Meet the Forest Management Solutions Team


Ben Carlsen, owner

Ben graduated from the University of Washington in June of 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management.  His studies included Minors in Fisheries Management and Conservation.  Ben worked as a forester for Boise Cascade after graduating and until 2004 when he started with Pope Resources as an area forester.  In 2013, Ben chose to step away from the security of Industry to pursue a full time career providing consulting services to a rapidly increasing number of clients as Carlsen Forestry Consulting.  

In 2014, Ben Carlsen and Jesse Bloomfield partnered together to form Forest Management Solutions, LLC. ​

Janika Montoya, office manager 

Janika Graduated Charter College February 2017 with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. Janika joined FMS winter of 2019, with a background in Administrative and Accounting. 

Jon Carr, forester

Jon joined FMS in the summer of 2017 after spending four years working for the Washington Department of Ecology.  Prior to that, Jon was a commercial fisherman in Alaska and residential contractor.  He is currently a pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry at Green River College.

Kevin Fuchs, forester

Kevin returned to FMS and we are glad to have him to be a part of our team. Kevin worked with FMS for about 3.5 years, when he decided he would start the process to complete a master's degree focused on GIS from the University of Texas at Dallas. Kevin has an interest in working with forestry because of the variety and the opportunity to explore every corner of the region. 

Jorge Montiel, technical forester 

Jorge is the newest member of the FMS team. Jorge comes to FMS with a great deal of education in areas of forestry, water quality, and park management.





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