Annie Hermansen-Báez is the Science Delivery Center Manager for the USDA Forest Service-InterfaceSouth, a position she has held since 2002. Her work focuses on directing a regionwide science delivery program that develops and delivers information to increase our understanding of the interactions between natural and human systems in urban and urbanizing landscapes, covering topics such as children and nature, ecosystem services, sustainable living, biomass and bioenergy, climate change, and more.
Dudley Hartel is the Center Manager of USDA Forest Service-Urban Forestry South (Athens, Georgia) which is one of three Urban & Community Forestry (U&CF) Technology Centers in the eastern US. His work focuses on urban tree risk management, disaster planning (including response and recovery), and emerging field technology.
Eric Kuehler has been the Technology Transfer Specialist with Urban Forestry South in Athens, GA since 2005. He is responsible for providing technical assistance related to urban forestry issues to the state forestry agencies in the 13 southeastern states. Aside from updating urbanforestrysouth.org, Eric focuses on providing training workshops to teach people to use some of the latest available urban forestry tools such as i-Tree, the Urban Forest Management Plan Writing Tool, and Urban Forest Strike Team (UFST). Eric is a UFST Team Leader and has been an ISA Certified Arborist since 2002.
Ed Macie is the Southern Region Urban Forestry Group Leader for the USDA Forest Service in Atlanta, Georgia. He has over 25 years of experience in Urban Forestry, having served with the Forest Service, as a County Arborist and an Arboricultural Consultant. For the past 20 years, Ed has directed the Southern Regional Urban Forestry Program for the Forest Service, administering grants and educational programs to help states deliver their urban forestry programs, community-based groups plant and maintain trees, and improve the environment where people live work and play. Ed also strongly supports urban forestry research and science delivery, having established the Centers for Urban and Interface Forestry in Athens GA, and Gainesville, Fl. His educational background includes a BS in Environmental Horticulture/Arboriculture from the University of California-Davis and a MS in Urban Forest Ecology from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University.
Josh McDaniel is a freelance science writer living in Grand Junction, Colorado. He writes mainly about wildfire, public lands, and other issues in natural resource management, with occasional forays into stories on mountain biking, water, and politics. Josh edits the Advances in Fire Practice website for the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center, and his work has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, High Country News, Headwaters Magazine, Grist, and The American Prospect.
Tory Boyd is the InterfaceSouth project intern. Her primary task is to assist with communication to the public, including social networking applications such as Twitter, Youtube, and blogs; development and maintenance of the InterfaceSouth website; and the development of project factsheets, electronic newsletters, and publications.