I'm a graduate of Hillcrest High School ('88) Tuscaloosa, AL. I hold an Associate Forestry Degree from East Mississippi Community College ('90) Scooba, MS. I am married to Rhonda Reed Andress and we have one daughter, Leslie. We reside in Northport, AL. I joined the Tuskaloosa Forestry team in May of 1990.
Alabama PLM Certified (Professional Logger Management).
AL Registered Forester #2070
I am a 1998 graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor's Degree in Forest Resource Management. I grew up hunting, working on, and helping manage family lands in Greene, Hale, Wilcox, and Pickens Counties. I joined the Tuskaloosa Forestry Services team in 2005 after managing a family catfish farm, as well as, managing production at Southern Pride Catfish and American Pride Seafoods in Greensboro, AL.
The experience that I gained, from managing over 500 employees to produce over 600,000 pounds of consumable catfish weekly, gives me a unique perspective on product yield and marketing that has proven to be invaluable in helping manage the forest assets that our clients own.
I have participated in leadership programs on both local and national levels, as well as, serving on various local and state boards since graduating from Auburn. I believe that I must be willing to serve others, as well as, continuing to develop as a leader. This enables me to be more efficient at connecting landowner strategies and my commitment to everyday work in order to achieve maximum results for the forests of our clients.
Alabama Registered Forester License #1217
Rick is a graduate of Tuscaloosa High School. He attended the University of Alabama and graduated from Auburn University in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in Forest Management. Upon graduating, he worked with Resource Management Service as a timber cruiser. He held wood procurement positions with Georgia-Pacific Corp., Hammermill Paper Co. and International Paper Co. until 1986. He was then Forester for the University of Alabama. He formed Tuskaloosa Forestry Services, Inc. in 1987. He manages private landowners' timberland in west Alabama and east Mississippi and markets their forest products to area mills. He also was a partner in Compania Maderera Golfito from 1996 to 1999 harvesting gmelina arborea plantations and producing wood chips in southern Costa Rica for Stone Container Corp. He was a partner in Northport Wood Products from 1995 to 2000 producing lumber for local steel mills.
Rick serves on the Alabama State Board of Registration for Foresters.