Nature’s Eye is a service provider of forestry, wildlife, environmental and outdoor recreation enhancement opportunities for landowners. Our mission is to educate landowners and their families about the importance of land stewardship and equip them with the knowledge and resources needed to actively launch and maintain their management goals and objectives. Our vision is to provide the best and most professional forestry and wildlife consulting services available for the landowners and families of America. No matter how big or small a project is, whether its 1 acre or 100,000 acres, we dedicate our full attention to achieving each client’s vision for their property.
Samantha has travelled all over the world and worked in Australia and the UK before settling down in LA. Otherwise known in the office as the networker, Samantha’s charm and willingness to talk to anyone and everyone has been key to building our large local client base.
Despite her fondness for chit chat, Samantha is a bit of a book worm and likes nothing more than a night in with a good book.
There is a growing demand among landowners and lease holders for a consultant with extensive knowledge of forest, environmental, and wildlife habitat management. Nature's Eye provides the services to meet that demand. We use our expertise to make the most of your investment by implementing science-based methods. Our biologists construct a specialized management plan for each property which acts as a compass to guide landowners to achieving their vision.
The current market is saturated with companies that specialize in a particular service or focus on a certain game species, but is lacking in companies offering overall land and resource management. Nature's Eye fills this void by providing consultation, implementation, and specialized products to get the job done.
Nature’s Eye LLC -Lufkin, TX
Founder, Forester & Wildlife Biologist
Mossy Oak -West Point, MS
October 2006-May 2013
Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries Operations Manager
Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries-Responsibilities included involvement in analyzing market demands to introduce, maintain, and sell products. Information analyzed for product introduction included: budget, consumer market, staff, demand, availability, growth data, and product specs. Overall management responsibilities included: employee management, seed collection, treatment, storage, propagation, maintenance, record keeping, and proper order fulfillment. Worked alongside Research and Development Manager for the exploration of new ideas and record keeping. Sales responsibilities included working directly with consumers to match the proper species to the site being planted. Tasks included analyzing landowner objectives, soil types and available inventory.
Forestry experience included: cruising timber, marking timber, prescribed burning, hack and squirt, herbicide spraying, site preparation, tree planting, designing management plans, invasive species control, streamside bank stabilization, wetland mitigation, native landscaping, implementing government cost/share programs (CSP, CRP, EQUIP), pest management, afforestation/reforestation, presentations, visual barriers, and Arcview GIS.
Wildlife management experience included: food plot design and installation, waterfowl impoundments, dove fields, guiding hunts, management plans, avian box installation, native grass installation trapping, aerial waterfowl and eagle survey, DMAP, enclosure management, implementing pollinator habitat, deer management, presentations, lake/pond management, implementing NRCS programs (CSP, CRP), deer camera surveys.
Wildlife Solutions Inc. -Fairhope, AL
May 2006-September 2006
Wetland delineation, timber appraisals, wildlife relocation, herbicide spraying, assisted with wildlife seminars
Southeastern Land Services -Mobile, AL
May 2006-August 2006
Forestry mowing, pond management, constructed bulkheads
Mississippi State University, B.S. Forestry and Wildlife Management
2017 QDMA Professional Deer Manager of the Year
2018 NWTF Partners Award
Nature’s Eye Consulting
September 2013 – Present
Wildlife Biologist/Forester/Client Relations – responsibilities include: constructing wildlife management plans and habitat reports, conducting virtual trail camera surveys, facilitating client enrollment in government cost-share programs and local management programs/co-ops, facilitating applications for property tax exemptions, client relations, managing social media and other marketing outlets, authoring articles for periodical publications, facilitating partner programs, record-keeping and general office management
Mossy Oak Land Enhancement Services/Nativ Nurseries
August 2012 - August 2013
Nursery Distribution Manager – responsible for order fulfillment, customer service, and inventory management
Assisted with various aspects of propagation and nursery management
Assisted company wildlife biologist with virtual game camera survey
USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station, Cartographic
Technician, Starkville, MS, September 2007—December 2011
Assisted the Forest Inventory Analysis team in organizing and filing data and preparing reference materials such as past data records, maps, and aerial imagery for use by field cruisers
Mississippi State University Extension Service, Starkville, MS, May – August 2009
Assisted extension agent in writing/editing of text for educational signs for nature trails and research demonstration areas
Conducted image searches and assisted graphic designer with sign layout and design
M.S. Agribusiness Management
Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, December 2011, GPA: 3.34/4.00
B.S. Forestry and Wildlife Management
Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, May 2009, GPA: 3.32/4.00
Nature's Eye, LLC- Tennessee Division
University of Tennessee
Earned degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science
Responsibilities/Experience- Fisheries and Wildlife Biologist
specializing in strategic layout of hunting and recreational properties
*While at Tennessee, Trey served as center for Peyton Manning and
as a co-captain. In 1997, he was the starting center for the SEC Championship Team and was awarded All SEC and 3rd Team All
1998- Drafted by the Denver Broncos where he played four seasons and was a part of the 1998 Super Bowl Championship Team.
2001 through 2005- Trey played center for the Buffalo Bills and served as team captain.
2006- His 9 year career ended in 2006 with the New York Jets.
*Trey is included in the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.
Co-Owner of Illinois Backwoods Outfitters Inc.
Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission for District 8
Mossy Oak Pro Staff Member
Client Relations/Office Management
Nature’s Eye Consulting- Lufkin, TX
Current responsibilities include:
Natural resource management plans
Assist clients with federal and state government cost share programs, managed land programs, and tax valuations
Independent business owner
January 1984 – December 2004
Compliance with state regulations
Customer service/client relations
Ellen Trout Zoo, Lufkin, TX - Zookeeper Intern
June 2012 – August 2012
Daily care of assigned animal collection
Observed animal collection for signs of illness and lethargy
Cleaning and maintenance of exhibits and shifts
Interacted with the public and assisted in providing safe and informative visitor experience
Daily record keeping for assigned animal collection
Stephen F. Austin State University
January 2011 – December 2011
Teaching Assistant for introductory forestry course
Political Science Supplementary Instruction Leader
* Graduated with honors from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry/Wildlife Management and a minor in biology.
Pro Staff Manaager
Nature’s Eye Consulting- Lufkin, TX
July 2013 - Present
University of Mobile B.S. and Faulkner State A. S.
2009-present:NWTF committee member
2012-present: QDMA committee member
QDMA Deer steward level 1 certification
2010-present Mossy Oak Pro Staff member
2014-present Hudalla associates Pro Staff member