Alan Paulson

Forestry Tutor

Phone

029 252 5486/06 869 0820 Extension: 7630

Areas of Teaching

Forest Harvesting

Qualifications

National Certificate Forest Harvesting

Profile

Growing up on a farm at Waeraenga-a-hika on the Poverty Bay Flats I developed a passion for the outdoors at a young age. After leaving school I did an apprentice ship as a Heavy Equipment Automotive Engineer specialising in field service work on farms and forests around the East Coast. In the late 80’s I started working for a logging company as their mechanic and machine operator.  This kick started a very enjoyable career in the logging industry spanning the last 26 years. Over this time I developed a passion for tall tower difficult logging and rigging and managed seven cable logging crews comprising 75 staff along the East Coast north of Gisborne.

In my spare time I am a passionate cyclist and mountain biker, competing in various races around NZ, as well as enjoying tramping and hunting and a bit of fishing when time permits.