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 from Charter College in February 2017 with a Bachelor 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. Before that, Jon was a commercial fisherman in Alaska and a residential contractor. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry at Green River College.
Kevin Fuchs, forester
Kevin is from Maple Valley with a forestry degree from the University of Idaho. Kevin is currently working on remotely finishing a GIS master's degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.
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, park management, environmental restoration, and activism. Jorge plans to earn a 4-year degree in forestry shortly. Jorge enjoys spending his spare time with his family outdoors.