Biographical Information About Speakers/Instructors: A-C, J-Q, R-Z
Glen E. Dabney - Texas A & M University, BS Forestry 1978. Forestry Consultant since 1978. Developed the systems for medium format precision aerial photography employed by Kingwood Forestry Services, Inc. Registered Forester, American Society of Photogrammetry, Association of Consulting Foresters, Licensed Commercial Pilot, Licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicator. Source: Kingwood Forestry Services, Inc., web page, 10/00.
Deborah W. Dangerfield is president and owner of Dangerfield Consulting. She has trained more than 300 businesses throughout the nation on accounting software. She has written software documentation and has presented many workshops and seminars. Debbie excels in helping financial novices understand the complexities of accounting procedures and software. Source: The University of Georgia Continuing Education Course Description, 7/00.
Bill Dart is a land use advocate who got involved with the Blueribbon Coalition by working with Clark Collins on the National Recreational Trails Fund Act back in 1989 and 1990. Today, through the BRC, and with a new legal team, he is aggressively fighting for ATV rights. He is the Legislative Officer of District 36 of the American Motorcyclist Association and is also associated with the California-Nevada Snowmobile Association, High Sierra Motorcycle Club, and California Off-Road. Dart also enjoys event promotion, hunting, and fishing. Source: Blueribbon Coalition website, 5/04.
Denise B. Davis is as an independent Wealth Management Advisor working with clients in the areas of asset protection, risk management, financial planning, and investment management. She has held positions as Senior Vice President with U.S. Trust Company and Deutsche Asset Management, both based in New York. While currently focused on the individual market, her clients have included not for profit organizations and corporations, including Fortune 100 clients. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts. Her licenses include a Series 6, 63 and 7. She received a BA (summa cum laude) from Sacred Heart College and a MA from UNC Chapel Hill. Source: Personal Résumé, 8/09.
Lawrence Davis received the Bachelor of Science and Master of Forestry degrees from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from U. C. Berkeley in 1964. Both his thesis and dissertation were on the feasibility and economics of prescribed burning and fuels management. After completing his BS degree he worked with the U. S. Forest Service in Georgia conducting forest management and fire research and subsequently served three years in the U. S. Army as an electronics specialist. After completing his Doctorate, he spent six years as Assistant and Associate professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and then joined Utah State University where he was Professor and Head of the Department of Forest Resources for 12 years. At USU, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in forest resources management and directed several research projects in public land management concerned with public involvement, land classification systems and was also active in training and implementing the FORPLAN planning system of the U. S. Forest Service. At Berkeley since 1982, Professor Davis taught integrated forest management and planning and had an extensive research program with industry and public agencies in this area. Author of over 75 publications, he is the senior author of the now worldwide standard teaching and reference textbook Forest Management (third and now fourth edition) 805 pp. in the McGrawHill Forestry Series. He held the S. J. Hall Chair in Forest Economics at Berkeley until 1996. After retiring from Berkeley in 1997, he worked on consulting projects with the forestry consulting firms of Mason, Bruce and Girard, Inc, of Portland Oregon, Vestra Resources in Redding CA., and The Forest Technology Group of Charleston SC. Integrated forest land management planning and improving quantitative analysis of planning and policy issues to deal with the real-world economic, social and ecological aspects of forest problems has been the central focus of his teaching, research and writing career. He is a recognized leader in developing concepts, tools and systems to support analysis and planning for sustainable forest ecosystem management. Source: Personal Résumé, 09/04.
Lewis S. Dean has been a staff Geologist with the Geological Survey of Alabama in Tuscaloosa since 1986 and manages the Library and Minerals Information Office for the Geologic Investigations Program. Source: Personal Résumé, 05/13.
Allen Deese graduated from Huntingdon College in Business Marketing. After graduation, Allen and two buddies started an Alligator farm in south Montgomery. Also, during this time, he trapped beavers and did dynamite work for several land owners and companies. Allen continued with that for ten years and then moved on to follow his wife with her new job at Auburn University. He met Wayne and Jimmy Bassett who own Beck's Turf & The Wildlife Group and at this point was offered the job of Marketing, Sales & Nursery Manager of The Wildlife Group. The Wildlife Group Is a nursery dedicated to the natural enhancement of wildlife habitat through plantings of fruit and nut bearing trees and plants. The last ten years have been very fruitful in this new endeavor, and The Wildlife Group is exceeding our expectations. Allen is married to Tina Deese. They have two kids, 19 years old and 15 years old. Source: Personal Résumé, 04/13.
Gary Delaney is Vice-President of Louisiana
Forest Seed Company, a family operated business established in 1983. Gary's
father, Derwood Delaney, was involved in the seed industry back in the 1950's,
and is currently still involved in the business. Gary's grandfather, Luther
Delaney, was the first state nurseryman in the South, which at that time
involved procuring your own seed for planting. Gary has been involved in the
business since its establishment in 1983. He has a B.S. degree in business from
Louisiana State University and an MBA from Louisiana Tech University.
Louisiana Forest Seed Company procures, processes and sells tree and shrub seed for the forest and horticulture industries throughout the southeastern United States. LFSCo also exports seed. The company handles approximately 200 species of seed. The seed plant covers 30,000 sq. ft. with 2 freezers and three coolers for seed storage. Source: Personal Résumé, 5/08.
Walter Dennis, Forest Ecologist, received a BS and MS from Mississippi State University. He has a broad range of experience in forest management, BMP assessment, environmental regulations, wildlife management, and public affairs for industry, U.S. Forest Service and landowners in five southeastern states. He is also a registered forester in Alabama and Mississippi, and a certified wildlife biologist. Source: Préceda Education & Training Course Description, 5/99.
Trey DeLoach is an Extension Forester in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University. Trey provides Enhanced Forestry Education in six counties in southwest Mississippi. He received both a BS and a MS in forest management from Mississippi State University. He is a member of the Society of American Forester, Mississippi Forestry Association and a registered forester in Mississippi. Source: Personal Résumé, 2/04.
Ashley DeRamus is the great-granddaughter of Elmer S. Miller, founder of Miller Lumber Co. Ashley has Down Syndrome and has her own foundation, The Ashley DeRamus Foundation, and works tirelessly to advocate for children and adults with Down Syndrome. For countless people, Ashley has changed their perspective of what people with Down Syndrome are capable of accomplishing. She has met with luminaries such as Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich. She has shown athletic excellence by winning 43 medals while competitively swimming, has her own clothing line designed for the special sizes of young ladies with Down Syndrome and has been traveling the United States on a Pledge of Allegiance Tour, showing people across the country that people with special needs have the ability to be informed registered voters. Source: Personal Résumé, 3/13.
Ted DeVos is a Registered Forester, Wildlife Biologist and, for 10 years, Co-owner of Bach and DeVos Forestry and Wildlife Services in Montgomery, Alabama. He has served as an appointed Commissioner on the Alabama Forestry Commission and as President of the Alabama Wildlife Federation. Ted is also involved with the Alabama Prescribed Fire Council, Alabama Quail Council, Alabama Forest Resources Center, among other committees and appointments. Bach and DeVos assists in management of forestland and recreational properties throughout the southeast, primarily in Alabama. They specialize in incorporating wildlife management into timber management regimes. In addition, they manage and establish quality understories in woodlands with herbicides and woodland grinders to clear thick undergrowth and saplings for hunting, forestry, wildlife management and aesthetics. Source: Personal Résumé, 3/09.
Lamar Dewberry is a private forest landowner in Lineville, Alabama where he and his wife Felicia own Dewberry Lands, LLC and Mountains Streams Realty, Inc. Lamar manages their forestland for multiple uses. Lamar obtained a Masters Degree from Auburn University and spent the first twenty-three years of his career teaching forestry to young people in the Agriscience program. His students were very successful in national competitions and many went on to further their education in forest related careers. Since leaving the teaching profession he has been able to spend more time managing their forestland. He has developed a blog, www.dewberrylands.blogspot.com to show how they use their multiple use forest. Source: Personal Résumé, 5/12.
Stephen G. Dicke is Extension Forestry Professor, Mississippi State University, based off-campus at the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center, Raymond, Mississippi. Stephen is a Certified Arborist, International Society of Arboriculture, and a Registered Forester, Mississippi Board of Registration for Foresters. He has served in his current position for 24 years. Before that Stephen was with Weyerhaeuser and LSU. In 2011 Stephen received the Meritorious Service to Forestry Award from the Mississippi Forestry Association, and in 2010 the Forest Landowners Association named him Extension Forester of the Year. Stephen has been married 32 years to the former Susan Gourley of Starkville. They have three adult children. Source: Personal Résumé, 7/13.
David Dickens is an Associate Professor of Forest Productivity at
Warnell School of Forest Resources, The University of Georgia. There he works
through the Extension Service at Statesboro and has written extensively on
southern pine forest management.
David earned his B.S. in Forest Management from The University of Georgia and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Forest Site Productivity from Clemson University. He has worked in Forestry Extension at Clemson and then, UGA since 1988. Source: Warnell School of Forest Resources web site, 02/08.
Chris Dillard is the Geospatial Extension Specialist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. He received his undergraduate degree in finance and a master’s degree in management information systems from Auburn University. Chris began working on precision agriculture projects in 1998 with Dr. Paul Mask and was responsible for program global positioning systems, geographic information systems, and computer technology. As the specialist for geospatial technologies, Chris conducts targeted programs that promote the use of geospatial tools and applications, and integrate geospatial concepts. The Geospatial Extension Program serves the state of Alabama, primarily in the areas of agriculture, forestry, and natural resources. Objectives of the program align with the programmatic objectives of the National Geospatial Technology Extension Network, to advance knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health, well-being, and communities, and to expand and accelerate the realization of economic and societal benefits from Earth science information and technology. Chris participates in the Map@Syst and YouthSET eXtension communities of practice. Source: Personal Résumé, 10/09.
J. Kevin Dodd is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Kevin is a native of Marshall County and a 1984 graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in wildlife biology. He has been employed with the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division since 1984. Kevin is married with two children. He lives in Prattville, Alabama. Kevin is an active outdoorsman. Source: Personal Résumé, 7/13.
Jim Doescher is president of Jim Doescher and Associates and vice president of Abbeville Forest Products, Inc. He received his Bachelor's degree in forestry from Mississippi State University and recently completed an advanced negotiating program at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Doescher spent 18 years working in the forest industry prior to beginning his own firm. He is a guest lecturer for the School of Forestry at Auburn University and teaches numerous short courses and workshops on the negotiating process. Doescher is active in Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association and is listed in Who's Who in Professional Speaking. Source: Mississippi State University Continuing Education Course Description, 4/99.Erskine G. (Don) Donald, ALC, the qualifying broker of The Great Southern Land Co., Inc., is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. He has taken graduate courses in business, and worked for NASA for nearly 30 years prior to volunteering for early retirement in 1992 to pursue a second career in real estate and appraisal "back home". He holds the REALTORS Land Institute (RLI) Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation and is a member of Omega Tau Rho honor society of the National Association of Realtors. He is also a licensed real property appraiser in Alabama. Don resides in his hometown of Pine Apple. Source: Great Southern Land Website, 10/01.
Matt Donegan is a co-founder and principal with US Forest
Capital, an investment management group solely dedicated to forestland investments. At
USFC, Mr. Donegan developed and now leads the groups commercial investment services,
providing transaction and investment management services to private and institutional
investors. In this capacity, he launched a joint venture with Resource Management Service,
and continues to serve as USFC lead. Mr. Donegan also leads the development of USFCs
operating strategy, serving as the groups managing partner. He has appeared in
numerous public speaking engagements and authored several articles in industry trade
Prior to co-founding US Forest Capital, Mr. Donegan served as Portfolio Officer at the Hancock Timber Resource Group in Boston. While there, he managed three timberland portfolios totaling $1.4 billion on behalf of institutional investors, including the nations largest institutional timberland investor. At HTRG, Mr. Donegan reviewed billions of dollars in timberland transactions across North America and New Zealand. In addition to portfolio management, his roles at HTRG included investor relations, corporate strategic planning and technical research and development. Previously, he served at Georgia-Pacific Corporation in Atlanta, where his responsibilities included investment analysis, and technical services including environmental policy. Mr. Donegan earned a Bachelors in Forestry from the University of Florida and a M.B.A. with concentrations in Forest Industries Management and Finance from the University of Tennessee. Source: Personal Résumé, 1/00.
Rich Donnell is the Editor at Hatton-Brown Publishers, Montgomery, Alabama, which publishes the new Wood Bioenergy magazine, as well as several other magazines in the forest products field, including Panel World, Timber Processing, Timber Harvesting, Southern Loggin' Times and Southern Lumberman. Donnell has been with Hatton-Brown for 25 years. Previously he worked in the newspaper business as a reporter. He received his undergraduate degree in journalism at Auburn University, and a Master's in Journalism at Penn State University. Donnell also operates The Donnell Group, a regional book publishing firm, which specializes in sports autobiographies as well as specialty books. Source: Personal Résumé, 6/09.
Derek Dougherty is CEO of Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia in 1993, Derek worked as District Manager for James M. Vardaman & Co., Inc. in Lumberton, North Carolina until starting Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc. in September 1995. Derek is a registered forester in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi and Real Estate broker in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Derek also serves as manager of Progressive Realty Services, LLC, specializing in the sale of rural land, and co-manager of Progressive Forest Properties Group, LLC, managing pooled monies invested in timberland properties. Derek is a member of Society of American Foresters and President-elect of the Forest Landowners Association. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Forest Landowners Association. Derek is an accomplished writer and speaker on forest management in the southeastern United States. Source: Personal Résumé, 6/09.
W. Alfred (Billy) Dozier, Jr. received the B.S. degree in agriculture education in 1963 and M.S. degree in horticulture in 1965 from Auburn. Billy worked as a research assistant in horticulture fruit crops from March 1965 to September 1968. He left Auburn in September 1968 to work on a PH. D. in Pomology (fruit crops) at VPI. He completed the PH. D. program in January 1971 and returned to Auburn February 1971 in fruit crops research and teaching programs. Billy has conducted research on many different fruit crops in Alabama. Tree crops research includes apples, pears, peaches, plums, satsuma, and chestnuts. Small fruit research includes blueberry, kiwi, and strawberry. Patents for 8 new chestnut cultivars and 5 new kiwi cultivars from the program have recently been issued. Source: Personal Résumé, 7/11.
Anthony C. Drake grew up in East Alabama on a family farm. Tony is a graduate of Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine and has practiced Veterinary Medicine in Montgomery for over 30 years. Presently he is actively involved in intensively managing his 3,300 acres of timberland and serves as a Forest Service Provider for AgraGate which is an aggregator for the Chicago Climate Exchange. Source: Personal Résumé, 10/08.
Eleanor J. Drake is a native Alabamian and a graduate of Auburn University. Now a retired school teacher and wildlife enthusiast, she has had ten years experience leasing land for hunting. She is married to veterinarian Tony Drake in Montgomery, Alabama, and is the mother of two children. Source: Personal Résumé, 7/07.
Kerlin Drake is Vice President-Marketing of Anthony Forest Products in El Dorado, Arkansas. His main responsibilities include all marketing functions, marketing initiatives for residential/commercial construction, new-product development, customer development, trade associations executive, and technical sales support activities for the sales team with the laminating plants in Washington, Georgia and El Dorado, Arkansas and Anthony-Domtar Inc. I-Joist plant in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Mr. Drake graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Management in 1976. Mr. Drake previous employment was with Timber Products Inspection in Conyers, Georgia serving as a senior regional supervisor out of Baton Rouge, LA for 10 years. Mr. Drake joined Anthony Forest Products in 1987 as quality control director for all manufacturing operations. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Anthony-Domtar Inc., President and CEO of Power Building Systems, LLC, Chairman of the Southern Pine Council, Chairman of the Executive Task Group of the Grants and Partnership Committee with the Southern Pine Council, Chairman of the Glulam Management Committee, member of the I-Joist Management Committee, and Marketing Advisory Committee of the APA-The Engineered Wood Association. He sits on numerous other committees within APA, SFPA, American Wood Council of AF&PA, and Wood Products Council. He served as past Chairman of the Board of Advisors of Timber Products Inspection and board member of the Wood Truss Council of America. Mr. Drake and his wife, Elise, live in El Dorado, Arkansas. Source: Personal Résumé, 6/10.
Scott Drenkard is an Economist with the Tax Foundation. Scott's research areas include excise taxes, income taxes, and sales taxes. He is the editor of the most recent edition of the popular handbook, Facts & Figures: How Does Your State Compare? His analyses of tax and spending policy have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Orange County Register, CNN.com, Reuters, the Associated Press, NPR, CBS and the peer-reviewed Journal of State Taxation. Prior to joining the Tax Foundation, Scott was selected as a Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow by the Institute for Humane Studies and served as a Ronald Reagan Fellow in the Goldwater Institute’s Center for Economic Prosperity. His work can be seen in their quarterly publication, For the Record. In 2012, he completed a year of non-profit management training through the Koch Associate Program. He holds a B.S. in economics from the University of Mary Washington, where he founded the Libertarian Readers Society and served as the Vice President of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international economics honor society. He is a candidate for an M.A. in economics at George Mason University. Source: http://taxfoundation.org/staff/scott-drenkard, 9/12.
Mitch Dubensky is Director of Forest Environment for the American Forest & Paper Association in Washington D.C. He represents private forest landowners on a variety of regulatory and legislative issues including water quality, wetlands, air, forest inventory, global climate change and resource assessment. Source: Personal Résumé, 1/01.
Ann Dugan is the founder, executive director and assistant dean of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, part of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Created to foster the growth and development of family businesses and entrepreneurial firms, seed innovation and promote technology transfer, the Institute engages the enterprising community with teaching, research and outreach to a range of organizations through its many initiatives and programs. Ms. Dugan is an accomplished author, lecturer and family business consultant with more than 20 years of experience researching, developing and writing in the areas of family business, strategic planning, development of the franchise system and the dynamics of the entrepreneurial firm. Ann Dugan is an associate of the Family Business Consulting Group, an organization that provides leadership in the field of education and consulting to the closely held or family firm. Source: Personal Résumé, 5/09.
Gilbert F. Dukes, III born Mobile, Alabama, September 4, 1963; admitted to bar, 1988, Alabama. Education: Washington & Lee University (B.S., Accounting and Business Administration, cum laude, 1985); University of Alabama School of Law (J.D., 1988); New York University (LL.M., Taxation, 1989). Phi Kappa Phi; Order of the Coif. Hugo L. Black Scholar. Bench and Bar. Graduate Editor, Tax Law Review, 1988-1989. Member: Mobile County and American (Member, Taxation Section) Bar Associations; Alabama State Bar (Chairman, Tax Section, 1996-1997). Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Former Adjunct Lecturer of Taxation, Spring Hill College, 1995—. Faculty Member, Southern Trust School. President, Alabama 1031 Property Exchange, Inc.; Member, Federation of Exchange Accommodations. Author: "Tax Deferred Exchanges of Property-Mistakes and Misconceptions," Taxes, The Tax Magazine, December 2001; "Tax Deferred Exchanges, Selected Issues," The Alabama Lawyer, September 2001; "Direct Deeding May Avoid Intermediary's Environmental Exposure in Like-Kind Exchange, "The Journal of Taxation, October 1993; "Beware of Tax Liens and the IRS Right of Redemption After Foreclosure," BNA Tax Management Financial Planning Journal, October 1993, BNA Tax Management Weekly Report, September 6, 1993, BNA IRS Practice & Policy Bulletin, August 13, 1993, The Alabama Lawyer, January 1993; "Tax Deferred Exchanges: Mistakes, Misconceptions and Traps," Gulf Coast Condo Owner, Fall 1999. Member, Board of Directors of American Institute on Federal Taxation; Mobile Estate Planning Council; Advisory Board of Directors, Wachovia Bank. Practice Areas: Estate Planning; Trust Planning; Estate Administration; Taxation; Corporate Law; Real Estate; Tax Deferred Exchanges. Source: Lawyers.com, 3/08.
Michael A. Dunn is an economist with the
Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, specializing in forestry
related economics and policy analysis. He researches resource related economics
and policy issues pertinent to Louisiana. He also conducts extension programming
within the LSU AgCenter Extension Natural Resources Program, which is
responsible for education and outreach to Louisiana’s non-industrial, private
forestland owners and managers.
Dunn received a PhD in Forest Economics and Policy Analysis from Auburn University, a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Forestry from Louisiana Tech University, and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration Degree in Economics from Northeast Louisiana University.
Dunn has written approximately 90 natural resource related publications in his 11 year academic career. He is an active forest and farm landowner in Louisiana. Source: Personal Résumé, 6/09.
Willie R. Dunn is Senior Vice President with First United Security Bank which has branches in Clarke, Choctaw, Bibb, Shelby and Tuscaloosa Counties. Mr. Dunn has 27 years banking experience in the rural timber producing counties of Wilcox, Clarke, and Bibb Counties. He grew up working with his father as a logging contractor in the early 1960s. First United Security Bank operates in an economy that is largely dependent on timber production and wood fiber. Source: Personal Résumé, 8/01.
Darrell L. Dunteman is a 1975 graduate of the University of Illinois. Dunteman is a practing agricultural accountant and financial consultant with offices in Bushnell, Illinois. Dunteman edits Ag Executive as well as the Farm and Ranch Tax Letter (www.agexecutive.com). Dunteman may be contacted at (309) 772-2168. Source: Personal Résumé, 8/06.
Pat Dye was Auburn head football coach from 1981 to 1992. Coach Dye led the Auburn Tigers to four SEC championships, nine bowl games and five top 10 finishes. He was SEC Coach of the Year once. He is currently host of "Alabama Outdoors" which airs live on Monday nights from 6 to 7 p.m. As a landowner, Coach Dye uses some of his "outdoor" knowledge to develop and improve his own properties. He is converting his 585 acres in Notasulga, Alabama from a cattle farm into one managed for timber and wildlife. Source: Personal Résumé, 11/01.
John Earle graduated from the University of Georgia School of Forest Resources with BS and MS degrees in 1985 and 1991. John has worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service's National Wildlife Refuge system since 1991 and has served at six stations (nine refuges) in Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, and Louisiana. Source: Personal Résumé, 4/11.
Bruce N. Eason is President of Piedmont Foresters, Inc., a forestry consulting firm based in LaFayette, Alabama. Bruce has been with the firm since receiving a BS degree in Forest Management from Auburn University in 1976. He is a member of the Association of Consulting Foresters and numerous other forestry organizations. Bruce received a Bachelor of Theology Degree from Christian Life School in November 1992. Source: Personal Résumé, 10/00.
Don C. East was born in his Cleveland grandparents' home in Clevelands Cross Roads, Alabama. He was immersed in American Indian tales, legends and ways of life during his youth from his grandmother, great grandfather and great great Uncle of the Nail family. His great great great great grandmother and great great grandmothers of the Nail family were Creek Indians. After graduation from Bibb Graves High school in Millerville, Alabama, Don joined the United States Navy and spent 8 years as an enlisted Cryptologic Technician. He then received a commission as a Naval Flight Officer during the Vietnam War. During his flying tours he operated off aircraft carriers and land based sites performing airborne electronic reconnaissance missions. He was the commanding officer of two Navy electronic reconnaissance squadrons during his career. He spent the majority of his Navy tours overseas in Europe and the Middle East. Don holds bachelor and masters degrees from Monterey College in Monterey, California in International Relations and a second masters degree from Salve Regina College in Newport, Rhode Island in Russian Studies. During his Navy career, he was based in Spain, Germany, Turkey, Russia, Norway, Iceland, Italy, Greece, and other countries in the region. He was on numerous assignments to Russia, both before the breakup of the USSR and afterwards. During the latter portion of his Navy career, he was a professor at both the Navy and the Air Force War colleges, where he taught Russian and Middle East studies and naval operations. After retiring as a Captain with 35 years of active duty Navy service in 1992, he built a home on Lake Wedowee where he still lives. He owns and operates The Creeks Tree Farms in Clay and Randolph Counties. He has won several state, regional and national awards for exceptional forestry and wildlife management on his tree farms. He writes often for local newspapers and magazines, and his book “A Historical Analysis of the Creek Indian Hillabee Towns and Personal Reflections on the Landscape and People of Clay County, Alabama” was released in December 2008. Source: Personal Résumé, 3/09.
Myron Ebell is director of energy and global
warming policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He also serves as
director of Freedom Action, a web-based grassroots activist organization
dedicated to putting freedom on the offensive, and chairs the Cooler Heads
Coalition, which comprises over two dozen non-profit groups in this country and
abroad that question global warming alarmism and oppose energy-rationing
The Business Insider in 2009 commented that, “Myron Ebell may be enemy #1 to the current climate change community.” Eric Pooley devotes a chapter of his 2010 book, The Climate War, to Mr. Ebell and calls him “a superstar of the Denialosphere” (that is his term for those who oppose global warming alarmism). The Financial Times this year called him “one of America’s most prominent climate-change skeptics” and the San Francisco Chronicle recently noted that he “for years has been one of the fiercest critics of global warming science.” Among numerous other recognitions, Vanity Fair magazine published a long, highly critical profile of Mr. Ebell in their May 2007 “second annual Green Issue” and seven members of the British House of Commons from all three major parties introduced a motion in 2004 to censure him “in the strongest possible terms.”
Prior to coming to CEI, Mr. Ebell was policy director at Frontiers of Freedom, a public-policy advocacy organization founded by former U. S. Senator Malcolm Wallop. While at Frontiers of Freedom, he worked on property rights, the Endangered Species Act, federal-lands policies, and global warming. He previously served as senior legislative assistant to Rep. John Shadegg, where he helped develop landmark legislation that would reform the Endangered Species Act, and before that as Washington representative of the American Land Rights Association and as assistant to the chairman of the National Taxpayers Union.
A native of Baker County, Oregon, where he grew up on a cattle ranch, Mr. Ebell holds a B.A. (cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from Colorado College and a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, where he was a pupil of renowned political philosopher Michael Oakeshott. He was also a graduate student at the University of California at San Diego, where he was a Board of Regents’ Fellow, and a research student at Peterhouse, Cambridge University. Source: Personal Résumé, 8/10.
Thomas J. Ebner received a BS degree in Forest Engineering from Oregon State in 1956 and an MBA degree from the University of Oregon in 1968. After 3 years in the Marine Corps, from 1956 to 1959, Ebner began work for Roseburg Lumber Co. as a timber cruiser (1960-1962). He then went to work for the Bureau of Land Management as an Engineer (1962-1967), followed by 17 years with Weyerhaeuser Company where he worked first as a modeler and then as a forest business manager in Columbus, Mississippi. He has been a private consultant since 1986. Tom is a co-author of a book entitled Timberland Investments, published in 1992. He also co-authored with Bob Daniels a paper entitled The Benefits of Marking the First Pine Thinning, 2006. Source: Personal Résumé, 7/08.
Jane Eckert, Eckert AgriMarketing. It is no
wonder that Jane Eckert, a farmer’s daughter and former corporate marketing
executive, has become a recognized expert on agritourism, a growing travel trend
in America. She created one of the most successful tourism farms in North
America and now helps members of the travel industry tap into the agritourism
market. Jane, now in her second year of consulting with the travel division of
the State of Kansas, works with travel professionals, farmers and ranchers in
order to develop agritourism in the state.
Jane was raised on her family’s apple orchard outside of St. Louis, Missouri, and eventually pursued an executive career in corporate marketing for more than 15 years, working for such giants as Atlantic Richfield Oil Company.
Combining her marketing expertise and her passion for agriculture, she returned to her roots as Vice President of Marketing for Eckert’s Country Store and Farms. Through her innovative ideas and through working closely with CVBs and tourism authorities, she helped develop the farm into one of metropolitan St. Louis’ most popular entertainment and tourist destinations, attracting 500,000 guests annually.
Jane has been featured in U.S.A. Today and interviewed for hundreds of newspapers, magazines and radio shows throughout the country. In her speeches and workshops, she has helped thousands of tourism professionals to see the financial benefits of promoting the niche product of agritourism.
In 2001, Jane created Eckert AgriMarketing, a full-service marketing and consulting firm that offers a variety of services to the tourism industry and agricultural operations to help them harvest the rewards of agritourism. Jane was given the leadership award by the North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association in 2005. Source: http://www.eckertagrimarketing.com/meetjane/JaneBio_06_05.doc, 8/08.
Dr. Lori G. Eckhardt is an Assistant Research Professor of Forest Pathology and Entomology at Auburn University in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and the Director of the Forest Health Cooperative at Auburn University. Her research interests include the biology and ecology of ophiostomatoid fungal species and their bark beetle vectors as components of southern pine decline and mortality. Primary areas of interest include mycology, host-fungal interactions, fungal-insect interactions, fungal and insect ecology, forest health, and disease risk mapping. She earned her BS from the University of Maryland in Cell Molecular Biology and Genetics and PhD from Louisiana State University in Plant Health and Entomology. Source: Personal Résumé, 6/09.
Katherine Milner Eddins is the Executive Director of the Alabama Land Trust, based in Jacksonville, Alabama. She graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law, Juris Doctorate, with honors in 1986. Katherine also holds a Master of Forestry degree from Auburn University, graduating summa cum laude in 1997. She has been published in the Journal of Forestry and has practiced both law and natural resource management as well as working in the land trust for six years. She is a board member on the Rivers Alive board. Katherine also is an owner and manager of agricultural and forest land. Source: Personal Résumé, 8/03.
Anthony J. Edwards is a Vice President and
Geologist in The Natural Resource Department of Regions Bank for the past 22
years. Tony is a Licensed Geologist in Alabama and Tennessee and a Certified
Professional Geologist by the American Institute of Professional Geologists. In
his job as a property manager, he uses GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and
GPS (Global Positioning Satellites) to help manage several million acres of
mineral rights located primarily in the Southeastern United States.
While Tony uses professional GIS and GPS equipment at work, he also uses many iPhone “apps” to help collect and add GIS and GPS information when work equipment might not be available. Source: Personal Résumé, 11/11.
Dave Edwards, Jr. graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors degree in Wildlife Ecology and earned a Masters degree in Wildlife Management from Mississippi State University. Dave is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and is currently the Manager of Westervelt Wildlife Services in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he provides a range of wildlife management advice to landowners throughout the southeast. Dave worked as a wildlife biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission for 5 years. He also is the founder and past president of the NE Florida branch of the Quality Deer Management Association. Dave specializes in creating quality recreational properties and producing quality deer herds. Source: Personal Résumé, 8/05.
Joseph W. Eiland received a B.S. Degree from Mississippi State University in 1976 with a major in forest management. He is a licensed Real Estate Salesman and a registered forester in Alabama and Mississippi. He has been a consultant forester since 1976, and is co-owner of Hatcher and Eiland Forestry, LLC, which he and Robert Hatcher formed in 1987. Hatcher and Eiland Forestry is engaged in professional forestry management, timber appraisals, real estate brokerage, consulting forestry, and land management throughout the eastern United States. From 1976 to 1987 Joe was with the firm of James M. Vardaman and Co. and was the Alabama District Manager and Vice President. His affiliations include: Society of American Foresters, Alabama Forestry Association, Realtors Land Institute (Alabama Chapter President), and Accredited Land Consultant.
Andrew B. Eills is the Shareholder-Director of Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell in Concord, New Hampshire. He represents a wide range of business clients before state regulatory agencies and his practice includes advising clients on issues concerning New Hampshire's Administrative Procedure Act and state rulemaking. Andrew is chair of the New Hampshire Bar Association Health Law Section and a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, where he advises telecommunications carriers on local competitive regulatory issues under the Telecommunications Act of 1996. He also represents clients before municipal boards on issues relating to municipal law, including planning and zoning, and advises aggregate manufacturers on statewide regulatory issues. Andrew graduated with honors from Stanford University in 1984 and from Tulane University School of Law in 1987. Source: "Andrew B. Eills," Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, Professional Association http://www.gcglaw.com/profiles/eills.html, 06/04.
Rosemary Elebash is the Alabama State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business. Rosemary is a native of Opp, Alabama, and a graduate of Troy University. She was appointed as state director of NFIB/Alabama in January 2003 and represents NFIB’s 12,000 Alabama members as the public policy advocate. She represents the members’ interests before all branches of state and local government. Prior to the NFIB appointment, she was the state director of law and government affairs for AT&T overseeing legislative and regulatory affairs in both Alabama and Mississippi. She was also served as a staff assistant to U.S. Senator Donald Stewart and she was a legislative staff assistant to former Governor Fob James during his first term. Rosemary is an active participant in several organizations including the Alabama private sector chair for the American Legislative Exchange Council, chairman of the Baptist Hospital South Advisory Board, board member of the Alabama Hospital Association Special Care Facilities Financing Authority, Vice Chairman of the Business Association Tax Coalition, and Treasurer of the Alabama Civil Justice Reform Committee. In 2004, Governor Bob Riley appointed her to serve as a member of the Unemployment Compensation Reform Committee. Previously, she was appointed by Governor Fob James to serve on the State Task Force on Welfare Reform and Governor Jim Folsom, Jr. appointed her to the Board of Department of Human Resources where she served as the vice chairman. She was nominated by U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions and appointed by President George W. Bush to the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women. Source: Personal Résumé, 10/08.
Geoff P. Ellison is a timber dealer and reforestation contractor. After receiving his BSF in Forest Management from West Virginia University in 1980, he became the 1980-82 Alabama area manager and reforestation contractor for Davis Forestry Corporation in Monticello, Arkansas. Since 1982, Ellison has been President of Drennen Forestry Services, Inc. in Cullman. Source: Personal Résumé, 11/03.
Chris Erwin is a graduate of Eufaula High School in Eufaula, Alabama. He enlisted in the Air Force after high school and was stationed at Elmendorf, AFB Alaska. He later attended Troy State University in Dothan, Alabama where he received the Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. He then earned his Master of Forestry from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Chris currently is the Education Coordinator at the Alabama Forestry Association in Montgomery, Alabama. He is the state coordinator of the PreK-12 environmental education program, Project Learning Tree. He is also the coordinator of the Alabama Forests Forever Campaign, funded by the sale of the Forests Forever specialty license plate. He resides in Wetumpka, Alabama. He is married and has one daughter. Source: Personal Résumé, 11/03.
John E. Estes, Jr. is a 1990 graduate of Auburn University's School of Forestry with a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management. The fourth generation in the forest industry, Estes has been a procurement forester with both land management and procurement responsibilities since 1990. He is a registered forester with J. E. Estes Wood Company, Inc, who has been buying timber in south Alabama and north Florida since 1966. Source: Personal Résumé, 04/04.
Terry Ezzell is the North Regional Forester of the Alabama Forestry Commission, supervising all AFC activities in the 12 county region. Terry began working for the Forestry Commission in 1986 as a part time laborer. After receiving a BS degree in Forest Management in 1991, he returned to the AFC as the Franklin County Forester. In 2008 he was promoted to Work Unit Manager for Franklin, Marion, Colbert, and Winston counties. In 2010 he was promoted to his current position. Source: Personal Résumé, 9/13.
Mike Farr has worked with Wood-Mizer South for five years. He brought with him 25 years of machine shop and tool and die experience. Mike enjoys helping people and loves the outdoors. Working with WoodMizer allows him to combine these into a job. Source: Personal Résumé, 4/05.
Jack Fillingham is Vice Chairman of Sizemore & Sizemore, Inc., a forestry consulting firm located in Tallassee, Alabama. He is a member of the Association of Consulting Foresters, currently serving as the Alabama Chapter Chairman. Sizemore & Sizemore, Inc. provides timberland appraisal and inventory services throughout the Southeast and Forest Management services in Alabama. Jack has been employed by Sizemore & Sizemore for 31 of his 32 years in practice. Source: Personal Résumé, 8/03.
Chad Fincher grew up in the Tanner Williams community and resides in Semmes, Alabama. He is a Realtor and owns Fincher & Associates Realty Services. He is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Alabama and Mississippi. He graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Forestry Operations and is a Registered Forester in the State of Alabama. Chad serves on the Mobile County Republican Executive Committee, is past chairman for the Mobile County Young Republicans, and a member of the Mobile County GOP. He is actively involved in the Mobile Area Association of Realtors and serves on the Governmental Affairs Committee. He is a past president Tanner Williams Community Club and past vice-president of the Tanner Williams Civic and Historical Society. Representative Fincher is also a past board member for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Mobile. Among the organization that he belongs to: Tanner Williams Civic and Historical Society, Friends of Semmes, Semmes Historical Society, Citronelle Historical Society, Mobile County Landowners Association, Mobile Area Association of Realtors, Alabama Farmers Federation, Alabama Treasure Forest Association and Alabama Forestry Association. Representative Fincher is married to Caresse Hughes Fincher, and they have one daughter Anna Catherine. They attend West Mobile Baptist Church. Source: http://www.legislature.state.al.us/house/representatives/housebios/hd102.html , 7/09.
Michael A. Flannery is currently Professor and Associate Director for Historical Collections at Lister Hill Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham. He earned his MLS from the University of Kentucky and an MA in history from California State University at Dominguez Hills. Mr. Flannery's research interests have largely been devoted to the history of pharmacy, therapeutics, and herbal medicine. He is the author of John Uri Lloyd: The Great American Eclectic (Southern Illinois University Press, 1998), a biography of America's most noteworthy pharmacognosist; with Alex Berman, America's Botanico-Medical Movements: Vox populi (Haworth Press, 2001), a history of botanical physicians in the U.S., and Civil War Pharmacy (Haworth Press, 2004), the first comprehensive study of pharmaco-therapeutic during the period; and most recently edited a reprinting of Nicholas Culpeper’s 1708 English Physician (University of Alabama Press, 2007). Source: Personal Résumé, 7/07.
Warren A. Flick is an Alabama attorney and a retired forestry professor. He worked at Auburn for over 20 years, teaching forest economics and law, and doing research on Alabama's forest economy. He has written about the contribution of forest-related industries to Alabama's economy, forest investments, taxation, and forest policy. He is working with the Ladd Firm in Mobile to help submit claims to the BP Settlement Fund. Source: Personal Résumé, 9/13.
Robert Flynn is Director of Consulting Services with Wood Resources International (WRI). WRI is a consulting firm which has successfully completed more than 170 consulting assignments in 35 countries worldwide since 1987. WRI has two quarterly publications which track domestic wood fiber prices in all of the world’s major pulp producing regions: the Wood Resource Quarterly and the North American Wood Fiber Review. In addition, Mr. Flynn is co-author (along with Dennis Neilson of DANA Ltd) of The International Woodchip and Pulplog Trade Review, now in its twelfth edition. Mr. Flynn has extensive experience in consulting for the forest products industry, with emphasis on wood fiber and log supply and demand, international trade, and wood products markets. His past experience includes nearly 28 years in the wood products industry, including 17 years consulting and 9 years as a forester with Champion International. Source: www.pulpwoodconference.com , 6/05
Travis E. Ford is the Chief Law Enforcement Investigator for the Alabama Forestry Commission. He began working with the Forestry Commission in 1991 following 14 years as a deputy sheriff with the Talladega County, Alabama, Sheriff's Department. Source: Personal Résumé, 1/02. Editor's note: While working with the Sheriff's Department, Mr. Ford won awards for his work in fighting illegal dumping.
Mike Foreman has been working for the Virginia Department of Forestry for 15 years. His current position is program manager for riparian and land conservation. He has worked for forest industry in Mississippi and Louisiana for 5 years and North Carolina State University for 4 years. He holds a Master's degree in Forest Management from Duke University. Source: Personal Résumé, 06/01.
Edward Carlyle Franklin is Professor of Forestry and Director of the Woodlot Forestry Research and Development Program at North Carolina State University, Raleigh. He is also an associate member of the Fisheries and Wildlife Faculty. He received his B.S. in Forestry from NCSU, his M.S. in Forestry (Genetics) from the University of California and his Ph.D. in Forestry (Genetics) from NCSU. He has done research and written several papers on vegetated filter zones. He is a member of Forest Landowners Association, North Carolina Forestry Association, North Carolina Wildlife Federation, Society of American Foresters, Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), and The Wildlife Society. Dr. Franklin is an FAA Certified Private Pilot, a NC Real Estate Broker, a NC Certified Consulting Forester and a Certified Burn Boss in North Carolina and Virginia. Source: Personal Résumé, 07/01.
David A. Frederick is a Division Director for the Alabama Forestry Commission and is currently responsible for Fire and Emergency Programs. Past responsibilities have included Forest Management, Nurseries, Genetic Tree Improvement, Forest Inventory and Analysis Survey, and Management of Geneva State Forest. David received a B.S. degree in Forest Management from Mississippi State University and also graduated from the University of Alabama Law Enforcement Academy as honor graduate. He is an Alabama Registered Forester (License No. 842) and served on the Alabama Board of Registration for Foresters Examination Panel. He is currently chairman of the Montgomery Chapter of the Society of American Foresters and is a member of the Alabama Forestry Association. He is a past president of the Alabama Forest Resources Center, a past member of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Agribusiness Council, a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Prattville, a scoutmaster with Boy Scouts of America and Vice Chairman of the Southern Forest Fire Chief’s Association. He was born and reared in Hamilton, Alabama in Marion County, is married with two sons. Source: Personal Résumé, 04/02.
Dennis W. Fulbright is a professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Riverside in 1979 after which he took the position at Michigan State. He has worked on diseases of wheat, vegetables, chestnut, oak, including oak wilt and other orchard and forest trees. He has been working with diseases of Christmas trees in Michigan since 2001. His research has focused on needle cast diseases of Douglas fir and spruce, and root rots of fir and white pine. He is best known for his work on the biological control of chestnut blight on American chestnut and helping to establish an edible chestnut industry in Michigan. He is president of the Northern Nut Growers Association and the Michigan State University advisor to three nut grower groups. Source: Personal Résumé, 7/12.
Tim Gables is a Consulting Forester with Chattahoochee Valley Forestry Services, Inc., Clayton, Alabama. He received an ASFR degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton, Georgia, and a BSFR degree from the University of Georgia. Tim is an Alabama Registered Forester, a Certified Burn Manager in Georgia and Alabama, and a licensed pesticide applicator. He is a member of the Society of American Foresters, the Longleaf Alliance, the Natural Resources Technical Advisory Committee of the Upper Choctawhatchee River Watershed, and a member of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System Advisory Board. Source: Personal Résumé, 4/00.
Deborah A. Gaddis specializes in forest taxation issues for the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Department of Forestry. Gaddis has had over a decade of experience working as an industrial forester. She has an MBA from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. She recently graduated with a Ph.D. in forestry from North Carolina State University where she studied wetlands regulation and the North Carolina Conservation Easement Tax Credit program. Source: Mississippi State University Continuing Education Course Description, 1/00.
Jennifer Gagnon is an Extension forester at the Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation. She coordinates the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program, which aims to provide forest landowners education about forest land management within the framework of sound stewardship and sustainability. She received her B.S. (1998) and M.S. (2001) in Forest Conservation and Management/Silviculture at the University of Florida (watch for her picture on their home page). Prior to moving to Virginia, she worked at the J. W. Jones Ecological Research Center in Newton, GA where she studied longleaf pine and fire ecology. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys hiking and camping in the Appalachian Mountains with her 2 dogs (yellow lab, Bob, and hound dog, Elvis), kayaking on the New River, running, traveling, and biking. Personal Resume, 1/11.
Tyson Gair is Senior Editor-Broadcast with the Office of Agricultural Communications at Mississippi State University. He’s done a variety of broadcast work with MSU for the past 25 years, including 10 years as anchor and host of Farmweek, a farm-related TV program that airs statewide on the Mississippi ETV network, and 10 years as the host of the Better Farming radio program. Source: Personal Résumé, 9/02.
Brent Galloway is the General Manager for The Coal Creek Company and Chief Forester of Southeastern Forest Management (one of Coal Creek’s subsidiaries). Brent graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1997 with a B.S. in Forestry. He has 15 years of experience as a consulting forester. He is a member of Association of Consulting Foresters (ACF), Society of American Foresters (SAF), and Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA). Brent is a Certified Forester through SAF. Source: Personal Résumé, 5/13.
Bob Gambacurta served as Press Secretary to Alabama Gov. Fob James, Jr. (April 1998 – January 1999). As a Cabinet-level advisor and spokesman for Governor James, he responded to political crises, natural disasters, election year politics, even a state funeral for Gov. George Wallace. He maintained a good working relationship with local, state and national media. He regularly conducted one-on-one sessions with a dozen reporters and because of his extensive broadcasting background, received high marks for his on-camera TV and live radio interviews. Since the end of the James administration (January 1999 – present) Gambacurta has served as a public relations/media relations/political consultant to a number of clients dealing with a variety of issues. Gambacurta has also spent more than 20 years in radio and television, holding positions as News Director, TV anchor, reporter and talk show host at stations in Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa. He has also held executive positions with advertising agencies in Montgomery and Birmingham. His work in broadcasting and advertising has received numerous awards from Sigma Delta Chi Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Press, United Press International and Ad Clubs in Birmingham and Montgomery. Source: Personal Résumé, 8/03.
Robert N. Gandy is a registered forester in Alabama and vice-president of Creekside Consulting, Inc. (CCI), a consulting and communications firm that he formed with his wife, Jennifer Greer. His forestry practice focuses on forest seed and regeneration, with additional expertise in longleaf pine, containerized seedlings, aerial seeding and international forestry consulting. Before forming CCI, he worked at Resource Management Service, Inc., Tropical Research and Development, Inc. and International Forest Seed Company, Inc. An award-winning Peace Corps volunteer with service in Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama, Robert speaks and writes excellent Spanish. He is a 1974 graduate of Auburn University and has been active in the Society of American Foresters since 1978 and recently was awarded SAF’s Certified Forester designation. He is a Registered Forester in the state of Alabama and a member of various professional organizations including the International Society of Tropical Foresters, Forest Landowners Association and Alabama Forest Owners' Association. Source: Personal Résumé, 3/03.
Bill Garland graduated from Louisiana Tech University with an MS degree in Wildlife Biology in 1975. He has worked as a wildlife biologist for Weyerhaeuser Company, Dames and Moore International Consulting Company, along with government agencies that include the U.S. Army and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He held the position of Installation Forester on Fort McClellan from 1985 to 1992. As an employee with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, he has worked in both the Ecological Services Division and the National Wildlife Refuge System. He has been stationed on Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge since 1999. Mr. Garland’s current work primarily involves management and restoration issues associated with old growth and second growth longleaf pine forests on the refuge. Source: Personal Résumé, 3/05
Darrell A. Gates, is a Registered Forester (RF), an Alabama Certified Forester (ACF), and a Qualifying Broker. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia, (B.S.F.R.). Darrell established Chattahoochee Valley Forestry Services, Inc. in Clayton, Alabama in 1980 and has been in business for 31 years. He has recently extended the service offered to his clients by establishing G & T Realty, LLC which specializes in land sales. In 2007 he was appointed to the Board of Registration Foresters by the Governor of Alabama (term to end 2012). He is currently Chairman of that Board. Darrell's other professional affiliations include: Society of American Foresters, Association of Consulting Foresters (Past Alabama Chapter Chairman), Chairman Alabama Society of American Foresters for 1997, Chairman of Association of Southeastern Boards of Registration for Foresters (ASBORF) 2009/2010. Darrell is married to Sherry Gates of Eufaula and combined they have four children, April, Kim, Donnie and Daniel, and four grandchildren. Source: Personal Résumé, 4/11.
James C. Gauntt is a 30 year veteran of the wood preserving industry having worked as Director of Product Acceptance for Osmose Wood Preserving Company, and as Vice President-Sales for Randall Brothers, Inc. - a 119-year old architectural millwork and building material manufacturer/distributor. During his tenure with Osmose, Gauntt was primarily responsible for new product promotion of both fire-retardant treatments and wood preservative products. Working directly with building codes and in the architectural markets he helped build a national market for Osmose brands. Since 1995 he has held the position of Executive Director of the Railway Tie Association - a 91-year old timber trade association dedicated to improving the life-cycle economic performance of the engineered wood crosstie system. He is responsible for publishing RTA’s Crossties magazine, conducting training sessions on tie grading, and hosting the annual symposium and technical conference of that association. Gauntt is the published author of numerous articles, papers and publications on the subject of wood tie research and wood tie performance and a frequent speaker on wood preserving and tie industry subjects. Source: Personal Résumé, 5/09.
Eric D. Gee, Director, Expo & Forest Resources,
began his forest products career in 1994 as a forester at James M. Vardaman &
Company in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1997, he joined SFPA as a marketing manager
and was promoted to director of government affairs in 2000 then director of
industrial markets 2002. He became director of expo of forest resources in 2005
where he produces and manages a trade show for the sawmilling and forest
products industry. He also acts as a liaison between the forest industry and the
community answering questions relating to environmental issues and forestry.
Eric is a 1994 graduate of Auburn University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Resources. He is a member of the Society of American Foresters, a Licensed Registered Forester in the State of Alabama, and a Society of American Foresters Certified Forester. Source: Personal Résumé, 11/11.
James W. Gewin, is a Partner with Bradley Arant Rose & White, LLP, and Member of the American Bar Association, Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation, and a Municipal Judge for the City of Mountain Brook, Alabama. Jimmy is a forest owner in Hale County and currently serves as President of the Alabama Forest Owners' Association. Source: Personal Résumé, 3/03.
Mark Gibbs has had his own consulting forestry practice since early 1994, providing timberland management services to private landowners. Prior to that he managed timberland for Nations Bank and its predecessor (C&S) for 11 years. He also served nine years with the Florida Division of Forestry as county forester and State Education Supervisor. Source: The University of Georgia Continuing Education Course Description, 2/00.
Larry H. Gibson is a native of the Aliceville
area having grown up in Panola, Alabama about 20 miles south of Aliceville. He
graduated from Mississippi State University in 1994 with a degree in forest
management. That same year Larry founded Gibson Forest Management, Inc,
providing complete forest management to private landowners including the
Forest Management Plans, Timber & Land Appraisals, Timber Marketing & Sales, Timberland Acquisition Appraisals, Litigation-serving as expert witness, Long Term Forest Management Services, Site Preparation, Reforestation, Chemical Release Treatments, Timber Stand Improvement, Prescribed Burning, Insect & Disease Monitoring, Boundary Line Maintenance, Timber Damage Evaluation, Wildlife Habitat Management, Herbaceous Weed Control. Larry is a forest landowner in both Sumter and Pickens Counties and feels that this land ownership helps him to be a better consulting forester because he personally knows many of the problems that landowners face in making various management decisions. Gibson is involved in several industry and civic organizations ranging from the Alabama Forestry Association, Mississippi Forestry Association, and the Tree Farm program to Rotary International and Aliceville area organizations. His wife is Suellen Ashmore Gibson and they have two children: a daughter – Reagan Elizabeth, 2 ˝ years old and a son, William Clay Gibson, 1 year old.
Mark D. Gibson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from Clemson University in 1972, a Master of Science degree in Forestry from Clemson University in 1974, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Forest Products from Oregon State University in 1982. His research and teaching experience in forestry and wood technology and utilization at major U.S. universities includes California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, Clemson University, Oregon State University, and Louisiana Tech University. Dr. Gibson is currently Associate Director of the School of Forestry and Professor of Wood Utilization at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA and is a faculty scientist with the Louisiana Forest Products Development Center. His current research examines the influences of forest management practices on wood quality in plantation-grown and naturally-grown hardwoods and southern pines, and the influence of wood quality on manufacturing processes. His expertise includes primary and secondary wood products processing, microscopy, wood anatomy, wood quality, and wood species identification. Source: Personal Résumé, 02/05.
John C. Gilbert is a Research Associate in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University. He works in the Longleaf Pine Stand Dynamics Lab on numerous projects including developing a GIS database of existing longleaf pine stands. Through working with the database, John became interested in creating a timely, readily available, source of information and examples of online spatial resources to help landowners and conservation professionals make maps and utilize aerial photography, topographic layers, soils information, data collected with GPS units, and even visual simulations as they make decisions regarding the management of their property. He recently completed a book for the Alabama Forests Forever Education Grant titled “Online Mapping and Spatial Resources for the Private Forest Landowner”. This book focuses on utilizing online mapping and spatial resources to promote appropriate multiple use management for the small scale private forest landowner in Alabama by highlighting these resources and tools with examples that can be utilized to create effective maps and spatial resources. The book provides keywords, homepage links, tutorial information, examples, and screenshots for online programs like the USDA/NRCS Web Soil Survey, Google Earth, Alabama Historic Aerial Photo Archive, USDA/NRCS Geospatial Data Gateway, and USDA National Agroforestry Center CanVIS. Source: Personal Résumé, 11/11.
Patrick A. Glass is the Assistant State Forester for the Alabama Forestry Commission. Patrick holds a Bachelors degree in Forest Management and a Masters degree in Forest Biometrics from Mississippi State University. Glass has worked in the private sector as a consulting forester providing inventory assessments and management plans for a variety of clientele, including the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Army. His research career includes efforts focused on the reclamation of disturbed sites from molybdenum mining operations conducted at high altitudes; quantitative genetics research performed as part of the New Mexico Tree Improvement Program; ecosystem level assessment of pińon-juniper woodlands in the Carson National Forest; and directing field operations for wide-area forest assessments at Mississippi State University. Originally from California, Patrick has also lived in the Midwest and the Desert Southwest, but considers the South as his home. He and his wife Terri have two children, Zach, age 13, and Zoie, age 9. Source: Personal Résumé, 03/11.
John Godbee is the forest certification and environmental compliance programs manager with F & W Forestry Services, a forest resource management and consulting firm. He has a B.S. and an M. S. in Forest Entomology from University of Georgia. His professional expertise includes forest policy, sustainable forest management, forests, wood manufacturing and land development environmental and regulatory compliance, environmental auditing of forest and manufacturing facilities. His numerous professional experiences have included manager of Environment, Health & Safety and ISO Certification Program for International Paper Company and manager Environmental Affairs for the Forest Resources Group. He has written publications in technical and refereed journals, and has provided expert testimony on forest policy and regulatory programs to U.S. Senate, U.S. House and Georgia Legislative Committees. His honors include being elected AGON, University of GA Agricultural Honor Society; Appointed by GA Governors to Forest Research Council, Parks Recreation, Historic Sites and Natural Areas Study Committee; River Care 2000 Coordinating Committee; Recipient of GA Forestry Association Outstanding Service and Presidents Awards; Leadership Georgia. Source: Personal Résumé, 4/04.
James R. Gober is Coordinator for Marketing and Economic Development with the Alabama Forestry Commission. He has a B.S. Degree from Auburn University in Forest Management and has been with the Forestry Commission for 25 years. Jim is married and has three children. Source: Personal Résumé, 8/01.
K. Ben Gore is CEO/President of the Federal Land Bank Association of North Alabama, FLCA. Ben received his B.S. in Business Administration with Major in Accounting from Auburn University. Ben has 32 years lending experience with the Federal Land Bank making and servicing long term real estate loans. Source: Personal Résumé, 2/09.
Rich Goyer, professor of forest entomology, has been at Louisiana State University for 26 years. He also serves as forest pest advisor to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Dr. Goyer teaches a senior level course in forest insects and conducts research in pine bark beetle management and impacts of insect defoliators in forested wetlands. Source: Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service Course Description, 6/99.
L. C. "Fudd" Graham is an entomologist at Auburn University. He coordinates the Alabama Fire Ant Management Program, the Pesticide Safety Education Program, and the School IPM Program. Source: Personal Résumé, 7/07.
Ryan Graves is a Senior majoring in Electrical Engineering from Madison, Alabama. His most recent job experience has been through a co-op with PREMIER System Integrators in Decatur, Alabama.
Frank Green is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Forestry. He is Coordinator of the Georgia Forestry Commission's statewide Forest Management Programs and of the GFC's Environmental Affairs program including forest water quality/wetland Best Management Practices (BMPs), Endangered Species, Environmental Impact Studies, and Georgia Environmental Policy Act. Frank serves on the Georgia Forestry Association's Environmental, Logging, and Transporation Committees, and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inconsistent Practices and Logger Education Committees. Source: Personal Résumé, 1/09.
Zachary Green graduated from Bowling Green State University in northern Ohio. Zachary servered as an infantryman in the United States Marine Corps and also worked briefly for the US Secret Service. Zachary spent 10 years in the software industry prior to pursuing an eight year career in the pharmaceutical industry focusing on sales, sales management, training, and strategic development. As a volunteer firefighter for the past six years, Zachary discovered glow technology with the help of his longtime friend and business partner. Zachary has now turned his avocation of firefighting into his vocation as the president and co-founder of the company MN8 that specializes in the different applications of photoluminescent technologies in various products and applications. Zachary is an avid outdoorsman and hunter. Zachary is married with a six year old son who enjoys camping with his dad. Source: Personal Résumé, 10/10.
John L. Greene is a Research Forester with the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Economics and Policy Research Unit, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. He has over 30 years experience studying economic and policy issues important to family forest owners. For the past 18 years he has specialized in forest taxation, and is a coauthor of the Southern Region Management Bulletin series “Tax Tips for Forest Landowners,” Agricultural Handbook 718, “Forest Landowners’ Guide to the Federal Income Tax,” and General Technical Report SRS-112, “Estate Planning for Forest Landowners: What Will Become of Your Timberland.” Prior to joining the Forest Service in 1992, John was a member of the forestry faculty at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He holds a B.S. degree in business from the University of Maryland, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in forest economics from West Virginia University. Source: Personal Résumé, 10/10.
W. Dale Greene is Professor of Harvesting at the Daniel B. Warnell School of Forest Resources, the University of Georgia, Athens. Dr. Greene received his BSF from Louisiana State University, MS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Ph.D. from Auburn University. He has carried out extensive research in thinning operations in southern pines and has taught many continuing education courses to professional foresters and loggers. Source: The University of Georgia Continuing Education Course Description, 4/99 & Préceda Education & Training Course Description, 3/00 & Forestry Information Services Course Description, 5/02.
J. Bishop Grewell is a research associate with PERC and is currently studying law at Northwestern University School of Law. He has a master's degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a bachelors's degree from Stanford. In addition to agricultural policy, Grewell writes about wildlife, international environmental policy, and public lands. Source: PERC Policy Series, Issue Number PS-31, 6/04.
Mike Griggs has been with International Paper for 29 years. He has worked all across the south from coastal North Carolina to central Louisiana and is currently located in Prattville. He has worked in both land management and fiber procurement with International Paper. He is currently the Business Support Manager for the Alabama Region - Forest Resources. He is a graduate of Clemson University class of 1976 with a B.S. in Forest Management. He is also a Registered Forester. Source: Personal Résumé, 01/05.
Richard W. Guldin, Ph.D., CF, RPF, is Director of Quantitative Sciences, Research & Development, Forest Service. Since 1996, he has led the Forest Inventory and Analysis program, preparation of national assessments and reports on forest conditions and trends, and coordinated international research collaboration. The FIA program is the nation’s forest census, tracking the health and productivity of all of America’s forests. The FIA program also includes surveys of the management objectives and interests of private forest landowners and of the wood consumption and outputs of the forest products industry. He has also led or been a member of many interagency and international projects aimed at improving the quality of environmental statistics and indicators being reported at regional, national, and global scales. Prior to assuming his current position in 1996, Dr. Guldin served four years as an Assistant Station Director of the Northern Research Station, responsible for all Forest Service research in New England. From 1985 to 1991, he held several senior staff positions in the Research & Development headquarters and for a time was the forestry expert for the U.S Senate Committee on Agricultural, Nutrition, and Forestry. He began his Forest Service research career in 1978 at the Southern Forest Experiment Station in New Orleans, Louisiana, studying southern forest management and forest economics issues. He has a B.S. in Forest Science from Penn State (1970), and a Master of Forest Science and Ph.D. from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (1976, 1979). Dr. Guldin is a Registered Professional Forester and Certified Forester. Source: Personal Résumé, 01/12.
John E. Gunter is professor of forestry in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University. Gunter has extensive tax experience including serving as a forest finance and taxation specialist with the USDA Forest Service and co-chairing national forest taxation symposia. He has held timber tax workshops from coast to coast and authored numerous publications on a variety of timber taxation issues. Gunter has received several awards for his timber tax reform activities in the state of Georgia. He is the slightly-scarred survivor of two IRS audits. Source: Mississippi State University Continuing Education Course Description, 1/00.
Andy Gustafson is a managing member of Atlas
1031 Exchange, LLC, a worldwide accommodator of Internal Revenue Code Section
1031 with an office in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He founded the company in
2007 and has spoken to hundreds of investors at Wealth Camps and Real Estate
Investment Clubs nationwide. As an approved continuing educational provider, he
has helped hundreds of Realtors, Attorneys, and CPAs understand the application
of the 1031 code. To date he has accommodated over 600 simple and complex, real
and personal property exchanges.
In 2006, Mr. Gustafson qualified and received the professional designation of Certified Exchange Specialist® (CES®) created by the Federation of Exchange Accommodators to set a standard of 1031 accommodator ethics and excellence. The CES® recognizes his expertise and commitment to providing clients with prudent investment standards and procedures ensuring security and compliance with IRS 1031 regulations. He works with owners of highly appreciated assets deferring capital gains through 1031 exchanges and Deferred Sales Trusts.
In 2003, Mr. Gustafson co-founded Old South 1031 Exchange Services, LLC located in Destin, Florida. As President and Managing Partner, he accommodated over 300 forward and reverse exchanges of condominiums and rental properties representing over $300 million of exchanged property.
A native of West Lafayette, Indiana, Mr. Gustafson graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1978. For 13 years prior to entering the 1031 exchange industry, he worked in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) manufacturing software market helping companies in North, Central and South America improve production efficiencies. Source: Personal Résumé, 9/13.
Steve Guy is the Director of the Forestry, Soybean and Wildlife Divisions of the Alabama Farmers Federation. He has been in that position for 26 years. He is a 1972 graduate of Auburn with a degree in Forest Management. He has been involved in many property tax issues including passage of the Current Use Bill in 1982 and the fight against Amendment One in 2003. Source: Personal Résumé, 9/07.
Steven Guy is a Senior majoring in Electrical Engineering from Hoover, Alabama. His most recent job experience has been through a co-op with Southern Company in Birmingham, Alabama. Source: Personal Résumé, 4/12.
Darlene Guzman is the Customer Service Manager of Wood-Mizer Products. Darlene's team provides complete customer care for all of the products Wood-Mizer manufactures, including sawmills. The Wood-Mizer Customer Service Team is responsible for complete customer care after the sale. This includes everything from parts and blade sales to field service and locating sawyers to help out Woodlot owners who do not own a sawmill. Source: Personal Résumé, 7/02.
John Gwaltney received his B.S. from Auburn University in Biological Science with an emphasis in Wildlife Management. He obtained his Master's Degree from Auburn University in Wildlife Biology. He joined Forestry Suppliers, Inc. in 1976, and worked his way to become the President of Forestry Suppliers, Inc. in Jackson, MS in 1984, a position he still holds. Source: Personal Résumé, 9/09.
Robert G. Haight is a Research Forester at the USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station at St. Paul, Minnesota. He received BS & MS degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and the PhD from Oregon State University in Forest Management. Dr. Haight is an internationally recognized scientist for his contributions in operations research, forest management and conservation biology. Throughout Bob’s career, he has applied strong quantitative methods to solve complex problems in a real-world context. His latest work is centered on risk – cost tradeoffs for the protection and management of wildlife populations and models to determine wildland fire protection investments and priorities. Bob directs North Central’s Landscape Change Integrated Research Program. The research team is looking at four broad questions: 1) How is the landscape changing? 2) What drives landscape change? 3) What are the consequences of landscape change? 4) What do we do about it? Source: Personal Résumé, 6/02.
Mark J. Hainds has held dual positions for 16 years as Research Coordinator for The Longleaf Alliance and as a Research Associate with Auburn University. His research interests include artificial regeneration of longleaf pine, including: site preparation, herbaceous release, seedling quality, planting methods, and prescribed fire as a management tool. He is also studying restoration techniques for the reestablishment and management of native herbaceous communities in longleaf pine ecosystems. Mark received a B.S. in Forestry Management from the University of Missouri in 1992 and a M.S. in Forest Biology from Auburn University in 1995. His first book, Year of the Pig, will be published by The University of Alabama Press on September 1st, 2011. Source: Personal Résumé, 7/11.
John Hall is the Director of the Black Belt Museum Project at the University of West Alabama in Livingston. He is retired from the Alabama Museum of Natural History at the University of Alabama. He has been involved with Natural History and Alabama history and archaeology projects since the 1970s. Dr. Hall and environmental photographer Beth Young of Birmingham are the authors of the recent prize-winning book on Alabama Rivers, HEADWATERS, and are among the authors of the upcoming book on longleaf pine, LONGLEAF AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE. He will share his favorite topic with AFOA members at their 2012 Annual Meeting, the question of what Alabama looked like in the historic past – which he says is "nothing like what it looks like today." Source: Personal Résumé, 4/12.
Richard W. Hall is a vice president with Bank of America’s Timberland Services Group in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Hall has worked with the forest products sector throughout the world and is particularly knowledgeable about the Southern Cone of South America (Chile, Argentina, Uruguay Brazil). Mr. Hall holds a B.S. in forestry from Auburn University and a J.D./M.B.A from The University of Alabama. Mr. Hall is a licensed attorney in Georgia and Massachusetts and a registered forester in Georgia and Alabama. Source: Personal Résumé, 4/03.
Susan Pace Hamill has been a Professor of Law at the University of Alabama since 1994 teaching in the areas of tax law, business organizations and ethics. Since completing the masters in theological studies degree at the Beeson Divinity School of Samford University during her first sabbatical her scholarship has focused on evaluating tax policy under the moral principles of Judeo-Christian ethics. Her 2002 article attacking Alabama’s state and local tax laws on faith-based grounds received national attention, including a front page story in the Wall Street Journal and being named on the list of best ideas for the New York Times in 2003. In 2006 she published an article criticizing the federal tax policy trends of the Bush administration and her most recent scholarship, which was the subject of a feature article in the New York Times on December 25, 2007, illustrates why the state and local policy of thirty-one states grossly violates the moral principles of Judeo-Christian ethics. Professor Hamill has also published numerous articles, and, a chapter in BUSINESS TAX STORIES, focusing on business organizations, especially limited liability companies. Before joining the law faculty Professor Hamill practiced tax law in New York City and served as a government attorney for the Chief Counsel’s Office of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington DC. She received her B.A. (in English and History) from Emory University (after first completing the A.A. degree from Oxford College), her J.D. (magna cum laude) from Tulane University (where she served on the Tulane Law Review), and her LL.M (in taxation) from New York University (where she served on the Tax Law Review). Professor Hamill’s work to improve the state of Alabama includes publishing an article arguing, on faith-based moral grounds, that the state should provide drug courts in all counties and serving on the board of directors of the University of Alabama Wesley Foundation, the Alabama Poverty Project and Turning Point, an organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in West Alabama. On a pro bono basis she served as an expert witness and authored an amicus curiae brief for the 11th Circuit in a lawsuit challenging Alabama’s property tax structure on race-based equal protection grounds and continues to assist the plaintiffs as a consultant. She is married, the mother of two, and a member of the United Methodist Church. Source: www.law.ua.edu/directory/People/view/Susan_Pace_Hamill, 11/11.
Rick A. Hamilton is an Extension Forestry Specialist at NC State University. Rick has many years of experience in assisting landowners with valuation, taxes, and estate planning, including 22 years of extension experience in North Carolina. Source: North Carolina State University Forestry Educational Outreach Program Course Description, 11/98.
Kent Hanby is Alabama Registered Forester # 605, Society of American Foresters Certified Forester # 1582, and an Alabama Certified Burn Manager. Kent received his Bachelor of Science Forestry Honors, December 1965, from Auburn University and a Master of Forestry, June 1971, from Yale University. He retired from the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences in June 2003 as Director of Student Services and the instructor of the Fire Management course. He currently teaches the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Fire Management course as part time instructor and he also currently teaches the Alabama Certified Burn Manager Certification courses and the recertification workshops as a professional services contractor for the Alabama Forestry Commission. Kent is active in the Alabama Prescribed Fire Council. He has served as an expert witness in litigation pertaining to prescribed burning. Source: Personal Résumé, 2/09.
Lawrence Charles Hancock, III, received a B.B.A. from Valdosta State University in Finance and an A.A.S. from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Forest Technology. Chad is a regional manager in F&W Forestry Service's Albany office. As a native of Albany, Hancock feels a kinship with his clients from southwest Georgia through middle Georgia and into northeast Georgia. He specifically aids his F&W clients in the areas of forest management consulting, real estate analysis, sales and appraisal services. Chad is a Georgia Registered Forester, #2467, a Georgia Certified General Real Property Appraiser, #CG251651, a Georgia Real Estate Salesperson, #309836, a Georgia Certified Prescribed Burner, #1028, and an American Tree Farm Certifier, #17706. He is a member of the Society of American Foresters and currently (2012) Chairs the Georgia Division, a member of the Georgia Forestry Association, a member of the Forest Landowners Association, and a member of the Albany Rotary Club. Source: Personal Résumé, 9/12.
Harry L. Haney, Jr., Harry L. Haney, Jr.
specializes as a consultant on forest management focusing on income tax, estate
planning and financial analysis. He is Garland Gray Emeritus Professor,
Department of Forestry, College of Natural Resources, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg,
VA. Haney served in the Department of Forestry for over 28 years, from January
1,1975, through October 1, 2003.
He teaches numerous short courses on timber taxation, estate planning, forest finance, and management of private timberland. He is an author of landowner guides on Essentials of Forestry Investment Analysis (1984); The Forest Landowners' Guide to the Federal Income Tax, (2001); Estate Planning for Forest Landowners: What Will Become of Your Timberland? (1993); Federal Income Tax on Timber: A Key to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions (2001); and The Landowner’s Guide to Conservation Easements (2001). He has written numerous technical publications on forestry investment analysis, timber taxation, and forest management. His columns on “Taxing Questions”, Virginia Forests magazine and “Timber Tax Issues”, Forest Landowner magazine are widely read. He consults with forest landowners, forest industry, forestry associations, public agencies and educational institutions.
Haney’s research focuses on the management of nonindustrial family forests. Current research examines local forestry laws, ordinances, and regulations; timber income and estate taxes; forest valuation; and conservation easements.
He has received numerous honors that include the National Technology Transfer and Extension Award (1992) and Fellow (1990) from the Society of American Foresters, the Outstanding Forestry Alumnus from Auburn University, and the 2000 Public Service Award from the Association of Consulting Foresters of America, in which he now is a candidate member. He was the first Extension faculty member of the College of Natural Resources at Virginia Tech awarded a named professorship and the College’s first faculty member to receive the university’s Alumni Extension Award. He is a life Member of the Virginia Forestry Association which awarded him their “Man of the Year in Forestry” in 1985, and more recently in 2003 recognized him with its Distinguished Service Award, the Association’s highest honor. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Forest Landowners Association from 2001to the present, President for 2003-2005, and currently is Past-President for 2005-2007.
Haney earned his Ph.D. in 1975, M.S. in 1973, M.Phil. in 1971, and M.F. in 1969 from Yale, and his B.S. from Auburn University in1959. He served as Visiting Professor, College of Forestry, Oregon State University in 1991-1992, and as a Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Forestry, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in the Spring of 1999.
He worked in procurement and logging supervision with Melvin and Quitman Lumber Companies, Alabama-Mississippi in 1959 and 1962-65; as a manager with St. Regis Paper Company, Florida in 1965-67; and as an economist with Weyerhaeuser in 1970. In the interim of 1959 to 1962 he served as an artillery officer and helicopter Aviator in the U.S. Army.
Haney is a registered forester in Alabama where he owns and manages J.L.H. Tree Farm with Jacqueline Taylor, his wife and J. Lee Haney, Esq., his daughter. Source: https://www.bae.lsu.edu/lnrs/speaker_bios/index.htm, 7/08.
Ben Hanna is senior manager of business and industrial for eBay, The World’s Online Marketplace. In this role, Hanna is responsible for the management and development of eBay Business’ agriculture, food service and retail, and construction categories, overseeing all aspects of their business strategy, business development, and marketing. Prior to joining eBay, Hanna was vice president of marketing for IronPlanet, an online commerce site for the construction industry. Hanna also served as CEO of Crystal River, a strategic marketing agency. For several years, Hanna was an executive program moderator at Stanford University. Hanna graduated with a Ph.D. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He has a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Source: Personal Résumé, 03/05.
James L. Hanula is a Research Forest Entomologist with the U.S. Forest Service in Athens, Georgia. He has a B.S. degree in Forest Management from Texas A&M University, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in forest entomology from the University of Georgia. He worked on insect pests of pine seed orchards and on ornamental shrubs and trees before he joined the Forest Service in 1991. He currently works on invasive species affecting Southeastern forests. This includes biological control of Chinese privet, the redbay ambrosia beetle, and the kudzu bug. Source: Personal Résumé, 3/13.
Michael Hardiman is President of Hardiman Consulting, a lobbying and public relations firm based in Washington, DC. His clients include private property owners located within and adjacent to federal land holdings. He has also lobbied for the American Conservative Union and the American Trucking Association. He is a former staffer for three members of congress and a state legislator. Source: Personal Résumé, 11/02.
William W. Hargrove received an M.S. in Entomology from University of Georgia in 1983, and a Ph.D. in Ecology from University of Georgia in 1988. He moved to Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1990, and joined the ORNL staff in 2000 as a part of the Geographic Information and Spatial Technologies Group. He moved to the ORNL Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) in 2001, and became part of the senior research staff in ESD in 2005. He joined the Forest Service in October 2006, as part of the Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center at the Southern Research Station in Asheville, NC. At EFETAC, he works on a satellite-based forest disturbance monitoring system for the conterminous United States. It delivers new forest change products every eight days and provides tools for attributing abnormalities to insects, disease, wildfire, storms, human development or unusual weather. Source: Personal Résumé, 3/12.
Craig Harper is a Professor of Wildlife Management and the Extension Wildlife Specialist at The University of Tennessee. Craig is responsible for developing wildlife management programs for UT Extension and assisting extension agents with matters concerning wildlife throughout the state. Craig is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and remains active in research with on-going programs in quality deer management and several applied habitat management projects, including the effects of forest management and prescribed fire on wildlife habitat. Craig recently completed a book on food plots entitled A Guide to Successful Wildlife Food Plots: Blending Science with Common Sense. Source: Personal Résumé, 8/09.
Joshua Kane Harrell is the recently appointed Programs Coordinator for the Forest Landowners Association. He graduated with a B.S. in Forestry from Virginia Tech and an M.F.r. from the University of Georgia. Prior to his current position, he worked as a staff forester for F&W Forestry Services, Inc. and as a market reporter for Timber Mart-South. Josh can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.Source: Personal Résumé, 02/05.
Timothy B. Harrington is a Research Forester with the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station in Olympia, Washington. His career in natural resources began while he was working on a B.S. degree in Botany at Louisiana State University (LSU). In summer 1977 he worked for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as a range assistant and initial attack firefighter in Kemmerer, Wyoming. In the summers of 1978-80 he worked for the BLM as a forestry assistant and fire-retardant plant operator in Lewiston, Montana, after which he graduated from LSU (1980). He continued his academic training at Oregon State University (OSU) where he completed an M.S. degree in forest ecology (1982) and a Ph.D. degree in silviculture (1989). While working on his Ph.D. he worked for a forest vegetation management research cooperative between OSU and members of the forest industry and BLM. In 1991 he served as director of the cooperative and was promoted to Assistant Professor. From 1992-2002, Tim was on the faculty of the School of Forest Resources at the University of Georgia where he annually taught an undergraduate course in silviculture, a graduate course in forest stand dynamics, and Continuing Education courses in herbicides and thinning methods. His research at UGA included topics in forest stand dynamics, restoration of longleaf pine communities, and exotic pest plant management. He has authored 20 journal articles and numerous papers in conference proceedings and symposia. He has been the director or co-director of over 25 Continuing Education courses presented at universities throughout the Southeast. Since early 2002, Tim has worked as a Research Forester with the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station in Olympia, Washington. He is a member of the Westside Silviculture Options Team, a research unit that currently is investigating methods for sustainable management of Douglas-fir ecosystems. Current projects include responses of conifer seedlings to different densities of overstory and understory vegetation and effects of climate and soil properties on Douglas-fir seedling responses to woody debris removal and competing vegetation control. Source: Personal Résumé, 8/02.
Thomas G. Harris, professor at Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, received a BS degree in forestry from North Carolina State University and an MBA degree from The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania. His program areas are in Forest Business Management and Forest Resource Policy and his research areas include: timberland investments, timber supply and demand, forest industry structure, and strategic planning. Professor Harris directs the timber pricing service, Timber Mart-South. Source: University of Georgia Forestry Faculty Web Directory, 9/00.
Barry Hart is a terrestrial zoologist for the Alabama Natural Heritage Program, a non-government organization committed to producing and developing an inventory and databank of Alabama's natural heritage resources. He conducts surveys and produces habitat assessments for Alabama's rare and uncommon wildlife. Source: Personal Résumé, 2/04.
Asa C. Hartwig has practiced law in Cullman County, Alabama, for 32 years. He received his BS and LLB degrees from the University of Alabama. Asa served as Captain in US Army JAG Corp and is past president of the Lutheran Foundation and the Cullman County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the Alabama Supreme Court, the US Supreme Court, and the US Court of Military Appeals. Three hundred fifty-five acres of improved timberland - pine, poplar and walnut - rely on Asa to make decisions for them. Asa is a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church , Cullman, Alabama, and has three daughters - Betsy, Amy and Scottie. Source: Personal Résumé, 4/99.
Roger Hayes grew up in Addison in Winston County, where he also attended high school. Later, he attended barber school in Huntsville and married Connie Thomas. The couple has two sons. Roger has served for twelve years as county chairman of Winston county, and is hoping to serve the county in this position for more years to come. Source: Personal Résumé, 3/04.
Vernon R. Hayes, Jr. is the government affairs director for the Forest Landowners Association (FLA), and is based in the Washington, DC area. A graduate of Virginia Tech and Marshall University, he has been with FLA since 1999, after teaching public administration for one year at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Issues being closely followed by FLA include the Canadian softwood lumber dispute, the permanent repeal of the Estate Tax, and implementation of the 2002 Farm Bill. Source: Personal Résumé, 9/02.
Charles D. Haynes holds advanced degrees in mining and petroleum engineering and has held executive and academic positions in mining, petroleum, and civil engineering. He is retired as a faculty member in the College of Engineering at the University of Alabama and is licensed to practice engineering in Alabama. He consults in mining, petroleum and coalbed methane (www.mineralconsultant.com) specializing in mineral property appraisal. Source: Personal Résumé, 6/07.
James D. (Dave) Haywood is a Supervisory Research Forester with the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station. He has been located in Pineville, Louisiana since 1978, and has a PhD, Forestry, from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is currently involved in collaborative research with Mary Anne Sword Sayer and Shi-Jean Susana Sung to: (1) evaluate longleaf pine seedling container sizes and types, field nutrition trials, and influence of prescribed fire on seedling physiology; (2) assess the effects of prescribed fire, herbicide application, and fertilization on the growth and stand structure of young longleaf pine plantations; and (3) assess the effects of harvesting and regeneration practices on long-term productivity of pine stands through multiple rotations. Source: Personal Résumé, 11/12.
Suzanne Hearn manages several functions at
Forest2Market, including mid-market sales, marketing strategy, and information
technology. Among Hearn's accomplishments are the 2009 redesign of
Forest2Market's website, leading Forest2Market's lumber product development team
and the design and implementation of a customer relationship marketing strategy.
Prior to joining F2M, she was national accounts manager for Crop Data Management Systems, Inc. and held executive marketing positions in the agricultural industry, where she is a recognized expert in customer relationship marketing.
A forest landowner herself, Suzanne earned her bachelor's degree in environmental studies from the University of California at Berkeley and has completed executive marketing courses there and at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. When working on her degree, Suzanne was a programmer for the U.S. Forest Service. Source: Personal Résumé, 10/09.
Donald W. Heath is Senior Vice President, Trust Natural Resources and Real Estate, Private Client and Institutional Services, Wealth Management Group at Regions Bank. Don oversees Regions Bank’s Natural Resources and Real Estate Department. He joined AmSouth in 1995. AmSouth merged with Regions in 2007. Prior to joining AmSouth, Heath was employed by JSC/CCA in Brewton, Alabama from 1979-1995. During his tenure at JSC/CCA, Heath held various positions including Manager of Wood Procurement. From 1977-1979 he served as Procurement Forester at M. W. Smith Lumber Company in Jackson, Alabama. He also worked as a Forester with C.D. Williamson Lumber Company from 1973-1977. Heath holds a bachelor’s degree in Forest Management from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. He completed Southern Trust School at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. Don currently serves on the boards of directors for White Smith Land Company and Kaul Land Company. He is active with the Cahaba Chapter of the Society of American Foresters and the Alabama Forestry Association. He is currently a commissioner with the Alabama Forestry Commission. During 2000-2004, he was a member of the Chairman’s Club. Source: Personal Résumé, 7/08.
Mal Heaton is operations manager for International Paper Company's sawmill at Washington, Georgia, one of the highest-producing lumber mills in the U.S. He has previous experience supervising specific parts of sawmill operations. Source: The University of Georgia Continuing Education Course Description, 7/00.
Ralph G. Hellmich is a resident of Foley Alabama. He graduated in 1980 with a BS in Geology from the University of Alabama. Ralph has worked with the State of Alabama Oil and Gas Board since 1980 and is currently the Operations Supervisor for South Alabama. He has specialized in field operations, safety management, drilling and production of wells which includes all facets of production onshore and offshore in Alabama. Ralph has assisted the U.S. State Department with developing countries in the formation of oil and gas regulations in Central Asia. Source: Personal Résumé, 1/12.
Jeff Helms is Communications Director for the Alabama Farmers Federation. Raised on a farm in Jackson County, he attended Auburn University majoring in agricultural journalism. He worked for USDA’s Farm Service Agency for six years before being hired by the Federation in 1998. Source: Personal Résumé, 1/10.
James Henderson is an assistant extension professor in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University. He specializes in natural resource economics and leads the state wide forestry extension education program in forest economics and management. Source: Personal Résumé, 8/08.
Brian Hendricks graduated from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale with a BS in Forestry in May of 1981. He worked as a foreman for Osmose Wood Preserving Company in the early 1980’s where he inspected/treated utility poles for rot and supervised a 2 to 3 man crew that assisted with the operation. His forestry career began in 1989 when he was hired by the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) as a staff forester in Choctaw County. Brian's duties included the development of management plans and cost-share plans for forest landowners, southern pine beetle detection and notification, prescribed burning, fire suppression, etc. In 1997 Brian was recruited by the AFC to work with the Forest Inventory & Analysis (FIA) program as a field forester collecting forest resource data from FIA plots. In 2003 he was promoted to FIA Coordinator (supervisor) and holds that position today. Source: Personal Résumé, 7/12.
Camilla M. Herlevich is the founder and Executive Director of North Carolina Coastal Land Trust. This regional non-profit conservation organization is responsible for identifying critical natural areas for protection, raising funds for acquisitions, preparing protection plans, negotiating land acquisitions, and developing conservation policy initiatives. Ms. Herlevich has been involved in conservation easements and real estate planning since 1992. She is a graduate of Duke University and the Boston University School of Law. Source: Pradcom Course Description, 4/00.
Matthew Herring joined GeoVantage in 2000 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Matthew has significant experience managing sales and marketing in business-to-business environments. Since joining GeoVantage, Matthew has become an expert in the remote sensing market and has formed relationships with seven of the top ten forestry companies in the United States. Source: Personal Résumé, 09/04.
Aimee Hess was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1949.
The oldest of nine children, she was raised in Chicago, Illinois and Detroit
Michigan. Aimee graduated from Marian High School in Birmingham, Michigan in
1967, with honors. She graduated summa cum laude from Southern Methodist
University in 1973 with a B.A. in Economics. She spent a year in graduate
studies in economics at SMU, and then attended Southern Methodist University Law
School, graduating in 1977. While in law school, she was a law clerk for the
Texas Attorney General’s Office and wrote for the Southwestern Law Journal.
After graduation from law school, Aimee joined the Dallas firm of Besing, Baker and Glast, and became a partner in 1978. In 1981, she began her own firm, Law Offices of Aimee Hess P.C.
She is currently admitted to practice before the Texas Supreme Court, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts in the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts in the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts.
Aimee concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate and equipment financing (representing both lenders and borrowers), real estate conveyancing (representing both sellers and buyers), real estate and equipment leasing (representing both lessors and lessees), real estate defaults (including work outs and foreclosures), oil and gas law (primarily representing land owners and mineral owners in connection with testing agreements, oil and gas leases and pipeline or access easements), construction law (representing contractors, lenders, and consumers), development law (representing developers from project planning through zoning, construction and lease-up) and representation of rural water and sewer companies (rate-setting; preparation of corporate documents such as tariffs, bylaws and conflicts policies; government loan applications and loan management; and developer and nonstandard service contract negotiations and oversight).
Aimee and her husband Carl Ward, a petroleum consultant, enjoy sailing, hiking, kayaking, windsurfing and finding homes for abused and orphaned dogs, and parrots, many of which share their home at any given time. Source: Personal Résumé, 06/09.
Calder M. Hibbard is a research fellow at the University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources. His research focuses on forest resource policy and economics. He has conducted research in many areas concerning forest resource policy including: property taxation; regulatory programs; federal-state linkages; state boards, councils, and commissions; property rights; indicators of sustainability; public participation; and conflict management. Calder has conducted this research in conjunction with a host of public and private organizations including the USDA-Forest Service, the Minnesota Forest Resources Council, and the Minnesota Department of Revenue. Source: Personal Résumé, 09/03.
Craig Hill has served as Chief of the Alabama Forestry Commission’s investigative unit since 2008. He is an advocate of stronger forestry laws to protect landowners and industry. He has authored and co-authored several articles pertaining to timber trespass and timber/equipment theft prevention. He strongly believes all timber trespass is not a civil issue and legislation should be sought to protect landowners. Prior to coming to the AFC he worked 28 years with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Gadsden Police Department. He earned a B.S Degree from Faulkner University in Management of Human Resources and an A.S. Degree from Gadsden State Community College in Law Enforcement. Source: Personal Résumé, 03/13.
John Hill is Director of Research for the Alabama Policy Institute in Birmingham, where he has been for the past nine years. Dr. Hill is the author of Environmental Indicators 2002, an examination of environmental trends in Alabama and the United States; Cultural Indicators 2002; From This Day Forward, a survey of attitudes and values shaping marriages in Alabama; Breaking Up is Hard on You, a clinical analysis of divorce effects on parents and children; a revised edition of Video Vice: The Consequences of Legalizing Video Poker in Alabama; and Theft by Consent, an examination of the social and economic results of legalizing an Alabama lottery. In addition to his work at the Policy Institute, John teaches introductory statistics, research methods and quantitative business analysis at Faulkner University’s Birmingham campus. Source: Personal Résumé, 4/04.
J. Hudson Hines is owner of Hudson Hines Real Estate (real estate brokerage), part owner of Hines, Steele & Steele, Inc. ( timber dealership and forestry services), and part owner of DHH Land Company (land acquisition and development). He as been a member of the Society of American Foresters since 1990. He graduaged from Auburn University in 1990 and Monroe Academy in 1985. He belongs to the National Association of Realtors, the Alabama Association of Realtors, the Monroe County Board of Realtors (current treasurer), has a Forest Masters Bronze designation, and is involved with Master Tree Farmer, Master Wildlifer, Alabama Cattlemen's Association. Hines is owner of J. Hudson Hines Farm and is a lover of the land and private property rights. Source: Personal Résumé, 1/05.
Andy Hinson, a longtime Maine resident, is the general manager of Sawmill & Woodlot magazine, a national publication intended for small-scale woodlot owners and managers, loggers, and sawyers. Hinson is also the contest coordinator of the Great Portable Sawmill Shootout, an annual contest that bring leading sawmill manufacturers together to determine how the mills perform in a head-to-head contest format. Source: Personal Résumé, 8/01.
James Arthur Hitt is the Alabama Forestry Commission's Landowner Assistance Coordinator. He received a B.S. degree in Forest Engineering from Auburn University in 1982. His work experience includes 10 years in Hardwood Sawmill Management and Procurement in Alabama and Tennessee and 15 years as a County Manager for the Alabama Forestry Commission. The primary responsibility of the Landowner Assistance Coordinator is to administer cost-share programs for forestry practices and provide program information to AFC county personnel to carry out technical service responsibilities. Source: Personal Résumé, 3/09.
Ben Hoffman received a BA from the University of Virginia in 1951 and, after four years with McHale's navy, his MF from Yale in '57. After 12 years in government service and 8 with private industry, he taught forest management and timber harvesting at U. Maine and did research in timber harvesting. He earned a PhD from Yale in 1982. In 1990 he retired and spent 11 years in Alaska and British Columbia as a volunteer, teaching forest technology at Covenant Life College. When not teaching, he consulted in forestry and wood products for 9 US, Canadian and Russian church communities. He has written over 150 technical and trade publication articles, most aimed at forest landowners and loggers, plus a business management handbook for loggers. He returned to Maine in 2001 to dabble in consulting, writing and play with model trains. He is retired as a Maine licensed forester, an SAF certified forester and a Vermont land surveyor. Source: Personal Résumé, 10/08.
William C. Hopewell is Senior Appraiser with the Alabama Farm Credit Association. Bill was born in Talladega, Alabama and graduated from Talladega High School. He received a BS degree in Agricultural Education from Auburn University in 1978. Bill started his career with Farm Credit in 1980 after two years with Auburn University Cooperative Extension Service. He was a Loan Officer and Branch Manager in Talladega for 20 years. Bill was licensed as General Appraiser by the Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board in 1994 and has been licensed in Georgia by the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board since 2006. He is currently Staff Appraiser, responsible for rural appraisals for the Alabama Farm Credit Association in 26 north Alabama counties. He maintains a sales database of current sales comparables and conducts staff training in five branch offices for loan officers that are approved evaluators for the association. Source: Personal Résumé, 10/10.
M. Reed Hopper is a Principal Attorney in Pacific Legal Foundation's environmental law practice group. He oversees the Foundation's Endangered Species Act Program that is designed to ensure that species protections are balanced with individual rights, the rule-of-law, and other social values. Mr. Hopper also oversees PLF's Clean Water Act Project that targets illegal federal regulation of wetlands and other waters. Source: Personal Résumé, 6/08.
Steven G. Horwitz is Charles A. Dana Professor
of Economics at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. He completed his MA and
PhD in economics at George Mason University and received his A.B. in economics
and philosophy from The University of Michigan. He is the author of two books,
Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective (Routledge,
2000) and Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order (Westview,
1992), and he has written extensively on Austrian economics, Hayekian political
economy, monetary theory and history, and macroeconomics. In addition to several
dozen articles in numerous professional journals, he has also done nationally
recognized public policy work on the role of the private sector during Hurricane
Katrina for the Mercatus Center, where he is an Affiliated Senior Scholar. The
author of numerous op-eds, Horwitz is a frequent guest on TV and radio programs,
particularly on the Great Recession and monetary policy. His current research is
on the economics and social theory of the family, and he is at work on a book on
classical liberalism and the family.
Horwitz also serves as the book review editor of Review of Austrian Economics, and co-editor of the book series Advances in Austrian Economics. He is a contributing editor at The Freeman, where he has a weekly column at The Freeman Online, and he blogs at "Coordination Problem" and "Bleeding Heart Libertarians." Horwitz is a past recipient of three fellowship research grants from the Earhart Foundation and has been a visiting scholar at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling Green State University. He was awarded the Hayek Prize in 2010 by the Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Order for his work on the economics of the family among other contributions. At St. Lawrence, he has been the recipient of the the Frank P. Piskor Lectureship for 1998-99 and the J. Calvin Keene Award in 2003, and served as Associate Dean of the First Year from 2001 to 2007. A member of the Mont Pelerin Society, Horwitz has spoken to professional, student, policymaker, and general audiences throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and South America. Source: Personal Résumé, 3/12.
Allan Houston is a Research Professor in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at The University of Tennessee and he is Director, Forestry and Wildlife Research and Management at Ames Plantation. Allan was born in Clayton, Georgia in 1952 and raised in the high Appalachian town of Brevard, North Carolina. His old stomping grounds include the north Georgia mountains and the rare air between Brevard and Murphy, NC --this was before the whole place became condos and golf. Allan attended Brevard College, graduating in spring of 1973 with an AA degree. He then attended North Carolina State University, earning a BS degree in Forestry in 1976 and BS Wildlife Biology 1977. He attended N.C. State University earning a MS degree in Forest Management in 1979. In 1979 Allan began work as a Research Assistant at the Tennessee Agricultural Station and Hobart Ames Foundation, and was promoted to Research Associate with completion of the Master's Degree the same year. He achieved a one year's leave of absence from the Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station in 1986 to pursue a PhD in Ecology at the University of Tennessee. During the year-long period from July 1986 to July 1987 he completed his foreign language requirements, all course-work, prelims and comprehensive exams toward a PhD in ecology. Allan earned a PhD in Forest and Wildlife Ecology in 1991 after completing his research on Beaver Immigration and Reclamation of Beaver-Killed Wetlands. He was promoted to Research Assistant Professor in 1991, Associate Professor in 1998, and Professor in 2004. He is adjunct in the Biology Departments of The University of Memphis and Mississippi State University. Allan manages the Hobart Ames Foundation's forest and wildlife on the 18,430-acre Ames Plantation in southwest Tennessee, including: hardwood and pine management and sales, administration of annual work plans and budgets, crew supervision, wetland issues, animal damage, land transactions, boundary control, road construction and maintenance, fleet and building maintenance and sawmill operation. He also manages a recreational enterprises program, including deer hunting and Quality Deer Management, turkey, squirrel, dove, duck, quail and fishing. He has initiated or co-developed forestry/wildlife research, including: large-scale and intense studies and development of hardwood seed orchards, silvicultural systems to enrich post harvested stands with genetically improved seedlings, and manage ensuing stands with crop tree management techniques; natural resource enterprises, large-scale quality deer management studies, mammalian predation, telemetry studies on quail, hawks and coyote, predator/prey relationships on bobwhite quail, whitetail deer food habits, beaver control, and a multi-disciplinary projects to determine the environmental impacts of converting crop land to short rotation forest systems. He is author or coauthor of 60+ scientific publications in forest and wildlife journals. Allan enjoys writing and writes outdoors columns for the local publications. He has been a member of the Society of American Foresters (SAF) since 1976, was instrumental in forming the west Tennessee Chapter of the KY/TN Section of SAF, served as chair W. TN Chapter several times and Chair of the Kentucky/Tennessee Section in 1997 and 2009, organized and served on the Executive Committee for the '97 National SAF Convention, and is a Fellow in SAF. Allan teaches silviculture to the forestry students in residence at Ames during the Spring (now Fall) Semester, UT Knoxville, Forestry Camp and wildlife techniques to wildlife students, UT Martin and ecological principles to other students from around the country. He is actively engaged in numerous forest education activities for landowners including a week-long Conservation Workshop for Teachers, also a program initiated in 1991 called "Woods Walk - Woods Talk" to teach the teachers about forest ecology. WW-WT exposed over 1,200 teachers and media to forest issues. Allan likes to read, hunt 'n fish, and listen to big tales. He is married to Rebecca Houston, formerly of Washington D.C. They have two children, Brian, Chief Resident at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland; and Laura, recently graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and teaching at Ohio Valley Voices, a school for deaf children in Cincinnati, Ohio. Allan has three dogs, two goldens and a refugee mutt. Source: Personal Résumé, 5/11.
David Howse is President and CEO of the Federal Land Bank Association of North Alabama, FLCA. Howse began his career with Farm Credit in 1972 after receiving his B.S. Degree from St. Bernard College in his native Cullman, Alabama. While the majority of his career has focused on the Northern twenty-seven (27) counties of Alabama, he at some point in the last thirty-plus years has worked in every county in the State. This experience has given him a very diverse background to draw from in fulfilling his responsibilities as CEO of the FLBA of North Alabama for the past thirteen (13) years. He is presently a member and director of the Alabama Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Also he serves on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Agribusiness Council and is Secretary of the North Alabama Agriculture Museum and Hall of Fame. Howse’s roots are planted firmly in rural Alabama and he is a believer of how both the forest industry and rural economy benefit the state as a whole. Source: Personal Résumé, 7/02.
William G. Hubbard is the Southern Regional Extension Forester and is based at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. He facilitates regional education, Extension and technology transfer programs among the 13 southern land-grant universities, the USDA Forest Service, state forestry agencies and others within the southern forestry community. He received his forestry training at the University of Florida and taught forest management and economics there for five years. He also managed the Florida Forest Stewardship and urban forestry Extension efforts while a faculty member at the University of Florida. He has been in his current position for 10 years. Just some of his current projects include The Master Tree Farmer/Master Wildlifer Satellite Video Series and the development of an online regional peer-reviewed Extension publication process. After receiving his B.S. 1985 from The University of Florida, Hubbard received his M.S. from Florida's School of Forest Resources & Conservation in Forest Economics. His thesis was Estimating the Profitability of Returns to Private Forest Landowners Receiving Professional Forestry Assistance in Northeast Florida. Source: Profiles of the Southern Regional Extension Forestry office staff 01/04.
Stephen J. Hudson is a native of Fayette, Alabama. He received a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degree in Forestry from Auburn University. He was employed as an assistant field work forester for the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences throughout his undergraduate career at Auburn, and as a research assistant for The Longleaf Alliance for approximately three years. He is currently the managing editor for a cooperative effort between the Alabama Forestry Commission, Alabama Forestry Association, and the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University in developing a reference guide to forest management for landowners in Alabama to serve as a companion to the Alabama Wildlife Federation book entitled Managing Wildlife on Private Lands in Alabama and the Southeast. Source: Personal Résumé, 6/04.
Dr. H. Glenn Hughes is primarily responsible for private landowner education in southeast Mississippi. This involves working with Extension Agents, local county forestry associations, and others to conduct educational programs of interest to private landowners. He also works with youth, teachers, and the general public about forestry issues in Mississippi, and recently completed a two-year effort targeting small landowners in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Source: Personal Résumé, 3/04.
William C. Humphries, Jr., is president of Forest Resource Consultants, Inc., based in Macon, Georgia. He most recently served two years as president of the Association of Consulting Foresters of America and serves on the board of directors of Forest Landowners Association. Billy and his family are long time Georgia forest landowners and has always had a keen interest in the impact of government activity on private forestry and free enterprise. Source: Personal Résumé, 3/04.
David J. Hunnicutt is the Director of Legal Affairs for Oregonians In Action, a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the rights of private property owners. Dave received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon in 1988, and a Juris Doctorate from the Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College in 1992. During the legislative session, Dave lobbies for Oregonians In Action. At the end of the 1999 session, thirteen OIA bills were enacted into law. Dave has been a member of the Oregon State Bar since 1992. Dave has appeared and argued before LUBA, the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court, and in district and circuit courts throughout the state. He has also appeared as a speaker at numerous planning and legal seminars. Prior to joining Oregonians In Action, Dave was a partner with Hunnicutt & Hunnicutt in St. Helens. A native Oregonian, Dave is married and has three children. Source: Personal Résumé, 1/01.
Jim Hyland is the Chief of the Forest Health Section of the Alabama Forestry Commission. He is currently responsible for the Forest Health Monitoring Project and the Southern Pine Beetle Project. He is responsible for the use of GPS technology in SPB detection. He has spoken Statewide at landowner meetings and has written numerous articles on SPB control and Prevention. Source: Personal Résumé, 5/02.
Lou Hyman is Fire Support Officer for the Alabama Forestry Commission. Prior to his present position Lou has held the titles of Chief, Forest Resource Planning Section; Chief, Forest Management Section; Chief, Information and Education Section; Chief, Forest Marketing; Tax Specialist and Forest Economics Specialist. Lou was employed as a tax consultant with Sizemore and Sizemore, a consulting forestry company, before joining the staff of the Alabama Forestry Commission. He holds a Masters Degree from Duke University in Forest Economics. Source: Alabama Forestry Commission, 1/01.
Craig D. Idso is the founder and former President
of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change and currently
serves as Chairman of the Center's board of directors. Dr. Idso received his
B.S. in Geography from Arizona State University, his M.S. in Agronomy from the
University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and his Ph.D. in Geography from Arizona State
University, where he studied as one of a small group of University Graduate
Dr. Idso has been involved in the global warming debate for many years and has published peer-reviewed scientific articles on issues related to data quality, the growing season, the seasonal cycle of atmospheric CO2, world food supplies, coral reefs, and urban CO2 concentrations, the latter of which he investigated via a National Science Foundation grant as a faculty researcher in the Office of Climatology at Arizona State University. Since 1998, he has been the editor and a chief contributor to the online magazine CO2 Science.
Dr Idso is the author of several books, the most recent of which, The Many Benefits of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment, details 55 ways in which the modern rise in atmospheric CO2 is benefiting earth's biosphere. Dr. Idso has also produced three video documentaries, Carbon Dioxide and the Climate Crisis: Reality or Illusion?, Carbon Dioxide and the Climate Crisis: Avoiding Plant and Animal Extinctions, and Carbon Dioxide and the Climate Crisis: Doing the Right Thing, and he has lectured in Meteorology at Arizona State University and in Physical Geography at Mesa and Chandler-Gilbert Community Colleges.
Dr. Idso is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Association of American Geographers, Ecological Society of America, and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. He also serves as co-editor of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) and he is the former Director of Environmental Science at Peabody Energy in St. Louis, Missouri. Source: http://www.co2science.org/about/chairman.php, 5/13.
Ahmad Ijaz is Director of Economic Forecasting at the Center for Business and Economic Research, University of Alabama. Ahmad has over twenty-five years of experience in economic analysis and forecasting, economic impact studies, research related to national and regional economic issues, and industry analyses. His professional interests include: applied macroeconomics, economic analysis and forecasting, financial instruments and markets, international trade and currency markets. Ahmad holds an undergraduate degree in Finance and a graduate degree in Economics. Source: Personal Résumé, 4/12.
Jason Irving has a degree in Chemical Engineering, and has been working in the Forest Products industry for the past ten years. He has been with Forestweb since it's inception in 1999, and has played a key role in the development of the company and its line of industry intelligence products. Jason's current role in Forestweb is the leadership of the sales team. Source: Personal Résumé, 2/04.
Kris Irwin is a faculty member at the Warnell School. His primary focus is instructional material design and development for K-12 teachers and forest landowners. Kris is the author of Science of Forestry Management, published in 2004 by the American Association for Vocational Instructional Materials located in Winterville, Georgia. This book is designed for high school students studying forestry in the agricultural education programs across the nation. Kris is also the instructional designer for the Forest*A*Syst website (www.forestasyst.org). Source: Personal Résumé, 6/08.
Chris Isaacson currently serves as the
Executive Vice-President of the Alabama Forestry Association which represents
the state’s forestry community at the local, state and national level. AFA’s
diverse membership includes Alabama’s pulp and paper mills, sawmills, wood panel
manufacturers, bioenergy producers, wood suppliers, foresters, loggers and
forest landowners from across the state.
An Alabama native and an Auburn University graduate, Chris spent the early years of his career in the forest products industry working in land management, wood procurement, corporate planning and corrugated container plant management for a multi-national pulp and paper company. He then joined the faculty of the School of Forestry at Auburn University. Prior to coming to AFA, Chris was an owner and manager of a wood supply company with harvesting, woodyard, and sawmill operations in Alabama and Georgia.
In January, 2006, Chris assumed his current position where he is responsible for all operations of the Association and as well as a number of affiliated organizations including the Alabama Forestry Foundation. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Forestry Cooperative, Alabama Forests Forever Foundation, and the Alabama Forest Resources Center and is Past Chairman of the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Advisory Council.
Chris is a Registered Forester in Alabama, a SAF Certified Forester, and a Certified Wildlife Biologist. He lives in Opelika with his wife, Kathy, and 7 children. Source: Personal Résumé, 4/11.
Michelle Isenberg has been working in the forestry and wildlife industries since 1995. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries. Michelle was a Senior Manufacturing Representative spanning 13 years for American Cyanamid which eventually became BASF and her flagship product was Arsenal. She works all of Alabama, western Georgia and the panhandle of Florida. Currently, she is in a partnership with both a distribution and application company, respectively, Herbicides Plus and Custom Air. Michelle’s expertise lies in herbicide prescriptions and recommendations. She works to understand the landowner’s goals and objectives of their individual properties to provide the best possible solutions. Michelle is a founding Board Member of the Alabama Invasive Plant Council and served as President of the Council from 2007-2008. Source: Personal Résumé, 11/12.
Robert L. Izlar is Director of the University of Georgia Center for Forest Business. Bob has been at UGA for 13 years and has 28 years of industrial forestry experience throughout the South and internationally. He is a Registered Forester in Georgia, a member of the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame, a Fellow of the Society of American Foresters, a Fellow of the Swedish Royal Academy of Agriculture and Forestry and a tree farmer. He retired as a Colonel in the United States Army Reserve where he received the Distinguished Service Medal and Legion of Merit. Source: Personal Résumé, 04/11.
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