FSC is championed every day by individuals with different backgrounds, including professional athletes, social media influencers, Indigenous community leaders, industry professionals, and more.
What do they share in common?
A deep commitment to supporting FSC’s mission to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests.
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Bella Bucchiotti is a traveler, dog mom, foodie, and lifestyle influencer. She is inspirational and encouraging – forging a friendship with her readers by sharing her passions and adventures, including her love of the natural world and the importance of preserving it through organizations like FSC.
Bella lives in British Columbia, Canada with her sweet pup, Beau (follow him @beau_the_brittany). You can share in Bella's adventures through her blog “xoxo Bella”; her gorgeous photos on Instagram, on her YouTube channel, and on Facebook and Twitter. Bella's review of an FSC forest in Arkansas can be seen here.
Jeremy Casebeer is an AVP professional beach volleyball player working to accelerate climate solutions.
Jeremy built and is leading the AVP Tour’s first ever Climate Action Plan to measure, reduce and offset the AVP’s impact across energy, waste, water, and community engagement.
He is also working to shift the traditional sports sponsorship model toward impact by partnering with values aligned brands and NGO’s on community and sustainable development projects.
Jeremy is a Board Member with Players for the Planet, as well as the Program Chair and Board Member for AVP First.
Jeremy spends the offseason in Rio de Janeiro with his family and competes on the Brasilian pro tour as well.
He describes himself as an avid amateur photographer and extremely average surfer.
You can follow him on LinkedIn, Instagram, or jeremycasebeer.com
Shelley Cohen is an early adopter who used FSC certified products for decades in eco-friendly renovations. Shelley dedicates herself to causes that educate about climate and give a voice to wildlife and wild places. To elevate impact, Shelley served on NWF’s board, and currently serves on the board of the DC Environmental Film Festival. She is a trained Climate Reality leader and mentor and LEED accredited professional.
A DC resident for 30 years, Shelley is an experienced CEO, Entrepreneur, and Renewable Energy Developer with 17 years in public service working on Capitol Hill, the White House, and EPA. Currently, she serves as Director of Solar Programs for the DC Sustainable Energy Utility where she incentivizes the rapid deployment of solar across DC to benefit low income residents.She received her MPA from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and her BA from Tufts University.
She is a mom of two daughters, a Girl Scout Troop Leader, and advocate for girls and women. Ms. Cohen prioritizes getting her troop and her family out in nature.
You can follow Shelley, @ShelleyHCohen and Shelley Cohen LinkedIn
Logan is the storyteller behind Her Oregon Life. She is in love with nature and how it heals us. Mother Nature has become her sanctuary to grow, learn, and understand herself.
The space she has created for herself on Instagram is her personal journal. She hopes to inspire others to travel, move their body, explore vulnerability, and to be good to one another (and Mother Natch). She believes her openness with depression, anxiety, and being a woman in today's world has importance.
In between her adventures you can find her at home with my fiancè Benji and our two dogs, Patsy and Gouda. She likes to garden, bake sourdough bread, and spend time with family and friends.
Follow along with Logan on Her Oregon Life and Instagram.
Maggie Jo is an award winning furniture designer based out of Milwaukee, WI. Her pieces are locally made and sourced with FSC certified wood. Maggie Jo’s work has been awarded Best in Show at the International Woodworking Fair, recognized by publications like Design Milk and can be seen at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA), where it is included in their permanent collection. When Maggie Jo isn’t designing furniture she is outside biking, skiing or jumping in lakes in the middle of winter.
To see Maggie Jo’s work or follow her on her next adventure check her out on Instagram @maggiejodesign @maggiejosanderson or at her website maggiejodesign.com
Thea Lemberger is a former professional basketball player for the Federal International Basketball Association, in Israel and Turkey. She also played in professional leagues in Australia and The Netherlands. Thea now lives in Haleiwa, Hawaii, and works with Hawaii Agricultural Research Center on sustainable forestry practices for Acacia koa, as part of her work toward her master's degree in Environmental Science from Oregon State University. Thea is passionate about creating connections between science and industry and enhancing critical forests around the world. To develop skills around these passions, Thea plans to continue in academics and pursue a doctorate degree. In her view, nature is something like a fairytale, otherworldly when you’re in it, an odyssey when studying it, and a giver of energy and terrain for outdoor recreation. She believes it is each of our individual responsibilities to show reciprocity to the natural world.
You can follow Thea on Twitter and LinkedIn
Grayson Murphy is a professional runner for Saucony and the National and World Mountain Running Champion of 2019. She currently lives in Bozeman, MT where she trains daily and works towards her Masters degree in Sustainable Natural Resources. With an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, Grayson hopes to combine both disciplines with her love of running to make a positive impact in sustainability and climate science in the outdoor recreation industry. Additionally, Grayson creates and sells her own motivational training log/planners that are printed on FSC paper. You can learn more about these planners and purchase them here.
You can follow Grayson on Instagram and Twitter, and check out her website, "Racin' Grayson".
Linda Sivertsen, “Book Mama,” is a bestselling author of several books, including Generation Green. As a midwife for hundreds of writers at her Carmel retreats and a lifelong tree-hugger—no complications there—Linda strives to marry these often-conflicting passions by writing about the environment in a way that’s entertaining while working to influence authors and publishers to embrace more sustainable practices.
Through Linda’s top-rated Beautiful Writers Podcast, where the world’s most successful authors chat about writing, publishing, activism, the art of romancing creativity, and increasingly eco-publishing, book lovers everywhere will learn about FSC and our programs.
Linda used to wonder if she should become a publisher, even talking with some of her favorite houses about having her own green imprint. But being an FSC Ambassador gives her the best of both worlds: an expanded platform from which to encourage authors and publishers that FSC-verified paper is both hot and cool. And more time for her storytelling. Her new book, BEAUTIFUL WRITERS: A Journey of Big Dreams and Messy Manuscripts—with Tricks of the Trade from Bestselling Authors, pubs Summer, 2022. On FSC paper!
Follow Linda, her goofy herd of horses, & PACK of spoiled dogs on Instagram, Twitter, FB, or BookMama.com
Andrew Szunyog is a sports sustainability strategist and community builder based in Washington, D.C. He is co-founder and managing partner of 'Driving The Green' (www.DrivingTheGreen.golf), a golf sustainability website and newsletter dedicated to building a more sustainable, equitable and prosperous golf and sports industry. Andrew started 'Driving the Green' in December, 2020 to create a community of inclusion and transparency that advocates for the integration of resilient practices and social impacts within the golf industry to enable it to lead social, ecological and economic change in the sports world.
Prior to founding Driving The Green, Andrew spent nearly two decades in the golf industry working in sustainability project management, business operations, tournament management and coaching at the NCAA D1 level. He holds a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Florida and an MBA focused on international business strategy and sports marketing from The George Washington University. Andrew is originally from the Orlando, FL area and lived in Albuquerque, NM prior to moving to Washington, DC.
In his free time, Andrew enjoys taking in DC's local craft beer scene, playing golf at DC's three municipal golf facilities, practicing yoga, bird-watching, and long walks with his wife and dog, Stella.
Chris Voell is an environmental professional with more than three decades of experience advocating for climate change mitigation. Chris has extensive experience in in forestry and natural resources management. He serves as Head of Waste, Recycling, & Biogas Advisory Innovation for the Trade Council of Denmark in North America and Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Washington, DC. Chris is dedicated to utilizing his deep knowledge of environmental protection and love of the outdoors to advance climate and sustainability initiatives in the corporate and public sectors. Chris is an outdoor adventurer and can be found hiking or mushroom foraging locally, camping in the Adirondacks, and serving his local community through a Climate Emergency Working Group.
Follow Chris on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Kelly Fountain is a writer from Orange County, California. She enjoys traveling and learning about the history, art, and architecture of the cities she visits. She started working in fashion at Marie Claire Magazine and later Tatler Magazine in London where she learned about sustainability practices in the fashion industry. Since then, she has traveled all over Europe, Australia, and the states learning about how to be more environmentally conscious when it comes to buying and manufacturing clothes. She is passionate about preserving our planet and reducing our ecological footprint on our Mother Earth.