Our Team


John Reid - Account Manager, President

(804) 690-7011

John joined the FRM team in May of 2007 following receipt of his B.S. Degree in Forestry from Virginia Tech. He is a Certified Forester and a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser. He is also a member of the Virginia Forestry Association, the Association of Consulting Foresters, and the Society of American Foresters. John is a second generation forester and an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys assisting private landowners with timber sales and long term forest management. John manages long term accounts for both institutional investors and individuals. His primary geographical work area is the Tidewater Region, more specifically the Middle Peninsula and the Northern Neck.

Frank Brooks - Strategic Planning and Forest Investment Analysis


Frank holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from the University of Richmond and a Master of Forestry Degree from Duke University. He is a member of the Virginia Forestry Association, the Association of Consulting Foresters, Society of American Foresters, and Forest Landowners Association. Before founding FRM, Mr. Brooks was employed in the industry with Chesapeake Corporation and in business administration with Brooks and Elliott, Inc. Mr. Brooks is primarily engaged in the areas of timberland appraisal, stategic planning, and forest investment analysis.

Bill Pownall - Account Manager

(804) 690-3234

Bill received his B.S. Degree in Forestry and B.S. Degree in Agricultural Economics from North Carolina State University in December 1982. He is a member of the Virginia Forestry Association and served on the Board, the Association of Consulting Foresters and served as State Chair, and the Society of American Foresters. He also received his Real Estate Salesperson license in 2018 and will focus on timberland sales, representing buyers as well as sellers. Bill focuses mainly on Southside and Central Virginia where he manages approximately 14,000 acres of timberland for a timber investment company. In addition, he manages individual harvests and reforestations for a few private individuals. The primary focus is timber production with the intent of maximizing the client's investment now and in the future. Wildlife, recreation, water quality, and aesthetics are also taken into consideration along with federal, state, and local laws and guidelines when developing a management plan.

Brian Mothershead - Area Manager

(804) 840-3362

Brian joined FRM in September of 2015. Prior to employment at FRM he gained valuable experience as a procurement forester and Area Manager with Canal Wood, LLC working eastern Virginia for over 17 years. Brian received his A.A.S. Degree in Forest Technology from Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in May of 1998. Since joining FRM, Brian’s primary work area continues to be eastern Virginia, assisting private landowners with preparing and conducting timber sales, supervision of harvesting operations, and general forest management. Brian has always lived on the Northern Neck of Virginia and is an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys giving back to the community when time allows by having served 20 years with the Richmond County Volunteer Fire Dept. and supporting the Richmond County Little League.