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.

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.


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.