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Vidal Davis - President and Chief Executive Officer

  • Founding member of Good Hope

  • Bachelor of Science in Business; University of Southern Mississippi, 1982

  • 38+ years of real estate brokering in Mississippi and Louisiana

  • Experience in all facets of residential and commercial realty

  • Concentration on land and timber, recreational hunting properties, and investment grade real estate

  • Owner/manager of Geronimo Hardwood Timber and other real estate entities

  • Cottonport Hardwoods founder

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Conner House - Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

  • Founding member of Good Hope

  • Mississippi River Regional Forester

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry; Louisiana State University,1997

  • 20+ years of experience in timber procurement and management

  • Mississippi Registered Forester #1972

  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative #6994

  • Cottonport Hardwoods barge operations manager

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Will Carter - Chief Financial Officer

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting; Louisiana State University, 2009

  • Paul M. Herbert Law Center with a focus in tax law; Louisiana State University, 2012

  • Certified Public Accountant

  • 5 years working in public accounting, specializing in tax planning, tax preparation, financial planning and audits of financial institutions

  • Joined Good Hope in 2017

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Louie Kinsinger - Executive Operations Manager

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Wildlife Management; Louisiana State University, 1976

  • 40+ years of timber management and procurement in Mississippi and Southeast Louisiana.

  • Connected Forest Security Ticket System Manager

  • Joined Good Hope in 2015

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John Coates - Executive Vice President

  • Central Mississippi Regional Forester

  • Bachelor of Science in Forest Management; Mississippi State University, 1995

  • Mississippi registered forester #1683

  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative #4378

  • 25+ years of experience in wood procurement and harvesting management

  • Joined Good Hope in 2008

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John Avis - Central Louisiana Regional Forester

  • Bachelor of Science in a Forestry; Louisiana Tech University, 2011

  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

  • 10 years Industrial procurement experience.

  • Louisiana Logging Council member #1864

  • Joined Good Hope in 2018

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Spencer Beasley - North Mississippi Regional Forester

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry with a concentration in Environmental Conservation, Mississippi State University, 2015

  • Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing Technology certified

  • Mississippi Registered forester #2776

  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative #9629

  • FSC Certification Forester

  • Joined Good Hope in 2020

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Steven Fontenot - Southeast Louisiana Regional Forester

  • Bachelor of Science in Forest Management; Louisiana State University, 2011

  • Louisiana State Agriculture Leadership Program, Class VII

  • 18 years of experience in wood flow and log transportation management

  • 10 years of experience in timber procurement and harvesting management

  • Joined Good Hope in 2011

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Jason Lemoine - Southwest Louisiana Regional Forester

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry; Louisiana State University,1996

  • Over 24 years timber procurement throughout Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas

  • Joined Good Hope in 2003

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Chas Maroney - Southwest Mississippi Regional Forester

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Management; Mississippi State University, 2015

  • Mississippi Registered Forester #2654

  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative #9774

  • Joined good Hope in 2015

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Jimmy Thurman - Mississippi Delta Regional Forester

  • Bachelor of Science in Forest Management; Mississippi State University, 1996

  • Mississippi Registered Forester # 2123

  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative # 6980

  • 6+ years Industrial procurement

  • Over 18 years private hardwood procurement and management

  • Joined Good Hope in 2002

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Ernest Moore - Island & Barge Operations

  • Over 40 years in timber harvesting industry, with 25 years as an owner/operator

  • Manager Cottonport Hardwoods ferry boat and island operations in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas

  • Joined Good Hope in 2015

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Joey Suen - Forestry Technician

  • West Central Louisiana region timber buyer

  • Forty-one years in timber harvesting

  • Joined Good Hope in 2000

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