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Wiles is originally from Missouri and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science in Education and Master’s degree in Natural Resources Management from the University of Idaho. Most recently, he was with the City of Jamestown, North Dakota as city forester.
The City forester is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of planting, cultivation and maintenance of trees to ensure the continuity and health of community trees along city streets, parks and related areas, and the planning of new landscape designs. The forester also provides technical assistance to individuals, groups and City departments relating to arboriculture, forest insect and disease management, tree valuation, tree risk assessment and management, landscaping, and tree preservation.
Wiles’ experience includes work with the U.S. Forest Service in Spearfish, South Dakota as a wildland firefighter; and Potlatch, Idaho as a forestry technician.
Wiles is married and has two children. He enjoys spending time with family, the outdoors, hunting and fishing.