About the Podcast

The Leadership Nature Podcast was founded in 2016 to share the lessons of leadership, communications, teamwork and careers of professionals throughout the forestry and natural resources community. Since then, the podcast has featured over 100 diverse guests in a number of Seasons, Series, and Topics as you will see in the navigation bars. Please enjoy, learn and share with others.

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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 4

#103 | They were losing twice, once on productivity and once on price

March 20, 2019 | Alex Singleton

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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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 3

#102 | It’s all about relationships when there is a history of abuse

March 13, 2019 | Dr. Jennie Stephens

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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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 2

#101 | You have to establish trust before you try to provide service

March 6, 2019 | Tyrone and Edna Williams

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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Season 7 | Community of the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program (SFLR) | Episode 1

#100 | The most substantial reform of partition law in modern history: Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act

February 19, 2019 | Dr. Thomas Mitchell

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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Season 1 | People You Should Know in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 17

#99 | The power of social media in forestry and natural resources

February 18, 2019 | Candra Burns

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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Season 6 | Forestry Consultants | Episode 13

#98 | The best part of being a forestry consultant is helping folks realize what they really have

February 6, 2019 | Amy McFadden, ACF

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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Season 6 | Forestry Consultants | Episode 12

#97 | The number one trait for being a forestry consultant is persistence

January 30, 2019 | Jerry Tugwell, ACF

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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Season 6 | Forestry Consultants | Episode 11

#96 | You have to be an educator and a salesman to be a successful forester

January 24, 2019 | Richard Carbonetti, ACF

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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Season 6 | Forestry Consultants | Episode 10

#95 | When I put ACF behind my name, people know they will get value

January 16, 2019 | Mike Warner, ACF

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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Season 6 | Forestry Consultants | Episode 9

#94 | Being a boss and being a leader are not the same thing

January 9, 2019 | Philip Sneed, ACF

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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