About Caddo

Caddo Sustainable Timberlands (Caddo) is a timberland owner with more than 889,000 acres of ownership in Texas and Louisiana.

Our mission is to generate superior financial returns and social impact through sustainable forest management and environmental stewardship.

Our silviculture practices are driven by best available science and rigorous decision support tools to optimize returns and maximize the productivity of our timberlands, from site-preparation through final harvest.

Caddo’s offices are location in Lufkin, TX,  Jasper, TX and Atlanta, GA.

Caddo also has an exclusive relationship with TTG Forestry Services who provides turnkey management for all Caddo timberland assets.

Key facts

Established in 2021, with legacy going back to 1894


Total acres in Texas and Louisiana


Acres in Texas, the largest private timberland owner


Forest product mills served


Work opportunities provided to employees and independent contractors


Seedlings planted annually


Acres are SFI certified

Understanding and honoring the history and previous management of our timberland assets is a core value at Caddo Sustainable Timberlands.

Our Legacy

As Temple and its successors grew to become a leader in the industry, the timberlands they managed became deeply embedded in the fabric of east Texas and the West Gulf region, reaching the point we are today, where they provide hundreds of jobs, generate millions of tons of timber products annually and provide important environmental benefits, such as protecting water quality, wildlife and endangered species. For well over a century, the companies involved in managing these timberlands have been guided by a commitment to stewardship and conservation, implementation of best available science, community outreach, and industry advocacy. This is a legacy that Caddo respects and is committed to building upon.

As we look to the future, our commitment to practicing responsible and sustainable timberland management, and taking an honest and principled approach to business, is steadfast. We believe that such an approach, which welcomes new innovations and opportunities, will continue to deliver positive outcomes for investors, the environment and climate, our communities, and the industry.

We look forward to writing the next chapter of these timberlands.

Our Team

Andres Mezzano


Andres Mezzano

Andres joined Caddo Sustainable Timberlands as President in January 2024. Andres has over 25 years of domestic and international timberland experience, with a focus on business development, strategic planning, exports, timberland acquisitions, and silviculture investments. Prior to joining Caddo, Andres served as Director of Business Development for Rayonier, where he was employed since 2003. Andres also serves as a Board Member of the Louisiana Forestry Association and recently held positions as a Board Member and Executive Committee Member of the Texas Forestry Association. Andres earned a Master of Business Administration from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and a Master of Forestry Engineer, Universidad Austral de Chile.

Patrick Chambless

Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Chambless

Patrick joined Caddo Sustainable Timberlands as Chief Financial Officer in November 2021. Patrick has over eight years of timberland experience and has spent his career in accounting, finance, and financial reporting. Currently, Patrick is responsible for accounting, finance, financial reporting, tax, audit and investor relation functions for Caddo. Prior to this role, Patrick was a Financial Reporting Manager of CatchMark Timber Trust, where he was responsible for the accounting, financial reporting, and investor relations for CatchMark’s Triple T joint venture. Patrick also worked as a Financial Reporting Manager for United Parcel Service and as an Audit Associate at Dixon Hughes Goodman. Patrick is a licensed CPA in the state of Georgia, earned his B.S. from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and his Master of Accountancy from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.

Raymond Sims

Senior Vice President
Business Development

Raymond Sims

Raymond joined Caddo Sustainable Timberlands in May 2022 and currently serves as Senior Vice President, Business Development. Raymond has over fourteen years of experience in research, geospatial analysis, decision support, forest inventory, and harvest scheduling, including leadership roles at Colorado State University, Virginia Tech University, Texas Tech University, Louisiana-Pacific, and Temple-Inland. Raymond also has over fourteen years of experience in real estate development, sustainability, environmental compliance, and home construction with Forestar Group, and D.R. Horton. Raymond earned his BS and MS degrees in Forest Management from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Jessica Smith

Accounting Manager

Jessica Smith

Jessica joined Caddo Sustainable Timberlands as Accounting Manager in December 2021. Jessica brings over four years of international audit and accounting management experience from her work in the fin-tech industry. Jessica is responsible for administration and supervision of the accounting functions, including AP, AR, revenue and treasury. Jessica earned her BComm of International Accounting & Finance from Seneca College in Toronto, Canada.

Lauren Lindie

Staff Accountant

Lauren Lindie

Lauren joined Caddo Sustainable Timberlands as Staff Accountant in June 2022 providing support for the accounting and finance functions. Having recently graduated from Kennesaw State University with her BBA in Accounting, Lauren has a substantial background of advocacy and community service including service with Feed My Starving Children in 2015, Rainbow Village in 2017, The Empty Stocking Fund in 2019, and Junior Achievement of Georgia in 2022.

Sharon Flue

Real Estate Forester

Sharon Flue

Sharon joined Caddo Sustainable Timberlands as a Real Estate Forester in June 2023. Her background includes graduating from Louisiana Tech in May 2023 with a Bachelor’s in Forestry and a minor in Wildlife Management. Sharon is a fantastic addition to the Caddo team as she enjoys the outdoors aspect of forestry as well as the research. Sharon has present her research titled "Effects of Loblolly Pine Thinning and Genotype Selection" to the Louisiana Society of American Foresters in both 2021 and 2022.

Halie Workman

Timber Accountant

Halie Workman

Halie joined Caddo Sustainable Timberlands as Timber Accountant in August 2023. She received her Associate’s in Accounting from York Technical College and brings over five years of experience in fiber accounting. Prior to joining Caddo, Halie worked as a Client Accountant for a national forest resource support company, providing multiple accounting and administrative support functions for Caddo property owners. As part of the Caddo team, Halie is responsible for supporting all aspects of the fiber accounting function.

Brandon White

Real Estate Manager

Brandon White

Brandon joined Caddo Sustainable Timberlands in May 2024 as Real Estate Manager. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Timber Management from Stephen F. Austin State University. Brandon has over 25 years of experience in timber and land management in both the private and industrial sectors from forest inventory and analysis, timber sale layout, harvest scheduling and supervision, procurement operations, to site prep/planting scheduling and supervision. Brandon has been a licensed Texas real estate agent since 2009. He obtained his Brokers license in Texas in 2012 and Louisiana in 2013. Since 2012 he has been an associate Broker with RecLand Realty, LLC based out of Monroe, LA and managed the Texas operations for RecLand with an office in Jasper, TX. Brandon has extensive experience specializing in timberland and recreational land sales in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.