About

As a leading developer of forest-based carbon offsets, Green Assets is a trusted and capable provider of effective land management strategies and sustainable revenue to our clients.

We are “Landowners Working with Landowners®” and that guiding motto drives our process. We utilize our first-hand knowledge and expertise to enhance the economic and environmental potential of your property and strategically align with your overall goals and objectives. We take on all upfront project expenses and work diligently to provide a turn-key process for creating, verifying and monetizing carbon offset credits. Green Assets never pre-sells credits at a discount, or to fund project development.

Our experience, proven track record, high level of integrity and transparency in the design and implementation of every project ensures a successful partnership.

Vision


To be the trusted leader in designing and implementing sustainable conservation projects.

Mission


To design and implement carbon offset projects and conservation initiatives that meaningfully address today’s environmental challenges. We utilize our experience as landowners, and our expertise as land managers, to strategically evaluate forest management strategies, network with industry professionals, and partner with landowners to foster sustainable income and conserve natural resources.

Our Story

Founder and Chairman, Hunter Parks, first identified the emerging US Carbon Market in the mid 1990’s while investigating programs for his own family land. At that time, he determined the market was not yet robust enough. However, as markets evolved and multiple states began setting emissions reductions targets, Hunter grew more confident about the potential of mitigating climate change through the use of carbon credits – a free-market commodity that could be bought, sold and traded within the private sector.

With a genuine passion for conservation and sustainable land management, Hunter was naturally inclined to pursue forest-based carbon offset projects with the purpose of entering the market. With that goal in mind, he began educating himself in all aspects of both the national and international carbon arena and began implementing his first carbon offset project on his own family land. Following the success of that initial project, Hunter knew with certainty that other landowners had much to gain from sharing in his experience. Several years of research, climate conferences and meetings culminated in the formation of Green Assets, Inc. in 2010.

For landowners to fully understand the carbon offset system and its implications it is important to gain insights from a fellow landowner – someone who is familiar with their goals and objectives in addition to the challenges and planning necessary to make long-term decisions that concern their land. Hunter understood that by implementing a carbon project on his own land that he would gain first-hand knowledge and valuable insights regarding the intricacies of project development. This lead to the guiding motto of Green Assets: “Landowners Working with Landowners®.” This simple phrase sums up the philosophy and guiding directive of our company.

Since that time, Hunter has worked to build a team of professionals with the capacity to address a wide range of conservation projects. With over 80 years of combined experience in land management, conservation and forest carbon project development, the team has a track record of successfully integrating new initiatives with existing landowner goals. They have established themselves as experts managing the dynamic issues of land ownership.

Our Process

1. Engage

Landowners understand options for project development.

2. Review Feasibility

Green Assets reviews forest data to identify the ideal options for the landowner.

3. Plan & Develop

After aligning goals, Green Assets conducts document development, easement recordation, inventory, carbon quantification, forest modeling, and reporting.

4. Verify

Project documentation and forest inventory are verified by third-party verification company.

5. Submit & Register

Project is reviewed by carbon registry and government bodies.

6. Monetize

Upon issuance, carbon credits are sold and landowner is paid.

Our Team

Hunter Parks
Hunter Parks
Founder and Chairman
Hunter Parks Founder and Chairman As a native of North Carolina, Hunter Parks is a passionate outdoorsman and conservationist and has been an...
Kaitlyn Costin
Kaitlyn Costin
Director of Implementation
Kaitlyn Costin Director of Implementation Kaitlyn Costin joined the Green Assets team in 2015 as Director of Implementation where she leads the...
Rob Eckenrode IV
Rob Eckenrode IV
Forest Carbon Analyst
Rob Eckenrode IV Forest Carbon Analyst Rob is a Forest Carbon Analyst at Green Assets. He was born and raised in rural Connecticut where he...
Bailey Evans
Bailey Evans
Vice President, Business Development
Bailey Evans Vice President, Business Development As a career conservationist, Bailey has extensive experience in domestic and international...
Lynn Floyd
Lynn Floyd
Office Manager
Lynn Floyd Office Manager Lynn has been the Office Manager for Green Assets since 2013. She works diligently to keep the office running smoothly...
Riley Goodwin
Riley Goodwin
Executive Assistant
Riley Goodwin Executive Assistant Riley was introduced to the importance of conservation and natural resources management at a very early age by...
Drew Hall
Drew Hall
Business Development Manager
Drew Hall Business Development Manager Growing up in North Carolina, Drew developed a passion for being outdoors at an early age.  He earned his...
Matt Hamilton
Matt Hamilton
Forestry GIS Technician
Matt Hamilton Forestry GIS Technician Matt has a BS in Geography from Western Carolina University and a Masters of Natural Resource Administration...
Jeff Johnson
Jeff Johnson
Director of Verification
Jeff Johnson Director of Verification Jeff has spent over 10 years working to promote conservation initiatives throughout the southeast. His...
Jonathan Pomp
Jonathan Pomp
Technical Director
Jonathan Pomp Technical Director Jonathan Pomp is the Technical Director of Green Assets, where he serves as both Lead Forester and Lead...
Carolyn Rhodes
Carolyn Rhodes
Office Assistant
Carolyn Rhodes Office Assistant Carolyn joined the Green Assets team during the summer of 2020. She has well over 20 years of experience in...
Will Rike
Will Rike
Director of Finance
Will Rike Director of Finance After receiving his BSBA in Accounting and completing post-graduate work at Appalachian State University, Will began...

Careers

Being a leader in the forest carbon offset industry starts with talented, passionate individuals like you. If you are interested in an opportunity to join our growing team, please fill out the contact form below.