Madison is an alumnus of Virginia Tech, with a degree in Forestry. He worked summers with a forestry consultant, and after graduation worked for a plywood corporation as a Finishing and Shipping Superintendent before deciding to get back in the woods by joining South Rivers in 2012. He is a member of the Society of American Foresters, Virginia Forestry Association, and is a Registered forester in North Carolina.


Valerie holds a BS degree in Horticulture from North Carolina State University with studies in Forestry and Pulp & Paper Science.  Prior to starting South Rivers Forestry she was employed in horticulture, banking and most recently forestry. Now she manages the South Rivers Forestry office.

Nathan graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Forest Resource Management option in 2006. From 2006 to 2014 he worked as a forester assisting landowners with all aspects of forest management in multiple states in the Southeast. Nathan joined South Rivers Forestry in May of 2014 as a Management Forester. Nathan is a member of the Society of American Foresters and Virginia Forestry Association, as well as a registered Forester in North Carolina and South Carolina.


Jess is a NC State alumnus with a degree in Forestry and a minor in Wildlife Management. He is a member of the Virginia Forestry Association, the Association of Consulting Foresters, and the Society of American Foresters and is a Certified Forester. Jess worked in the forestry industry in various capacities for 25 years before starting South Rivers Forestry Consultants in 2006.