Our Staff
Peter
Peter Nitschke
General Manager
Ernie
Ernie Demuth
Forester
Svetlana
Svetlana Zeran
Forester
Gord
Gord Brown
Operations Technician
Tyler
Tyler Hinze
Operations Technician
Jacob
Jacob Haynes
Operations Technician
Kelsey
Kelsey Vance
Office Co-Ordinator

Peter Nitschke

Peter NitschkePeter's forestry career began in 1983 as a statistician in J. D. Irving's tree improvement program in Sussex, New Brunswick. In 1989 he moved to Truro, Nova Scotia to take on the role of Manager of the Department of Lands and Forests’ Tree Breeding Centre and run the province's tree improvement cooperative. He then joined the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources in Sault Ste. Marie as Tree Improvement Coordinator and Provincial Silviculturist.

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Ernie Demuth

Ernie DemuthFor over 20 years Ernie has been committed to the forest industry. He began his career in 1994 in forest products as a shipping administrator and later as a Quality Analyst at a particleboard mill in Bancroft, Ontario. When the plant shut down he followed his passion to work in the study of nature and went back to school in 2003 to become a forestry technician at Fleming College. He soon became a certified tree marker and gained experience tree marking with companies like the Algonquin Forest Authority and Tembec.

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Svetlana Zeran

fishpic-1.jpgSvetlana found her passion for Forestry through a love of the outdoors and countless canoe trips. Since graduating from Lakehead University with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry in 2015 she has worked for the non-profit sector, government (MNRF) and private industry, taking her across Northern Ontario.

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Gord Brown

Gord BrownGord was born and raised in Bancroft, and his family has deep roots in the local forestry scene. His father Robert and uncle Jim owned and operated a water-powered sawmill in L’Amable, just south of Bancroft, until 1960. After high school, Gord spent a short period of time working for General Motors in Oshawa, but most of his time has been spent in the bush.

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Tyler Hinze

Tyler HinzeTyler Hinze is a third generation logger who chose to continue in the study of sustainable forest management as a forestry technician. He started in the woods at a very young age cutting firewood, then falling trees and eventually logging within a ommercial harvest operation. In 2006 he graduated at Sir Sandford Fleming as a Forestry Technician, then immediately became an Ontario Certified Tree Marker.

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Jacob Haynes

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Kelsey Vance

Kelsey VanceKelsey is local to the Bancroft area; she grew up here and graduated from the local high school. Kelsey left Bancroft in 2013 to attend Sir Sandford Fleming College and in 2016 graduated with an advanced diploma in Environmental Technology.