New Forest Supervisor for Ashley National Forest

The retirement of John Erickson from the Ashley National Forest Service means a new face has joined the local Forest Service team. Jeff Schramm reported for duty on December 5th to fill the position as Forest Supervisor. “It is great to return to the Ashley National Forest,” shares Schramm, who worked as a Flaming Gorge District Ranger from 2004 to 2009 and then as the District Ranger in Heber until taking this new assignment. During his 25 years of Forest Service experience, Schramm has also worked as an Ecosystems Staff Officer, Small Sales Forester, Timber Sales Administrator and Forestry Technician throughout Utah and Idaho. “I am looking forward to meeting new individuals” shares Schramm, “and would like to thank John Erickson for his 42 years of service to the ForestService and his leadership here on the Ashley National Forest.” During his time with the Forest Service, Erickson worked as a wildlife biologist, District Ranger, Forest Supervisor and Deputy Regional Forester.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.