About Us

The NCFA, the state’s oldest forest conservation organization, was established in 1911. Today it is a private, non-profit partnership of over 4,000 forest managers, landowners, mill operators, loggers, furniture manufacturers, educators and others concerned about the long-term health and productivity of the state’s forest resources and the industries they support.

Mission Statement: The North Carolina Forestry Association actively promotes healthy, productive forests by supporting the efforts of landowners and forestry-related businesses and organizations who responsibly manage or use forests.

The NCFA seeks to serve its membership through four major programs – Legislative Affairs, Training for Forestry Professionals, Education and Communications.

Chris Brown, Senior Director of Communications
(800) 231-7723 ext. 3 / Cell: (919) 337-6094
Chris Brown joined NCFA in 2000 and is responsible for all internal and external communications for the association, coordinating the production of all printed and electronic publications and online content, and promotional materials.  He also creates training content and coordinates the NCFA’s ProLogger training program.  In addition to writing material for NCFA publications, Brown also places articles and op-ed pieces in newspapers and trade magazines.  He participates in several landowner outreach programs with state and other non-profit entities across North Carolina.  On the media side, he oversaw the production of two of the NCFA’s video productions, “Forestry:  Keeping North Carolina Green and Growing” and “What is a Working Forest Conservation Easement”.  He spent eight years as a lobbyist with the NCFA before stepping down in 2012 to assume leadership of the Friends of Forestry Political Action Committee.  Brown joined the NCFA after spending six years as the public relations director and team services director for the National Hockey League Carolina Hurricanes.  Prior to joining the Hurricanes, Brown was a sports information director at Trinity College (CT) and the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Trinity.
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Ann Harper, Business Manager
(800) 231-7723 ext. 1
E-mail: aharper@ncforestry.org
Ann Harper joined the NCFA in 2004 and is an invaluable member of the NCFA’s staff.  In her role as business manager, Harper coordinates the day-to-day operations of the association while maintaining the association’s membership services.  One of those membership programs is the NCFA’s Hunting Lease Liability Insurance program, which typically includes close to 800 hunt clubs and corresponding landowners.  Harper is also the point person for the NCFA’s most important membership events, Forestry Day in the Legislature and the Annual Meeting.
Amy Juliana, Education Programs Manager
(800) 231-7723 ext. 2 
Amy Juliana became the NCFA’s Education Programs Manager in March of 2017.  Juliana directs the  NCFA’s education initiative, including the successful Sustainable Forestry Teachers Experience and the Forestry & Environmental Forestry Camps.  Juliana is a North Carolina Certified Environmental Educator, a Project Learning Tree Facilitator and a Project Wet Facilitator.  Juliana joined the NCFA after spending five years leading the natural history public education programs for two Wake County Public Parks –  Crowder District Park and Historic Yates Mill County Park. Juliana graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and from North Carolina State University with a master’s degree in Natural Resources. It’s worth noting that in addition to her existing relationships with environmental educators through her last position, Juliana also collaborated with the North Carolina State University Forest Education and Outreach Program (FEOP) and the North Carolina Forest Service through her master’s degree work at N.C. State University.