Podcasts

November 14, 2018

Chapter #112 – Season 6 – Matt Sampson – “Take the Toughest Jobs, Do them to the Best of Your Ability and Don’t Give Up ”

By Tom Davidson

Matt Sampson is the Senior Director of ForestLand Operations for the Northeast Region of the Forestland Group (TFG), which is headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. TFG is an Independent Timberland Investment Management Organization (“TIMO”) founded in 1995, and Matt oversees on-the-ground management activities on fund owned properties from Virginia into Canada. On today’s show, […]

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November 7, 2018

#111 – Season 5 – Alex Singleton – “Fear is a Choice ”

By Tom Davidson

Alex Singleton is Fiber Specialist at International Paper’s Port Wentworth Cellulose Fibers Mill in Georgia. He is responsible for the overall management of wood purchases and deliveries into the mill and wet storage yard, as well as the managing the on-site chip mill. Prior to this, Alex was a Procurement Forester for Weyerhaeuser and a […]

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October 31, 2018

#110 – Season 5 – Julius Tillery – “Successful people do the things that unsuccessful people are not willing to do ”

By Tom Davidson

Julius Tillery is the North Carolina State Coordinator for the Black Family Land Trust and a fifth-generation farmer who helps other farmers in rural communities succeed in their businesses. He is a valued resource, advocate and supporter of local farmers, and he practices what he preaches on his family farm while also running a successful […]

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October 24, 2018

#109 – Season 5 – Jamahl Butler – “My activism is being accessible and creating safe spaces to have difficult conversations”

By Tom Davidson

Currently District Ranger of the Angeles Gateway Ranger District, Nicholas Jamahl Butler has experienced nearly the entire range of natural resource management in his career. In addition to being a land manager, people manager, silviculturalist, communicator and educator, Jamahl’s focus has long been on ecological restoration and conservation. On today’s show, Jamahl dives into the […]

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October 17, 2018

#108 – Season 5 – Stephanie Freeman – “Why can’t I have big dreams like everyone else?”

By Tom Davidson

Dr. Stephanie Freeman is the GIS Coordinator for the U.S. Forest Service. Her professional education includes a BS in Ornamental Horticulture from University of Illinois, an MS in Forestry from NC State University, a Master of Professional Studies, Agriculture and Horticulture from Cornell University, and a PhD in Plant and Soil Science from Alabama A&M. […]

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