Derek Dougherty

As CEO, Derek is responsible for company management and direction. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia in 1993, Derek worked as District Manager for James M. Vardaman & Co., Inc. in Lumberton, North Carolina until starting Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc. in September 1995.

Derek is a registered forester in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi and Real Estate broker in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Derek also serves as manager of Progressive Realty Services, LLC, specializing in the sale of rural land, and co-manager of Progressive Forest Properties Group, LLC, managing pooled monies invested in timberland properties. Derek is a member of Society of American Foresters and the Forest Landowners Association. Derek is Past-President of the Forest Landowners Association. Derek is an accomplished writer and speaker on forest management in the southeastern United States.

  • Office: (888) 285-0947
  • Mobile: (910) 827-4290
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Julie Dougherty

Julie is co-owner of Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry & Progressive Realty Services and has served as Vice President of Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry since 1997. She is in charge of business operations to include staff management, customer service, marketing/advertising, and bookkeeping. Julie earned a Bachelor of Business from the University of Georgia. She is an active real estate broker with licenses in both Georgia and North Carolina. Julie is a member of the Forest Landowners Association. She is also the proud mother of two wonderful children.

  • Office: (706) 795-0055
  • Mobile: (706) 614-4610
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Chris Smith

As Vice President of Operations, Chris is responsible for company management and direction. Chris has worked as a forestry consultant with private consulting firms located in North Carolina since 1998.  Chris is a graduate of North Carolina State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management and minored in Environmental Science and Military Science.

Chris is a registered North Carolina forester and real estate broker.  He is also a licensed pesticides applicator.  Chris is an American Tree Farm System inspector.  Chris is a member of the Society of American Foresters, the Forest Landowners Association and the North Carolina Forestry Association.

Chris is a proud husband and a father of one.  He is an active member of Hope Lutheran Church.  Chris is a former commissioned officer of the US Army and proudly a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004.

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  • Mobile:   (919) 495-2187
  • Fax:        (919) 435-0365

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Dr. Phil Dougherty

Phil serves as Senior Research Scientist for the Center of Forestry Research and Applied Management in Comer, Georgia. Phil obtained a B.S. in Wildlife Science from Texas A&M University, an M.S. in Tree Physiology from Texas A&M, and a Ph.D. in Forest Ecophysiology from the University of Missouri. His career includes positions as a Regeneration Ecologist with Weyerhaueser in Centralia, WA; a Forestry Research Station Manager for Weyerhaeser in Wright City, OK; Associate Professor of Forestry, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Tree Physiologist and Team Leader Global Change with the USDA Forest Service in RTP, North Carolina; Ecophysiologist/Plantation Productivity Project Leader/Pine Development, MeadWestvaco Forest Science & Technology, Summerville, SC; and Senior Scientist  Advanced Sales and Silvicultural Systems Dev. for Arborgen.  Phil has coauthored more than 50 Journal Articles related to silviculture and ecophysiology and is co-editor of the Forest Regeneration Manual.

  

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Michael Pigott

Michael serves as Operations Manager for the Athens Area.  He is responsible for managing activities on client lands in North and Central Georgia, Northern Alabama, and Upstate SC.  Michael also assists with technology applications for the company including GIS mapping, inventory data management, and forest modeling.  Michael holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forest Resources. 

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  • Mobile: (706) 424-3506
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