Directory

STAFF DIRECTORY
 
The staff at Forest Resource Consultants, Inc. is committed to serving you to the best of our abilities. Please view the short biographies below to find out more about the credentials of our staff.
 
Principal Consultants/ Managers/ Real Estate Services
Technical/ Analytical Services
Forest Management/ Appraisal/ Support Staff
Other Supporting Forestry Staff
Supporting Office Staff
 
 
PRINCIPAL CONSULTANTS/MANAGERS :
 
Wm. C. Humphries Jr. , Chairman of the Board
Billy graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. Degree in Forest Management in 1965. He worked with private industry in timber procurement and forest management until founding the company in 1970. Since then, aside from managing and developing this business, he has served as a guest speaker for many state and national meetings, has written various articles, publications and teaching manuals, and serves on numerous boards and committees. He is Past President of the Association of Consulting Foresters of America, Inc. and a member of the Georgia Forestry Association, and is a Candidate Member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He has served as Chairman of the Georgia State Board of Registration for Foresters and is a registered forester in Georgia. He is also a licensed Georgia Real Estate Associate Broker.
 
Billy's many contacts developed over the years allow the firm to stay in touch with much of the activity and trends in the forest industry. We believe this knowledge of the industry is a tremendous asset to our clients. Billy continues to assist with special large projects and other activities within the firm when his experience and judgment are deemed beneficial.
 
David T. Foil, President
David, a shareholder in FRC, graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. Degree in Forest Management in 1981. He worked with St. Regis Paper Company and J. T. Strahan Timber Corporation before joining FRC in 1988. He is a member of the Association of Consulting Foresters and is a registered forester in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina and a licensed Real Estate Broker in Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida.. He is Past President of the Georgia Forestry Association, where he still serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. He is also President of the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Consulting Foresters and a Trustee with the Georgia Forestry Foundation.
 
David is responsible for directing and managing the firm. In addition, he also handles many special projects, serves as the firm's Georgia Broker, and is primarily responsible for new business development. David's excellent organizational and administrative skills and his aggressive patience in managing difficult projects contribute to the firm's effectiveness and ability to accept challenging assignments.
 
W. Richard Humphries, Executive Vice President
Richie has been with FRC since 1988 and is a stockholder in the firm. He graduated from Mercer University with a B.B.A. in Business Management and Duke University with a M.F. in Forest Resource Management. He is a member of the Association of Consulting Foresters, a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina, a Georgia Registered Forester, an Associate Member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, and Licensed Real Estate Salesperson. In addition to general company administration and new business development, Richie also works on large appraisal assignments and special client projects.
 
Richie’s understanding of forest management economics, persistence at seeking out information, and steady common sense approach to evaluating a task are natural abilities required to develop reliable forestland appraisals and investment analyses. His ability to effectively manage large, complex forest appraisal projects and other unique valuation issues is widely recognized in the forest industry and forest investment community.
 
Michael H. Smith, Vice President of Operations
Mike joined the firm in July of 1999. Mike is a 1975 graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. Degree in Forest Resources and was previously employed by Union Camp Corporation where he served for 19 years in various capacities in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Alabama. His last position was as Area Manager of the 234,000-acre Chapman Forest in Chapman, Alabama. He has served on the Forest Practices Committee of the Alabama Forestry Association. He is a registered forester in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, a member of the Association of Consulting Foresters, and also serves on the University of Georgia Alumni Steering Committee.
 
Mike is responsible for overall forest management services, supervising a staff of foresters and technicians, as well as assisting the firm with consulting services to various private landowners and forest products companies. In addition to day-to-day operations, Mike’s ability to effectively coordinate personnel enables him to efficiently and accurately execute large projects.
 
Randy B. Shaw, Consultant and Western Operations Manager
Randy is currently Western Operations Manager and manages FRC's office in Picayune, Mississippi. He is a 1977 graduate of Mississippi State University with a B.S. Degree in Forest Management. Prior to joining FRC in 1992, Randy served as procurement forester and forest manager for a south Mississippi sawmill and timber operating company. Randy is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Mississippi and has extensive experience in intensive silviculture. He is a member of the Association of Consulting Foresters and serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Mississippi Chapter of the ACF. He is Past Chairman of Pearl River County Forestry Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Forestry Association. He is a registered forester in Mississippi.
 
Jeff Newsome, Operations Manager
Jeff joined FRC in January, 2016 and is a 1985 graduate of Clemson University with a B.S. in Forest Management.  He worked 17 years with Union Camp Corporation and International Paper in various management, forest operations, timber procurement, and stafff support positions in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.  Prior to joining the firm, he served 13 years with Wachovia Timberland Investment Management, RMK Timberland Group, and BTG Pactual as Region Manager responsbile for timber sales, forestry operations, property sales, budgeting, acquisition due diligence, and personnel management on client timberlands in eight southeastern states, Brazil, Guatemala, and Uruguay.  In his role as Region Manager, he developed and executed property specific management plans to maximize client return while minimizing regulatory, environmental, and biological risk.
 
 
F. Daniel Rock, Director of Real Estate Sales
Dan Rock joined FRC in March, 2003 as Director of Real Estate Sales. Dan’s addition allowed us to expand our real estate acquisition and disposition services more broadly and aggressively. Dan has a B.S. Degree in Forestry from the University of the South and a MBA from William and Mary. Dan worked 16 years in the forest products industry, primarily with Chesapeake Corporation in Virginia, and is a registered forester in Georgia. Prior to joining FRC, Dan worked in the real estate business, most recently concentrating in land and commercial real estate sales with Fickling & Company. Dan holds an Accredited Land Consultant designation through the Realtor's Land Institute (RLI) and is Past President of the RLI Georgia state chapter. He is a licensed Georgia Real Estate Associate Broker.
 
Charles D. Hogan, Account Manager
Charles joined FRC in 1997. Prior to that time, Charles was in timber procurement for two years and served as forester with a large consulting firm. Charles received his Associate Degree at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and his B.S. Degree in Forest Management from the School of Forest Resources, the University of Georgia in 1989. He is a registered forester in Georgia. Charles’ responsibilities include oversight and implementation of management activities on private, non-industrial client forestlands. He also organizes and supervises many of our large forest inventory projects and assists with the firm's appraisal projects.
 
Larry Grace, Account Manager and Real Estate Sales
Larry strengthened the firm’s staff of quality practitioners when he joined FRC in 1991 after 15 years as a valued employee with a Middle Georgia timber and land company. His experience has been varied, including all phases of forest management, property sales, and acquisitions. Larry has an Associate Degree in Forest Technology from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (1975) and was one of the state’s first technicians to be licensed as a registered forester. He is also a Georgia licensed Real Estate Salesperson. Larry manages forestry operations for many of our clients and is active in property acquisitions and dispositions within FRC's Brokerage Services Group.
 
Brian Stone, Appraisal Services Manager
Brian joined the firm’s appraisal group in 2001 after graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Resources and a Master’s in Forest Business. In addition to Brian’s formal education, his early exposure to the business through a Georgia family timberland company has helped him easily recognize and interpret those issues that impact rural property values. Brian serves as the firm’s Appraisal Services Manager. Brian is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and a Candidate Member of the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA). He is also a Georgia registered forester and an active member of the Georgia Forestry Association and the Society of American Foresters.
  
Timothy P.  Gahl, Operations Manager
Tim joined FRC in October, 2006 with over 20 years experience managing forestry operations for various forest products companies in Georgia and South Carolina. His experience includes land management, silvicultural operations, marketing timber, and harvesting operations. Significant strengths include the ability to plan and implement budgets, organize resources to optimize returns, and interface with other parties to promote and protect interests and assets. Tim is a graduate of Michigan Technological University with a B.S. Degree in Forest Management. He is a past Board Member of the Liberty County Forestry Board, a past Board Member for Partners for Parks at Lake Warren State Park in South Carolina, and he has served on the Environmental Committee of the Georgia Forestry Association. He is a registered forester in Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina, and a Society of American Foresters Certified Forester. Tim is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Georgia and Alabama.  Tim manages our Lumpkin office.
 
Dusty Warren, Fiber Logistics Manager
Dusty joined the FRC team in September, 2007. Prior to joining FRC, Dusty worked for Mead Corporation and MeadWestvaco for 16 years where he held a variety of jobs dealing with all aspects of forestry. Dusty was responsible for marketing and negotiating the sale of all outside timber sales from MeadWestvaco's 438,000 acre forest in Georgia and Alabama. He has an Associate of Applied Science in Forestry from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, a Bachelors of Business Administration from Columbus State University, and a Master's of Business Administration from Troy University. He is a registered forester in Georgia and a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Georgia and Alabama. Dusty's skills are an important asset in our Lumpkin office.
 
Brad Edmonds, Account Manager
Brad joined the FRC staff in October, 2003. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Management from Stephen F. Austin University and is a registered forester in Mississippi. His knowledge of forestry operations and technical processes make him a key person in the management of our Quitman office.
 
Phillip W. Smith, Account Manager
Phil joined FRC in 1980 after brief employment with a forest products company. Phil has an Associate Degree in Forest Technology from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (1978). After passing the state examination in 1990, he qualified as a registered forester in Georgia. Through his many years of experience, he has developed the ability to coordinate and manage most of the field projects executed on our clients’ properties and serves as an account manager.
 
 
Ike Vinson,  Account Manager
Ike joined the FRC staff in November of 2007.  He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Resource Management from Clemson University and is a registered forester in Georgia and Alabama.  Ike’s hard work ethic and attention to details is an important element in the management of  our Waycross, Georgia office.
 
Timothy D. Gables, Account Manager
Tim joined FRC in 2017 as our Arkadelphia, Arkansas office Account Manager.  Tim holds an Associate of Science Degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia.  Prior to joining FRC, he was a consulting forester with Chattahoochee Valley Forestry Services in Clayton, Alabama for 24 years.  With his extensive consulting background, we are excited about Tim joining the FRC team. 

C. Wayne Cauthen, Operations Manager
Wayne joined FRC in October, 2016.  Wayne was President and founder of Coosa Forestry Services, Inc. (CFS) in Rome, Georgia for 32 years until CFS merged with FRC in 2016.  Prior to founding CFS, he worked as a procurement forester for a large forest products company.   Wayne is a 1977 graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. degree in Forest Resources.  Wayne has been a member of the Association of Consulting Foresters of America (ACF) since 1986.  He is past Chairman of the Georgia Chapter of ACF.  He is a member of the Society of American Foresters and also a registered forester and Real Estate Salesperson  in Alabama and Georgia.  Wayne manages our Rome, Georgia office.  
 

Jason McGee, Account Manager
Jason joined the FRC staff in October, 2016 after the acqusition of Coosa Forestry Services, Inc. in Rome, Georgia.  Prior to working in the Rome office, he worked as a forestry consultant in southwest Georgia and then as a forestry research coordinator at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway.  Currently, he manages forestry projects on clients' properties located in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Resources and a Masters in Forest Management and Business from the University of Georgia.  He is a registered forester in Alabama and Georgia and a licensed real estate salesperson in Alabama and Georgia.  He is a member of the Association of Consulting Foresters.  
 
 
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TECHNICAL/ ANALYTICAL SERVICES:
 
Dr. Jeffery L. Paschke, Biometrician
Jeff joined the FRC staff in 1995 and is primarily responsible for the firm’s analytical services, database management, and supporting the firm’s forest management and appraisal services. Jeff, a native of Indiana, received his undergraduate degree in Forestry from Purdue University in 1975 and his Master's and Ph.D. in Forest Genetics from North Carolina State University in 1981. Jeff’s experience in the forest industry includes eleven years of research and project management with emphasis upon enhancing operational productivity.
 
Jeff and the technical staff are responsible for the development of software and computer programs, as well as assisting in the firm's economic studies, investment analyses, and economic evaluations of forest practices. Jeff's operational experience and exceptional knowledge of the computing capability available today has allowed him to continue to develop and refine the most advanced computer software system (COM*TRAC/2000™) and technical department available to the private timberland owner. Jeff's analytical capability serves as an important source of confirmation and support for appraisals, forest management, and operational decisions, such as fertilization, thinning and harvest regimes, and harvest scheduling decisions under varying market conditions.
 
Julianne K. Bulgrin, GIS Analyst
Julie joined FRC in August of 2004 as a GIS Analyst. Julie graduated from Oregon State University in 1980 with a B.S. in Forest Management. Her experience includes time with the US Forest Service at the Pacific Northwest Research Station, followed by a stint with Weyerhaeuser where she most recently held the position of GIS/Forest Inventory Manager for Weyerhaeuser's Georgia operations. Julie's experiences with large mapping projects, coupled with her artistic abilities, have significantly added to FRC's capacity and capability.
 
Paul E. Nace, Technical Services Forester
Paul joined the FRC staff in May, 2011, as a Technical Services Forester. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Forest Management from Mississippi State University in 1988 and returned there to complete a Master’s degree in Forest Management and GIS in 1994. Paul worked for 17 years in industrial forestry with Potlatch Corporation, first managing the GIS operations for more than 500,000 acres in Arkansas for 14 years and then transferring to Spokane, Washington, to manage the GIS Analysis Team covering the entire 1.5 million acre land base. Paul brings experience in forest inventory techniques, spatial and tabular database management, growth and yield, programming in VBA and SQL, project management, and forestry software design and testing.
 
Santosh Subedi, Biometrician
Santosh joined FRC in August, 2016.  He is a native of Nepal and  received his undergraduate degree from Tribhuvan University of Nepal in Forest Biometrics in 2008 and his Master's Degree from the University of Georgia in Forest Biometrics in 2011.  He completed his Ph.D. in Forest Modeling at Virginia Tech in 2015.  Santosh's responsbilities include strengthening FRC's technical services in the areas of forest scheduling, data management, and inventory processing. 
 
Jason E. Little, Timberland Appraiser/Market Analyst
Jason joined FRC in July 2008 as a Timberland Appraiser/Market Analyst. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Resources in 2000 and Masters of Forest Business in 2003 from the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia.  Before joining FRC, he was as a Timberland Appraiser for the James W. Sewall Company in Charlotte, North Carolina, and then joined Rayonier as a Technical Forester and Timber Sales Forester in southeast Georgia. Jason’s major responsibility is valuation and analysis on real estate appraisal projects, but he also assists with acquisition/disposition analysis of forestland ownerships and timber valuation assignments. Jason brings experience in forest management, database management, growth and yield modeling, and expertise on the varying timberland and timber stumpage markets in the Southeast. He is a Registered Real Property Appraiser and Registered Forester with the State of Georgia.
 
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FOREST MANAGEMENT AND APPRAISAL SUPPORT STAFF:
  
LaDon Watford, Senior Forester
LaDon joined the FRC staff in 1983 after graduating from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College with an Associate Degree in Forest Technology. In 1990, LaDon passed the state exam qualifying him as a Georgia registered forester. LaDon has consistently been recognized for his achievement of excellence resulting from internal and external audits of his timber inventory procedures, and serves as FRC’s quality control auditor in addition to serving as immediate assistant to the account manager.
 
Richard Barrett, Area Forester
Richard joined FRC in September, 2007 with over 35 years of forestry experience. During his career, he has worked in all aspects of wood procurement. As a land management technician and forester, he has gained a broad range of experience in cruising, reforestation, land and wood acquisition and most other aspects of industrial forest management. Richard works in our Lumpkin office.
 
  
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OTHER SUPPORTING AND APPRAISAL FORESTRY STAFF:
 
Cody Barham, Appraisal Analyst and Forester
The University of Georgia, Bachelor of Business Administraton & Master Degree in Forest Resources
 
Ethan Brett, Forester
The University of Georgia, Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Resources and Forestry and Wildlife Management 
 
Christopher F. Brooks, Forester
Auburn University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Resources
 
 
Chris Faith, Forest Technician
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Associate in Forest Technology
 
Robin Finlayson, Forest Technician
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Associate Applied Science of Forestry
 
Mose P. Gill, Forester
Mississippi State University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Management 
 
Philip Hammond, Forest Technician
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Associate Applied Science of Forest Technology
 
Vince Hinson, Forest Technician
Jones County Junior College, Associate Applied Science of Forestry
 
Jonathan Kenney, GIS Forester
Auburn University, Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources & Masters Degree in Forest Resources
 
Preston Lancaster, Forest Technician
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Associate Applied Science of Forestry
 
Conrad LeComte, Forest Technician
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Associate Applied Science of Forestry Technolgy & Associate Applied Science of Wildlife Technology
 
Natalie Mitcham, GIS Specialist
University of North Georgia, Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Spatial Analysis
 
Gabe Outlaw, Forester
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Resources
 
  
Caleb Skipper, Forester
The University of Georgia, Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Resources
 
Chuck St. Clair, Forester
The University of Tennessee, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Auburn University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry
 
Robert Thomas, Forester 
The University of Missouri, Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry
 
Brandon Wood, Forest Technician
Jones County Junior College, Associate Applied Science of Forestry
 
 
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SUPPORTING OFFICE STAFF:
 
Janice Humphries, Corporate Sec./Treas.
Jennifer Grenko, Administrative Assistant
Tina Parks, Bookkeeper
Gina Thomas, Administrative Asst. (Quitman)
Linda Hughes, Administrative Asst. (Rome)
  Rosemary Mills, Asst. Sec./Treas. & Office Mgr.  
  Donna Barnes, Administrative Assistant
  Kenin S. Hoffman, Administrative Assistant
  Kelly Cobb, Administrative Asst. (Lumpkin)
  
 
 
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