Genetic Investment Advisor
Ernie joined IFCO Seedlings in 2021 as a Genetic Investment Advisor serving Alabama and Mississippi. He provides clients with information about genetic options that meet their long-term management objectives. His goal is to build relationships with all his clients while supporting their reforestation needs.
Ernie’s background includes 30 years of experience in forestry management. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management. He started his career at Gulf States Paper Corporation as an area forester in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He then transitioned into the private landowner sector as a forestry consultant for Southern Forestry Services, Inc. where he served his clients in West Alabama for 28 years.
Ernie is an Alabama Registered Forester and a proud member of the Alabama and Mississippi Forestry Associations. Ernie is actively engaged with the Association of Consulting Foresters and serves as a certified American Tree Farm Inspector.
Ernie is married and has one son. He enjoys playing golf, fishing, family time on the beach, and time with friends.