Meet Our Leadership

Meet Our Leadership

FLA President

“As a member of FLA for over 30 years, it’s an honor to serve on the board. It gives me a chance to give back to the association that serves my interests so well.”

Hayes Brown

Alabama Forest Landowner, 1st Generation

FLA President-Elect

“We remained behind the scenes and that hurt us.  FLA brings our voice and issues to the forefront speaking for the larger constituency of landowners”

Michael Crowell

Louisiana Forest Landowner, 5th Generation


“I attended my first FLA Conference in 2001. I was fascinated by the people I met and the programs presented. I was hooked.”

Wayne Alexander

Texas Forest Landowner, 1st Generation


“FLA is an excellent national organization for landowners who want to understand the science, policy, and practice of managing forestland and a ideal venue for connecting with some of the most innovative thinkers and doers in the field today.”

Red Baker

University of FL. School of Forest Resources & Conservation


“The best stewards of our natural resources remain private property rights and healthy markets. We should never fail to pursue each with equal diligence.”

Andy Barrs

Georgia Forest Landowner, 2nd Generation


“As you become older – and wiser, – your appreciation grows and you feel the responsibility of taking care of something that will be passed on for generations. It’s more than just a business.”

Earl Barrs

Georgia Forest Landowner, 1st Generation

“FLA has given me perspective on how policy impacts forestry ownership and my business.”

David Brazeale

Arkansas Forest Landowner & Sawmill Owner, 3rd Generation


“FLA is important to RMS because of their presence in Washington, DC. I appreciate what FLA means for family forestry ownership, regardless of size.”

Jimmy Bullock

Resource Management Service, Alabama

John Burlingame

North Inlet

“FLA is at the forefront of representing forest landowners on ESA regulations.  They also promote the stewardship and ethics of private forest landowners to corporate and policy decision makers.”
Mary Clapp

Arkansas Forest Landowner, 2nd Generation

Mike Clutter

Forest Investment Associates, Georgia

“I can’t influence individually issues affected by forest ownership as well as I can collectively with other like-minded owners. FLA is the lead organization that I support to protect my forest business and legacy.”
Robert Crosby

Louisiana Forest Landowner, 5th Generation

Dave Donaldson

Westervelt Company Inc, Alabama

David Duncan

BTG Pactual, Georgia

“FLA gives us the voice and representation needed to ensure our future.”
David Foil

Forest Resources Counsultants, Georgia

“Roseburg values the work FLA does to represent our interests on both regional and national issues”
Scott Folk

Roseberg, Oregon

“I represent families who manage thousands of forest acres. I know FLA has their back in Washington, ensuring their legacy for the future.”

John Gifford

President, FORECON, Inc.


“The future of private forests’ ownership and their economic viability is bright if we mentor the forestry students that will soon carry the torch.  FLA’s Next Generation programs are vital in supporting future forestry leaders.”

Johnny Haralson

South Carolina Forest Landowner, 1st Generation


“No other organization advocates for forest landowner interests at the federal level like FLA.”

Phil Hardin

Washington Forest Landowner


“FLA is an expert at managing the regulatory and legislative risks of private forest landowners.”

Troy Harris

Director of Timber, Jamestown


“I feel I have a responsibility to participate actively in representing my profession as a consulting forester and the rights of my clients who manage their forest land with a strong stewardship ethic.”

Greg Hay

Nutrien Solutions, Arkansas


“I want to be in the room making it happen if something is impacting my family’s forest, I don’t want to send a representative. Being a involved in FLA puts me at the center of issues impacting private forests.”

Pete Herron

Oklahoma Forest Landowner, 3rd Generation


“My family has been involved in FLA since I was a kid. FLA covers all aspects of forest ownership that ensure my family legacy.”

Will Hodges

Louisiana Forestland Owner, 3rd Generation

“No other organization has the central purpose to sustain the forest landowner, not just the forest.”
Joe Hopkins

Georgia Landowner, 4th Generation

“FLA aligns with our family’s landowner ethic, and long term sustainable outlook for both the forest and family ownership.”

Alex Ingraham

Maine, Forest Landowner

“I am looking forward to being part of the FLA, and working together to advance the forest landowners’ knowledge through education and leadership.”

Chris Johnston

International Forest Company, Georgia

“FLA provides a singular but loud voice to policymakers about what we do, why we do it, and why they should care. They promote us as the true stewards of the forest.”

David Hall

Mississippi Forest Landowner Hall Timberlands, 4th Generation


“FLA uses sound science and common sense in the arena of conversation policy and market issues for forest landowners.”

Wade Hall

Stuckey Timberland, Georgia

“FLA is the pure voice for the ownership of forests. They are very effective for the size of staff and budget.”

Barrett McCall

Larson & McGowin, Alabama

Tom Margo

American Forest Management, North Carolina

John Pait

Arborgen, South Carolina

Scott Mooney

Conservation Forestry, South Carolina

Seth Palmer

Prudential Agricultural Investments, Memphis Tennessee

“FLA’s is effective in all areas important to my business, policy, networking, and updates on latest management and market issues.”
Pete Prutzman

Kingwood Forestry, Texas


“The FLA is the most effective representation of private landowners, both large and small, across the entire U.S.”


Kirk Purvis

MetLIfe Timberland Finance Group, Tennessee

“My life’s work is to help forest landowners stay on their land, make an income from it, be good stewards, and keep it in their family. FLA’s mission is aligned with mine”

Alex Richman

Tennessee Forest Landowner, 4th Generation

J. Scott Rowland

Neill Forestry Magnolia, Arkansas

“As a long-time FLA member, I have been honored to serve on the Board of Directors for many years, and in more recent years on the Executive Committee. FLA represents the interests of the private forest landowner in a way that cannot be equaled by any other organization in the areas of taxation, regulation, markets and policy.”

Bill Siegel

Wisconsin Forest Landowner, 3rd Generation

“I have a great affinity for FLA and their representation on developing markets.  No one promotes the position of the base of forest landowners better”
Steve Templin

Louisiana Forest Landowner and Consultant, 1st Generation

Dave Tenny

National Association of Forest Owners

“FLA ensures our forest landowner clients are represented and keeps us informed of the issues that matter most to them.”
Charlie VanOver

Forest Investment Associates, Georgia

Mark Waterman

Green Diamond Resources, Washington

“FLA gives me a voice for forestry stewardship, education, and fellowship connecting me to other landowners.”

Jane Williston

Louisiana Forestry Owner, 5th Generation

“FLA has a strong focus on representing the market aspects of forest ownership.  65% of sourcing comes from private forests, so we all have a vested interest in the success of FLA for the legacy of future landowners.”

Lynn Wilson

Forest Landowner, Wisconsin

“FLA’s track record on advocating for forest landowners private property rights and tax issues is outstanding.”
Lee Wright

Georgia Forest Landowner, 1st Generation