About Us


Mellette earned a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management from Clemson University; completed work in a Masters of Forestry degree from Duke University, completed all requirements for the MAI designation with the Appraisal Institute, and is an approved instructor with the Appraisal Institute.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Registered Forester in Georgia and South Carolina
  • Certified Real Estate Appraiser in Georgia and Florida
  • Member of Appraisal Institute (MAI)
  • Registered Land Surveyor in Georgia and South Carolina (retired status)
  • Member of Society of American Foresters
  • Member of Association of Consulting Foresters (Past President, Georgia Chapter)




Jack began his career in forestry in 1978 after graduating with honors from Michigan Technological University with a B.S. in Forest Management. He has extensive timber sale, cruising, and forest product merchandising experience helping both buyers and sellers, using strong negotiating skills. He bought and sold timber for Continental Can, Federal Paper Board, and International Paper. Jack managed five logging crews from 1998-2007, directing the layout and construction of roads and stream crossings for Catlin Forestry Services, LLC.

Jack is a registered forester in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, and has his Real Estate License in Georgia allowing him to expand his forestry experience with timberland sales.

Jack is currently certified in Prescribed Burning by the Georgia Forestry Commission. He has extensive expertise with over 200 experiences directing and using fire as a tool in site prep and controlled burning and wildfire management. Familiarity with mechanical and chemical site preparation and reforestation has allowed him to provide landowners with America's only natural renewable resource, trees.



Stephanie has her BA from the University of Georgia (Class of '08) and has work with Mellette Forestry Group both locally and remotely for several years. Her love for writing and attention to detail means that extensive appraisal reports are enjoyable to read. While working part time with Mellette Forestry Group, Stephanie is currently studying for her MA in counseling in Oregon, but still enjoys the layout of working in forestland and conservation appraisals. Her hobbies include a passion for learning and active raiding of the library, playing guitar, cooking Indian food and engaging with people from a variety of cultures. 


Zac has a B.S. in Geology from Tulane University(2005) in New Orleans, a M.S. in Space Studies from American Military University (2010) and served in the U.S. Army (2005-2008) stationed primarily at Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Zac has taught GIS at North Georgia State College and University since 2010.





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