NATHAN HASCHER, 119th Class
WHAT IS YOUR Fondest memory from class?
My fondest memory from class was watching my father, Rich Hascher teach students a skill that would carry them throughout their entire career.
Growing up the son of a lumber inspector, I never really understood what my father did for a living. But seeing his passion for the lumber industry as well as his desire to enrich each student’s life first hand, gave me a whole new respect for him and understanding of what he does. Now every time we talk we can’t seem to have a conversation that doesn’t involve the lumber industry. That’s something we will always have in common.
HOW DID THE CLASS FURTHER Your CAREER?
After graduating from the Inspector Training School, I immediately entered the lumber industry with a tremendous leg up. Having the ability to inspect and grade lumber suddenly opened the doors of opportunities and career advancements. From yard management to sales to even purchasing, I was able to utilize what I learned at the School to enhance the other positions I held in the industry. Lumber grading was where it all began.
WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION?
I am currently employed by UCS Global a division of Sierra Forest Products. My position involves the sales of domestic and imported hardwoods as well as West Coast softwoods. The position has provided me the opportunity to communicate and network with lumber industry people from around the world as well as expanding my knowledge of wood species on a global scale. The position is fun, exciting and always a challenge.
What is your favorite aspect of your job?
Building relationships with customers, vendors and many others I work with in the lumber industry.