Brent started his Forestry Seedling Nursery career in 2020 as the General Manager of The SilvaGro Partnership in Quesnel BC. The company operated two nurseries, one in Quesnel and the other in Juniper Beach BC. In that role, he was responsible for sales/marketing, customer service, contract negotiations, budgeting, cost control and process improvement.
PRT acquired the SilvaGro Partnership in early 2021. Brent became PRTs Quesnel Nursery Manager at that time, focusing on seedling production. January 2022 saw Brent return to Alberta and a Customer Support role.
Previous to his career in nurseries, Brent spent eight years as a Silviculture Supervisor for Millar Western Forest Products in Whitecourt, Alberta, where, among other duties, he managed seedling procurement and tree-planting operations. Before Millar Western, he conducted regeneration surveys with Bushman Enterprises Ltd. & Woodlands North in Alberta and sample plot tree measurements with Silvacom in Saskatchewan. Previous to that, Brent spent seven years abroad, teaching English in China and Taiwan.
Brent became interested in forestry while tree-planting for many years throughout Alberta and BC. His educational background includes a Business Diploma from NAIT and a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of Alberta. Brent also holds an Alberta Registered Professional Forester (RPF) designation.Online Seedling Sales