Staff Directory

The Tennessee Division of Forestry is made up of a Headquarters and four Districts:

Districts


To contact an Area Forester in your county, reference the tables below by district or click for a map of Area Foresters across Tennessee.

Scott Huff, District Forester
Ryan Morris, Asst. District Forester (Fire)
vacant, Asst. District Forester (State Forests)
P.O. Box 438, Lexington, TN 38351
Voice: (731) 968-6676, Fax: (731) 968-5356

Lake, Obion, Weakley, Gibson, Carroll, Henry, Benton
James Moore, Area Forester
1745 Leach Road, Cedar Grove, TN 38321
(931)-337-4936
Hardeman, McNairy, Chester, Henderson, Decatur
Pete Moditz, Area Forester
P.O. Box 471, Selmer, TN 38375
(731) 645-3531
 
Fayette, Shelby, Madison, Haywood, Tipton, Lauderdale, Crockett, Dyer
Shawn Posey, Area Forester
3570 Ebenezer Loop, Somerville, TN  38068
(901) 465-7349
     

Brian Hughett, District Forester
Michael Holder, Asst. District Forester

3497 Church Street, Burns, TN 37029
Voice: (615) 797-3117, Fax: (615) 797-3113

Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore, Rutherford
Chris Carney, Area Forester
2011 Midland Rd., Shelbyville, TN 37160
(931) 224-5414 

Cheatham, Montgomery, Stewart
Caleb LaMontagne, Area Forester
1030 Cumberland Heights Road, Suite B
Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 510-8715

 
Davidson, Robertson, Sumner, Wilson
Richard Saltzman, Area Forester
5112 Murfreesboro Rd., Lebanon, TN 37090
(615) 443-2768 

Dickson, Houston, Humphreys
Tristan Forsberg, Area Forester
500 Fire Tower Rd, Dickson, TN 37055
(615) 202-1886
 
Giles, Lawrence, Maury, Williamson
Vacant, Area Forester (contact District Forester in lieu of)
57 Fire Tower Rd, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
(931) 766-1413
 
Hardin, Wayne
Paul Whaley, Area Forester
495 Main Street, Savannah, TN 38372
(731) 925-3157
 
Hickman, Lewis, Perry 
Christy Gearhiser, Area Forester
1454 Waynesboro HWY, Hohenwald, TN 38462-2246
(931) 212-9312
   

Dwayne Turner, District Forester
Joel Blackburn, Asst. District Forester (Fire)
Jeremy Albright, Asst. District Forester (State Forests)

929 West Jackson Street STE C, Cookeville, TN 38501
Voice: (931) 526-9502, Fax: (931) 526-2279

Bledsoe, Meigs, Rhea
Bryan Duggan, Area Forester
P.O. Box 384, Dayton, TN  37321
(423) 775-0251

Bradley, McMinn, Polk
Scott Guffey, Area Foresteror
P. O. Box 59. Delano 37325
(423) 483-2593

 
Cannon, Coffee, DeKalb, Warren
Brian Haddock, Area Forester
195 Firetower Ln., Morrison, TN 37357
(931) 635-2757
Clay, Overton, Pickett
Elliot Norrod, Area Forester
P.O. Box 226, Livingston, TN 38570
(931) 823-2428
 

Cumberland, Fentress
William Canfield, Area Forester
2914 Peavine Firetower Rd., Crossville, TN 38571
(931) 484-4227

Franklin, Grundy, Marion
Gary Roark, Area Forester
1657 Lower Fire Tower Rd., Sequatchie, TN 37374  
(423) 942-6408
 
Hamilton, Sequatchie, White, Van Buren
Shannon Hayes Gann, Area Forester
1327 Montlake Rd., Soddy Daisy, TN 37379
(423) 332-5335 
Jackson, Macon, Putnam, Smith, Trousdale
Jeff Thompson, Area Forester
929 West Jackson Street STE C, Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 528-6813
 

Darren Bailey, District Forester
Nathan Waters, Asst. District Forester (Fire)
Shawn Hendrickson, Asst. District Forester (State Forests)

P.O. Box 2666, Knoxville, TN 37901-2666
Voice: (865) 594-6432, Fax: (865) 974-4172

Anderson, Knox, Sevier
Brook Smith, Area Forester
P.O. Box 2666, Knoxville, TN 37901
(865) 974-5873
Blount, Loudon, Monroe
Eric Miller, Area Forester
884 HWY 70W, Lenoir City, TN 37771
(865) 986-7335
 
Campbell, Claiborne, Scott
Matt Aldrovandi, Area Forester
211 N. Indiana Ave., LaFollette, TN 37766
(423) 566-3715

Carter, Johnson, Sullivan
Danny Osborne, Area Forester
P.O. Box 906, Elizabethton, TN 37644
(423) 542-9221 

 
Cocke, Hamblen, Jefferson
John Henderson, Area Forester
1250 HWY 73, Newport, TN  37821
(423) 625-4092
Grainger, Hancock, Hawkins, Union
Cody Lamb, Area Forester
773 Ridge View Rd., Bean Station, TN 37708
(865) 767-3380
 
Greene, Unicoi, Washington
Neal White, Area Forester
P.O. Box 731, Greeneville, TN 37744
(423) 787-1620
Morgan, Roane
Joe Johnson, Area Forester
4314 Roane State Hwy, Rockwood, TN 37854 
(865) 354-0258
 

MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 40627, Melrose Station, Nashville, TN 37204
STREET ADDRESS: Ellington Ag Center - Bruer Bldg., 406 Hogan Rd., Nashville, TN 37220
PHONE:  (615) 837-5520

Heather Slayton State Forester and Assistant Commissioner (615) 837-5432
   Dyshea Brown Executive Administrative Assistant 1
(615) 837-5411
   Vacant Communications and Outreach Unit Leader; PIO  
Wade Waters
Assistant State Forester - Forest Protection (615) 837-5425
   David Fiorella Fire Management Unit Leader (615) 837-5470
   Robin Bible Fire Management Specialist - Mitigation (615) 837-5537
   Kimberly Burch Fire Logistics Specialist (423) 742-0157
   Todd Overbay Radio Systems Analyst (865) 206-6277
   Robert Harper Radio Communications Technician (731) 377-0266
   Loyde Qualls Radio Communications Technician (931) 981-0698
   Dylan Rader Radio Communications Technician (615) 306-1812
   Jason Rickman Equipment Manager
(615) 837-5430
Vacant Assistant State Forester - Grants, Forest Management, Reforestation  
   Wanda Aldridge Administrative Services Assistant 2 (615) 837-5540
   Jennifer Anderson Administrative Services Unit Leader (615) 946-7270
   Ameni Graba Procurement Officer (615) 253-2527 
   Robert Elliott Forest Health & Sustainability Unit Leader (615) 815-6961
   Phil Morrissey Forest Stewardship Forester (615) 837-5422
   Hannah Hollowell
Forest Health Forester (615) 837-5439
   John Woodcock Rural Forest Resource Management Forester (615) 837-5438
   Ashley Kite-Rowland Urban & Community Forestry Program Coordinator (615) 815-6921
   Jackie Broeker Strike Team Coordinator (615) 917-6504
   Gina Sowders
Reforestation Unit Leader (423) 368-3678
   Nick Pietrzak Water Quality/BMP Forester
(615) 981-1400
   Andy McBride State Forests Unit Leader (931) 510-1442
   Rachel Greene
Forest Data and Analysis Unit Leader (615) 837-5437
   Thomas Rowe Forest Inventory and Analysis Forester (615) 837-5437
   Cody Barrett Forest Data Systems Forester (615) 837-5426
   Andrea Maholland Real Property Agent (615) 837-5091
   David Neumann Agribusiness Consultant - Forestry (615) 837-5334
   Ward Tarkington STS Liaison (615) 837-5097