Alex Kycek, Forester

Years working in the woods: 9
Favorite Forest Creature: Roosevelt elk

Originally from Olympia, WA Alan joined Hampton in 2011 and began managing our forestland near Eatonville in 2015. The forest Alan manages provides about 10% of the supply needed by our Cowltiz mills in Randle and Morton, WA. Alan also manages our Eatonville recreational access program. Most Hampton forestlands are open to the public for hunting, fishing, foraging, hiking, and mountain biking.

Never goes into the woods without...

His yellow lab, a bag of pepperoni and GPS.

Pathways to forestry

Alan has always enjoyed the outdoors and grew up hunting and fishing on private timberlands. When he was younger and first considering a career, he thought to himself, “What can I do to get some gate keys?” A few years later he had a degree in Forestry from the University of Idaho.