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The Hunting And Rec Team

Meet the Team

At Rayonier, our Hunting and Rec Team is made up of a group of individuals who are passionate about all things related to hunting and the outdoors.  From stalking Rocky Mountain Elk in Colorado, to duck hunting down in the Mississippi Delta, to chasing Osceola Turkey in North Florida, to slamming Reds in the bayous of Louisiana, to sailing in the Atlantic, to participating in competitive trapshooting, to training for a marathon, this group of outdoor enthusiasts are dedicated to helping you find and share similar experiences.

Team George
George Brulotte
Manager, Business Development - Northwest Region
Hoquiam, WA
George Brulotte
Manager, Business Development - Northwest Region Hoquiam, WA

George Brulotte manages the hunting and recreation program in Washington State. He has a degree in Wildlife Biology from Washington State University and an MBA from Pacific Lutheran University. He is a long-time hunter and fisherman and enjoys backpacking in the Cascade Mountains.

Team Kathy
Kathy Combs
H&R Business Process Manager
Wildlight, FL
Kathy Combs
H&R Business Process Manager Wildlight, FL

Kathy Combs manages customer service for Rayonier's Recreational License Unit and Access Permit programs in the U.S. She is a graduate of the Florida State College of Jacksonville with an associate of arts degree and joined Rayonier in 2014. While growing up in the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana, she enjoyed all aspects of the outdoors. Kathy continues to enjoy the outdoor activities and adventures with her husband across the southeast.

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Brenton French
Business Development Forester - Atlantic Region
Wildlight, FL
Brenton French
Business Development Forester - Atlantic Region Wildlight, FL

Brenton French was raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. He currently manages pine straw licenses and assists in managing the hunting and recreation program in the Atlantic States region (FL, GA, and SC). He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds an MBA from Oregon State University. Brenton enjoys fishing, boating, and shooting sporting clays in his spare time.

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Matt Gelston
Senior Manager, Business Development - Atlantic Region
Wildlight, FL
Matt Gelston
Senior Manager, Business Development - Atlantic Region Wildlight, FL

Matt manages the hunting and recreation program for Rayonier’s Atlantic Region (FL, GA & SC). He holds undergraduate degrees in Forest Management and Forest Technology from the University of New Hampshire. As a forester working for large landowners, he has spent time managing lands in nine different US states. Matt enjoys all outdoor activities and extensive travel with family.

Team Alana
Alana McDaniel
Business Development Technician - Gulf Region
Andalusia, AL
Alana McDaniel
Business Development Technician - Gulf Region Andalusia, AL

Alana is a Business Development Technician from Alabama, where she enjoys whitetail deer hunting and horseback riding. Alana assists in the Gulf States (AL, MS, LA, AR, TX, OK) Hunting and Recreation program. She holds a Bachelors of Arts from Huntingdon College.

Team Kyle
Kyle Purvis
Business Development Forester - Gulf Region
Lufkin, TX
Kyle Purvis
Business Development Forester - Gulf Region Lufkin, TX

Kyle co-manages the Gulf States Hunting and Rec program covering (TX,OK, AR, LA, MS, AL). He holds a Bachelor's degree in Forestry with an emphasis in Forest Management. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys spending time with his family, bow hunting, bass fishing and vacationing to the mountains.

Team Barlow
Barlow Smith
Manager H&R Sales and Marketing
Wildlight, FL
Barlow Smith
Manager H&R Sales and Marketing Wildlight, FL

Barlow Smith is originally from Southeast Texas where he first discovered his passion for hunting and the outdoors. He later moved to Florida where he attended Florida State University and graduated with a Bachelors in Environmental Studies. Barlow currently manages all marketing and sales for the hunting and recreation program in addition to Rayonier’s beekeeping business. Depending on the season, you can find him participating in a variety of hunting and outdoor activities to hanging on the beach and vacationing in the mountains with his family.

Team Justin
Justin Thayer
Manager, Business Development - Gulf Region
Lufkin, TX
Justin Thayer
Manager, Business Development - Gulf Region Lufkin, TX

Justin Thayer manages the hunting and recreation program for Rayonier's Gulf States Region (TX,OK, AR, LA, MS, AL). He holds both Bachelor and Master's degrees in Wildlife Management from Louisiana State University. Justin's graduate research focused on white-tailed deer, a species he enjoys pursuing, researching, managing, and conserving. From the marshes of South Louisiana to the hills of West Texas or the Dakota Prairies, there's no place Justin won't travel in search of a good hunting/fishing adventure.