E. Lynn Prine, Founder
A 1966 graduate of Mississippi State University, School of Forestry,
Lynn Prine began his professional career as a forester for Forest
Owners, Inc., a forestry cooperative in Yazoo City, Mississippi. In
1968 he joined the staff of the School of Forestry at Mississippi
State University, managing approximately 6,000 acres of research and
experimental forest. In 1973, Lynn entered private business as a consulting
forester offering his services and expertise in forest management
to private landowners and the general public. In 1976 he incorporated
his private practice into Southern Resource Service, Inc., managing
70,000+ acres of timberland in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Lynn is a member of the Association of Consulting Foresters, past
chairman of Mississippi Chapter, Society of American Foresters and
recipient of the 1985 Distinguished Service to Forestry award by the
S.A.F. He is also past President of the Mississippi Forestry Association
and has participated and chaired several M.F.A. committees.
He is a registered forester in Alabama and Mississippi, and has a
Real Estate Brokers license in Mississippi. Lynn is a member and past
chairman of the Advisory Committee for the Forestry Department at
Mississippi State University.
Brad began his forestry training in the fall of 1991 in the technical forestry program at Itawamba Community College in Fulton, Mississippi. After spending three semesters in the technical program, he went to work in January 1993 with Southern Resource Service, Inc. a Starkville, Mississippi based forestry consulting firm founded by E. Lynn Prine in 1976. In the summer of 1994 his forestry education was resumed by enrolling at the School of Forest Resources at Mississippi State University, while maintaining his employment with Southern Resource Service, Inc. on a part time basis. In May of 1997 he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry from Mississippi State University. Following graduation, Brad resumed his full time position as a staff forester with Southern Resource Service, Inc. where he assists forest landowners in meeting management goals on property throughout Mississippi and Alabama. In addition, Brad took over a new assignment as President of Southern Resource Service, Inc. in February 2006, and as owner in April of 2007.
Brad has a registered forester license in Mississippi and Alabama, and also holds a Mississippi Real Estate Brokers license. He is certified as a prescribed burn manager in Mississippi.
Brad supports his profession by memberships in the Mississippi Forestry Association(MFA), and the Association of Consulting Foresters of America(ACF). He served as the chair for the Mississippi Chapter of the ACF for 2006-2007. He has been an active part of the Oktibbeha County Forest Farmer’s CFA where he served as President in 2008-09, and continues to serve on the Board of Directors. Also, Brad is serving on the MFA Executive Committee, and as a committee member of the MFA/MSU Forestry Liaison Committee. Currently, he is also serving on the Mississippi State Unversity School of Forest Resources Advisory Council.
Finally, Brad is an active member of Meadowview Baptist Church in Starkville, Mississippi, where he serves in various capacities such as youth committee member, and youth Sunday school teacher.
Kimbrell, Administrative Assistant
Kathy began her career with Southern Resource Service, Inc. in 1990.
Since then she has become an extremely valuable asset to Southern
Resource Service’s business and office management. Through her
experience with the company, she has become familiar with forestry
and specifically forestry related computer software that she now assists
us with on a daily basis.