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 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 serves as a board member.