Bob Deering has been the Forest Service's Regional Renewable Energy Coordinator in Alaska since 2015. As the Renewable Energy Coordinator, Deering facilitates the utilizatoin of forest renewable energy resources for the communities throughout Alaska. He works closely with the regiona's diverse stakeholders and communities. Deering has worked in engineering and energy roles within the Federal sector for more than 28 years. His experience collaborating with both the public and private sectors makes him well qualified for his renewable energy role. Previously, he worked for the United States Coast Guard as an environmental and energy engineer in a civilian capacity in Juneau, and for the Army Corps of Engineers in Seattle before that. He has been active in a wide range of renewable energy and sustainability initiatives, in a professional, volunteer and personal capacity.