Minnesota.

Pat graduated with a degree in Forestry from UW-Stevens Point and has been part of our team since 2020.  

Pat rajala

Forester

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Mike purchases and manages timber sales on county, federal, state and private land in Sawyer, Bayfield, Ashland and Douglas County. Mike is also in charge of the Hayward wood inventory.

He graduated with a degree in Forestry from UW-Stevens Point and has been part of our team since 1998. 

mike schlafke

Forester

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Denise is responsible for yard inventories, monitoring wood quality, coordinating of trucking contracts and FSC certification. She also handles all of our safety and OSHA-related training for our manufacturing team at Johnson Timber Corp. Denise has been part of our team since 2002.

Denise weinberger

Yard Manager

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RAINIE bLUSE

Pulpwood Accounting Manager

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Valerie wessel

Pulpwood Accountant