S. Elwood York, Jr – Washington Office Wilderness Program Leader, U.S. Forest Service. Elwood, as he most affectionately called is a 30 + year veteran civil and criminal trial attorney whose history in the profession includes tenures as the Director of Pretrial Services for Monroe County, FL, as well as the D.C. Dept. of Corrections Interim Director, Principal Attorney General and Acting Director of the Bureau of Corrections for the Dept. of Justice in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mr. York has also served as a Municipal Judge in Houston ,Texas. Since 2012, Mr. York has worked as Wilderness Program Lead for the U.S. Forest Service managing 36 million acres of public lands. He is a graduate of Howard University with a degree in Zoology and Chemistry. Mr. York has been a part of several national award-winning teams that address the needs of underserved youth by fostering civic engagement, research, and wilderness stewardship. He is a staunch advocate for wilderness, education, and environmental conservation. Mr. York received his Juris Doctorate from Texas Southern University.