Davey Resource Group Consulting Utility Forester Shane McQuillan chose a unique career in a unique location—compared to his homeland colleagues. Read more about his story below. While many forestry graduates from Christchurch, New Zealand’s Canterbury University end up working in the timber industry, Shane McQuillan branched out.
McQuillan, a consulting utility forester for Davey Resource Group, spent seven years working on pine and eucalyptus plantations in Australia before going back to school at Canterbury. Upon graduation, McQuillan traveled to the U.S. to visit a friend—who is now his wife.
Settled in southern Illinois, McQuillan decided to pursue a career in his field and found Davey Resource Group, for which he has worked for a little less than two years now.