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Kansas Forest Service

Kansas Forest Service
2610 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66502

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Meet our Staff

Statewide Staff
Jason HartmanState Forester
Aimee HawkesAssistant Director
VacantBusiness Manager
Ariel Whitely-Noll Communications Coordinator
VacantForest Health Program Coordinator
VacantGIS Analyst
Danielle StuermanGrants Specialist
Kylie RethmanHuman Resources Representative
Dan ScottInformation Technology Specialist
Dave Bruton Utilization and Marketing Program Coordinator
Rural Forestry

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Ryan ArmbrustRural Forestry Program Coordinator
Chelsea HansonDistrict Forester, District 1
John Klempa
District Forester, District 2
Thad Rhodes District Forester, District 3
Chris MullinsDistrict Forester, District 4
Howard FreerksenDistrict Forester, District 5
Elizabeth JamisonDistrict Forester, District 6
VacantDistrict Forester, District 7
Andy KleinWater Quality Forester
Community Forestry

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Matthew NorvilleCommunity Forestry Program Coordinator
Kody KraemerDistrict Community Forester, SE District
Blaine StrobleDistrict Community Forester, NE District
Chelsea HansonDistrict Community Forester, NW District
John KlempaDistrict Community Forester, SW District
Jami RichardsonTechnician Team Lead
VacantForestry Technician
Colton FarraForestry Technician
Ashleigh McMichaelForestry Technician
Matthew ShepherdForestry Technician
VacantVolunteer and Partnership Liaison
Fire Management

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Bill WalnState Fire Management Officer
Rodney RedingerAssistant Fire Management Officer - Operations/Training
Eric WardAssistant Fire Management Officer
Dennis CarlsonAssistant Fire Management Officer
Aaron WilliamsDistrict Fire Management Officer
Bryce HaverkampDistrict Fire Management Officer
VacantDistrict Fire Management Officer
VacantDistrict Fire Management Officer
Tim FlanaryFire Business Specialist
Luke BerningFuels Specialist
Logan RoettoEquipment Mechanic
Gabe NeyEquipment Mechanic
Conservation Trees
Aaron Yoder Conservation Trees Nursery Manager
Shawna NehlsConservation Sales Specialist
Heather AhringAgricultural Technician
VacantAgricultural Technician