Craig is responsible for asset-level performance in the Lake States and North-Central Georgia. This includes developing and implementing property-level management plans; overseeing regeneration, harvesting and silvicultural activities; negotiating timber sales; and, managing compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations. He also plays a key role in sourcing acquisition opportunities and managing TIR’s small tract land sales program in the region.
Prior to his current assignment, Craig oversaw TIR’s Resource Information System (RIS). In that capacity he managed reporting and was responsible for the geospatial data, timber inventory, harvest scheduling, and recreational license components of RIS. Earlier in his career, Craig was a research analyst with Timber Mart-South, a premier provider of data and information on timber pricing and, supply and demand trends to both the forest products industry and the forest investment community. As a student, he completed internships with Metro Appraisals, Inc., of Atlanta, where he was trained as a land appraiser; with Forest Management Services, LLC, where he cruised and marked timber, performed inventory analysis and worked on a habitat protection project designed to support a population of endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers; and, with Rayonier, Inc., where he also did timber inventory and data management work. Craig holds both a BS in forest resources and a MFR in forest business management from the University of Georgia. He also earned an MBA in finance at Georgia State University. Craig is a registered forester in Georgia and a member of the Society of American Foresters.