Caitlin Sellers

Caitlin Sellers

Senior Forester / Lead Auditor

Caitlin Sellers - Senior Forester / Lead AuditorMs. Sellers is a Senior Forester and Lead Auditor for Aster Global Environmental Solutions, Inc., with over 13 years of experience in forestry, GHG reduction/removal projects, ecology, community assessment and engagement, and natural resource management. Ms. Sellers specializes in GHG validations/verifications, wetland surveys, habitat assessments, endangered and threatened species surveys, and ecosystem services assessment and planning. She has several years of experience as a Certified Forester and Lead Validator/Verifier for numerous carbon registries and jurisdictions, which enabled her to conduct GHG validations/verifications of many carbon sequestration projects in the United States and around the world.

At Aster Global, Ms. Sellers is responsible for project management and client coordination, while also conducting technical review services such as GHG validations/verifications, community monitoring and assessment, forest inventories and assessments, vegetative community characterizations, and feasibility assessments.

Caitlin's Resume

Education Level:

Bachelor of Science - Forest Resources and Conservation
University of Florida

Years of Experience:

13

Professional Affiliations:

  • Society of American Foresters

Certifications:

  • California Air Resources Board – Lead Offset Verifier
  • California Air Resources Board – US Forest Offset Project Specialist
  • Climate Action Reserve Lead Verifier
    • General Projects
    • Forest and Urban Forest Projects
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  • Wildland Firefighting Certification(s)
    • S190

GHG Validation and Verification Experience

Aster Global has been conducting third-party validations and verification since 2007 and has been accredited by ANSI under ISO 14065:2007 since March of 2010. Due to strict confidentiality requirements associated with many of our current and past projects we are unable to discuss full details of projects. However, the following is a list by program of the past and current project validation/verification experience of Ms. Sellers:

American Carbon Registry ( ACR )
TraineeGreenTrees ACRE (Advanced Carbon Restored Ecosystem) - ACR Validation/Verification-AR - Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana2011
Team MemberRestoration of Bottomland Hardwood Forests at National Wildlife Refuges in the South Central US - ACR Verification-AR - Arkansas and Louisiana2012
Team MemberGreen Trees ACRE (Advanced Carbon Restored Ecosystem) - 2011 Verification- ACR-AR - Mississippi Valley - desktop only2012
Team MemberGreenTrees ACRE (Advanced Carbon Restored Ecosystem) - 2012 Annual Verification- ACR-AR - Mississippi Valley - desktop only2013
Team MemberNitrous Oxide Reduction in Corn - ACR Validation/Verification-IFM - Michigan2014
Team MemberGreen Trees ACRE (Advanced Carbon Restored Ecosystem) - 2012.2 and 2012.3 Annual Verification - ACR-AR - Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana2014
Team MemberGreen Trees ACRE (Advanced Carbon Restored Ecosystem) - 2013 Annual Verification - ACR-AR and 2015.1 Initial - Mississippi Valley - desktop only2015
Team MemberTierra Resources – ACR Pre-Validation (Luling Oxidation Pond Wetland Assimilation Carbon Project) - Louisiana-desktop only2015
Sr Internal ReviewerBlandin Native American Hardwoods Conservation & Carbon Sequestration Project - Minnesota2015
Sr Internal ReviewerBear Creek Watershed Forest Carbon Project - Oregon2016
California Air Resources Board (ARB)
Sr Internal ReviewerFinite Carbon Farm Cove Community Forest Project -ARB Early Action - IFM - Maine - desktop only2013
Sr Internal ReviewerWillits Woods - ARB Early Action - IFM - California - desktop only2013
Sr Internal ReviewerThe Van Eck Forest - ARB Early Action - IFM - California - desktop only2013
Sr Internal ReviewerWillits Woods - ARB Early Action - IFM - California - desktop only2013
Independent ReviewerGualala River Project - ARB Desktop Review - IFM - California - desktop only2014
Team MemberGualala River - ARB Desktop Review 2013 - IFM - California - desktop only2014
Independent ReviewerBig River/Salmon Creek Forests - ARB EA Review - IFM - California - desktop only2014
Independent ReviewerBig River/Salmon Creek - CAR 408 - Verification - annual - IFM - California - desktop only2014
Independent ReviewerGarcia River Forest - ARB EA (1/1/2010-12/31/2012) - IFM - California - desktop only2014
Lead VerifierBishop Improved Forest Management Project - ARB Verification - IFM - Michigan2014
Lead VerifierGreen Assets Middleton Avoided Conversion - ARB EA - IFM - South Carolina - desktop only2014
Lead VerifierGreen Assets-Brookgreen Gardens Improved Forest Management Project - ARB Full Verification - IFM - South Carolina2014
Independent ReviewerFinite Carbon - The Forestland Group CT Lakes - ARB Full Verification - IFM - New Hampshire2014
Team MemberMcCloud River - ARB EA Review - IFM - California - desktop only2014
Team MemberGualala River - ARB Desktop Review 2014 - IFM - California - desktop only2015
Independent ReviewerGarcia River Forest - ARB EA (1/1/2013-12/31/2013) - IFM - California - desktop only2015
Lead VerifierBlue Source - Alligator River Avoided Conversion, ARB Early Action - AC - North Carolina - desktop only2015
Team MemberYurok Tribe Sustainable Forest Project - 2011 Vintages - ARB EA Review - California - desktop only2015
Team MemberMcCloud River - ARB EA Review - IFM - New Hampshire2015
Team MemberGoodman Forest LLC Improved Forest Management Project - ARB Verification - IFM - Wisconsin2015
Team MemberWillits Woods - ARB EA Review for 2014 - IFM - California - desktop only2015
Independent ReviewerBuckeye Forest Project - ARB Verification - IFM - California2015
Team MemberRips Redwoods - ARB Early Action Review 2013 - IFM - California2015
Team MemberBlue Source - Bishop Improved Forest Management Project - ARB Annual- IFM - Michigan - desktop only2015
Team MemberGarcia River Forest - ARB EA (1/1/2008-12/31/2009) - IFM - California - desktop only2016
Team MemberBlue Source - Alligator River Avoided Conversion, ARB Early Action - AC - North Carolina - desktop only2016
Team MemberThe Van Eck Forest - ARB Early Action - IFM - California - desktop only2016
Lead VerifierMcCloud River - ARB EA Review - IFM - California-desktop only2016
Independent ReviewerBuckeye Forest Project - ARB Verification - IFM - California2016
Team MemberRips Redwoods - ARB Early Action Review 2014 - IFM - California2016
Team MemberAshford III - ARB Verification - IFM - Washington2016
Team MemberHowland Research Forest - Maine-desktop only2016
Team MemberAlder Stream Preserve - Maine-desktop only2016
Lead VerifierUsal Redwood Forest - California2016
Team MemberFinite Carbon - Lyme Grand Lake Stream IFM - Maine2016
Team MemberGreen Assets - Lukens Avoided Conversion Projects - AC - North Carolina2017
Lead VerifierYurok Tribe Sustainable Forest Project - 2011 Vintages - ARB EA Review - California - desktop only
British Columbia (BC)
CDP
Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX)
Team MemberMACED Pool 1 Year 4 -CCX Annual Verification - Managed Forest - Kentucky - desktop only2012
Team MemberMACED Pool 2 Year 3 - CCX Annual Verification - Managed Forest - Kentucky and Virginia - desktop only2012
Team MemberMACED Pool 3 Year 2 - CCX Annual Verification - Managed Forest - Kentucky - desktop only2012
Team MemberMACED Pool 4 Year 1 - CCX Initial Verification - - Kentucky2012
Climate Action Reserve (Reserve)
TraineeCuyamaca Rancho State Park Reforestation Project - CAR Reforestation Verification - R - California2012
Team MemberVirginia Conservation Forestry Program-Clifton Farms - CAR Verification - IFM - Virginia2013
Team MemberVirginia Conservation Forestry Program-Rich Mountain - CAR Verification - IFM - Virginia2013
Team MemberBlue Source-Francis Beidler Improved Forest Management Project - CAR IFM - South Carolina2013
Lead VerifierFinite Carbon-Brosnan Forest - CAR Verification - IFM - South Carolina2013
Sr Internal ReviewerFinite Carbon-Potlatch Moro Big Pine CE - CAR IFM - Arkansas2013
Lead VerifierLouisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, -Mellon-Improved Forest Management Project - Pre Verification - CAR-IFM - Louisiana2013
Sr Internal ReviewerFinite Carbon - Berry Summit - CAR Verification - IFM - California2013
Internal ReviewerFinite Carbon-The Forestland Group Champion Property - CAR Verification - IFM - New York2014
Lead VerifierVirginia Conservation Forestry Program: Tazewell-Elk Garden - CAR Verification - IFM - Virginia2014
Sr Internal ReviewerFinite Carbon - The Forestland Group Champion project - Annual CAR Verification -IFM - New York - desktop only2014
Lead VerifierVirginia Conservation Forestry Program - Clifton Farms - CAR Annual Verification (2012 and 2013) - IFM - Virginia - desktop only2014
Team MemberVirginia Conservation Forestry Program - Rich Mountain - CAR Annual Verifications - IFM - Virginia - desktop only2014
Team MemberVirginia Conservation Forestry Program: Tazewell-Elk Garden - CAR Annual Verification- IFM - Virginia - desktop only2015
Lead VerifierVirginia Conservation Forestry Program - Clifton Farms - CAR Annual Verification - IFM - Virginia - desktop only2015
Team MemberGarcia River Forest - Reserve Verification -annual- IFM - California2015
Team MemberBig River/Salmon Creek Forests - Reserve Verification - annual - IFM - California2015
Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standard
TraineeThe International Small Group & Tree Planting Program (TIST) in Kenya, CCB-002 - CCB Validation/Verification-AR - Kenya2011
TraineePanama Canal Authority Sustainable Forest Cover Establishment Project - CCB Validation - Panama2012
Team MemberDenman Island Avoided Conversion of Forestlands Project - CCB Validation, Canada - Canada2012
Team MemberKariba REDD+ Project - CCB Validation- Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe2012
Team MemberReddForests - CCB Validation - IFM - Zimbabwe2012
Team MemberThe International Small Group & Tree Planting Program (TIST) in Uganda, CCB-001 - CCB Validation/Verification -ARR - Uganda2012
Team MemberBull Run Overseas Ltd Forest Carbon Project Phase 1 - CCB Validation - Belize2012
Team MemberThe International Small Group & Tree Planting Program (TIST) in Kenya, CCB-003 - CCB Validation/Verification - ARR - Kenya2012
Team MemberThe International Small Group and Tree Planting (TIST) Program in Uganda, CC-B002 - CCB Validation Verification - ARR - Uganda2013
Team MemberThe International Small Group and Tree Planting (TIST) Program in India, CCB-001 - CCB Validation/Verification - ARR - India2013
Team MemberThe International Small Group and Tree Planting (TIST) Program in Kenya, CCB-004 - CCB Validation/Verification - ARR - Kenya2013
Lead ValidatorBioCarbon Partners - Lower Zambia REDD+ Project - CCBA Validation - REDD - Zambia2013
Lead VerifierRimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project - CCB Verification - REDD - Indonesia2014
Lead VerifierKariba REDD+ Project - CCB Verification - REDD+ - Zimbabwe2014
Team MemberThe International Small Group & Tree Planting Program (TIST) in Uganda, CCB-001 - CCB Verification - ARR - Uganda2014
Team MemberThe International Small Group & Tree Planting Program (TIST) in Kenya, CCB-003 - CCB Verification - ARR - Kenya2014
Team MemberBuffelsdraai Landfill Site Community Reforestation Project - CCB Validation - South Africa2014
ISO
TraineeFlatrock Afforestation Project- Section 5 - ISO 14064-2 Validation/Verification - British Columbia2011
Team memberAlgoma Highlands Conservancy IFM Project - ISO14064-2 Validation/Verification - Ontario2014
Team MemberOntario Biodiversity Afforestation Project - ISO Validation and Verification/CCB Pre-Validation - OBAP-AR - Canada2014
ISO / Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standard
Team MemberOntario Biodiversity Afforestation Project - ISO Validation and Verification/CCB Pre-Validation - OBAP-AR - Canada2014
Natural Forest Standard (NFS)
"Team Member-Val Sr Reviewer-Ver"Trocano Araretama Conservation Project - Natural Forest Standard Validation/Verification-AD - Brazil2013
Team MemberTrocano Araretama Conservation Project - Natural Forest Standard Annual Verification - AD - Brazil - desktop only2014
PLAN VIVO
Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)
TraineeIntegrated Carbon Sequestration and Environmental Stewardship (ICSES) Pilot Project - VCS Pre-Validation - Tennessee2011
TraineeProtection of a Tasmanian Native Forest (Project 1: Redd Forests' Pilot) - VCS Verification - Tasmania - desktop only2011
Team MemberNatural High Forest Rehabilitation Project on Degraded Land of Kibale National Park - VCS Verification - ARR - Uganda - desktop only2011
TraineeINFSAPRO Rehabilitation of Logged-over Dipterocarp Forest in Sabah, Malaysia - VCS Verification - IFM - Malaysia - desktop only2011
TraineeThe International Small Group and Tree Planning Program (TIST) in Kenya, VCS-005 - VCS Validation/Verification - AR - Kenya2011
Team MemberRedd Forests Grouped Project: Protection of Tasmanian Native Forest - VCS Verification - IFM - Tasmania - desktop only2011
TraineeBull Run Overseas Forest Carbon Project: Phase 1 - VCS Validation/Verification - REDD - Belize2012
Team MemberMethodology for Soil Carbon - VCS Methodology Validation - Desktop Only2012
Team MemberMethodology for Sustainable Grassland Management - VCS Methodology Validation - Desktop Only2012
Team MemberKariba REDD Project - VCS Validation - Zimbabwe2012
Team MemberThe International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST) in Uganda VCS-001 - VCS Validation/Verification - ARR - Uganda2012
Team MemberThe International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST) in Uganda, VCS-002 - VCS Validation/Verification - ARR - Uganda2012
Team MemberThe International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST) in Uganda (VCS-003) - VCS Validation/Verification - ARR - Uganda2012
Team MemberThe International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST) in Uganda, VCS-004 - VCS Validation/Verification - ARR - Uganda2012
Team MemberLower Mississippi Valley Grouped Afforestation Project - VCS Validation - A - Mississippi2012
Team MemberMethodology for Avoided Deforestation (Revised VM0009) - VCS 2nd Methodology Assessment - Desktop Only2012
Team MemberThe International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST) in Kenya, VCS-006 - VCS Validation/Verification - ARR - Kenya2012
Team MemberApril Salumei REDD Project - VCS Validation/Verification - REDD - New Guinea2013
Team MemberThe International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST) in Uganda, VCS-005 - VCS Validation/Verification - ARR - Uganda2013
Team MemberThe International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST) in Uganda, VCS-006 - VCS Validation/Verification - ARR - Uganda2013
Team MemberThe International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST) in India, VCS-001 - VCS Validation/Verification - ARR - India2013
Team memberMethodology for Coastal Wetland Creation - VCS Methodology Validation - 1st assessment - Desktop Only2013
Team MemberThe International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST) in Kenya VCS-009 - VCS Validation/Verification - ARR - Kenya2013
Team MemberReforesting Degraded Lands in Chile Through the Use of Mycorrhizal Inoculation - VCS Validation/Verification - ARR - Chile2013
Team MemberKariba REDD+ Project - VCS Verification - REDD - Zimbabwe2013
Team Member"Forests Alive - VCS Verification - IFM Protection of a Tasmanian Native Forest - Project 3 Peter Downie Grouped Project - Protection of a Tasmanian Native Forest Protection of a Tasmanian Forest (Project 1: REDD Forests' Pilot)" - Tasmania2013
Team MemberCarbonCo Envira Amazonia Project - VCS Pre Validation - AD - Desktop Only2013
Team MemberAvoiding Planned Deforestation and Degradation in the Valdivian Coastal Reserve, Chile - VCS Validation/Verification - REDD - Chile2014
Team MemberRIL-C IFM Methodology (Reduced Impact Logging Practices to Reduce Carbon Emissions) and RIL-C East Kalimantan Performance Method Module - VCS 1st Methodology Validation - Desktop Only2014
Team MemberBethlehem Authority Improved Forest Management Project - VCS Verification - IFM - Pennsylvania2014
Sr Internal ReviewerAbote Project - VCS Pre-Validation-ARR - Wisconsin - desktop only2014
Team MemberProtocol for the Creation of Forest Carbon Offsets in British Columbia (FCOP) - VCS Methodology Validation - Desktop Only2015
Team MemberVM0007 REDD Methodology Modules (Revision to) - VCS Methodology Validation - REDD - Desktop Only2015
Team MemberBethlehem Authority Improved Forest Management Project - VCS Verification - IFM - Pennsylvania-desktop only2015
Team MemberMethodology for Tidal Wetland and Seagrass Restoration - First Assessment Report - Desktop Only2015
Independent ReviewerBethlehem Authority Improved Forest Management Project - VCS Annual Verification - IFM - Pennsylvania - desktop only2016
Team MemberRevision of Methodology VM0010-Methodology for Improved Forest Management: Conversion from Logged to Protected Forest, V1.7 - First Assessment - n/a - desktop only2016
Independent ReviewerLock Haven Improved Forest Management Project - Pennsylvania2016
Team MemberMethodology for Avoided Ecosystem Conversion VM0009, v3.0 (revision) - VCS Methodology 1st Validation - Desktop Only
Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standard
TraineeRestoration of Degraded Areas and Reforestation in Caceres and Cravo Norte, Colombia - VCS Validation/Verification and CCB Validation/Verification - Colombia2011
Team MemberSustainable Agriculture in Changing Climate (SACC) Project - Western Kenya - VCS/CCB Validation - ARR - Kenya2013
Team Member"CCB-Kasigau Corridor REDD Project Phases I & II VCS-The Kasigau Corridor REDD Project Phase II - The Community Ranches VCS/CCB Verification - REDD" - Kenya2013
Team MemberNew Leaf Carbon Project - VCS/CCB Validation/Verification - IFM - Tasmania2013
Lead VerifierRimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project - VCS Verification - REDD - Indonesia2013
Independent ReviewerLaguna Seca Forest Carbon Project - Belize2013
Team MemberC4 - VCS/CCB Validation - AR - South Africa2014
Team MemberPurus Project – A Tropical Forest Conservation Project in Acre, Brazil - VCS/CCB Verification (2nd monitoring) - REDD - Brazil2014
Team MemberRussas Project – A Tropical Forest Conservation Project in Acre, Brazil - VCS/CCB Validation - REDD - Brazil2014
Team MemberRussas Project – A Tropical Forest Conservation Project in Acre, Brazil - VCS/CCB Verification - 1st monitoring - REDD - Brazil2014
Team MemberValparaiso Project - A Tropical Forest Conservation Project in Acre, Brazil - VCS/CCB Validation - REDD - Brazil2014
Team MemberValparaiso Project - A Tropical Forest Conservation Project in Acre, Brazil - VCS/CCB Verification - REDD - Brazil2014
Team MemberPurus Project – A Tropical Forest Conservation Project in Acre, Brazil - VCS/CCB Verification (3rd monitoring) - REDD - Brazil2015
Team MemberThe Envira Amazonia Project – A Tropical Forest Conservation Project in Acre, Brazil - VCS/CCB Validation - REDD - Brazil2015
Team MemberAlto Mayo Conservation Initiative - VCS/CCB Verification - Peru2015
Lead Verifier / Team MemberRimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project Verification Report - Indonesia2015
Independent ReviewerPurus Project – A Tropical Forest Conservation Project in Acre, Brazil - VCS/CCB Verification (3rd monitoring) - REDD - Brazil2016
Independent ReviewerThe Envira Amazonia Project – A Tropical Forest Conservation Project in Acre, Brazil - VCS/CCB Validation - REDD - Brazil2016
Team MemberPurus Project – A Tropical Forest Conservation Project in Acre, Brazil - VCS/CCB Verification - REDD - Brazil
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