Founder and CEO
Jay C. Bear is the Scofield Timber Company founder, President and CEO as well as manager of Scofield Timber Farms and the companyʼs real estate developments. Jay is a highly respected leader in the timber industry for his expertise in thinning timber on expensive and ecologically sensitive property. A graduate of the Wharton School of Finance, Jay is also a former Army officer and paratrooper.
Chief Forester for Timber Operations
Chief Forester for Timber Operations, Scot Teverino, handles pulpwood and log marketing, mill relations, logger supervision, procurement, site preparation, cruising, and permitting activities. Since joining Scofield in 1995, this registered forester has overseen harvesting operations on more than 600 tracts of Georgia timberland ranging from 20 to 8,000+ acres. Scot is a 1994 honors graduate of the University of Georgiaʼs Warnell School of Forest Resources.
Chief of Logging Operations
Jonathan Nelson, Chief of Logging Operations, handles cruising, logger and subcontractor supervision, road and deck construction, and all timber purchases made with the U.S. Forest Services. Since 1995, he has selected over 1,500,000 tons of pine and hardwood for harvest through North Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Tennessee. Jonathan holds a degree in Forest Management from Haywood Community College in Clyde, N.C.
Office Manager, Amanda Young, oversees and assists with all internal functions at Scofield Timber Company. Amanda is responsible for accounting operations, maintaining client files, evaluating and implementing a variety of insurance policies, and facilitating communication with vendors and clients. She has nearly 20 years of experience in office management. Her organizational skills will be of great benefit to all of the Scofield Companies and joint ventures.
Client Service Provider
Client Service Provider, Ryan Cash, is charged with entering, tracking, tracing, and verifying hundreds of load tickets per week on a proprietary software system. Ryan assures that all payments are accurately accounted for and that each landowner, logger, and trucker receives prompt and accurate information and payments. Ryan is currently pursuing a Bachelorʼs degree from Georgia State University.
Scofield Core Loggers
Like many loggers, Marty Evans’ love of the outdoors first attracted him to the logging industry. And, as a third generation logger, he was exposed to the business when he was just 16 years old.
Marty owns and operates Evans Logging Company, Inc., and has worked with Scofield since 1999. Prior to that, he was an independent logging contractor, buying and selling his own timber. Marty and his crews are particularly skilled at thinning large and complicated tracts that eventually will be developed.
Marty is a Master Timber Harvester and is already teaching his teenage son, who will one day be the fourth generation logger in the Evans family, the tools of the trade.
Stacy McClure has worked with Scofield since 1999 and has been making a name for himself in the logging industry since the late 1980s.
As a third-generation logger, Stacy learned the logging business from his father, who owned and operated McClure Logging Company. When his father retired, Stacy bought the business and has been expanding its capabilities ever since.
Stacy and his crew are highly regarded for their expertise in mountain logging, which has become increasingly necessary as more mountain areas are being developed. Stacy is a Master Timber Harvester as well as an avid outdoorsman and hunter. He says the most rewarding part of his job is being able to earn a living while being outdoors.
Logging is in Michael Gary’s blood. As a second generation logger, he owns and operates Gary’s Pulpwood & Logging Co. Inc., which has been in business for more than 50 years. Michael joined Scofield in 1992 and is part of the company’s Core Logger Program.
Michael specializes in thinning timber and says the best part about his work is meeting with new landowners and helping to transform their land into aesthetically pleasing property. He is a certified Master Timber Harvester and is Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) certified. Michael lives in Palmetto, GA.