Team


Rural Land Investments Staff

Rural Land Investments’ staff consists of licensed real estate agents, licensed appraisers, professional foresters, and accredited administrative staff. We are an energetic and passionate team, and we use our breadth of knowledge and vast experience to help clients thrive.

803.722.1124

803.920.5819

hegler@ruralland.com

Dave Hegler

President of RLI, Inc., Licensed SC Real Estate Agent, SC Registered Forester

Dave graduated from Clemson University in 1993 with a B.S. in Forest Management. He began working with Milliken Forestry in 1994 as a GIS Specialist and developed Milliken’s GIS Forestry services. Dave also developed Milliken’s Forestry Certification services and has experience with FSC, SFI and Tree Farm Certification systems. His deep experience in timberland management crosses institutional, investment and private landowner holdings. Dave is a Registered Forester in SC, NC and GA and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Milliken Forestry Company.

803.722.1124

803.730.1248

gspringer@ruralland.com

Gary Springer

SC, GA Broker In Charge, SC Registered Forester

Gary is a 1999 graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Forest Resource Management. Gary joined Milliken Forestry in 1999 and worked with institutional investors, TIMO clients and Milliken Forestry's appraisal department before moving to the private landowner staff in 2005. Gary’s professional experience includes creating financially productive timber management plans for his clients while emphasizing wildlife habitat improvements and visual appeal. A licensed real estate agent since 2013, he develops marketing strategies for listed properties and continues to assist experienced and first-time investors in timberland acquisitions.

803.722.1124

803-261-9052

buckeyeagsvs@gmail.com

Billy Cate

Licensed SC Real Estate Agent

Billy received a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from Clemson University.  He has an extensive background in both business and agriculture.  He has been selling farmland and timberland for MFC and RLI since 2002.  Long active in forestry circles, he is a past chairman of the Forestry Association of SC and past chairman of the Advisory Board for Forestry and Natural Resources at Clemson University.

803.722.1124

803.606.7306

collier@ruralland.com

Craig Collier, Sr.

Licensed SC Real Estate Agent

Craig graduated with an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice from Spartanburg Methodist College and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State University.  He has served as a law enforcement officer for local and county agencies for the last 20 years at the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).  Raised in York County, Craig spent his early years hunting and fishing developing a deep love for the outdoors.  Currently, he resides in Kershaw County and continues to enjoy the outdoors as often as possible.  Craig has spent his entire career helping the public with difficult situations and is excited to be able to help people find the property they can enjoy with their families for years to come.

893.722.1124

843.909.0790

drawdy@ruralland.com

Graham Drawdy

Licensed SC Real Estate Agent

Graham is a 2018 graduate of Clemson University with a B.S. Degree in Forestry Resource Management with a minor in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology. He has experience in Wood Procurement Forestry, Consulting Forestry, and Land Management.  Growing up in Colleton County, Graham has developed a deep appreciation and love for managing the rural land of the Low Country. Most weekends he can be found in the A.C.E Basin fishing, boating, or in the woods of Colleton County hunting. Graham is dedicated to meeting the goals and objectives of landowners and those looking for their first rural investment property.

803-722-1124

803-730-1017

drummond@millikenforestry.com

Rob Drummond

Licensed SC Real Estate Broker, NC & SC Registered Forester

Rob earned his B.S. degree in Forest Management from Clemson University in 1979. Following three years as a self-employed consulting forester, he joined Milliken Forestry in 1982. With over 30 years at MFC, Rob has worked in nearly all phases of business to include timber marking, timber cruising, controlled burning, timber sales, reforestation and business development. As a member of Society of American Foresters, he has served as Chair of Central Carolina Chapter, Science and Technology Chair, and APSAF Meeting Planning Committee member. Rob is also a member of the SC Forestry Association and serves on the SFI Committee. He is a Registered Forester in SC and NC, a SC Certified Prescribed Fire Manager and a SC Licensed Real Estate Broker. Rob enjoys being active in the field, helping timberland owners achieve their objectives, and mentoring young foresters in their careers.

803.722.1124

803-429-7868

Helms@millikenforestry.com

John Helms

Partner, Director, Real Estate and Appraisal Services, Certified General Appraiser, Registered Forester

John is a graduate of Clemson University holding a B.S. degree in Forest Management and a M.S. degree in Forestry with a minor in Civil Engineering (Remote Sensing). The first half of his career was spent with a large international forest products company, with whom he worked in various positions related to environmental issues, sawmill technology, development and management of private landowner assistance programs, evaluations and implementation of forest leasing programs, wood procurement and transportation supporting paper mills and manufacturing facilities throughout the US, Canada and Europe. The second half of his career has been with Milliken Forestry Company, during which time he has designed and implemented forest inventories, analyzed timberland and real estate investments and developed further education and experience as a Certified General Appraiser. John has developed proprietary growth, his appraisal experience includes lenders, estate planning, conflict resolution, partial or restricted ownership interests and other property rights, involving all types of properties including residential, commercial, recreational, conservation and other land uses.

803-722-1124

843-616-0277

hubbard@ruralland.com

Reggie Hubbard

Licensed SC Real Estate Agent

Reggie is a graduate of Wofford College with a BA degree in Economics.  Before joining RLI as a licensed real estate agent, he spent 47 years in the forest products industry and retired as VP of Darlington Veneer Company.  He has a passion for the out of doors and is an avid deer hunter. Reggie lives in Darlington, SC, and is enthusiastic about helping people find that perfect tract of land to meet their needs.

8037221124

803-920-4135

lafaye@millikenforestry.com

Angus Lafaye

Licensed SC Broker, SC Registered Forester

Angus is a Clemson graduate and has practiced as a Consulting Forester for five decades including 46 years with Milliken Forestry, where he served as President and Chairman. He has extensive experience and knowledge of forestry and land ownership in the Southeast. He is a long standing member of the Association of Consulting Foresters of America, Society of America Foresters, past Chair of the South Carolina Forestry Association and Longleaf Alliance. He is a Registered Forester and Licensed Real Estate Broker.

803.722.1124

803-309-2447

mcteer@millikenforestry.com

Billy McTeer

Licensed SC Real Estate Agent

Billy received a B.S. degree from Clemson University in 1975 and a M.S. degree in wildlife biology in 1978. He started working for the SCDNR in 1978 where he created the Small Game Program to work with private landowners to improve their land for small game animals such as the bobwhite quail. He was honored as the first recipient of the Havilah Babcock Award for Excellence in bobwhite quail management. Billy held various titles with the SCDNR including director of legislative services and retired as Deputy Director of the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division. Upon his retirement, he worked as a private consultant, received his real estate license, and has been selling real estate for three years. He enjoys selling recreational property and helping potential landowners find the property best suited to meet their goals. Billy is a certified wildlife biologist and is the Past President of the South Carolina Chapter of the Wildlife Society.

803.722.1124

803-760-6184

royer@millikenforestry.com

Benjamin Royer

SC Registered Forester No. 1918 & SC Certified General Appraiser No. 7583

Ben Royer graduated from Maryville College in May 2010 with two Bachelor of Arts Degrees: Environmental Studies and Spanish. He also graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and the College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries in 2014 with a Master of Science in Forestry. He studied forest resource management, harvest scheduling, and modeling under Dr. Don Hodges and contributed to ongoing research on prescribed fire. Ben came to South Carolina in 2014 to work with Plum Creek Timber Company in Columbia, SC, and then following the merger with Weyerhaeuser in 2016, he opted to stay in SC and accepted a position with Milliken Forestry Company. He is registered as a Forester (#1918) and a Certified General Appraiser (#7583) in South Carolina, and he is certified by the Society of American Foresters (#53154). Ben currently works as an appraiser and forester with Rural Land Investments and enjoys helping his clients with valuations of timberland and other rural land properties.

803.722.1124

843.339.7523

sligh@ruralland.com

William Sligh

Licensed SC Real Estate Agent, Licensed SC and NC Registered Forester

William is a 1982 graduate of Clemson University with a BS in Forest Management. He has spent the last 38 years as a procurement forester, including 16 years with Stone Container. The last 20 years were spent with Jordan Lumber and Supply, where he is semi-retired. A registered Forester in SC and NC, William is on the Board of Registration for Foresters in SC. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Forestry Association of SC.

803-722-1124

803-609-9368

spainhour@ruralland.com

Travis Spainhour

Licensed SC Real Estate Agent, SC Registered Forester

Travis graduated from Clemson University in 2001 with an M.S. in Forest Resource Management.  He began his career in forestry with the South Carolina Forestry Commission in December of 2000.  His primary duty at the Commission was to assist landowners and foresters with maintaining a healthy forest.  In 2003, Travis moved to the private sector. He has spent the last 18 years working in Land Management throughout the state of South Carolina.  His focus has been on timber production, improving wildlife habitat, reforestation, timber sales, interior roads and firebreak construction, and following best management practices.  Travis looks forward to assisting potential landowners with their hunt for finding the right piece of property based on their needs and management plans.

803.722.1124

803.518.2787

waters@ruralland.com

Nick Waters

Licensed SC Broker

Nicky has been a business owner for over 15 years. Starting out in the Landscaping Industry and transitioning into environmental/storm water management, maintenance, and inspections. Having obtained his real estate license 10 years ago, Nicky has helped many buyers and sellers successfully reach their goals. Helping clients visualize a property's true potential before or after the sale, and helping to put that vision into action, is his true enjoyment. Nicky enjoys traveling around South Carolina and meeting new people throughout the state. He also enjoys Hunting, Fishing, and shooting with his 2 sons. Offering solutions, providing insight, and exceeding expectations are what he considers the role of a real estate agent to be.

Services


Our team of real estate professionals and support staff are well-equipped to help clients clearly understand the value of the property they wish to sell or the potential of the property they want to buy.

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Career Opportunities


If you are considering a career in real estate and have a passion for rural properties, then RLI might be the right place to start or continue a successful real estate journey. Our agents are trained to understand and utilize the support mechanisms provided by our personal and professional network. Most importantly, our agents understand that to be a part of RLI is to be a part of nearly 70 years of trusted guidance in land and rural investment management.

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