Mr. Sewell received a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia in 1989.
In 1999, Mr. Sewell joined The Molpus Woodlands Group as director of Acquisitions, responsible for the identification and evaluation of forest investment opportunities. During his tenure, he participated in acquiring over 900,000 acres of timberland for clients of the company. In 2003, Mr. Sewell was promoted to managing director within the Molpus organization. As managing director, his responsibilities included the overall management of forestry operations on approximately 465,000 acres located in Southeast Texas. In 2006, he relocated to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and assumed the same responsibilities on approximately 230,000 acres located in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Oklahoma. In 2007, he accepted his current position as chief operating officer. Prior to his employment with the Molpus companies, Mr. Sewell gained 10 years of technical, operational and managerial experiences in the forest industry through his employment with Champion International Corporation in Cantonment, Florida, and Packaging Corporation of America (formally Tenneco Packaging), in Haleyville, Alabama.