Austin Himes joined GreenWood Resources in early 2012 and has contributed by streamlining data collection and developing new experimental designs for hybrid poplar varietal testing. Austin has been working in the field of Forestry since 2003. He contributes to diverse projects including wildland fire operations, controlling mountain pine beetle outbreaks, forest and understory inventory, wildlife habitat surveys, and forest nutrition. Austin earned a M.S. in Forest and Environmental Science from the University of Washington where he served as the vice president of the local chapter of Xi Sigma Pi, the national forestry honors society.