Tom started working for Wagner in 1994 and since 1997, has served as President, CEO and is currently Chairman and CEO of Wagner Forest Management, Ltd. The first phase of his forestry career was working for Scott Paper Company rising to the position of Forestry Manager for their 900,000 acres of timberland in Maine. Over the past 26 years, Wagner has grown from managing 400,000 acres of land in New England to a portfolio that has ranged from the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and Ontario, to the Appalachian region with a concentration in New England. Currently, Tom is on the board of directors of Farm Credit East and the National Alliance of Forest Owners, and he is a senior advisor to the Carbon Containment Lab at Yale University. Mr. Colgan holds multiple degrees from Duke University, including a M.S. in Forestry.
Rob was born and raised in Northern Ontario where he has spent his entire career working within the boreal forest.
He graduated in 1985 with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. After graduating, he returned to his home town of Timmins, Ontario, to begin his career with E.B. Eddy Forest Products as a Management Forester for the Pineland Forest. Over the next two decades, Rob eventually became responsible for sustainable wood supply to four Northeastern Ontario sawmills as Domtar’s Regional Woodlands Manager.
Rob joined Wagner Ontario Forest Management as General Manager in 2006, managing a small team of motivated professionals that supervise forestry operations on 350,000 hectares of private forest lands in Northern Ontario. Rob has also been involved in recreational property development and managing agreements with a myriad of other users on the properties.
In his spare time, Rob enjoys the outdoors with his family.
Travis, a lifelong resident of downeast Maine, has been with Wagner for over twenty years. As a Regional Manager, his duties include overseeing forest management operations and product marketing on more than 500,000 acres in eastern and central Maine. He has been on company project teams working on wind farm development, blueberry farming, optimizing road construction planning, and third party certifications.
Community and professional work includes an 18-year term on the Board of Directors for Project SHARE, focused on improving stream habitat for Atlantic Salmon and the Forest Resource Association’s Forest Operations Committee. Upon moving to the Town of Alexander, he was elected as the Code Enforcement Officer and served on the Washington County Planning Committee for the Unorganized Territories. He currently hold seats on the Maine SIC Education Committee, MFPC Wildlife Committee and is a member of the MFPC FIN Steering Committee.
He holds a B.S. in Forestry from The University of Maine at Orono and an A.S. in Criminal Law from The University of Maine at Augusta’s Bangor Campus.
Dan Hudnut grew up in Glens Falls, NY, on the outskirts of the Adirondacks.
One formative summer was spent on a camp Chewonki Thoreau Wilderness Trip – paddling from Baker Lake down the St. John River, poling up the Allagash, through the lakes with a couple of carries, and then down the East Branch of the Penobscot.
Dan majored in history at Princeton, and partly as a result of his Chewonki experience, conducted independent work on Penobscot County, Maine, looking at the social and ecological impacts of our developing national economy on this area from 1820-1860.
After a few years’ work, Dan returned to school and obtained a Master’s Degree in Forestry and an MBA at Yale. While there, he was attracted to timberland investment management, and intrigued by the potential of new models of timberland ownership to accelerate conservation and broaden sustainable forest management.
Dan ended up working for James W. Sewall Company, a leading forestry consulting firm in Old Town, Maine. He initially assisted with large-scale resource studies, but ultimately focused more of his time on timberland appraisal work. Through this work, he got to know Wagner, and he was invited to join the team in early 2001.
At Wagner, Dan has been integrally involved in forest management planning; strategic dispositions, acquisitions, and debt financings; and lease negotiation and administration. One of the early highlights of his time at Wagner was working to conserve the shores of Baker Lake, and to put in place a working forest conservation easement on 283,000 acres in the headwaters of the St. John and the West Branch of the Penobscot.
Ian Johnstone grew up in a Cardigan, PEI, a small town in Eastern Prince Edward Island. After graduating with a B.S. in Forestry from the University of New Brunswick, he began his career as a Project Forester working for Scott Paper Company in the early 90’s. After departing Scott Paper, he held various roles with Louisiana Pacific that culminated as Regional Procurement Manager for Operations in the Northern US and the Maritime Provinces. Ian joined Wagner as a General Manager for Nova Scotia in 2007. In addition to forest management, he has been involved with blueberry farming, wind energy development as well as identifying and marketing timberland for uses other than forest management. Under the Wagner umbrella, he has also assisted other wood using facilities in Nova Scotia with their wood procurement programs. Over the years he has served on the boards of various forestry organizations including the Maine Forest Products Council, the Lake States Federal Timber Purchasers Committee and Minnesota Forest Industries. He is currently on the board of the Canadian Association of Forest Owners and the Canadian Woodlands Forum. In his spare time, Ian, Andrea and their two boys enjoy the outdoors. He also participates in endurance sports and is involved in coaching his two sons’ track and field, rugby and hockey teams.
Keith joined Wagner in 1994 after graduating from Duke University with a Master of Forestry degree. He is responsible for all aspects of the Company’s and its investors' financial, investment, treasury, tax, and reporting compliance. Prior to his role as CFO, Keith was an Investment and Resource Manager collaborating on all aspects of the company’s acquisition due diligence, investment and valuation analysis, disposition support, resource management planning and analysis, as well as playing a key role the company’s sustainable forestry initiatives. Keith began his career for a mid-sized accounting firm in Manhattan after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mike joined Wagner in 2007, just in time to see the first meteorological tower go up on the site that would become Record Hill Wind. Since that time Wagner has seen the construction of a dozen commercial wind farms on land we manage, with nameplate capacity of over 450 MW.
Mike has served as the project manager for Record Hill Wind, helping to implement the development, financing, construction and operations of the 50.6 MW wind farm in Roxbury, ME. He considers the over 1 million MWh of pollution free electricity generated by the project to be one of his life’s most important accomplishments.
Mike graduated from Dartmouth College, majoring in Biology with High Honors. He also received a MBA from the Lally School at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a focus on Renewable Energy Policy and Management. Prior to finding his home with Wagner, Mike worked at AstroPower and General Electric.
Scott Rineer is the Regional Manager for Wagner’s forest operations in New Hampshire and Western Maine. Following his graduation from the University of New Hampshire in 1997, Scott started his career with Wagner working in the forests of central New Hampshire and Vermont. He now oversees forestry operations, road maintenance activities, recreational uses and marketing of forest products on over 500,000 acres of client land in and around his hometown of Errol, New Hampshire. Scott has also been involved in the early planning and development stages of renewable energy projects on Wagner managed lands. Serving the local community is very important to Scott, as he currently holds position as Vice-Chair of the Coos County Planning Board and is a member of the Errol Board of Selectmen. He spends much of his free time in the outdoors, whether it is hunting, snowmobiling or tending to his vegetable garden.