As an avid bow hunter, wing shot and fisherman, J.J. has hunted and fished almost every creek, slough, lake and bayou in the Sportsman's Paradise. After graduating from Louisiana Tech University, J.J. put his business and marketing knowledge to work in the medical industry excelling in regional and national sales. He built a solid reputation in his businesses for "going the extra mile" in client relations. J.J. combined more than two decades of professional sales experience and being a successful businessman with his love of the outdoors and established Mossy Oak Properties of Louisiana with Chris Campbell. J.J. and his wife, Jawan, enjoy the Louisiana countryside with their four children, Aubri, Kylee, Sam, and Stuart. As a landowner in Arkansas and Louisiana, J.J. understands the responsibility of preserving our habitats for generations to come. Building relationships that bring the outdoors and the outdoorsman together is a key focus of this good-natured, Central Louisiana native.
Steve Whitehead has lived his entire life in Magnolia, Arkansas. His passion is the outdoors. As such he earned a degree in forest management form Louisiana Tech University. His practical experience includes owning and operating crop producing and cattle production farms. Also, he has over 30 years experience from owning a construction business that includes constructing commercial buildings, road and street construction, residential development and commercial properties for lease. Further, Steve started Whitehead Forestry Services, Inc. in 1992 and has been an active consulting forester ever since. As a professional forester his services include timber inventory, land acquisition, land management for timber and wildlife, timberland financial consulting, hunting leases, oil and gas leases and production, agricultural leases, environmental assessments in streams, wetlands, biodiversity, and carbon credits. Steve is the manager of a commercial hunting club and is active in the acquisition and preservation of lands for natural conservation with the Southern Lands Conservancy, LLC. When taking breaks from all of his duties and responsibilities he enjoys spending time with his wife, Julia, and three children, Will, Sam, and Anna, along with enjoying bow hunting and fishing in South Arkansas and the Western states.
Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, my father’s love for hunting, fishing and the outdoors led me to become an avid outdoor enthusiast myself. We hunted and fished anywhere we could, mainly in Louisiana. From duck hunting the Louisiana marshes, fishing the Gulf of Mexico and inland waters, and bow hunting throughout, our outdoor adventures lead us through many states from Florida to Alaska. I attended UL at Lafayette studying Geology, then began my oilfield career working as an oilfield surveyor and land man. I continued through many aspects of the industry, with the latter portion focused on the environmental sales. My family and I are now grateful to own a nice piece of property where we can spend time with family and friends enjoying the outdoors, hunting and fishing. I love spending time working on our property, managing it for the best use for wildlife and family, and sharing my experience and knowledge with all. My favorite pastime is spending time with my wife, kids and grandkids, hunting and fishing on our own property. My wife, Karen, and I, have 3 adult children; Jacob, Isaac and his wife Nikki, their sons Isaac (Deuce) 7yrs, and Dax 6mos.; daughter Laci and her husband Chris, their son Ryler 4yrs and identical twin boys, Rhett and Rogan, due in a few months. I am excited to be part of Mossy Oak Properties of Louisiana. Please call me if I can help you sell your own land or find the perfect property to buy!
Sam joined the Mossy Oak team in November, 2019, and brings with him 40 years of experience as a consulting forester in the Ark-La-Tex. His love of the forestry profession was kindled in the environment of his family's South Arkansas based timber growing and lumber manufacturing business and was formalized with a BS Degree in Forest-Business in 1976 and Master of Forestry degree from Mississippi State in 1978. After graduating from Mississippi State, he was hired as a Forest Economist for Potlach Corporation's Southern Division in Warren, AR before taking a job as Raw Materials Manager for Bruce Hardwood Floors in Center, Texas. In 1984, Sam purchased the oldest consulting forestry firm in Louisiana and operated it as The Crawford Forestry Group, Inc. until it merged with another firm in 2015. In April, 2018, Sam reopened his own shop with the formation of Crawford Forest Resource Management, LLC and obtained his Louisiana Real Estate License shortly thereafter. With extensive experience managing timberland and recreational properties, Sam joins the Mossy Oak Properties of Louisiana team to bring a unique set of qualifications and experience to the real estate business.
Ruth Werling May joined her husband, Gus May, as an agent for Mossy Oak Properties of Louisiana in April 2017. Together, they represent the company in Pointe Coupee, East and West Feliciana, and other parishes surrounding Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Ruth’s former career as an IT Telecommunications Manager for the State of Louisiana has fully attuned her to providing excellent customer service, attending to minute details, and following up quickly to all inquiries. While not originally from Louisiana, Ruth moved to Baton Rouge from New York in 1970 and married Gus in 2009. They make their home in Ventress, Louisiana, on a 54-acre farm with two dogs, five cats, and whatever animal comes to the door hungry. They make a highly responsive duo and will get the job done whether you are selling or buying a property.
As a lifelong sportsman, Paul Ferrell has emerged in the outdoor industry as a leader in conservation and hunting heritage in Louisiana. Born in Natchez, MS the son of an oil field father, Paul has lived in Louisiana and Mississippi his entire life. A few years of offshore work convinced Paul there was a better way of life. The completion of a BS degree in outdoor recreation administration at the University of Southern Mississippi opened immediate opportunities for Paul to manage property and people for recreational pursuits. Beginning as Park Manager over Maynor Creek Water Park with the Pat Harrison Waterway District in Hattiesburg, MS, Paul enjoyed 11 years in public outdoor recreation administration ending that career as Business Service Director for an opportunity as Louisiana Regional Director with the National Wild Turkey Federation. Paul’s passion for the outdoors and his leadership ability with people quickly grew the NWTF Chapter system in Louisiana from 10 to over 40 local Chapters and placed him as one of the top producing regional directors with NWTF. Nearly 15 years of service with NWTF has given Paul the unique opportunity to develop friends and associates not only in Louisiana but all throughout this great country. Recognized as one of Mississippi’s “Top 40 Under 40” by the Mississippi Business Journal and Sunburst Bank in 1994 and having served as President of the Mississippi Recreation and Park Association in 1989/90, Paul has developed a strong work ethic of serving his constituents and getting the job done. Also, having worked extensively with many State and Federal agencies during his career with NWTF Paul has learned and seen firsthand the benefits of State and Federal programs available to landowners to provide wildlife habitat and alternate income potential from some of these programs. The proud father of a veteran son of the U.S. Air Force, Paul is dedicated to continued protection of our hunting heritage and wise land management to create the best wildlife habitat possible for future generations to enjoy. Paul’s experience, knowledge, and network of friends and associates is a welcome addition to our team of agents with Mossy Oak Properties of Louisiana.
As a lifelong resident of Lake Charles, Pam has had the opportunity to enjoy the water – fishing, crabbing and shrimping; as well as the land – hunting deer and turkey. She and her husband, Mike, have owned and operated Fig Properties (residential rental properties) for the past twenty years. She is a graduate of McNeese State University with a degree in Accounting. After 20+ years in accounting management, she decided to switch to real estate. It seemed the logical progression, since she had bought, sold, and managed real estate for herself. In 2013 she became a real estate agent and handled mainly residential properties. Pam and Mike have two girls attending college. Their son graduated from LSU Law School and has a private law practice in Lake Charles. They also enjoy spending time at their place in Holly Beach in Cameron Parish. Pam joined the Mossy Oak Properties of Louisiana team in December 2017.
Love of nature and wildlife come naturally for Matt, being born and raised in Minden, Louisiana in close proximity to the Dorcheat Bayou and Kisatchie National Forest. As a boy, he had the opportunity to hunt and fish, instilling in him the importance of protecting the environment and preserving the land, a lesson he has passed on to his son Ethan (9) and daughter Addison (3). Attending the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Matt obtained his BBA degree in marketing and sales management while participating in baseball for five years. As a student in Arkansas, he spent many weekends at hunting leases fishing and hunting on the Mississippi River near Lake Village. After graduating, he returned to his hometown and married his childhood friend, Paige Bolin. In addition to his career as a Bossier City fireman, Matt has also gained thirteen years of sales and management experience. Matt’s love for the outdoors and commitment to land preservation makes him a valuable team member of Mossy Oak Properties of Louisiana.
Marcus, an avid outdoorsman, was born and raised in Ville Platte, Louisiana. He grew up on a rice, soybean, and crawfish farm that was owned and operated by his Grandfather and Uncles. They also leased out blinds for waterfowl hunting. Most of Marcus' time off is spent bowhunting whitetail deer in Avoyelles Parish or bass fishing on Toledo Bend Lake. After high school, Marcus spent a year working offshore before attending McNeese State University. At McNeese, he spent two years pursuing a degree in Finance before changing directions. He then became a licensed Life/Health agent and currently works as a "Wealth Coach" with his family firm, Capital Planning Associates LLC, in Ville Platte, Louisiana. Marcus' firm was founded by his Father, and has been serving clients in Louisiana, as well as surrounding Southern states, for over 30 years. Growing up on an agricultural farm and being raised as a hunter/fisherman has instilled in Marcus a deep appreciation and respect for the outdoors, which inspired him to obtain his Louisiana Real Estate license. His background as a "Wealth Coach" also gives him a unique insight into recreational properties as an investment opportunity. Marcus has been happily married to his wife, Breanne, since September 2015. They have one daughter together, Ella Grace. They also have another due in October 2016. Her name is Remi Rose.
As a Louisiana licensed real estate agent, Leah Cureton has a passion for forestry. With almost ten years of working in the Pulp and Paper Industry and over ten years in the Oil and Gas Industries, she has a unique outlook on Louisiana property. Leah also has several personal properties that she maintains and manages on a regular basis. She has a strong passion for the great outdoors, and exploring unfamiliar territory is always on her agenda. Born and raised in DeRidder, Louisiana she was taught the beauty of hunting, fishing, and cultivating the land around her. Leah has the privilege of managing and serving as president of the Bearhead Marsh Hunting Club, a private hunting club she has been a part of for 15 years. Her love for the outdoors is a true family affair that spans generations of knowledge and experience. Leah has found her home with Mossy Oak Properties and wants to help you find your passion in the great outdoors. If you are looking to list or purchase commercial or recreational property, please give Leah a call!
A third-generation farmer and avid outdoorsman, Jordy is the ideal agent to assist you with your agricultural and recreational property needs. Born and raised in Ville Platte, Louisiana, Jordy spent his entire life on a farm (and in the woods), and he currently operates and manages 1,300 acres where he grows rice, soybeans, crawfish, and leases blinds for waterfowl hunting. When Jordy is not working on the farm, you can find him in a field, lake, or the woods pursuing what he loves most-being outdoors. Jordy is uniquely qualified to advise clients on opportunities in agricultural and recreational properties as well as the income and investment potential for such properties. Jordy's experience and work-ethic are backed by his bachelor degree in management from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he was also a member of the university bass fishing team. In addition to the outdoors, Jordy loves spending time with his family and friends, and has been happily married since 2011.
Jarod grew up loving the outdoors, and he followed his father’s footsteps into the forestry consulting profession in order to spend time outdoors as much as possible. After attaining his BS degree in Forestry at Louisiana Tech University, he went to work full time with his father’s forestry consulting firm. A couple of years later, he received his MBA in order to gain additional business knowledge. Having the opportunity to assist landowners across North Louisiana in the management and enhancement of their timber resources has been personally rewarding to Jarod. "I’ve been very blessed being able to own timberland myself, and look forward to assisting others attain that dream." Jarod lives in Ruston with his wife, Heather, and their children, Tucker, Rhett, and Savannah.
Gus has been associated with Mossy Oak Properties of Louisiana since January 2016. A resident of Ventress, Louisiana, Gus grew up loving the rural lifestyle, farmland, and wide-open spaces. Just as many men of Louisiana have, Gus grew up hunting and fishing and enjoying the sportsman’s life. He belonged to Fort Adams Hunting Club of Wilkinson County, Mississippi, for many years. Gus has a solid reputation for going the extra mile and has enjoyed successful careers in Industrial Sales, commercial HVAC sales, and as a Facility Maintenance Manager for the State of Louisiana. Gus and his wife Ruth (another Mossy Oak Properties of Louisiana sales agent) left the big city of Baton Rouge in 2010 to build and live in a “country” home in Pointe Coupee Parish. Together they are continuing to improve their land and have developed a producing pecan orchard with their own sweat equity. Gus is one of those people who never meets a stranger. His friendliness coupled with a great sense of humor will make the sales experience a pleasure for both the seller and they buyer.
Chet Atkins killed his first squirrel when he was five years old on his great aunt’s back forty. Not long there after he was hunting hogs in the Dugdemona swamps riding horseback with his father, friends and family. He grew up pursuing every game animal or bird that there was a season for in Louisiana. During college at Northwestern in Natchitoches as he earned a degree in Biology and Minor in Wildlife Management, Chet worked in wildlife research and forestry. After college he started a career as a Mud Engineer and has spent the last 13 years working in the oil fields across the country. Now having hunted and fished in five different states his passion for the sport is as strong as ever. While owning land that was homesteaded by his Great-Great Grandfather who grew sugar cane, corn and livestock, Chet now manages it for timber, wildlife and recreation. Chet believes that proper land stewardship, resource management, and long-term goals will sustain a heritage that he can pass down to his five children. In April of 2018 he became a licensed real estate agent by the State of Louisiana. Since then Chet has been learning every aspect of the land business and is currently taking the Certified Land Specialist course through Mossy Oak Properties. Chet specializes in placing families on rural homesteads that they can manage to meet their own goals. His favorite quote from the Oh Brother Where Art Thou is when Delmar was asked what he would do with ‘all that money’, he said “You ain’t no kinda man if ya ain’t got land”. Having a strong faith in Jesus, honest nature, teacher’s heart, and genuine obsession for American dirt, any clients of Chet’s are sure to enjoy dealing with him.
Caleb joined our team in January 2017 as Marketing and Research Coordinator. He grew up in rural towns of North Louisiana where he spent much of his time hunting and fishing. Caleb graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree at Louisiana State University of Shreveport. He married his sweetheart Heather in July 2017 and the couple resides in Ruston, LA. Caleb brings communication experience to our team. He is a Licensed Minister to the Gospel who enjoys meeting people especially when he travels to preach in new places. Caleb has been acquainted with the Mossy Oak brand for years and is excited to be a part of such a well-known company. "I am blessed to have this opportunity to invest in Mossy Oak Properties of Louisiana."
Britt Moore joined the team in June 2016 as the Business Development Manager. He is a native of Louisiana and had two passions growing up: playing sports and the outdoors. He and his wife Taffi live in Benton, LA and have two young children, Kellen and Lily. In his spare time, Britt loves to spend time with his family, especially hunting and fishing with his son and instilling in him a love and respect for the outdoors. Britt studied Finance and graduated from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Prior to joining the Mossy Oak team, Britt had over 14 years of experience in corporate finance and asset management in the oil and gas and commercial real estate industries. As an active member in his church, Britt is involved in community outreach and committees that allow him to fulfill his passion for serving others. Honesty and integrity are also very important to Britt and he strives to always keep these qualities with anyone he meets.
After moving back to her roots in Shreveport from Joplin, MO, Beth served as office manager of Mossy Oak Properties of Louisiana from 2013-2018. While working in the manager role and learning the real estate business, she also learned much about hunting, timber, dirt, rural land, and the people who love those things. In 2016, she was licensed as a real estate agent by the LREC, and now works as a full time MOPLA land sales agent. She especially enjoys the "thrill of the hunt" to help buyers find the land they're looking all over the state and beyond. Beth has three grown children and five grandsons in St. Louis, MO and Bossier City. She and husband Greg live in Shreveport.
Arlen Soileau, or Bucky as most refer to him, has lived the outdoor life through and through. Growing up in a hunting family hard work, dedication and being a steward of the land are naturally weaved into his character. Since his first duck hunt at age 7 his love and affinity for the outdoors has only multiplied. From creeping squirrels in early October to chasing ducks through the winter there isn't an aspect of the Sportsman's Paradise Bucky has not taken a deep interest in. Spending countless hours hunting and fishing over the years has given him a level of knowledge about what to look for in a recreational property that only life experience can cultivate. Bucky and his family operate one of the largest waterfowl outfitters in Louisiana out of Deville La, Full Strap and Stringer, so knowing where ducks want to be is second nature. Constantly attending new courses on land management, emerging markets and wildlife management has continued to sharpen his knowledge that can now be shared with you the client to ensure what you are dreaming of in a property is exactly what you get. Before getting into real estate Bucky also served in the United States Marine Corps and was awarded two Navy Commendation medals as well as Purple Heart during his service to this great nation we all love. Putting God first in all he does has taught him how to serve other's needs no matter the obstacles. As he says often,"When life's challenges weigh you down just trust in God, lean forward and keep putting one boot in front of the other. He takes care of the rest." Recently engaged and a father of his best friend, his son Cayden, family is essential to his life professionally and personally. If you need service above and beyond the regular call of duty Bucky is your man. Call (318) 290-0336 today and see what he can help you with today, you'll be glad you did.