Bill Turner, PhD is the Managing Director of Timberland. He is responsible for asset class research, investment strategy, and reviewing prospective acquisitions. As the Managing Director of Timberland, he oversees the timberland valuation process and works as a liaison with our strategic partners. Dr. Turner has over fifteen years of timberland investment experience; including portfolio management, forest management operations and planning, and timberland transactions. Prior to joining Silver Creek in 2013, Bill was a director at Forest Legacy Investments. Earlier in his career, he worked with Olympic Resource Management, a Pope Resources Company, which managed over 650,000 acres of timberland and served as the western timberland manager for the Hancock Timber Resource Group. On behalf of institutional and private investors, Dr. Turner has led the valuation analysis of over $3 billion of timberland assets. Dr. Turner holds a PhD in Forest Resource Economics from the University of Washington, a Masters in Applied Economics, and a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.