As director of the Rainforest Alliance’s RA-Cert Division, Jickling manages the worldwide forest management, agriculture, climate and other Rainforest Alliance auditing services. Based in Vermont, Jickling joined the Rainforest Alliance in 1995. He is a forester and forest economist, and has worked as a private forestry consultant in Vermont and as an international natural resource management specialist in Haiti, Ecuador, Bolivia and five other countries.
Jickling is a lead auditor for the Rainforest Alliance and has conducted numerous forest management and chain-of-custody audits to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council, the global standard setter in responsible forest management. His work for the Rainforest Alliance also includes the development of certification systems and quality control.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in forest management from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in Forest Economics from the University of Minnesota.