Wildwood Consulting

What Sets Us Apart From The Rest

We belong to the Association of Consulting Foresters, and are active in our North Carolina chapter. ACF requires members to follow a strict code of ethics and put the interests of their clients above the interests of timber companies or any other entity.


We have decades of experience working for forest landowners in southern Appalachia. Whether you’re a family, an institution, or a large corporate landowner, odds are we’re familiar with the issues you’re dealing with.


We decided long ago that we don’t want to be the biggest consulting forestry firm in the area. We want to be the best. Whoever our clients and whatever their goals, we aim to deliver the best quality service available.


While we always put our clients first, we’ve built good working relationships with land conservancies, timber buyers, loggers and regulators. These relationships allow us access to a broad range of markets, equipment, expertise, and funding sources get good work done.

Richard Sanders

Principal Forester

Masters of Forestry (MF), Duke University, 2002
BA Environmental Studies, Warren Wilson College 2002

ACF, CF, NCRF 1564, SCRF 1935
NC Licensed Pesticide Applicator
NCFS Certified Burner
NC Real Estate Broker

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(828) 284-7871

Dan Callaghan


M.S. Forest Resources, Clemson University, 2018
B.S. Environmental Studies, Warren Wilson College, 2010

CCF, NCRF 1902, ISA Certified Arborist NE-7092A
NC Licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicator

 Mary Vann Johnston


B.S. Environmental Science, Concentration in Forestry
Warren Wilson College 2014

NCRF 1965, NC Certified Burner, TN Certified Burner

Licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicator

Seth Blanton

Field Operations Manager

Forestry Management Technology Certificate, Haywood Community College, 2021
B.S Parks and Recreation Management, Western Carolina University, 2018
A.A.S Outdoor Leadership, Southwestern Community College, 2017

NC Licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicator

Melon Wedick

Staff Planner/Office Manager

Master’s of Urban & Regional Planning
University of Michigan 2008