Deputy Director, Resource Management
Helge has over 25 years of forestry experience, including working in other countries as a forestry consultant. In 1992 Helge started his CAL FIRE career as a timber supply analyst at the Fire and Resources Assessment Program. He promoted in 1995 to Forester I then Forester II in 2002. From 2002-2005 he was responsible for forest inventories and harvest scheduling on the State Forests. In 2005, he promoted to Deputy Chief to become State Forest Program Manager. His most recent position was Assistant Deputy Director, Resource Protection and Improvement.
Helge has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry from the University of British Columbia, a Master's Degree in Forest Measurements, a Master's Degree in Statistics, and a PhD in Forest Operations Research from Oregon State University.