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About Us

Our Story

We help forest enthusiasts explore their curiosities among like-minded people — people who embrace innovation, strive to make a difference and aspire to continuously improve how we manage our forests.

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What We Do

At TimberConnect, we give people interested in forestry a platform to connect, build relationships and learn from each other. We facilitate informative discussions by highlighting current and upcoming industry events, practices and trends while encouraging innovative ideas and new ways of thinking.

There's a paradigm shift happening in forestry and TimberConnect is at the heart of it. Let's bring back the social license to operate in our forests again and make people proud of this industry – as a worker or the general public. Let's continue to bring a holistic, science-based approach to discussions about how our forests are managed and inspire positive, sustainable change for generations to come.

How We Do It

Act with Integrity 

We’re honest, transparent and committed to doing what’s right.


Challenge Ourselves

We never settle — in everything we do, we innovate, continuously learn and push for boundless creativity through curiosity.


Together we are stronger. We help others achieve success through mutual goals.


Be Humble

We welcome new ideas and opinions, especially if they challenge our beliefs. We actively listen with humility and respect.


Have Fun

We’re playful and never turn down a reason to celebrate. We get a lot done and have fun along the way.

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Meet Our Talent

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Ty Samson

Podcast Host

Ty is a natural resource consultant with over a decade of combined experience in the forestry and geoscience sectors. He graduated from Vancouver Island University in 2012 with a diploma in Forest Resource Technology, and again in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geoscience. In 2019, Ty transitioned to working with Stillwater Consulting, where he developed a diverse industry-agnostic skill set in program management, leadership, strategic analysis, and public speaking. Ty is excited to bring his creativity, energetic personality, and genuine passion for sustainable natural resource management to the forefront of TimberConnect.

Ty enjoys spending time in nature with his dog, exploring new places, and attending home games to cheer on the Vancouver Whitecaps.

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Kelly Halverson

Job Board Coordinator

Kelly is our Lead Account Manager and is the first point of contact for companies when they use the TimberConnect job board. She is passionate about creating a positive experience when connecting employers to job seekers and job seekers to meaningful opportunities in British Columbias' forestry sector. Kelly went to the University of Jamestown on a softball scholarship where she earned her bachelor’s degree in biology,  She began her career working for not-for-profit organisations, where she delivered educational programs to youth throughout British Columbia and Washington State before joining Stillwater Consulting Ltd. as a Program Coordinator.


When not at work, she can be found coaching on a softball diamond, exploring lakes in her kayak or hiking with friends.

Haley Fidler

Digital Content Coordinator

Haley is a graphic designer who leads the creative and marketing efforts across all TimberConnect platforms and touchpoints. She graduated in 2019 from Vancouver Island University with a Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design. Passionate about creating beautiful and thoughtful design solutions, she began her career as a Business Technology Analyst for Deloitte in Vancouver. Finding her solace in nature, she now resides on Vancouver Island as a Marketing Coordinator for Stillwater Consulting Ltd. Haley looks forward to expanding her reach into forestry and sharing inspiring industry resources with the community. 


Haley enjoys snowboarding in the winter, paddle boarding in the summer and hiking all year round in the beautiful forests of British Columbia.

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