Mark Emmerson is Chairman and Chief Financial Officer and is a member of the Board of Directors of Sierra Pacific Industries, one of the nations' leading lumber, millwork, and window manufacturers headquartered in Redding, California.

Mark is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and puts his formal training as a CPA to full use in leading the Company's accounting and financial activities. Mark also has lumber manufacturing experience, having managed the construction phase and later operations of the Anderson sawmill complex. Mark is a member of the Board of Directors for the California Forestry Association, the President's Advisory Commission for the University of California, and has served in various capacities on both the American Forest and Paper Association and the American Forest Foundation.

The approximately 1,926,000 acres of industrial forest land are the backbone of the Company's sawmills, millwork and window manufacturing facilities, and electrical co-generation plants which now employ approximately 4,200 people throughout California, Washington and Wisconsin. In spite of the Company's tremendous growth, the basic principles of hard work and a commitment to a family atmosphere among employees is a dominant factor in day-to-day operations.

Mark resides in Redding, California and has three children, David 25, Bradley 21 and Miles 16.