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New District Ranger at Fremont-Winema NF

DaveBrillenzAug2014LAKEVIEW, Ore. – The Fremont-Winema National Forest has hired Dave Brillenz as the new District Ranger for Bly and Lakeview Ranger Districts (Southeast Zone).

The newly hired Brillenz will provide oversight of the people and resources within 500,000 acres of national forest land. He starts his new position Monday, August 25th.

“We are excited about the depth of experience that Dave brings to our Forest,” said Connie Cummins, Forest Supervisor for the Fremont-Winema National Forest. “He is a solid leader and his background in natural resource management and public collaboration will be a great asset to our organization.”

Brillenz is from Oregon City and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Brillenz also attended Cambridge University in England to complete an international business program. In addition, he also holds a master’s degree in Total Quality Management from the University of the Redlands in California.

His military background will also help him in his duties. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, both in active and reserve duty, for a total of 20 years before he retired. Most of his military career was as a Combat and Environmental Engineer.

“My family and I are looking forward to moving to south central Oregon where there is a sense of community, personal and professional courtesy, honor in a handshake and an emphasis on family values,” said Brillenz.

His hire comes after his predecessor, Amanda McAdams, accepted the Forest Supervisor position for the Modoc National Forest in Alturas, CA.