Bob Dick is the former State Forester of Alaska and supervisor of the Division of Forestry at the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. In addition to an extensive background in private forest management, he has also served as the Washington manager for the American Forest Resource Council and director of forest management for the Washington Forest Protection Association. He holds a degree in forest management from the University of Washington.
Holly Fretwell is a Research Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) and an Adjunct Instructor at Montana State University. She has taught a variety of introductory economics courses, natural resource economics, and environmental economics. She works with the Foundation for Teaching Economics as a presenter in their Environment and the Economy and Right Start workshops for high school teachers. Fretwell has co-authored curriculum for high school teachers on economic principles and climate change issues. She is author of the new book Who is Minding the Federal Estate: Political Management of America’s Public Lands. She has presented papers promoting the use of markets in public land management and has provided congressional testimony on the state of U.S. national parks and the future of the Forest Service. She has also published a teen primer on climate change, The Sky’s Not Falling: Why It’s OK to Chill About Global Warming (World Ahead Publishing 2007), to help encourage parents, teachers, and kids to become critical thinkers. Fretwell holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science and a Master’s degree in resource economics from Montana State University.
Todd Myers is the environmental director at Washington Policy Center, a non-profit, non-partisan public policy research organization in Washington state. He is one of the nation’s leading experts on free-market environmental policy and is the author of the 2011 landmark book Eco-Fads: How the Rise of Trendy Environmentalism is Harming the Environment. He has authored numerous studies on environmental issues, including Five Years of Environmental Policy: Are We Making a Difference?; Promoting Personal Choice, Incentives and Investment to Cut Greenhouse Gases, and more. Todd’s in-depth research on the failure of the state’s 2005 “green” building mandate continues to receive national attention. He formerly served on the executive management team at the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Todd holds a Master’s degree from the University of Washington.