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The following summarizes certain biographical and other information for selected non-executive personnel of TFG:

Forestry Positions

Kaarsten Turner Dalby
Vice President – Ecological Services

Ms. Turner Dalby is Senior Director of Ecological Services.  Her management responsibilities include oversight of the FSC certification program, and TFG’s efforts to generate increased revenues from a diversity of ecological services including sales of carbon credits and working forest conservation easements, leasing of wind-energy rights and monetization on non-timber attributes associated with forestland ownership.  In addition, Ms. Turner Dalby is involved in the development and implementation of forest management plans involving TFG’s operational staff and non-affiliated forestry management consultants.  Prior to her current role, Ms. Turner Dalby served as Director of Forest Information Systems with management responsibility for the design and implementation of TFG’s Forest Information System.  Previously, Ms. Turner Dalby served as a Forest Information Analyst and started her employment with TFG as an intern in July of 1998.

Prior to her employment with TFG in 1998, Ms. Turner Dalby consulted with a Boston-based TIMO where she identified and researched a diversity of parameters for agroforestry ventures with non-industrial private landowners in New Zealand.  She has worked for a number of domestic and international conservation organizations on public and private land management issues.

Ms. Turner Dalby has a B.A. from Smith College and an M.S. from the University of Montana School of Forestry, and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business.  She has professional affiliations with the Society of American Foresters and the Forest Stewards Guild.

 

Dr. Alex Finkral
Senior Forester

Dr. Finkral advises the TFG regional forestry staff and forestry management consultants on silvicultural and forest management planning issues. In addition, Dr. Finkral plays a supporting role in the FSC certification process and manages research efforts targeted at the application of improved forest management techniques on TFG owned properties.

Prior to his employment with TFG, Dr. Finkral was an Assistant Professor of Forest Management at Northern Arizona University’s School of Forestry where he taught courses in Forest Stand Dynamics, Forest Ecosystem Assessment, Forest Operations, Silviculture and Fire Applications.

Prior to his faculty appointment at Northern Arizona University, Dr. Finkral was the manager of Yale University’s School Forests, located in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Dr. Finkral's broad research interests include the economic and ecological effects silvicultural treatments. Dr. Finkral holds a B.S. in Natural Resource Management from Colorado State University and M.F. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Shawn P. Hagan
Senior Director of Forest Operations – Great Lakes Region

Mr. Hagan is Senior Director of Forest Operations for the Great Lakes Region with responsibility for overseeing the on-the-ground management activities for the approximately 523,000 acres owned by the Prior Affiliated Funds in the region.
Prior to his employment with TFG in 1999, Mr. Hagan served as District Lands Manager for Mead Corporation where he managed over 100,000 acres of forestlands.  Mr. Hagan’s experience also includes teaching natural resources management at Northland College and work for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Mr. Hagan has a B.S. in forestry and an M.S. in forest ecology from Michigan Technological University.  He is a Registered Forester in Michigan and a member of the Society of American Foresters.  He serves on several Michigan Department of Natural Resources committees, is the current President of Copper Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Chair of the Elm River Township Planning Commission.

 

Matthew W. Sampson
Senior Director of Forest Operations-Northeast Region

Mr. Sampson is Director of Forest Operations for the Northeast Region with responsibility for overseeing the on-the-ground management activities for the approximately 790,000 acres owned by the Prior Affiliated Funds in the region.
Prior to his employment with TFG in 1999, Mr. Sampson served as a Forest Management Analyst for Westvaco Corporation’s Appalachian Forest Operations.  In addition, Mr. Sampson served as a Cooperative Forest Management Forester at Westvaco where he directed forest management regimes for non-industrial private landowners.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Sampson worked as an associate forester with a leading consulting forestry firm.

Mr. Sampson has a B.S. in Industrial Forest Operations and M.B.A. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  He is a member of the Society of American Foresters.

 

Elizabeth O. Martinez
Senior Director of Geographic Information Systems/Information Technology

Ms. Martinez is the Director of Geographic Information Systems and Information Technology with management responsibility for TFG’s operational plans and data integration for research and reporting.  Responsibilities include digital mapping and reporting for fund properties, acquisition due- diligence mapping, mobile mapping, in-house technology training and technical support, and integration of GIS with the FIS system.  Her IT responsibilities include maintenance and updating of hardware and software, server integration and remote access, disaster recovery plans, technology purchasing and IT support.

Prior to her employment with TFG in 1997, Ms. Martinez was a Research Associate at The Research Triangle Institute (RTI) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolia focusing on the development and testing of national surveys. Prior to RTI, Ms. Martinez was with the Ministry of Works Head Office in Wellington, New Zealand, and was responsible for resource planning for Northland, New Zealand.

Ms. Martinez has a B.A. in Environmental Planning from the University of California Santa Cruz, and an M.R.P. (Planning) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Ms. Martinez is a Certified Geographic Information Science Professional (GISP), and Vice President of the ESRI Forestry Group.

 

Craig R. Kaderavek
Senior Director of Forest Operations-Appalachian Region

Mr. Kaderavek is Director of Forest Operations for the Appalachian Region with responsibility for overseeing the on-the-ground management activities for the approximately 625,000 acres owned by the Prior Affiliated Funds in the region.
Prior to his employment with TFG in 2000, Mr. Kaderavek served as a Timber Management Supervisory Forester with the USDA Forest Service and a Forest Technology Instructor for Dabney S. Lancaster Community College.

Mr. Kaderavek has a B.S. in Forest Resource Management from West Virginia University.  He is a Registered Forester in West Virginia and a member of the Society of American Foresters.

 

Andrew W. Norris
Senior Director of Forest Operations-Southern Region

Mr. Norris is Director of Forest Operations for the Southern Region with responsibility for overseeing the on-the-ground management activities for the approximately 719,000 acres owned by the Prior Affiliated Funds in the region.

Prior to his employment with TFG in 2004, Mr. Norris served as Senior Resource Forester for Plum Creek’s Macon, Georgia district where he managed over 130,000 acres of forestlands.  His responsibilities included silvicultural programs, forest productivity, inventory systems, GIS, harvesting, and leasing programs.  Prior to Plum Creek, Mr. Norris held positions in procurement, land management, and forest management assistance with Georgia-Pacific Corporation and The Timber Company.  Mr. Norris’s experience also includes forestry educational outreach in North Carolina to landowners, teachers, and grade school students.

Mr. Norris has a B.S. in Forest Resource Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  He is a Registered Forester in North Carolina and a member of the Society of American Foresters.

 

Thresa Pressley Henderson
Director of Forest Information Systems

Ms. Henderson serves as the Director of Forest Information Systems (FIS). Her responsibilities include comprehensive inventory database management inclusive of establishing initial volumes by species at the time of property acquisition, maintaining current inventory volume through harvest removals, recognition of biological growth, property additions, management cruise volume updates and disposition removals. In addition, Ms. Henderson works as a liaison for TFG as a member of the Appalachian Hardwood Forest Research Alliance and the Southern Forest Resource Assessment Consortium. In this capacity, she provides information to the Chief Forester for potential research projects, and assists the Senior Vice President of Forest Operations in communicating with both organizations. Previously, Ms. Henderson assisted the former Director of FIS as a consultant for TFG in 2003 and was hired as permanent employee in July of 2004.

Prior to her employment with TFG in 2004, Ms. Henderson was the Controller for the North Carolina office of a Pennsylvania-based information technology corporation.  She worked in an accounting capacity for 15 years prior to returning to school for post-graduate work.

Ms. Henderson has a B.S. in Business Administration from Appalachian State University, and a Master of Forestry from North Carolina State University. She is a professional member of the Society of American Foresters.

 

David E. Fehringer
Assistant Regional Director-Great Lakes Region

Mr. Fehringer is Assistant Regional Director of Forest Operations for the Great Lakes Region with reporting responsibility to the Director in overseeing the on-the-ground management activities for the approximately 523,000 acres owned by the Prior Affiliated Funds in the region.

Prior to his employment with TFG in 2003, Mr. Fehringer served as Forestry Coordinator and District Manager for International Paper Company where he directed harvesting and forestry operations on 230,000 acres of forestlands.  Mr. Fehringer’s experience also includes forestry instruction at Michigan Technological University. 

Mr. Fehringer has a B.S. in forestry from Michigan Technological University, where he also pursued post-graduate studies in Wildlife Management.  He is a Registered Forester in Michigan and a member of the Society of American Foresters.

 

James G. Wilhelm
Assistant to Regional Director-Appalachian Region

Mr. Wilhelm is Assistant to Regional Director of Forest Operations for the Appalachian region with reporting responsibility to the Director in overseeing the on-the-ground management activities for the approximately 280,000 acres owned by the Prior Affiliated Funds in the region.

Prior to his employment with TFG in 2003, Mr. Wilhelm served as Forest Technician II for MeadWestvaco where he directed harvesting and forestry operations on 140,000 acres of forestlands.  Mr. Wilhelm responsibilities also included oversight of boundary line maintenance, road construction and tree planting programs.

Mr. Wilhelm has an A.A.S. in Forestry from Dabney S. Lancaster Community College.  He is a Registered Forest Technician in West Virginia and a member of the Society of American Foresters.

 

Brian  Condon
Assistant Regional Director- Northeast Region

Mr. Condon is Assistant Regional Director of Forest Operations for the Northeast Region with responsibility for overseeing the on-the-ground management activities for a portion of the the approximately 790,000 acres owned by the Prior Affiliated Funds in the region.

Prior to his employment with TFG in 2005, Mr. Condon served as Woodlands Manager for Fraser Paper Company where he directed harvesting and forestry operations on 240,000 acres of forestlands. 

Prior to working for Fraser Paper Company in 1989, Mr. Condon also worked on the same land base for the 16 years for the previous landowner, (Diamond Occidental) in the capacity of Mechanical Logging Superintendent and District Forester.
           
Mr. Condon attended Wilcox Tech College, Northern Maine Technical College and University of Maine-Fort Kent. He is a Licensed Professional Forester, Certified Logging Professional, and a Licensed Wood Scaler.


Financial Positions

Erika M. Viall, CPA
Senior Director of Financial Operations

Ms. Viall is Senior Director of Financial Operations with primary responsibility for financial reporting, managerial accounting, and financial operations for the funds administered by TFG. Her primary financial management responsibilities include the production of quarterly financial reports, analysis of the financial results against budget, financial return analysis, ensuring debt financing compliance, coordination of the annual audit and tax returns, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and ensuring that the fund’s accounting procedures conform to generally accepted accounting principles.

Prior to her employment with TFG in 2000, Ms. Viall was a Senior Accountant with Ernst & Young, LLP in Raleigh, North Carolina.  At Ernst & Young, she performed all phases of financial audits for a diverse client base, including TFG.  Previously, Ms. Viall was employed in accounting functions at regional public accounting firms in Louisville, Kentucky and Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.  In addition, Ms. Viall was an Assistant Accountant with Duke Energy in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Ms. Viall has a B.S. in Accounting from North Carolina State University.  Ms. Viall is a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and Kentucky and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

 
Glenn Wallace

Senior Director of Risk Management and Taxation

Mr. Wallace is Senior Director of Risk Management and Taxation with primary responsibility for coordinating the affiliated funds’ income tax reporting and compliance. Additionally, he serves on TFG’s financial reporting team - areas of responsibility include investment return analysis, compliance with the New Markets Tax Credit debt financing program, and REIT qualification testing.

Prior to his employment with TFG in 2010, Mr. Wallace was the controller for Pappas Ventures, a life science biotechnology venture capital firm with $350 million under management. At Pappas Ventures, Mr. Wallace was responsible for financial and tax reporting as well as portfolio company valuations, liquidation and reserve analysis, management reporting to the firm’s investment committee, and various special projects related to the disposition of the firm’s portfolio companies. Prior to Pappas Ventures, Mr. Wallace was the Controller for Southeast Interactive Technology Funds, a technology focused venture firm with $175 million under management. Mr. Wallace began his career as a Tax Staff Accountant and Senior Tax Accountant with Ernst and Young, LLP.

Mr. Wallace has a B.S. in Business Administration and a Masters in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Valerie Holt Leary, CPA
Financial Reporting Manager

Ms. Leary is the Financial Reporting Manager with primary responsibility for managing cash flow functions and associated treasury operations.  In addition, she is a direct report to the Senior Director of Financial Operations providing primary support in quarterly financial reporting and annual audits across all TFG affiliated Funds.

Ms. Leary began her career with TFG in 1998 and has worked as a Staff Accountant and Senior Accountant across various accounting functions.   
Ms. Leary holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina, and a separate Accounting Concentration from North Carolina State University.  Ms. Leary is a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, where she serves as a panel discussion leader.





 


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