Ross joined TIR in 2009. He previously served as a Procurement Forester with Georgia-Pacific, where he was responsible for meeting the wood fiber needs of five of the company’s plywood manufacturing facilities in Georgia and Alabama. Earlier in his career, he was a Harvest Supervisor and Procurement Forester with Temple-Inland. In that capacity, he supervised five employees and oversaw harvest operations on 400,000 acres of the company’s timberlands in Georgia and Alabama. Ross holds a BS in Forest Resources with an emphasis in Forest Business Management from the University of Georgia. He also is a Registered Forester, Georgia Master Timber Harvester certified, and holds a real estate license in Georgia. He also is a member of the Society of American Foresters, the Florida Forestry Association, and the Georgia Forestry Association, for which he currently serves as a board member.