Phone: 803.413.2944


Company Overview

Southeastern Forestry was founded on the desire to always follow the “Golden Rule” when conducting business with clients: we know that treating the clients fairly and ethically while also looking out for their best interests will always generate a win-win situation for us and them. If you are trying to decide who to use to help you manage your land assets, consider this information:

  • If you are in the business of buying or selling timberland, unlike real estate brokers, we are foresters who are also realtors, and we know trees intimately. We ask you the right questions to help you find the tracts that are best-suited to your needs. Over the years, we have fine-tuned a list of specific questions that help us hone in on and find the perfect tract for you.
  • We are always thinking strategically about the client’s long term goals. We don’t look for short-term solutions, but rather, we use our experience to help clients make decisions that will benefit them for years to come.
  • We are aggressive. We are always looking out for our client’s best interests, and go the “extra mile” to make sure our work gets done well and that our clients are happy. The most important thing in to Southeastern Forestry is client satisfaction.

Our Staff

Steve McMillan
Steve McMillan

Steve McMillan founded Southeastern Forestry in 2014. Steve has over 18 years of experience in land acquisitions, land sales and intensive forest management utilizing fertilization and herbicides, and other silvicultural techniques. Steve is the Founder and Owner of Southeastern Forestry, Inc.

He is the past Vice President at Milliken Forestry Company where he worked directly with investment fund managers and private clients for over sixteen years. His wide range of experience includes large land acquisitions, land sales, management of large timber inventories, growth value projections, management plan development, Geographical Information System (GIS), and Geographical Positioning System (GPS) technologies.

His passion is using his experience to promote his clients’ vision, wealth and portfolio.


Bachelor of Science, Forest Resource Management, Clemson University, 1996

Professional Registrations and Certifications:

Broker: South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia
Registered Forester #1557 in South Carolina and #1499 in North Carolina.
Member of Xi Sigma Pi Society of American Foresters, SC Forestry Association and The Association of Consulting Foresters.

Kent Jewell
Kent Jewell

Kent has over 45 years of experience in land acquisitions, land sales and intensive forest management utilizing fertilization and herbicides, and other silvicultural techniques. He served as a land acquisition, wood procurement, and land management forester with Bowater, Inc. for over 33 years in SC, GA, NC, and VA, and with Milliken Forestry Company, Inc. for 12 years as a Land Sales representative.

Kent enjoys working with clients and customers to help them meet their goals in selling and purchasing real estate.


Bachelor of Science in Forestry, University of Georgia, 1966

Professional Registrations and Certifications:

SC Real Estate Salesman License No. 39138
NC Real Estate Brokers License No. 208399
SC Registered Forester License No. 1288
NC Registered Forester License No. 718
SC Forestry Association Member

Drew Woodham
Drew Woodham

Drew has 5 years of experience in land management for TIMOs and private landowners. He has extensive knowledge with timber appraisals, marketing timber sales, timber inventories reforestation, cost share assistance, silvicultural techniques, herbicides, and wildlife habitat. He assisted Ph. D students with forest research for a summer at the University of Maine and has also worked for a year in the logging industry operating equipment.


Bachelor of Science in Forest Resource Management with a minor in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, 2010

Master of Forest Resources with a concentration in Forest Management, 2012:

  • Masters Publication: Family Forest Owners Perceptions of Group Certification, Association of Consulting Foresters magazine The Consultant 2014 pg.20-24
  • Masters Publication: Family Forest Owners’ Perceptions of Group Forest Certification in South Carolina, USA. Journal of Natural & Environmental Sciences 2013 4(1): 22-30
Professional Registrations and Certifications:

National Certified Forester #169906
South Carolina Registered Forester # 1837
Member of Society of American Foresters
Certified Prescribe Fire Manager

Jeff Johnson
Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Forest Resource Management in 1995. He is a licensed forester in the states of South Carolina and North Carolina, and completed the additional requirements to become a Certified Forester (CF) in 2007. Jeff has been involved in all aspects of timber procurement and management since graduating from Clemson. In 2007, he started his own full-service timber company.

In 2020, Jeff became a licensed real estate salesperson so he could further assist landowners wanting to sell their property and/or purchase land. Jeff’s 20+ years of forestry experience and knowledge are a great asset to those wishing to buy or sell larger forested tracts.

Jeff lives in Inman, SC, with his wife and children. He is a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church and enjoys marathon and ultra-running, hunting, and gardening in his free time.


Bachelor of Science in Forest Resource Management, 1995, Clemson University

Professional Registrations and Certifications:

SC Real Estate Salesperson License #120173

SC Registered Forester #1767

NC Registered Forester #1638

SAF Certified Forester #3836

Society of American Foresters Member #39856

SC TOP Logger Certified