Right from the get-go, I was surprised by what I saw in a new video, “This is My Office.” Produced by Roberta Scruggs, Communications Director for the Maine Forest Products Council, the video features folks who work in the woods. The first surprise, for me, was how many of them are young, and how many of them are women. It’s not a man’s world out there in the Maine forest!
Maine Tree Foundation was an equal partner with MFPC in producing the video, raised the money for it, and helped set up the interviews. The Foundation’s Sherry Huber attended all the taping sessions.
You may remember Roberta as an award-winning news and outdoor reporter for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and the Lewiston Sun Journal. She’s doing a superb job now for the MFPC, and this new video will be of interest to everyone, not just those in the industry.
In the video, Roberta interviews woods workers at their place of business, in the forest, and you could not ask for a better setting. But it’s what I heard from those workers that made me decide to write about this and alert you to the video.
Take a look and let me know what you think. You can watch the video here:
PHOTO by Pam Wells