North American Forest Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

Collierville, Tennessee, March 20, 2023 – The North American Forest Foundation (NAFF) is excited to introduce new board member, Chelsea Zuccato of Patrick Lumber

Chelsea Zuccato has been in the lumber industry for over 15 years, during which time she graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Business Marketing (2017). She currently serves as a shareholder and sales manager at Patrick Lumber Company in Portland, Oregon and sits on the board of their manufacturing arm, Patrick Lumber Manufacturing in Philomath, Oregon.

Chelsea lives by the core values of Patrick Lumber, which align with her personally and professionally: Pay Attention, Show Up, Be Honest, and Create. Her long-term goal is to become the president of Patrick Lumber Company so she can empower and develop following generations so they may have a rewarding career in lumber.

Committed to giving back to the industry she loves, Chelsea is active with the North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA), having been a member of the education committee from 2016-2022 as well as Chairman from 2019-2021. Her most recent honors include both the NAWLA YELP 40 Under 40 Award (Young Emerging Lumber Professionals), and the Washington State University Notable Alumni Award in 2020.

For fun, Chelsea hosts a Podcast with her friend and business partner Natalie Heacock, called “Lumber Slingers” where their mission is to bring relevant lumber industry information and interviews to their listeners.

Outside of work, Chelsea enjoys spending time with husband Adam, and puppy Wynn. Her hobbies include wine tasting, traveling, cooking, spin class, watching Shark Tank and Dateline, and spending time with friends and family.

About North American Forest Foundation

The North American Forest Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit on a mission to nurture the next generation through education, changing hearts and minds about sustainable forestry and wood products, for good. Because helping kids become #exTREEmelysmart cultivates a healthier future for them, the industry, and the planet.