Blair is a Certified Forester, Presidential Field Forester, and Fellow of the Society of American Foresters. He recently retired after 38 years practicing Forestry in both private industry and government land management agencies while working in the forests of Northern Arizona and Southern Oregon. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from Northern Arizona University.

Blair brings to the board career knowledge on the forest products industry, logging systems, biomass utilization, and agency stewardship contracting. While working for the BLM and USFS, he was responsible for developing, coordinating, and monitoring each agency’s biomass and stewardship programs ensuring technical excellence in execution of the programs, and the integration with other land management disciplines and objectives.

Blair has served in leadership positions on numerous local non-profit community and regional professional boards.  Those boards include Southern Oregon University, United Way of Jackson County, Big Brothers, Mt. Ashland Association, Society of American Foresters, Northern Arizona University Advisory Council for the College of Forestry, and the Oregon Logging Conference.