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Meet Our Associates

Steve Ebbert
Managing Broker, Southern Land Exchange
706.540.0732

Steve Ebbert has been in the timberland, farmland, and recreational land business for 20 years. He has owned his own real estate brokerage in partnership with Tom Little since 1991.

Mark Costello
Agent, Southern Land Exchange
706.207.5850

Mark Costello is a 1994 graduate of the University of Georgia.  Mark has extensive sales experience and has owned his own business for the past 15 years.  Mark realizes that even though the land business has changed considerably in recent years, hard work is sill the best way to get results for his clients

Jesse Johnson
Agent, Southern Land Exchange
706.614.4855

Jesse Johnson is a Registered Forester/Sales Agent with Southeastern United States Land Exchange specializing in timberland/recreational properties. Jesse graduated from the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forest Resources in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Forest Management.

Ashlie David

Office Manager

Ashlie David has been in the real estate industry for 16 years, with 5 years on the lending side and the last 11 on the sales support and managing side. As the Business / Office manager of Southern Land Exchange and as a licensed Realtor, Ashlie’s goal is to support our Sales Associates in marketing themselves and their listings in the most effective ways possible.  Likewise to help agents, buyers and sellers experience a seamless process from contract to close.  With this team approach, Southern Land Exchange can offer you a unique buying and selling experience.   Ashlie is a graduate of the University of Georgia and married to fellow UGA grad and native Athenian, Clark David, they make their home in the Athens area with their 3 children. 

Southern Land Exchange - Chase Wilson
Chase Wilson
Agent, Southern Land Exchange
Newest Agent  with Southern Land Exchange
Garrett Williams
Agent, Southern Land Exchange
706-296-5365

Garrett graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Agribusiness in 2008. He fell into a role as a Procurement Forester in the Middle Georgia region and quickly realized forestry was his calling. In 2014 he returned to Athens and obtained a Masters degree from UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. With experience in buying and selling timber and relationships across the state within the industry, Garrett serves as a great asset to the clients of Southern Timberland Consultants.

“I’m blessed to call the woods my office. Not many can do that and I’m grateful to have found a career that is more a passion than work. Yes, we manage timber, but we’re also helping owners understand and appreciate their asset through that process. It truly is a pleasure.”

J.R. Smith
Agent, Southern Land Exchange
706.207.0152

J.R. Smith has over 30 years experience in real estate sales in North East Georgia. He has over 38 years in surveying, subdivision design and development. He is an avid light tackle shallow water angler.

Judy Roberts Southern Land Exchange
Judy Roberts
Agent, Southern Land Exchange

Judy has actively worked in the Real Estate business for 20 years. A member of the National Association of Realtors and holding the designations as a Certified Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Accredited Seller’s Representative and EcoBroker.

Kenneth Gibson

Agent, Southern Land Exchange

From 2001-2016 Kenneth served as Vice President, Land Sales & Exchanges for Temple-Inland and its real estate spinoff, Forestar Group. He was responsible for managing the analysis, and segmentation of over 350,000 acres of undeveloped land assets into long-term hold, strategic, and retail land sale opportunities. During his tenure, Kenneth oversaw the divestiture of these undeveloped land assets in Georgia and Alabama through a high- volume retail land sale program as well as Institutional/Investor sales.  Prior to 2001 Kenneth held various wood procurement and land management positions with Temple-Inland and its successor companies, as well as Georgia Pacific.

Kenneth graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources in 1983. He also is a former Board Member of the Georgia Forestry Association.  He resides in Rome, Ga. with his wife Leigh Ann. Their 5 children have graduated or are currently enrolled in various Universities.

Steve Nelson
Agent, Southern Land Exchange
706.474.2100

Steve Nelson, of Southern Land Exchange LLC specializes in large farms as well as recreational and investment properties. Steve grew up hunting and fishing in Kansas on his family farm, and graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Animal Science.

Stuart McLean
Associate Broker, Southern Land Exchange
706.207.1304

When Stuart joined the Southern Land Exchange team in 2004, he doubted that that his Public Relations degree from UGA would come in handy.  He soon found out, however, that a fresh approach to marketing was just what the land business needed.

Thomas Verner
Agent
706-540-4912

Thomas was raised on his family’s beef cattle farm in Morgan County and earned a degree in Agriculture from the University of Georgia.  He brings 37 years of experience in assisting landowners with farm programs at USDA’s Farm Service Agency.

Todd Anderson
Agent
706-549-5050

A native of Atlanta, Todd Anderson earned Masters of Forest Resources in forestry from the
University of Georgia. A registered forester, Todd has managed timberland for over fifteen
years.

Travis Ebbert - Southern Land Exchange
Travis Ebbert
Agent, Southern Land Exchange
706-614-8840

Travis graduated from the University of North Georgia with a degree in Business. He achieved the University’s top leadership award while acting as President of SIFE (Students for Free Enterprise). He went on to achieve managerial and leadership roles across a variety of industries. These roles consisted of Director of Sales for a prominent hospitality group in Athens, as well as a licensed Property Manager responsible for 11 large communities throughout Atlanta.

Growing up in a rural area, and having the privilege of hunting and fishing on the family farm, Travis has always felt a calling to the great outdoors. Surrounded by the land business his entire life, it only made sense to one day learn the family trade. Travis is excited to bring his diversified experience to the table as an agent for Southern Land Exchange.

“I’ve always enjoyed helping folks, and I continuously strive to put other’s interests before my own. I try to live by the philosophy that you can achieve all you want in life if you will help enough other people get what they want. I can’t wait to help you!”