Dr. Chris Zinkhan


Dr. Zinkhan provides input into the overall strategic direction of the firm.  He was one of the founders of TFG and a principal of 1995.  Chris is a member of the Management Committee and the Investment Committee.

He has been one of the industry’s primary speakers and authors related to timberland investments.  Chris is the senior author of Timberland Investments: A Portfolio Perspective (Timber Press, 1992), the first book to address forestland as a separate asset class for the portfolios of individual and institutional investors, and the investments chapter contained in the text, Forests in a Market Economy (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003).  His option pricing application to land valuation was cited in Dr. Robert Merton’s 1997 Nobel Prize economics lecture.  Chris holds a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College, M.F. (in forest management) and M.B.A. degrees from Duke University, and a D.B.A. in finance from Mississippi State University.

Among his other past positions: Holding Professor of Finance and Dean of Campbell  University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, Associate Professor of University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forest Resources, Assistant Professor of Alice Lloyd College, Director of Johnson C. Smith University’s Center of Banking and Finance, and analyst of First National Bank of Maryland.

Among other activities, Dr. Zinkhan is on boards or advisory committees: Chair of University of Georgia’s Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business; the International Society of Forest Resources Economics; Mississippi State University’s Department of Forestry; West Virginia University’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design; Harnett Health Foundation; and Past Chair of the Forest History Society.

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