|Ashley Parkman Smith|
Ashley Smith joined the Alabama Forestry Association in 2013 as Director of Education Programs responsible for education programs conducted by AFA including Project Learning Tree, Teachers Conservation Workshop, Professional Logging Manager training, continuing education workshops, and on-line programs. In addition, Ashley serves as staff liaison to the SFI State Implementation Committee (SIC) responsible for all SIC committees and programs.
Ashley has 20 years of experience in forestry serving most recently as Assistant Director of Trees Columbus, a non-profit organization focused on planting and protecting urban trees in Columbus, Georgia. Earlier in her career, Ashley worked with WestRock (at the time Mead Coated Board) in communications and public affairs roles as well as wood procurement for the Mahrt mill. Throughout her career she has been active in voluntary roles including serving as a Russell County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor since 2006.
Ashley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry Operations from Auburn University and currently holds the designation of Registered Forester in Alabama.