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.
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. She is also the proud mother of two wonderful children.