Steve Kariainen

Lake States Coordinator
Forest Resources Association

KariainenSteve is owner of Prime Time Forestry LLC, and recently retired from Louisiana Pacific Corp (LP) after nearly 37 years of service in LP’s Forest Resource Division.  In addition to being responsible for managing LP’s Hayward, Wisconsin forestry operations and fiber procurement program, he was actively involved in several industry associations, committees, and working groups dealing with forest practices and environmental issues.  He served as chair to the Wisconsin SFI Implementation Committee for several years, and was also was the first chair of the Lake States Forest Products Security Group.  Steve holds a B.S. in Forestry from Michigan Technological University.  He and his wife Sharon have been married 44 years, have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.