Gary is the Executive Director of The Forests Dialogue; he is responsible for the overall operations of TFD and its activities. Prior to coming to The Forests Dialogue, Gary was the Executive Director of Yale’s Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry, and the Director of the Yale Forest Forum. Before that he was the National Roundtable Coordinator for the Seventh American Forest Congress.
Gary has taugh Agroforestry and Forest Extension techniques at the Kenya Forest College in Londiani, Kenya, and worked briefly as a Community Forestry Research Assistant in Papua New Guinea.
He holds a Master of Forestry degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a bachelor degree from Humbolt State University in California.