Inducted in 2009
A native Nova Scotian, Sandy started as a surveyor before being hired by Scott Paper. He rose through the ranks from Forestry Manager, Regional Manager to Woodlands Manager. Never satisfied with the status quo, Sandy was in the forefront of improving safety and forest management practices in the Nova Scotia forest industry. A strong supporter of research programs continually trying to bridge the gap between research and operations. He was a leader in developing local small log and hardwood export markets. Keenly interested in the environment, Sandy led development of management processes, which are now referred to as forest certification, before they became a necessity. Sandy supported private woodlot management, developing one of the first long term management programs in the province. Sandy was the recipient of the Canadian Institute of Forestry Bursary (Nova Scotia Section); Director and Vice President of the Forest Products Association of Nova Scotia, and served on the Primary Forest Products Marketing Board.