Virginia SFI Implementation Committee (SIC)

In Virginia, the SFI® Program is managed by the SFI Implementation Committee. The Virginia Forestry Association, located in Richmond, serves as the general administrator of the SFI program.


  Each SFI Program participant that has forestry operations in Virginia is a member of the Committee. Also serving are representatives of the Virginia Department of Forestry, the Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, and others from the forestry community who provide financial, technical and training assistance for the program.  

Program Participants

Bryan Blankenship

Forest Investment Associates 

King William, VA


Andrew Brown

Weyerhaeuser

Lynchburg, VA

Jesse Crawford

Forest Investment Associates, South Rivers Forestry

King William, VA

Terry Godwin

Franklin Lumber

Franklin, VA

Don Grant

Enviva

Franklin, VA

Stephanie Grubb

SIC Chair

International Paper

Franklin, VA

Pete Hancock

Roseburg Resources

Rocky Mount, NC

Tom Harlan

Timberland Investment Resources, GFR

Raleigh, NC

Brad Howard

Weyerhaeuser

Elkin, NC

Patrick Hutchens

Hopkins Lumber Contractors, Inc.

Ridgeway, VA

Jimmy Jones

Georgia-Pacific, LLC

Forest, VA

Jeremy Kessinger

GreenWood Resources

Spartanburg, SC

Ben Kobek

Weyerhaeuser

Lynchburg, VA

Scott Kurtzman

Pixelle

Culpeper, VA

Bill Lakel

Molpus Woodlands Group

Powhatan, VA

Jay Phaup

Greif Packaging LLC

Amherst, VA

Aaron Plaugher

SIC Vice-Chair

WestRock

Alderson, WV

Matt Poirot

Virginia Department of Forestry

Charlottesville, VA

Fred Schatzki

American Forest Management, Inc.

Troy, VA

Everett Titus

Louisiana Pacific Corp.

Roxboro, NC

Jeff Watts

Hancock Forest Management 

Keysville, VA

Dan Wernick

Domtar Paper Company, LLC

Kingsport, TN

Phillip Whitlow

Huber Engineered Woods LLC

Crystal Hill, VA

Anthony Wood

GreenWood Resources

Spartanburg, SC

Program Supporters

Scott Barrett

Virginia Tech, SHARP Logger Program

Blacksburg, VA

Kent Burtner

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Verona, VA

Jennifer Gagnon

Virginia Tech, VFLEP 

Blacksburg, VA

Page Hutchinson

Virginia Department of Forestry, Project Learning Tree 

Charlottesville, VA

Ron Jenkins

Virginia Loggers Association

Goochland, VA

Tom Smith

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

Richmond, VA

Ed Zimmer

Virginia Department of Forestry, Virginia Tree Farm Foundation

Virginia Forestry Association