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Kansas Forest Service

Kansas Forest Service
2610 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66502

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Foresters & Staff

Statewide Staff

Larry BilesState Forester
Robert AtchisonRural Forestry Program Coordinator
Ryan ArmbrustForest Health Forester
Ryan RastokForest Entomologist
Dave BrutonForest Products Marketing and Utilization
Darci PaullGIS Specialist
Cassie WanderseeCommunications Coordinator
Aimee HawkesAccountant II/Office Manager
Kylie RethmanAdministrative Specialist
Macy BrutonStudent Office Assistant
Megan HaresnapeStudent Office Assistant
Lindsay WalkerStudent Office Assistant
Shane NeelOutreach Coordinator
Devon GarciaGIS Student
Ricardo GonzalezGIS Student

Rural Forestry (Click here to find your forester)

Ryan RastokDistrict Forester, District 1
Katy DhungelDistrict Forester, District 2
Howard FreerksenDistrict Forester, District 3
Ashley BeltDistrict Forester, District 4
Thad Rhodes District Forester, District 5
Dennis CarlsonDistrict Forester, District 6
Jami SeirerDistrict Forester, District 7
John KlempaDistrict Forester, District 8
Andy KleinWater Quality Forester
Jarran TindleWatershed Forester

Community Forestry

Tim McDonnellCommunity Forestry Section Leader
District Community Forester, SE/SC Districts
Kim BombergerDistrict Community Forester, NE/NC Districts

Fire Management

Mark NeelyFire Management Officer
Jason HartmanFire Protection Specialist 
Rodney RedingerFire Training Specialist 
Eric WardExcess Property Manager
Fire Planning Specialist
Robert DuncanEquipment Mechanic  
Terry FlemingEquipment Mechanic 

Conservation Trees

Mark HallerConservation Trees Program Coordinator
Eva PetersonConservation Tree Associate
Aaron Yoder Conservation Trees Specialist
Tanner BrennanConservation Student
Allen HindsConservation Student

Information  Technology

Michael VonderheidIT Student