Founder and Chairman
As a native of North Carolina, Hunter Parks is a passionate outdoorsman and conservationist and has been an advocate of the forest carbon market since its inception. As the Founder and President of Green Assets, Hunter led a team of individuals to develop the first California Air Resources Board Forest Carbon Offset project in the country on his personal property. Green Assets functions under the motto of: “Landowner working with Landowners”, as the team is comprised of landowners and the organization works toward the goals of each client. Since those early days, Green Assets has placed over 300,000 acres of forestland under conservation easement and provided revenue to landowners for their conservation actions.
Hunter is also an adamant proponent of conservation. As a partner in Mattamuskeet Ventures since 1992, and a landowner for his entire life, Hunter has gained invaluable experience in the realms of habitat management and development, agriculture, and creating unique and memorable hunting experiences. His ventures as a businessman include starting and selling his own lighting and garden supply company by 35, managing extensive acreage of farmland, and currently owning and operating Green Assets, a forest carbon offset development firm based in Wilmington, N.C., among others. Hunter has been involved with government conservation programs since their inception, and fostered relationships with universities and non-profits for research and community development opportunities.