Mark Anderson has an extensive background in forestry and land management with 25 years experience as a forester on a federal, municipal and private client level.
With Mark’s unique background, he is able to guide clients through the often difficult decision of when, how and where to purchase or sell real estate properties.
Mark worked for the U. S. Forest Service for 13 years on National Forests throughout Mississippi, where he practiced a holistic approach to combining wildlife, fire, recreation and timber production into overall land management.
In addition, Mark spent 8 years employed by the City of Hattiesburg, MS, to direct the urban forestry program and work with builders and developers by integrating smart land development with urban natural resources.
From 1998 to present, Mark has been a private client forestry consultant, managing timberlands for individuals, family estates and institutions.
Mark’s formal educational background includes receiving a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management, Mississippi State University in 1986, and an Associate’s degree from Pearl River community College in 1982. Mark graduated from Forrest County Agricultural High School, and while working with the U.S. Forest Service, he completed the Program of Advanced Studies of Silviculture, at Clemson University, West Virginia University and Syracuse-University of New York in 1991.
Other qualifications and relevant membership include, member of the Society of American Foresters, Mississippi Forestry Association, Forrest-Lamar County Forestry Association, and International Society of Arborculture. Mark is a Mississippi Registered Forester, #1880, ISA Certified Arborist® and a Mississippi licensed Real Estate Agent.
Mark, wife Lori, and their children, Luke, Sarah and John Mark reside in the Hattiesburg, MS area.