Sandy Watts

Acting Regional Forester

Sandy WattsDeputy Regional Forester Sandy Watts followed in her father’s footsteps and began her career in the Forest Service in 1988 on Kootenai National Forest in Libby, Montana as a front-line employee. She has served in positions at various levels of the agency, including within forest and district operations, Financial Management, Business Operations Deputy Chief’s Office, and the Chief Information Office.  Her expertise in program, portfolio, and project management was instrumental in increasing capacity through technology. Sandy’s leadership and expertise in workforce planning helped to successfully realign the Chief Information Office. She has a passion for leading people, is a great communicator and prides herself on her ability to bring folks together to affect meaningful change. Sandy holds a Project Management Professional certification and completed the Senior Executive Fellows at Harvard and the Leading in a Democratic Society leadership program at the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia.