Managing Partners

Wheelersburg, Ohio, Rick now lives with his wife and family in Calhoun, GA. Rick has been in the reforestation since 1979 and has over 33 years’ experience. Rick manages the business and finances for the company along with personally being on the job sites for more

Rick Williams

President / Partner

Jim has lived in Jackson since 1991 and has 30 years in managing projects and reforestation crews. Jim was the Project Manager for the Ohio Stream and Wetlands Trumbull Creek, Pearson I and II, Big Darby Hell Branch, Granger and Smuckers wetland mitigation banks more

Jim Sturges

Vice President / Partner

Seth has 7 years of experience in the industry, Seth manages the Appalachian Region out of the Morgantown, WV office. Seth received his Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources from West Virginia University. Since graduating from WVU, Seth has worked more

Seth Yoho

Appalachian Regional Manager / Partner

Neil started with WFA in 2014 shortly after graduating with a B.S in Biology from Lock Haven University. Over the last decade, he has immersed himself in landscape restoration, embarking on a journey that began as a crew foreman and through dedication and hard work more

Neil Andrews


John has been with WFA since August of 2013. He graduated with an Associates degree in Forestry in 2000 and has worked in the forest industry ever since. John came into WFA as the Assistant Northeast Manager for the Northeast, and his responsibilities included sales, more

John Eshleman

Northeast Regional Manager / Partner

Christian started working for Williams Forestry in 1997 as a Herbicide spray crew supervisor and assisting with our tree planting and bud capping projects for Mead/Westvaco. In his current role, Christian is actively involved in the day-to-day operations of WFA as more

Christian Storer

Operations Manager / Partner


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Beth Jobe

Georgia Office Manager

Mark joined WFA in March, 2023, as the Corporate Controller. He comes to us with a BS in Accounting and over 25 years at the Controller/CFO level and 15 years in sales. The majority of his experience was derived in the Healthcare industry in areas from Georgia more

Mark Crosby

Company Controller

With 6 years of experience in environmental restoration, wetland mitigation, solar, seeding, planting, and vegetation management Lindsey’s top priority is client relationships. Being a client resource to help ensure the best possible outcome for the more

Lindsey White

Director of Development

Faith joined WFA as the Administrative Assistant for our Pennsylvania office. Her previous experience in Human Resources with the Army National Guard has played an instrumental part in advancing the company’s organizational strategies and production more

Faith Crawford

Pennsylvania Office Manager

Ian graduated from Penn State in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in forestry.  He quickly put his knowledge to use in the forestry industry where he gained experience, and is a certified arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) more

Ian Hemann

Invasive Species Specialist

Kodey started as a field/planting foreman in the Northeast. During his time with WFA, He has managed crews and projects in pipeline reforestation, stream and wetland mitigation, and vegetative screens on solar facilities. Kodey has quickly become an invaluable part more

Andy graduated from WVU with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources in 2011 and has over 13 years’ experience in environmental consulting and ecological restoration. He has extensive experience with stream and wetland restoration and more

Andy Maraffa

Project Manager

Cole is from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and has been providing premier landscape design, installation, and maintenance services for over 10 years. He recently completed his M.S. in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco and holds a more

Cole Reistrup

Project Manager

Elliot is based out of our WV office, and works as an Environmental Specialist, overseeing wetland mitigation and mine land reforestation and herbicide treatments, primarily through West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. Elliott completed his education in forestry more

Elliott Mechling

Environmental Specialist

A native of Jackson County Ohio, Pat has been with William Forestry & Associates' Ohio office since 2001, assisting with all phases of the Company's reforestation projects. Pat is instrumental in support and logistics, procuring supplies, arranging deliveries, more

Pat Hollingshead

Administrative Assistant, Ohio Office