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Dean Robert Francis

Co-Owner / President / Secretary

In 1970, Dean’s parents moved the family to Escanaba, Michigan where he currently resides. Dean graduated from Escanaba High School in 1983. From 1983-85, Dean attended Bay De Noc Community College where he received an Associates of Science Degree. From 1985-1988, Dean attended Michigan State University where he graduated in March of 1988 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry. From 1988-1991, Dean worked as a wholesale nursery manager in Lower Michigan. From 1991-1993, Dean held the position of Oceana/Newaygo Soil Conservation District Forester. In 1993, Dean moved back to Escanaba with his wife, Kim, to pursue a career in consulting forestry. Dean and Kim currently have two rambunctious children. A son, Chad and daughter, Rylie.

Qualifications and Awards:

  • Michigan Registered Forester #608
  • Michigan Certified Forester #54
  • Michigan Certified Pesticide Applicator #C001990022
  • Certified Forest Stewardship Provider
  • Certified Timber Marker/Cruiser – Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • 1997 Michigan Society of American Foresters “Young Forester of the Year”
  • 1996 Michigan Society of American Foresters Certificate of Merit – Whitetail Deer Winter Landowner Seminar

Dean’s interests are hunting, fishing, camping, photography and traveling.



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James Todd Green

Co-Owner / Vice-President / Treasurer

Todd was born in Escanaba, Michigan. Todd has spent his entire life in Escanaba and traveling the great Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Upon his graduation from Escanaba High School in May of 1992, Todd began his schooling at Michigan Technological University. From 1992-1994, Todd attended the MTU’s School of Forestry, Forest Technician Program. Upon graduating from the Forest Technicians Program, Todd entered into MTU’s Forest Management Program where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry. While at Michigan Technological University, Todd participated in Soren Erickson’s National Games of Logging. In 1996, Todd began his forestry consulting career where his drive and enthusiasm has lead to his current position. Todd currently resides in the area with his wife Christie and children, James, Isabelle and Jeb.

Todd’s interests are hunting, fishing, wood working and operating his portable saw mill.

 

Qualifications and Awards:

  • Michigan Registered Forester #653
  • Michigan Certified Pesticide Applicator #C001990025
  • Certified Forest Stewardship Provider
  • Certified Timber Marker/Cruiser – Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Michigan Society of American Foresters – State Awards Chair
  • Soren Erickson’s Game of Logging National Finalist 1995

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1705 4th Avenue North - Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone: (906) 786-3488 - Fax: (906) 233-9548


Dean R. Francis - dean@michiganforesters.com
James T. Green - todd@michiganforesters.com