Meet Our Leadership

Meet Our Leadership

Barrett McCall

Larson McGowin, Alabama

FLA President

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

Hayes Brown

Alabama Forest Landowner, 1st Generation

FLA President-Elect

“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.”

Wayne Alexander

Texas Forest Landowner, 1st Generation


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

Red Baker

University of FL. School of Forest Resources & Conservation


“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.”

Andy Barrs

Georgia Forest Landowner, 2nd Generation


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

Earl Barrs

Georgia, 1st 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.”

David Brazeale

Arkansas Forest Landowner & Sawmill Owner, 3rd Generation

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

Jimmy Bullock

Resource Management Service, Alabama


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

John Burlingame

North Inlet

Mary Clapp

Arkansas Forest Landowner, 2nd Generation

“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.”

Mike Clutter

Forest Investment Associates, Georgia

Robert Crosby

Louisiana Forest Landowner, 5th Generation

“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.”

Michael Crowell

Louisiana Forest Landowner, 5th Generation

“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”

Derek Dougherty

CEO, Dougherty & Dougherty Forest Consultants

“The Underlying principles of FLA support all aspects of private forest ownership. They are the premier group being effective in forest ownership.”

David Duncan

BTG Pactual, Georgia

David Foil

Forest Resources Counsultants, Georgia

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

Scott Folk

Roseberg, Oregon

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

John Gifford

President, FORECON, Inc.

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

David Hall

Mississippi Forest Landowner Hall Timberlands, 4th Generation

“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.”

Wade Hall

Stuckey Timberland, Georgia


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

Johnny Haralson

South Carolina Forest Landowner, 1st Generation


“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.”

Phil Hardin

Washington Forest Landowner


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

Troy Harris

Director of Timber, Jamestown


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

Greg Hay

Nutrien Solutions, Arkansas


“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.”

Pete Herron

Oklahoma Forest Landowner, 3rd Generation


“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.”

Will Hodges

Louisiana Forestland Owner, 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.”

Joe Hopkins

Georgia Landowner, 4th Generation

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

Alex Ingraham

Maine, Forest Landowner

Jim King

Westervelt, Alabama

Tom Margo

American Forest Management, North Carolina

Scott Mooney

Conservation Forestry

John Pait

Arborgen, South Carolina

Seth Palmer

Prudential Agricultural Investments, Memphis Tennessee

Pete Prutzman

Kingwood Forestry, Texas

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

Kirk Purvis

MetLIfe Timberland Finance Group, Tennessee


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


Alex Richman

Tennessee Forest Landowner, 4th Generation

“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”

W. McLeod Rhodes

South Carolina Forest Landowner, 4th Generation

“The most important issues facing forest landowners are regulation and lack of appreciation by the public of our contribution of environmental benefits. FLA is a proven advocate on both of these issues.”

J. Scott Rowland

Neill Forestry Magnolia, Arkansas

Bill Siegel

Wisconsin Forest Landowner, 3rd Generation

“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.”

Monte Simpson

Weyerhaeuser, Washington

Steve Templin

Louisiana Forest Landowner and Consultant, 1st 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”

Dave Tenny

National Association of Forest Owners

Charlie VanOver

Forest Investment Associates, Georgia

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

Mark Waterman

Green Diamond Resources, Washington

Jane Williston

Louisiana Forestry Owner, 5th Generation

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

Lynn Wilson

Forest Landowner, Wisconsin

“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.”

Lee Wright

Georgia Forest Landowner, 1st Generation

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