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Joe Secoges (C.F.)

(Owner/President)

Joe earned a B.S. in Forest Resource Management (with a minor in Watershed Management) in 2005 and a M.S. in Forestry and Forest Products in 2009 from Virginia Tech.  Upon completion of his M.S., Joe established Eastern Forest Consultants LLC to pursue interests in forest consulting.  Joe is a Certified Forester®, NC Registered Forester, certified inspector in The American Tree Farm System®, NRCS Technical Service Provider (TSP), certified pesticide applicator, and a member of the Association of Consulting Foresters, Society of American Foresters, Virginia Forestry Association, North Carolina Forestry Association, Pennsylvania Forestry Association, and Ducks Unlimited.  Joe lives in Clemmons, NC with his wife, Tiffany, and has two children, Jenelle and Evan.  He enjoys playing softball and is an outdoor enthusiast who would hunt and fish if he had free time.

 

 

 

John Smith

(Forester/Team Leader)

John earned his B.S. in Forestry from the University of Missouri (Columbia) in 2017.  After working for the Department of Natural Resources in his home state of Missouri, John decided to start a career with Eastern Forest Consultants.  Since joining the company in June of 2018, John has acquired an herbicide applicators certificate for the state of Virginia and become a tree farm inspector in The American Tree Farm System®.  He is studying to become a Certified Forester.  John spends much of his free time hiking, biking, and working on his personal insect collection of more than 300 pinned specimens.

 

 

Caleb Hart

(Forester)

Caleb is originally from Crumpler, North Carolina and attended Haywood Community College where he earned an associate degree in forestry.  Caleb earned his B.S. in Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation from Virginia Tech in 2022 and began working for Eastern Forest Consultants after graduation.  Caleb lives in Elliston, Virginia with his wife, Christina.  He enjoys hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle, kayaking, hiking, and anything that involves being outdoors.