Dr. Edie Sonne Hall
Edie brings over twenty years of experience and connections developing sustainable forestry strategies and policies at the state, regional, national and international level. She has a Ph.D. in forestry from the University of Washington, where she specialized in forest carbon accounting and life cycle assessment. She worked for 12 years for Weyerhaeuser Company, providing technical expertise to advance policies in areas of climate change, ecosystem services, green building, life cycle assessment, biomass and sustainable forest certification.
She grew up in the Northeast, worked as a wood quality researcher for International Paper in southern Georgia, and then moved to the Pacific Northwest, so she understands the differences across regions in forest ecosystems/markets/policy. In addition to a productive professional and academic career in forestry, she is a 4th generation tree farmer, growing trees in South Carolina. She lives in Seattle with her husband, three children, dog, and chickens.