Message from Tami Miketa, Manager of the SFLO: New Staff

Good news – the Small Forest Landowner Office has filled our last vacancy!  On November 1st, Julie Sackett joined us as the SouthJulie sACKETTwest Washington Landowner Assistance Forester.

Scottish Cattle
Scottish Highland Cattle

Before joining DNR 13 years ago, Julie worked in private industry and led her own forestry consulting business.  She and her husband own what they’ve affectionately named Soggy Bottom Farm, with 30 acres of forestland and an additional 30 acres of agricultural lands where they raise Scottish Highland cattle.

Julie began her career in forestry in the early 80’s when she obtained an Associate of Science Degree in Forest Technology from Green River Community College.  She also has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The Evergreen State College with an emphasis in environmental studies (ecology and conservation biology) and a Certificate in Wetland Science and Management from the University of Washington.  Julie says that her “…true love is the woods and the people who live and work within them – it is a privilege for me to be a Stewardship Forester serving the small forest landowners in Washington State.”

Julie will  serve the Puget Sound area south of I-90 in King County, south of SR 104 in Jefferson County and all of the southwest Washington counties.  She can be reached by email at or by phone at 360-902-2903.