Posts filed under: Biographies

Elaine Hunt, 2nd Past President of IWCS Updated October 30, 2020

I was born in South Carolina, but was moved to Florida by the time I was 4 years old, so I consider myself a Floridian.  I graduated from Dixie M....... Read More

Gary Green #6654L – 1st Past President

I was born in Goshen, IN, USA in 1953 and have resided in Syracuse, IN since 1976. I have a BA degree from Ball State University. I taught Middle School...... Read More

Mark Peet #9804L – Updated 9-1-2021

Good day, Mark… My name is Mark Peet and have been born and raised in the hands on way of living life. My early years were shaped by the honest...... Read More

Ian Heffernan #9902 – Elected AustralAsia Trustee, October 18, 2019-2022  Updated October 31, 2020

IWCS Personal Biography I was born in April 1947, 4 days after the IWCS was formed. My childhood was spent in the Otway Ranges of Southern Victoria, where my father...... Read More

Willem Hurkmans #8761 – Publications Chairman, 2020 and Trustee EuroAfrica. 2018-2021. Posted October 31, 2020

Willem Hurkmans (Rotterdam is a biologist/geologist who graduated in palaeontology (Utrecht University, 1981). He spent the first half of his career (1983-2003) as a guest worker at Amsterdam University doing...... Read More

Dennis Wilson, President #2324L Updated December 20, 2020

Dennis joined the IWCS in 1977, 43 years ago. He has served as All Mail Auction Coordinator, Secretary/Treasurer from 1990 – 92, was Vice President, President Elect, President from 1999...... Read More

Dr. William L. Stern #311HL Posted 05-15-2017 by Jim Ciesla #9275

Dr. William L. Stern was born on September 10, 1926, in Paterson, New Jersey, where he spent his childhood. He graduated in 1944 from the agricultural curriculum at Paterson Central...... Read More

Mihaly Czako, PhD Appointed Editor of World of Wood Posted 01-17-2013

The IWCS Board has approved the appointment of Mihaly Czako PhD, #5220-L, as Editor, World of Wood effective March 1, 2013.  Mihaly is well known in IWCS as a member...... Read More

Elaine Hunt, 2nd Past President of IWCS Updated August 11, 2021

I was born in South Carolina, but was moved to Florida by the time I was 4 years old, so I consider myself a Floridian.  I graduated from Dixie M....... Read More

Jean Sumner #4431L

 Updated 03/19/2019 My life with wood began at an early age watching my dad build, turn and repair useful items for our house. Before I began my own wood career,...... Read More