Instructor Bios (As of January 2020)

Mike St. Peter
Experience:
    * CLP Administrator since 1992
    * GOL Instructor
    * OSHA General Industry Safety & Health Trainer
    * EMT since 1994
    Awards/Honors Received:
    * American Pulpwood Association H.H. Jefferson Safety Award – 1986 & 1996
    * American Pulpwood Association, APA National Outstanding Logger Training and Education Program – 1996
    * American Pulpwood Association, APA National Outstanding Logger Training and Education Program – 1998
    * 2000 Governor’s Council Award for Outstanding Safety Program – Maine Safety Coincil
    * 2008 Governor’s Award for Outstanding Training Program.
* 2011 Recognition for outstanding service from Maine TREE Foundation.

Yves Levesque
Experience:
    * CLP instructor/Field inspector since 1998
    * GOL Instructor
    * OSHA General Industry Trainer
    * Ten years conventional logging
    * Five years delimber operator
    * BS in Environmental Studies from UMFK, 2001
    * AS in Forest Technology from UMFK, 1997
Awards/Honors Received:
    * FRA­s HH Jefferson Award
    * UMFK Forest Technology Award, 1997
    * Knights of Columbus Grand Knights Award, 1996
    * Knights of Columbus  Knight of the Month Award, 1995 & 1996
    * Knights of Columbus Family of the Month Award, March 94 & 97, December 1997
    * Hanington Brothers Safety Committee Member, 1991 – 1992
Year certified: 1991
Category:  Conventional
Interests: Snowmobiling, nature walking, motorcycling
Other information:
    * Trains logger safety, for sawmill employees, Maine DOT, Public Utilities, NMCC Mechanized Forestry Program, and land clearing companies.
    * Works as a consultant for OSHA on logger safety, providing training for compliance officers around the U.S.
    * Former ATV Safety Institute Instructor.
    * Provides instructor training for Canadian Logging associations such as, New Brunswick Workers Health and Safety Compensation Commission (WHSCC), Saskatchewan Forest Industry Safety Association and Alberta Forest Products Association.
    * Former Maine Director for the Association of Woodland Trainers.
    * Former officer & Trustee for the Fort Kent Knights of Columbus Council 1934
    * Former officer & past president for the Levesque Association, Inc. (2001 – 2013)
    * President for the 2014 World Acadian Congress (WAC) Levesque Family Committee (2012 – 2014)

Steve Laweryson
Experience:

    * Conventional logger for eight years; three of which was spent on a special 7-man production crew.
    * Assistant line foreman and delimber operator
    * Truck driver for eight years
    * Biwinder and online coater operator on paper machine for 15 years.
    * Total service for S.D. Warren; 42 years
    * Instructor/Field inspector for CLP since 1998
    * Trainer for D.O.T. crews, town crews, and individual training in chainsaw safety and logging safety
Awards/Honors:
    * Second place, S.D. Warren Safety/Felling competition
    * Safety recognition at Somerset Mill
Year certified:  1998
Category:  conventional
Other Information:
    * Military Instructor for one year
    * Served on safety committee in woodlands and mill
    * Helped judge National Collegiate and International Small Landowners competition
    * Helped judge GOL in state finals from 1999 – 2004
    * Received felling training from Soren Eriksson
    * Received Bronze Star in Vietnam

Andy Wood
Experience:
    * Safety Consultant for forest products industry Maine Employers Mutual (MEMIC), 1993 – present
    * Logging Contractor, 1987 – 1993
    * Production wood cutter, 1983 – 1987
    * Forester, U.S. Forest Service, 1979 -1983 (summer)
    * CLP instructor, 1993 – present
    * Game of Logging instructor, 1993 – present
    * Member, CLP Board of Directors, 1991 – present
    * Member, Game of Logging Board of Directors, 2000 – present
    * B.S. from University of Maine in Forest Management, 1978 – 1982
    * Graduate of Washington County Vocational Technical Institute Woodharvesting program, 1982 – 1983
    * National winner of FRA­s HH Jefferson Memorial Safety Award, 2003
Year certified:  1991
Category:  Contractor
Interests:  Backcounty recreation – summer and winter, small woodlot management
Other information:
    * Member of, Society of American Foresters, Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine, Forest Resource Association, Maine Forest Products Council, Northeast Loggers Association, and Association of Woodland Trainers.
 

Robin Avery
Experience:
    * Conventional logger for A.J. Roy in Katahdin Iron Works region, 1976 – 1979
    * Conventional logger with family operation, 1979 – 1994
    * CLP instructor and field inspector, 1994 – present
    * Operations Manager for University of Maine forest, 1997 – present
    * Maine Master Guide, 2000 – present
Awards/Honors Received:
    * 1993 Outstanding CLP Conventional Logger
    * 1990 200 Club Outstanding Crew (Champion International)
Year certified: 1993
Category:  Supervisor/contractor
Interests:
    * Spending time with family and friends in the north woods (Allagash), camping, fishing, hunting.
Other information:
    * Oversee harvesting operations on 12,000 acres
    * Train university students in all aspects of harvesting
    * Students took home two first places and a second place at Game of Logging National competition over three years.
    * Developed licensed wood scaler program for UMaine

Paul L. Cyr
Experience:
    * 40 years experience as a conventional logger
    * Owner/operator of a 664 Clark skidder
    * Awards/Honors received:
    * Sam Ouellette 50 mile ski marathon 5 year award
    * CLP Logger of the year – 2017
Year certified:  1993
Category:  Conventional
Interests:  Hunting, fishing, alpine and cross country skiing, wood working
Other information:
    * B.A. from Western State College, Gunnison Colorado, with a minor in French
    * Assistant Coach Fort Kent Ski Team
 

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