Meet The Team

Employees are any organization’s biggest asset. At TFG, we are well aware that our operations and positive impact are only possible because of our committed staff.

Blake Stansell

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Alex Finkral

Chief Forester and Vice President of Conservation

Lin Thornton

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Tommie Elder

Director of Investor Relations

Joe Schwartz

Director of Transactions

Cakey Worthington

Director of Forest Carbon

Hunter Jenkins

Managing Director

Mike Hincher

Senior Vice President – Forestland Operations

Greg Bailey

Regional Director – Southern Region

Will Caldwell

Forestland Analyst

Anya Clancy

Senior Fund Accountant

Robin Coffey

Administrative Assistant

Liz Dassau

Senior Administrative Assistant

Missy Davis

Administrative Assistant

Dave Fehringer

Regional Director – Great Lakes Region

Clare Goodwin

Fund Accountant

Shawn Hagan

Senior Director – Forestland Operations – Great Lakes Region

Thresa Henderson

Senior Director of Forest Information Systems

Valerie Holt Leary, CPA, CGMA

Financial Reporting Director

Leslie Lee

Senior Administrator - HR & Financial Affairs

Elizabeth Martinez

Senior Director of Geographic Information Systems/Information Technology

Tammy McKinnon

Forest Operations Office Manager

Pisei Nop

Senior Forest Information Portal Administrator

Ann Osgood

Administrative Assistant

Matt Sampson

Senior Director – Forestland Operations – Northeast Region

Joh Santos

Senior Geographic Information Systems/Information Technology Analyst

Erika Viall, CPA, CGMA

Chief Accounting Officer

Glenn Wallace, CPA

Senior Director of Risk Management and Taxation; Chief Compliance Officer

Greg Wilhelm

Regional Director – Appalachian Region

Sheila Wolf

AP Administrator

Chip Collins Internship

The Forestland Group sponsors the annual Chip Collins Internship. Each year, one successful candidate addresses a conservation issue relevant to TFG’s ownership.


Projects focus on managed forests and may be domestic or international in scope. The Charles “Chip” Collins Internship Program in Conservation Forestry honors Chip’s contributions to the field of timberland investing. Chip brought his conservation ethic as a founding partner of TFG in 1995, and his influence remains today at the core of TFG’s practices.

2015 Karena Mahung, “Conservation Values of Yalbac & Laguna Seca”
2016 Cakey Worthington, “Carbon Project Feasibility Across TFG Properties”
2017 John Burrows, “Assessing Stream and Wetland Mitigation Opportunities on TFG Properties”
2018 Rob Turnbull, “The Extent and Condition of Skid Trails and Landings on TFG Properties in the Northeast”
2019 Corinna Steinrueck, “Comparison of Standing and Cut Timber Volume in Appalachian Mixed Hardwood Stands”
2020 Elisabeth McElwee, POSTPONED to 2021 due to the pandemic


Internships & Job Opportunities


At The Forestland Group, natural forests are not the only resource we steward. Helping employees thrive, grow, and work together as a team is paramount. We promote productivity and wellness with flexible work structures. TFG encourages colleagues to lead local organizations, attend conferences, and receive training.