Chris Powell is another long- time veteran forester. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.S. in Forestry in 1972 and began working in the industry as a forester for Kelly Hardwood Corporation of Pittsfield, MA and then as a partner and forester for Evermore Lumber Company until 1984 when he joined Vegetation Control Service, Inc. and Bay State Forestry Service. Chris has strong local interests and ties and served as a town police officer in Worthington for 16 years. He recently retired from law enforcement as chief of police for Hinsdale, MA. Chris was elected to the Worthington Board of Selectmen in 2000, a post he still holds. Christopher Powell is an ISA certified arborist and holds pesticide applicator’s licenses in Massachusetts, Vermont and Connecticut.