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 over 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 enjoy the Louisiana countryside with their four children. 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.
Carrie joined our team in 2021 after spending the previous twelve years working at a private asset management firm, which was involved in oil and gas, commercial real estate, investments and non-profit work. During that time, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Administration from Louisiana State University in Shreveport.
She is new to real estate but is learning the business quickly. Since coming on board as Office Manager, she has kept our team running more smoothly. Carrie is happy to be part of an organization that values God, family, a life well lived, and treasuring the land.
When Carrie isn’t spending time with us, she enjoys being with her family. Her husband, Cameron, sons, Jackson and Elliot, and fur-baby, Sprig, keep her busy. Being outdoors, hiking, woodworking, refinishing furniture and cooking are a few of her favorite hobbies. She says that family supper at her grandparents home each Sunday is the best way to begin a new week!
Paul Ferrell commits to giving each client individualized attention and honest advice. His clients deserve judicious and detailed communication regarding listing information, showings and sales activities, marketing activities, and property offers to achieve the best sales transaction possible. Timely support and accurate information are key to clients’ being able to make informed decisions on selling their properties.
He joined the National Wild Turkey Federation in 1995 as Louisiana Regional Director and served in that capacity for approximately fifteen years before accepting employment with Honey Brake Lodge. While there, Paul earned his real estate license and began his work with Mossy Oak Properties of Louisiana, moving into a full-time position in 2014.
Paul’s first love is family – but the passions that keep him young are canopy formation skydiving, turkey hunting, and fishing. Paul holds a BS degree from the University of Southern Mississippi with an emphasis in Outdoor Recreation. He joined the National Recreation & Park Association where he became a certified CLP — a “Certified Leisure Professional” in 1995.
Paul is the recipient of Mississippi’s “Top 40 Under 40” Award and the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Pat Harrison Waterway District. Paul served as the President of the Mississippi Recreation & Park Association in 1989-90 and was recognized as “Recreational Professional of the Year” in 1989. He has also been recognized by the National Wild Turkey Federation with a Top Gun Award for first in the nation for fundraising. Paul has also been a Mossy Oak Properties of Louisiana “Agent of the Year” for top sales performance and recognized several times in Mossy Oak Properties National “Pinnacle Club” program for outstanding sales achievements.
Britt brings his passion for development of properties of any size and his appreciation for the uniqueness of every piece of land to each client relationship he has. He believes that knowledge is the key to a successful negotiation, so he immerses himself in learning everything he can about each property his clients entrust to him. Consequently, Britt has vast experience in valuing land, as well as negotiating and marketing a property. He is passionate about telling each property’s story and has an unwavering commitment to honesty and integrity to his clients and colleagues.
Before joining the Mossy Oak family in 2016, Britt served as a commercial real estate agent. He also has a strong background in the oil and gas industry, where he worked in asset management and corporate finance. Like any outdoorsman, Britt enjoys hunting, fishing, and traveling. He is a devoted husband and father and is involved in leadership roles with church and outreach programs.
Before joining us in 2015, Jarod specialized in timberland management consulting. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and an MBA from Louisiana Tech. Along with his expertise in land and timber management, Jarod offers his clients a non-negotiable philosophy of showing up every time with integrity. He treats everyone with respect and honesty and is passionate about helping others achieve their land ownership and management goals. Jarod is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing and volunteering as a baseball and cross-country coach.
With vast experience in timberland investments and rural land development, Derick is passionate about the timber industry and helping his clients find the right investment to fit their needs. He takes a hands-on approach with each client, listening to and assessing their needs and leading them to the property of their dreams. Derick holds a Bachelor Degree in SIS Land Surveying from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and enjoys hunting, cattle farming, and spending time with his wife, Heather, and his two sons, Justin and Daniel.
Chet specializes in helping clients sell their land or in finding the perfect place to build a home and have a place to hunt. He believes in honesty, integrity and hard work. Whether he is helping clients sell or purchase land, he handles each situation as if it were his own property. His clients appreciate his dedication to treating each individual with fairness and respect, valuing each client more than himself.
He has been with our team since February of 2019, with a background in the Oil and Gas industry where he continues to work as a Mud Engineer.
Chet obtained his BS in Biological Sciences from Northwestern State University in 2005.
Through Chet’s lifelong passion for land stewardship, wildlife management and forestry, he has extensive experience in various habitats. He finds satisfaction in all things outdoors especially hunting and fishing, wildlife and timber management and teaching his family everything there is to know and appreciate about God’s green earth. When he is not in the woods, he will be on a ball field coaching his boys in various sports or attending church services and family functions.
Before joining Mossy Oak Properties of Louisiana in 2018, Chris worked for Mossy Oak Corporate in their land enhancement division as Wildlife Products Customer Service Rep. Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Mississippi State University, and he specializes in property assessment and survey. That expertise, coupled with his experience in wildlife management, ensures his clients they can trust his thorough knowledge of a property. In addition to his commitment to providing his clients with exceptional knowledge and service, Chris is dedicated to wildlife conservation and stewardship. He believes it is important for every buyer to find the right property to fit their needs and strives to help them do so.
Chris is a wildlife enthusiast who enjoys hunting, fishing, and Mississippi State sports. He is married to Emily, and they have one crazy dog, Cricket. He is an active deacon in their church in Shreveport where his wife is on staff as their Children’s Minister.
Sam D. Crawford
A Principal in the forestry consulting firm of Crawford Forest Resource Management, LLC., Sam expanded his services by becoming a licensed real estate agent with Mossy Oak in 2019. He specializes in assisting clients better understand the process of buying timberland and how best to capture its value over the long term. His passion about protecting the interests his clients by ensuring they have the knowledge they need to make the right decision concerning the sale or purchase of property is matched only by his firm belief that a good agent should have a servant’s heart. An avid golfer and duck hunter, Sam is called Gumbo by his seven grandchildren. He enjoys volunteering as a substitute Sunday school teacher and also active in Bible Study Fellowship. He holds a Bachelor of Science in forestry from Louisiana Tech and a Masters of Forest Business from Mississippi State. He has served as a Louisiana Forestry Association Board Member, Past chairman of the Louisiana Chapter of the Association of Consulting Foresters, and is a Registered Forester in Arkansas and a Certified Forester by the Society of American Foresters.
Ruth Werling May
With a strong commitment to her clients and an almost unmatched work ethic, Ruth has been a natural fit for the Mossy Oak of Louisiana Team since joining us in 2021. After many years as a night student, Ruth earned a hard-won degree in general studies from LSU. In her interactions with every client, she brings the same unyielding determination. Her prior experience in telecommunications management enables Ruth to keep all the details of contracts and closings running smoothly, and her previous experience in land sales helps ensure her clients are getting the best deals on the market. When Ruth isn’t serving her clients, she’s pouring herself into caring for her three rescue dogs, one rescue cat, and two rescue donkeys.
As our 2018 Rookie of the Year, Pam has continued to support her clients in reaching their goals and remains passionate about working with buyers and sellers in a manner that ensures their confidence and satisfaction with her professional service. Pam has a background in real estate sales, with extensive experience in researching properties. She believes that owning land has its responsibilities, so she is passionate about utilizing that experience in researching to find acreage to suit a buyer’s needs or in highlighting a property’s attributes and uses for a seller. Pam is a member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church and enjoys spending time with her family and pets, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, crabbing, and DIY projects.
Gus has been involved in sales all of his life and enjoys interacting with others. He counts it an honor and privilege to work with buys and seller, whether helping a buyer find his special “place” or guiding the seller through the process to insure maximum return.
He first joined the Mossy Oak of Louisiana team in 2018, after being previously employed with the Department of Corrections as a Facility Maintenance manager. Gus has held a residential contractors’ license in addition to a state-wide Mechanical contractors’ license. He attends Mass at St. Francis Chapel in New Roads, where he sings in the choir.
A lifelong Louisiana resident, Pat has been an agent with us for a year and specializes in helping clients with timber and recreational properties. Having earned a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Louisiana Tech University, Pat was in the timber business for several years before serving as a Senior Sales Rep at ChemTreat, Inc. His position on the Mossy Oak of Louisiana Team marks a return to his love of the land. His clients appreciate his vast experience in North Louisiana woodlands, which has given them an advantage when marketing their properties. He enjoys fishing, hunting, and playing golf poorly. Pat and his family are members of First United Methodist Church in Minden.
Devlin “Duck” Hodges
Devlin “Duck” Hodges joined Mossy Oak Properties in November 2022. He believes in helping clients find their dream, whether that’s a place they can hunt, farm, or call home. Devlin specializes in helping clients with hunting camps, hunting land, farm land and anything else that fits their needs. His vast experience with the outdoors and passion for hunting was developed from an early age while hunting ducks from the tip top of northeast Arkansas all the way down the White River into Louisiana. Devlin is well known by his nickname, “Duck”, given to him from his success in the duck hunting and calling industry. He is the 2009 Jr. World Champion Duck Caller, has qualified for the World Duck Calling Contest several times and is still pursuing a World Championship.
Before joining our team, Devlin played professional football. He spent two years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, followed by some time with the LA Rams and then CFL with the Ottawa RedBlacks. Devlin earned a degree in Sports Administration while playing ball for the Samford University Bulldogs. During his time there, he became the All-Time FCS Passing Leader, breaking the late Steve McNairs Record. In Devlin’s senior year, he went on to win the Walter Payton Award, which is awarded to the best player in the FCS.
In addition to sports and hunting, Devlin enjoys country music, cooking and spending time with his family, close friends, and his female Lab, Willow. Devlin is passionate about helping others. He understands that he is working for you and will give his all to find what you’re looking for.
Jesse has been with Mossy Oak Properties of Louisiana since 2017. He was born and raised in North Louisiana, where he attended Haughton High School and later graduated with honors from Louisiana Tech University. Jesse, with his wife and two children, now calls north Bossier home. He gained many years of land knowledge while working as a Professional Landman, along with his other endeavors in the Oil and Gas Industry.
Whether it is hunting, fishing, creek swimming, backroad driving, or simply for taking it all in, the outdoors is where his favorite memories are made. Jesse believes bringing joy to someone, assisting in someone’s dream and future, and helping others is where he finds happiness. The fact he can accomplish this, while being in God’s great outdoors, alongside a strong team of like- minded people reminds him to count his blessings every day. His passion for others and his love for the outdoors, accompanied with the understanding of land and business, is what makes Jesse a welcomed addition to our team. Give him a call today with any of your land needs! “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt” – John Muir
Beth S. Waldrop
Beth has worked with Mossy Oak Properties of Louisiana since 2013 and has been an agent with us since 2016. She especially enjoys helping buyers find the best tracts of land for their homesteads or farms. Beth’s philosophy is to treat each client as though they are her ONLY client. Her reputation for bringing loyalty, integrity, and respect to every partnership ensures her clients receive the best customer service in the business.
In addition to her work with us, Beth is very active in the community, serving as Diplomat co-chair for the Bossier Chamber of Commerce, co-president of the Adult Choir at Broadmoor Baptist Church, and several neighborhood and civic organizations. Beth loves a long day of fishing or shelling bushels of purple hull peas to relax! She and her husband Greg have seven children and thirteen grandsons.
Beth never meets a stranger and believes that with all the joys and blessings, the hurts and heartaches, the good and bad times of this life, nothing compares to knowing and serving Jesus!
Caleb first joined the Mossy Oak team as Marketing and Research Coordinator but now enjoys helping clients find their dream properties as an agent. He grew up in rural towns of North Louisiana where he spent much of his time hunting and fishing. Caleb graduated with a BA from Louisiana State University of Shreveport. He married his sweetheart, and the couple resides in Ruston, LA. Caleb brings communication experience to our team. He is a Licensed Minister of the Gospel who enjoys meeting people.
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, and 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 BA 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.
Being raised on a 320-acre family farm in Red River Parish inspired Ron’s passion and love for country life. A BS degree in science from LSU combined with years of professional beaver trapping and contract logging led to him to find his natural fit as a Mossy Oak agent. His motivation is driven by the commitment to finding his clients the family farm or land they desire most.
Steve Whitehead has lived his entire life in Magnolia, Arkansas, and his passion lies in the outdoors. His practical experience includes owning and operating crop producing and cattle production farms, in addition to marking over thirty years’ experience as a construction business owner. Since founding Whitehead Forestry Services in 1992, Steve has been an active consulting forester.
He manages 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 the office, Steve enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, as well as enjoying bow hunting and fishing in South Arkansas and the Western states. Steve holds a BS in forest management from Louisiana Tech University.
Gavin was born and raised in Montegut, Louisiana, where he grew up hunting and fishing. His upbringing resulted in his developing a passion for wildlife management with a focus on White-tailed deer. He attended Louisiana State University of Baton Rouge, where he graduated with a BS in Wildlife Ecology.While in college, Gavin was an intern during summers at Golden Ranch Whitetails where he learned a tremendous amount about wildlife management and deer breeding. After college, Gavin moved to Houma, Louisiana where he and his wife currently reside. Gavin is looking forward to using his love for property and wildlife to help others buy/sell properties.
Matt was born and raised in North Louisiana, where his family has been farming for generations. His love for hunting, fishing, hiking, and all things outdoors has taken him all over the country. After graduating from Centenary College of Louisiana with a degree in geology, his passion for the environment has led him to work for state agencies as well as private environmental companies to maintain and preserve Louisiana’s natural resources. Matt looks forward to combining the skills and knowledge he has acquired from previous employers with the work ethic instilled by his upbringing to make your experience with Mossy Oak Properties of Louisiana seamless and unforgettable.
Kelly became an agent with us in April 2022 and specializes in helping clients find their ideal rural property. With a strong belief in putting his client’s best interest first, Kelly does all that he can to ensure his clients happiness.
Before joining the Mossy Oak family, Kelly was involved in the Oil & Gas Industry. He continues to work for Total Energy Solutions as Manager of North Louisiana. Kelly is quite familiar with North Louisiana and has vast experience in the Sabine Parish area. He holds a Commercial 1 license in power generation from GenSouth.
Kelly enjoys hunting, watching his children play volleyball and basketball and working on his family farm in Belmont, LA.
With a belief that there is a perfect piece of property for every prospective landowner—and a passion to help his clients find that fit, Drake Butler is a sought-after agent. He believes a handshake and a man’s word are his bond, and he maintains a firm commitment to serving his clients with respect and with his vast knowledge.
As a three-time World Champion duck caller, a Waterfowl Guide, and the owner of Drake Butler Farms, he carries his love for hunting, fishing, and all things outdoors into his service to his clients. He is an expert in finding clients the right property or the right buyer for recreational, hunting, and investment properties. Additionally, he can be called upon for guidance in land management.
Drake counts himself blessed to have a wife and to be raised in a family who has a deep appreciation for the outdoors, and as a father he works to instill this same love in his children. He shows up ready to take care of his clients because he shares their passion and is dedicated to seeing their dreams of owning the perfect property become a reality.
Ryan feels that serving his clients well is always the best business practice. His philosophy is to build lasting client relationships and to serve each client based on their individualized needs.
Ryan is a new agent with Mossy Oak Properties and specializes in helping clients with land sales and acquisitions. In addition to being a member of the Mossy Oak team, Ryan is employed by Muslow Forestry, Inc. as a Forester. He has 18 years of experience in timber management and is passionate about creating productive land management plans for his clients based on their needs. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from La Tech University.
In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his father and son. He takes pride in spending time with his family. He and his wife, Jocelyn, have two children, Addison and Rylen. Ryan serves as a volunteer coach for both of his children’s softball and baseball teams.
Having vast experience in real estate media and marketing, Ikey is passionate about making your property stand out from the rest! Ikey believes in going above and beyond to serve his clients. He understands the significance of buying/selling real estate and aims to make the process stress free and exciting for all involved. Ikey joined as a new agent in 2022 and specializes in listening to his clients and helping them get the most out of working with Mossy Oak Properties.
Before joining the Mossy Oak family, Ikey was a high school teacher and football coach at Jena High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Central Arkansas. Ikey enjoys football, fishing, cooking and spending time with his wife Kali and son Karter.