Shirley Vaughn, M.S., is a regional urban forestry project developer for Davey Resource Group working with local and state governments and DOTs, universities, contractors, insurance companies, and not-for-profit organizations in Ohio, the mid-Atlantic, and coastal southeast. Ms. Vaughn specializes in urban forestry projects such as tree inventories, urban forest master plans, and UTC assessments. She also specialized in tree assessments for insurance claims and integrated vegetation management for DOTs. Prior to joining Davey Resource Group, Ms. Vaughn worked for the State of Florida Division of Forestry as an urban forestry grant administrator. She also has several years of municipal experience managing parks and natural areas in southern Florida for Broward County, with duties ranging from day-to-day facility and grounds management, to the development of park operations manuals and natural resource and emergency management plans.
She is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist and Municipal Specialist (FL-5512AM) and a two-term board member and current President of the Ohio Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. Ms. Vaughn is certified in Natural Lands Management through the University of Florida IFAS and The Nature Conservancy. Ms. Vaughn has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in geology from the University of Iowa.