Prior to joining TIR, Miles was a resource and planning forester with Weyerhaeuser (previously Plum Creek Timber) in Greensboro, Georgia, where his work focused on harvest scheduling, forest planning and timber inventory management and analytics. He also had responsibility for supervising timber sales processes, managing relationships with loggers and other ground-level contractors, and overseeing forest road construction and maintenance projects. Miles began his career as a field forester with MeadWestvaco in West Virginia, where his responsibilities focused on timber marketing and sales management. Miles grew up in Statesboro, Georgia where his family farms cotton and peanuts. He earned his BS in Forest Management at the University of Georgia and holds a MS in Industrial Forestry Operations from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).