Wayne joined TIR in 2009 and he has extensive experience in the management of southern pine plantations and upland hardwood forests across the entire supply chain—from advising landowners on forest management matters to working with both private sawmills and vertically-integrated forest products companies on fiber supply issues. Prior to joining TIR, Wayne was a procurement forester with Jordan Lumber & Supply. Earlier in his career, he oversaw Georgia-Pacific’s forest management assistance program, which helped non-industrial landowners, who were an important part of the company’s timber supply chain, operate their lands in accordance with the Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI). Wayne began his career at Canal Wood where he was a field representative. He also served as a procurement forester with both Federal Paper Board and Broad River Trading Company.
Wayne earned his BS in forestry at Clemson University and holds an MBA from Winthrop University. He is a registered forester in South Carolina and Georgia and is a member of the Society of American Foresters and the Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina Forestry Associations. He also currently serves as president of the Tennessee Forestry Association.