WILLIAM STROUD

WILLIAM STROUD

Professional Experience

Business Development Intern- Plum Creek Timber Company, Athens, GA
I will be working with the Business Development Group at PLC to improve their Timber Valuations Model. Summer 2015.

Forestry Experience
Rayonier Forest Resources Fernandina Beach, FL United States
Acquisitions Intern May 2014 – August 2014
• Completed initial valuations of potential timberland acquisitions.
• Used proprietary DCF models to estimate value of potential acquisitions properties.
• Conducted research on NIPF landowners within target acquisition areas.
• Drafted executive summaries about competing TIMOs’ business strategies and transaction histories.

Duke Forest Durham, NC United States
Forest Management Assistant Sep 2013 – May 2014
• Used ArcMap and Microsoft Access to create comprehensive stand history database.
• Assisted forest manager by cruising and marking timber and marking stand boundaries and stream management zones.

The Forestland Group Chapel Hill, NC United States
Forest Management Intern May 2013 – Jun 2013
• Established over 100 continuous forest inventory plots throughout properties in Arkansas and North Carolina.
• Assisted consulting foresters by cruising timber, marking timber and harvest boundaries, and holding pre-harvest conferences.

Warren Wilson College Swannanoa, NC United States
Forestry Crew Member Aug 2011 – May 2013
• Used GIS to make a new campus trail map and create a database of forest management activity.
• Operated sawmill, applied herbicide, participated in prescribed burns, completed trail work, and marked timber within the campus forest.

Additional Information

<ul>
<li class="p1">ArcGIS Suite and Garmin and Trimble GPS systems</li>
<li class="p1">Statistical analysis with R, Matlab, Mathematica, and SPSS</li>
<li class="p1">Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, and Powerpoint</li>
<li class="p1">Variable radius and fixed radius field sampling.</li>
<li class="p1">Tree and plant identification</li>
</ul>

Program Area

Master of Forestry

Skills

business development
excel modeling
forest management
GIS
statistics

Contact

wks5@duke.edu