Women in Forestry 2022
March 8, 2022 at
Inclusivity through language – starting off right
- Caity Klaudt, RFT, Occupational Safety Officer, WorkSafeBC
- Carole Savage, RPF, Occupational Safety Officer, WorkSafeBC
- Cindy Fife, RPF, Occupational Safety Officer, WorkSafeBC
Caity Klaudt, RFT: I am a Registered Forest Technologist with the ABCFP. My career in forestry started in 2006 when I took a job tree-planting. I enjoyed it so much that, after three summers of planting, I switched schooling and entered the Forest Technology program at NAIT. After graduating I went to work in Northern B.C., and spent 10 seasons working various roles with Canadian Forest Products Ltd. In 2019, I left industry and joined WorkSafeBC where I am now a Prevention Officer that focuses on forestry and oil and gas projects.
Carole Savage, RPF: Hello everyone from the Okanagan! I am honoured to live here in the unceded territory of the Sylix (Okanagan) nation. I am a Registered Professional Forester with the ABCFP. My career in forestry started in the early 1990s as a layout and planning consultant, and then transitioned into forest worker safety and avalanche safety. I have been with WorkSafeBC since 2015, when I became a WorkSafeBC Forest Industry Specialist. I have since transitioned into a Prevention Officer role with a focus on forest industry safety.
Cindy Fife, RPF: I started my career in forestry at a young age working on the family Christmas tree farm in rural Nova Scotia. When I realized that there was a world called forestry beyond the farm, I set my sights on a BS in Forest Management at the University of New Brunswick and then headed west where the big trees grow and landed on Vancouver Island! Starting out as a field forester for MacMillan Bloedel, I became a Registered Professional Forester and over the next quarter century I held many positions in forest management, planning and production with the company that has morphed into the Western Forest Products Ltd of today. I needed a change and have been with WorkSafeBC as Occupational Safety Officer specializing in forestry now for two years.