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

Joe Schwartz

Senior Director of Transactions

Hunter Jenkins

Managing Director and Senior Vice President

Mike Hincher

Managing Director Forest Operations

Matt Sampson

Vice President of Forest Operations

Greg Bailey

Regional Director – Southern Region

Will Caldwell

Forestland Analyst

Anya Clancy

Senior Fund Accountant

Liz Dassau

Senior Administrative Assistant

Missy Davis

Administrative Assistant

Dave Fehringer

Regional Director – Carbon, Inventory, and GIS

Shawn Hagan

Senior Director – Forestland Operations – Great Lakes Region

Thresa Henderson

Senior Director of Forest Information Systems

Leslie Lee

Senior Administrator - HR & Financial Affairs

Tammy McKinnon

Forest Operations Office Manager

Ann Osgood

Administrative Assistant

Joh Santos

Director of Information Technology

Glenn Wallace, CPA

Chief Compliance and Tax Officer

Greg Wilhelm

Regional Director – Appalachian Region

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.

Current Openings

Forest Carbon Program Manager Position