Podcasts

March 20, 2019

Interview #130 – Alex Singleton, “They were losing twice, once on productivity and once on price”

By Tom Davidson

Alex Singleton is Fiber Specialist at International Paper in Port Wentworth, Georgia, and his leadership was instrumental to the beginning and growth of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR). Alex’s professional preparation includes a BS in forest resource management from Clemson University and an MBA from Charleston Southern University, and he […]

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March 13, 2019

Interview #129 – Dr. Jennie Stephens, “It’s all about relationships when there is a history of abuse”

By Tom Davidson

Dr. Jennie L. Stephens has been the Executive Director of the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation since its inception in 2005. At the Center, she is responsible for overall strategic planning, revenue generation, financial & staff management, and program operations. Dr. Stephens has dedicated more than 25 years in the non-profit industry and is very […]

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March 6, 2019

Interview #128 – Tyrone and Edna Williams, “You have to establish trust before you try to provide service”

By Tom Davidson

Tyrone and Edna Williams are forest landowners at Fourtee Acres, which is located in Enfield, North Carolina. The family farm includes 195 acres total of woodland, farmland, and rental property. Tyrone and Edna own about 62 of those acres. The family farm has been in Tyrone’s family for close to 100 years, and they host […]

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February 19, 2019

Interview #127 – Dr. Thomas Mitchell, “The most substantial reform of partition law in modern history: Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act”

By Tom Davidson

Professor Thomas W. Mitchell is Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Program in Real Estate and Community Development Law at Texas A&M University School of Law. He also is a ground-breaking legal scholar and teacher who has been steadfast for more than 20 years in pursuing his heartfelt passion for helping disadvantaged people secure […]

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People You Should Know: Interview #126 – Candra Burns, The power of social media in forestry and natural resources

By Tom Davidson

Candra Burns is the voice for introverted scientists everywhere and the owner of Talking Forests. She is a natural resource professional and unique resource for anyone in the field who wants to build their social media chops. On today’s episode, Candra talks about the importance of social media, the benefits of each social media platform, […]

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February 13, 2019

S6|E14 Interview #125 – John Magruder, ACF, “The difference between leading and following is the view”

By Tom Davidson

John Magruder, ACF, is a forestry consultant and owner of Three Rivers Forestry in Tappahannock, Virginia. After earning his B.S. in Forest Science from Penn State, heading out west to mark timber in the San Juan Mountains, and joining the Virginia Department of Forestry for 12 years, John has been an independent consulting forester for […]

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February 6, 2019

S6|E13 Interview #124 – Amy McFadden, ACF, “The best part of being a forestry consultant is helping folks realize what they really have”

By Tom Davidson

Amy McFadden, ACF, is the Owner of White Oak Forest Management, Inc., which is based in Georgetown, South Carolina. Amy started her forest career with International Paper Company in 1994, taught at Horry-Georgetown Technical College in the Forest Technician Program, and was the department head for four years! Amy earned a BS in forest management […]

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January 30, 2019

S6|E12 Interview #123 – Jerry Tugwell, ACF, “The number one trait for being a forestry consultant is persistence”

By Tom Davidson

Jerry Tugwell, ACF, is a Forestry Consultant and the President of Tugwell Consulting Forestry in Asheboro, North Carolina. Jerry earned a BS in forestry from North Carolina State University and has 38 years of professional experience, including 25 years as a practicing consulting forester. In the Association of Consulting Foresters, Jerry has served in many roles […]

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January 24, 2019

S6|E11 Interview #122 – Richard Carbonetti, ACF, “You have to be an educator and a salesman to be a successful forester”

By Tom Davidson

Richard “Carbo” Carbonetti is a partner, Senior Vice President Timberland, and Director of Management & Consulting at LandVest, a brokerage, consulting, and timberland services firm. He is responsible for the forest management and consulting on over 2.2 million acres in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, and Pennsylvania. A licensed forester in Maine, New Hampshire, […]

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January 16, 2019

S6|E10 Interview #121 – Mike Warner, ACF, “When I put ACF behind my name, people know they will get value”

By Tom Davidson

Mike Warner, ACF, CF, is the Owner of Arbor Terra Consulting, which is located in Lizton, Indiana. Mike earned a forest management degree from Purdue University in 1976 and served with the USDA Soil Conservation Service after graduation. Mike then became a general partner and president of a company that developed a production system to […]

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January 9, 2019

S6|E9 Interview #120 – Philip Sneed, ACF, “Being a boss and being a leader are not the same thing”

By Tom Davidson

Phil is a forester and owner of Blackwell Creek Forestry. He earned his BS in forestry with an emphasis in wildlife from Purdue University and has over 20 years of experience in managing forests and wildlife habitat with hundreds of landowners and organizations. Phil is also a verteran, serving six years in the Marine Corps Reserve, including […]

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January 2, 2019

S6|E8 Chapter 119 – Matt Dowdy, ACF, “Be proud of what you’re doing in the woods; dirt forestry needs to make a return”

By Tom Davidson

Matt Dowdy, ACF, is a forestry consultant who started his own company, Dowdy’s Forest & Land Management, a full-service forest consulting firm based in Louisa, Virginia, in 2007. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Forest Business, Matt has 26 years of forestry consulting experience, and he remains an active leader and lynchpin […]

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December 26, 2018

S6|E7 Chapter 118 – David Henderson, ACF “Field work is easy, but dealing with people Is hard”

By Tom Davidson

David Henderson, ACF, is the owner of Henderson Forestry Consultants, and he has been a consulting forester serving landowners in the North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia area for 35 years. A Registered Forester in both North and South Carolina, David says humbly that it took him a good eight years to get the hang […]

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December 19, 2018

S6|E6 Chapter 117 – Justin Miller, ACF “Anybody who is an ACF Member has the credentials that we demand”

By Tom Davidson

Justin Miller, ACF, is the Founder and President of Green Timber Consulting Foresters located in Pelkie, Michigan. Established in 2001, Green Timber currently staffs eight foresters and serves clients throughout the Upper Great Lakes Region. Justin earned a B.S. in Forestry from Michigan Technological University (MTU) and was recognized as the 2017 School of Forest […]

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December 12, 2018

S6|E5 Chapter 116 – Tom Hittle, ACF “Leaders evolve from a chain of events and a series of decisions”

By Tom Davidson

Tom Hittle, ACF, is a forester with over 30 years of experience as a forestry consultant and is Senior Vice President, Project Coordination and Business Development at Steigerwaldt Land Services, Inc., in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. Tom’s expertise includes due diligence for timberland acquisitions; resource analysis and forest management planning; and systems development and implementation. His consulting […]

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December 5, 2018

S6|E4 Chapter 115 – Steve Templin, ACF – Service through Consulting Forestry

By Tom Davidson

Steve Templin, ACF is President of Templin Forestry, Inc., a Certified Forester, a Certified Appraiser, a Licensed Real Estate Broker, and an SAF Fellow.  Steve has a diverse background and has been a Consulting Forester for the last 39 years.  Steve is also a Distinguished Alumnus of Northern Arizona University where he earned his B.S. […]

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November 28, 2018

S6|E3 Chapter 114 – T.R. Clark, ACF “The best advice is honest advice”

By Tom Davidson

T.R. Clark, ACF, is a Forestry Consultant and Regional Manager for F&W Forestry Services based in LaFayette, Alabama, where he and his team of four provide consulting forestry services and timberland management services for nonindustrial private landowners. T.R. graduated from N.C. State University with a B.S. in Forest Management and is active in his profession, […]

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November 21, 2018

S6|E2 Chapter 113 – Mike Delegan, ACF “As a forestry consultant, every day is different”

By Tom Davidson

Mike Delegan, ACF, is a Consulting Forester with a wide variety of field experience in both public- and private-sector forestry. As a consultant for Mason Bruce & Girard Inc., Mike helps provide turnkey forest land management services for timberland investors, private family owners, and land management agencies. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, […]

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November 14, 2018

S6|E1 Chapter 112 – Matt Sampson, ACF “Take the Toughest Jobs, Do them to the Best of Your Ability and Don’t Give Up ”

By Tom Davidson

Matt Sampson, ACF, 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 […]

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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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