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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
Ryan RastokForest Health Program Coordinator
Dave BrutonUtilization and Marketing Program Coordinator
Darci PaullGIS Analyst
Ariel Whitely-NollCommunications Coordinator
Aimee HawkesBusiness Manager
Kylie RethmanHuman Resources Representative
Dan ScottInformation Technology Specialist
Danielle StuermanGrants Specialist
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
Katy DhungelDistrict Forester, District 7
Andy KleinWater Quality Forester
Community Forestry

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Matthew NorvilleCommunity Forestry Program Coordinator
Tim McDonnellDistrict 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
Kody KraemerForestry Technician
Colton FarraForestry Technician
Ashleigh McMichaelForestry Technician
Matthew ShepherdForestry Technician
Jamie MaddenVolunteer 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
Logan RoettoEquipment Mechanic
Luke BerningFuels Specialist
Gabe NeyEquipment Mechanic
Conservation Trees
Aaron Yoder Conservation Trees Nursery Manager
Shawna NehlsConservation Sales Specialist
Heather AhringAgricultural Technician