Dr. Brooks Mendell is President at Forisk, where he leads the firm’s research program. Dr. Mendell has over twenty years of operating, research, and consulting experience in forest business, bioenergy and finance. A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Mendell publishes analysis of timber markets, forest business and operations, and wood bioenergy. Dr. Mendell earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at M.I.T., an MBA at the University of California at Berkeley, and a PhD in Forest Finance from the University of Georgia.
Amanda Lang is a Partner and, as COO and VP of Client Services, leads all of Forisk’s operating, project management and FRQ Subscriber Support activities. She leads Forisk’s bioenergy and capital investment research program, and she teaches workshops and delivers presentations related to tracking and evaluating wood bioenergy markets and forest industry capacity. Ms. Lang received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia.
Dr. Shawn Baker is the Vice President of Research at Forisk. In this role, Shawn leads Forisk’s entire research portfolio in addition to continuing his forest operations research in the US and Canada. He also supports delivered wood cost projections for the Forisk Research Quarterly (FRQ) and for custom timber market studies. An award-winning researcher and frequent presenter at forest industry conferences, Shawn earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in forestry from Virginia Tech and a PhD from the University of Georgia.
Dr. Tyler Reeves is a Timber Industry Analyst with Forisk. In this role, Tyler tracks and maintains datasets related to timberland ownership and transactions, supports Forisk’s research of forest management and ESG, and assists clients with timber market assessments and analyses. He has an undergraduate degree in Biology from Georgia Southern University, and an M.S., MFR and Ph.D. in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia.