Lufkin native moves from forest management to financing



Chris Adams has accepted a position with Texas Farm Credit in Nacogdoches specializing in financing timberland and recreational property.


Adams was previously with Bird & Crawford Forestry and Advanced Ecology in Center where he was a forester and worked on environmental projects.


“We wish Chris the best in his new endeavor,” said Bird & Crawford Forestry CEO Mike Bird. “We appreciate the dedication, professionalism and friendship Chris brought to the company. I always admired the attention to detail and concern Chris exhibited for our clients. We’re confident this step will be the right move for his career.”


“I cannot express enough, my appreciation for both the professional and personal opportunities afforded me during my 15-plus years,” said Adams. “The people at Advanced Ecology and Bird & Crawford Forestry have served not only as my mentors, but even more so as my friends and extended family.”


“Texas Farm Credit and Bird and Crawford Forestry share many core values such as honesty, integrity and respect,” said Angela Shannon at Texas Farm Credit. “Chris exemplifies all of these and we are thrilled to have him join our team. His knowledge of the industry will certainly bring value to our customers.”


Adams holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in forest management from Texas A&M University. He is a member of the Texas Forestry Association and the Association of Consulting Foresters.


Adams, his wife Susan and daughter Madeline, reside in Lufkin.