Awesome video features Maine wood workers in “their office”

sunsetRight 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


George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.