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New Faces

New Faces at MTDC and SDTDC

Photo of John Smith.

John Smith joined MTDC in February 2005 as an equipment specialist. John graduated from the University of Montana with a bachelor’s degree in education and taught elementary school in Ovando, MT. He began his Forest Service career in 1974 as a district firefighter for the Superior Ranger District of the Lolo National Forest. A Missoula smokejumper for the past 23 years, John has experience as assistant loadmaster foreman, master parachute rigger, and safety program manager.

Photo of Tom Roethler

Tom Roethler joined MTDC in February 2005 as a mechanical engineering technician. He is a junior at the University of Montana in Missoula studying forestry and resource conservation with an emphasis in hydrology. Tom is also a technical engineering specialist (surveyor, AutoCAD drafting, and material testing) in the U.S. Army Reserves and has been deployed twice during Operation Enduring Freedom. He works in the fabrication shop at MTDC and helps with facility maintenance.

Photo of Rey Farve.

Rey Farve joined SDTDC in April 2005 as a project leader in the inventory and monitoring program. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Xavier University in New Orleans, LA, in 1975 and a master’s degree in wildlife biology from Ohio State University in 1978. He worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge in Missouri before moving to Folsom, CA, in 1979. Rey was involved in a variety of projects (including an active prescribed burn program for wildlife habitat improvement) for the Bureau of Land Management’s Folsom Resource Area. In 1987, Rey moved to Los Angeles where he helped mitigate impacts of offshore oil and gas activities on marine mammals and seabirds for the U.S. Minerals Management Service. In 1991, Rey transferred to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Los Angeles District and worked on a wide variety of civilian and military projects throughout southern California and Arizona.

Photo of Richard Martin.

Richard Martin joined SDTDC in August as a maintenance mechanic. He spent the majority of his career as a welder and a maintenance mechanic in the entertainment industry at Disneyland, Magic Mountain, and Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier in California. He also is a licensed contractor specializing in custom cabinetry.

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