Pavel Gmuzdek

Logging Manager

Pavel’s road to Haliburton Forest began when he left his native Czechoslovakia following the fall of Communism.

He eventually earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in social sciences and environmental leadership in the United States. After working in various parts of the United States and on international development projects in South America and Southeast Asia, Pavel landed in Canada in 2004.

Initially joining the Haliburton Forest team as an interpreter and a guide – Pavel is highly familiar with the art and science of dog sledding – Pavel transitioned into the management of forestry operations in 2009. When he isn’t busy overseeing the logging operations, Pavel can be found exploring the remoter corners of Haliburton Forest with his son, friends, or newcomers to the property.