Meet our staff of professionals dedicated to the forest products industry. Our staff is available to help our members and answer any questions for the public and future members.

Tami Kessler
Executive Director
  • About Tami

    Tami coordinates the day-to-day management of the Association and implements the decisions of the SFPA Board of Directors and Executive Committee. She began employment with SFPA in 1976.

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Eric Gee, CF, RF
Deputy Director
  • About Eric

    Eric coordinates and promotes SFPA’s Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition (EXPO). He also manages promotions of treated products and monitors issues related to forest resources. Eric joined SFPA’s staff in 1997.

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Julia Milrod
Communications Manager
  • About Julia

    Julia manages SFPA’s communications program incorporating digital, print, and social media to support SFPA’s product promotion, Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition (EXPO), meetings, and membership programs. Julia joined SFPA’s staff in August 2019.

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Rachel Elton
Accountant
  • About Rachel

    Rachel manages records for the association’s financial operations. Rachel joined SFPA’s staff in 2007.

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Linda Patch
Administrative Assistant and Program Coordinator
  • About Linda

    Linda processes invoices and expense accounts, maintains records for SFPA’s international program and handles various other duties related to the association’s financial operations. After working previously for SFPA (1990-2010), Linda rejoined the staff in 2017.

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