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Bureau of Land Management
California

George Phillips at the State Office during a recent System Administrator conference.
George Phillips

IT Specialist
Eagle Lake Field Office


"I've been with the BLM for 30 years."

George is out of the Eagle Lake Field Office located in Susanville, California and is a resident of Susanville.  Before coming to Eagle Lake Field Office he worked in Oregon and Wyoming for the BLM.  He holds a B.S. is Forest Management from Oklahoma State where he attended college on a swimming scholarship.

George started with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as a forester in Arizona on the  Fort Apache Reservation for five years.  He then moved to Minnesota with the BIA for ten months.  In 1974 George left the BIA and started with the BLM in Prineville, Oregon.  In 1979 he moved to Rawlins as a forester until March 2003 and during this time he slowly transitioned from forestry to a full-time Systems Administrator.

When weather permits you might see him on his motorcycle - and in the winter you are likely to see him tromping about in snowshoes, as he and his wife both enjoy snowshoe treks.  He is married with three daughters and two grandchildren.  When George needs to recharge he looks to woodworking, exercising and playing with his grandkids, which is surely a form of exercise in itself!


For more information concerning this feature story, contact George Phillips by telephone 530-252-5309 or by e-mail George_Phillips@ca.blm.gov
 
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