L-A-D Foundation Advisory Council - 2016-2017
Terry Cunningham — Retired Forest Manager, Salem, MO. Terry graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from Jefferson College in 1968, then received a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry from the University of Missouri. He began working with Pioneer Forest in 1972, practicing forestry in the Ozarks for more than 40 years. He served as Forest Manager for five years before retiring.
Jim Guldin – Supervisory Research Ecologist and Project Leader, Southern Research Station, US Forest Service, Hot Springs, AR. Jim has worked for the research arm of the Forest Service in Arkansas since 1992. Prior to that, Jim was a professor in the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello for ten years. Jim specializes in the ecology and management of pine, pine-oak, and oak-pine forests, such as Pioneer Forest, and holds a PhD in silviculture and quantitative ecology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI.
David Larsen — Professor of Forestry, University of Missouri-Columbia. Dave grew up in the Salem area, working some summers on Pioneer Forest. He participated in the Continuous Forest Inventory on Pioneer in 1977, completed one of the first scholarly studies of Pioneer Forest in 1980 while a graduate student at the University of Missouri, and completed his PhD in 1991 at the University of Washington. He has gone on to teach forestry to a new generation of foresters, technicians, and conservationists.
Hugh Law – Attorney, Law Office of Hugh R. Law. Hugh Law earned his law degree from the University of Missouri in 1974. Starting with Lowenhaupt and Chasnoff in 1974, Hugh was a partner and member of that firm until 2016 and has since started his own practice in St. Louis. His history of legal experience includes working to maintain scenic easements along the Current River, completing numerous real estate transactions on behalf of the Foundation and Pioneer Forest, and providing legal counsel to clean up mining wastes in the Missouri Ozarks.
Rindy O'Brien — The O'Brien Group, a communications firm in Washington, DC. Rindy served as legislative aide for Missouri Senator Thomas Eagleton from 1973-1986; then as Director of Governmental Affairs and Vice President for Policy with the Wilderness Society; Senior Policy Advisor with the Democratic Policy Committee; and Executive Director of the Friends of the National Arboretum. Rindy served as an L-A-D board member beginning in 2008 and joined the Advisory Council on her retirement from the board in 2014.
Jon Smith — President, Smith Flooring, Mountain View, MO. Jon encouraged Pioneer's Forest Stewardship Council Certification in 2003 and through his leadership developed the chain-of-custody certification for oak flooring produced from Pioneer timber. Over his long career, Jon has been involved with the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), the Missouri Forest Products Association (MFPA), and The Nature Conservancy, and his commitment to sustainable timber operations has been highlighted by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Clinton E. Trammel — Retired Forest Manager, Pioneer Forest. Clint joined Pioneer Forest in 1970 after graduating with a degree in forestry from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1968. He completed a master's degree in 1991, with emphasis in resource economics. Clint founded the Missouri Consulting Foresters Association and has served on the board for the Forest Stewards Guild, a national organization. He retired from Pioneer Forest in 2007.
Bill Terry — Retired, National Park Service, Jadwin, MO. Bill graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation and park administration. Bill joined the National Park Service in 1978, and for many years served in law enforcement at the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Bill retired in 2007 as a District Ranger supervisor.