Our Team

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Vidal Davis

President and Chief Executive Officer

  • Founding member of Good Hope
  • Bachelor of Science in Business; University of Southern Mississippi, 1982
  • 38+ years of real estate brokering in Mississippi and Louisiana
  • Experience in all facets of residential and commercial realty
  • Concentration on land and timber, recreational hunting properties, and investment grade real estate
  • Owner/manager of Geronimo Hardwood Timber and other real estate entities
  • Cottonport Hardwoods founder
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Conner House

Vice President, Business Development

  • Founding member of Good Hope
  • Mississippi River Regional Forester
  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry; Louisiana State University,1997
  • 20+ years of experience in timber procurement and management
  • Mississippi Registered Forester #1972
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative #6994
  • Cottonport Hardwoods barge operations manager
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Will Carter

Chief Financial Officer

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting; Louisiana State University, 2009
  • Paul M. Herbert Law Center with a focus in tax law; Louisiana State University, 2012
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • 5 years working in public accounting, specializing in tax planning, tax preparation, financial planning and audits of financial institutions
  • Joined Good Hope in 2017

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Mike Brown

VP Business Development, Timber Buyer, Land Sales

  • 44 years with International Paper
    • Procurement Forrester​
    • Land Management
    • Chip Mill Supervisor
    • Fiber Fuel and Chip Quality
  • Joined Good Hope in 2021
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John Coates

Executive Vice President

  • Central Mississippi Regional Forester
  • Bachelor of Science in Forest Management; Mississippi State University, 1995
  • Mississippi registered forester #1683
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative #4378
  • 25+ years of experience in wood procurement and harvesting management
  • Joined Good Hope in 2008

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​Zach Senneff

Chief Operations Officer

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry; Mississippi State University, 2015
  • 6+ years Industrial wood procurement and wood products logistics
  • Joined Good Hope in 2020
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Landon Case

Office Manager

  • 15 years of Business Management experience
  • Sawmill Operations
  • Logging Management / Operations
  • Oil and Gas Construction
  • Oil and Gas Production Operations
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Joined Good Hope in 2020
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Spencer Beasley

North Mississippi Regional Forester

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry with a concentration in Environmental Conservation, Mississippi State University, 2015
  • Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing Technology certified
  • Mississippi Registered forester #2776
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative #9629
  • FSC Certification Forester
  • Joined Good Hope in 2020
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Steve Fontenot

Southeast Louisiana Regional Forester

  • Bachelor of Science in Forest Management; Louisiana State University, 2011
  • Louisiana State Agriculture Leadership Program, Class VII
  • 18 years of experience in wood flow and log transportation management
  • 10 years of experience in timber procurement and harvesting management
  • Joined Good Hope in 2011
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Chas Moroney

Southwest Mississippi Regional Forester

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Management; Mississippi State University, 2015
  • Mississippi Registered Forester #2654
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative #9774
  • Joined good Hope in 2015
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Jimmy Thurman

Mississippi Delta Regional Forester

  • Bachelor of Science in Forest Management; Mississippi State University, 1996
  • Mississippi Registered Forester # 2123
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative # 6980
  • 6+ years Industrial procurement
  • Over 18 years private hardwood procurement and management
  • Joined Good Hope in 2002
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Cole Walters

Southeast Mississippi Regional Forester

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry with a concentration in Forest Management
  • Mississippi Registered Forester # 2803
  • Professional Logging Manager Certification # 10316
  • Certified Mississippi Tree Farm Inspector
  • In woods logging experience
  • Joined Good Hope in 2021
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Ernest Moore

Island & Barge Operations

  • Over 40 years in timber harvesting industry, with 25 years as an owner/operator
  • Manager Cottonport Hardwoods ferry boat and island operations in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas
  • Joined Good Hope in 2015
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Joey Suen

Forestry Technician

  • West Central Louisiana region timber buyer
  • Forty-one years in timber harvesting
  • Joined Good Hope in 2000
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John Avis

Central Louisiana Regional Forester

  • Bachelor of Science in a Forestry; Louisiana Tech University, 2011
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
  • 10 years Industrial procurement experience.
  • Louisiana Logging Council member #1864
  • Joined Good Hope in 2018