Meet Our Team

Todd Crosby, ALC

After serving active duty in the United States Air Force, Todd L. Crosby began his career in the forest products industry in 1993. This experience served him well, as he gained significant knowledge and expanded his capabilities in forest and land management. This eventually led him to forest resource consultants, Shaw, McLeod, Belser and Hurlbutt and a full-time career in real estate in 2002. SMB&H would later become American Forest Management, Inc., one of the largest privately-owned forestry consulting and land brokerage firms in the US. After 16 years of a successful partnership with AFM, Todd’s strong desire to expand his presence in rural land brokerage led him to open Crosby Land Company, Inc.

Todd’s areas of specialty include historic antebellum plantations, large recreational tracts for outdoor enthusiasts, investment grade timberland and multi-use agricultural properties. Having grown up in the Low Country of South Carolina and more specifically the “ACE Basin” of Colleton County, he has a deep appreciation for the land and the local rural communities. As a fifth-generation landowner himself, Todd has the ability to share firsthand knowledge in all aspects of wildlife management, sound forestry practices, conservation easements, and land use planning.

Since 2010, Todd has sold over $200 million dollars’ worth of rural land which included over 100,000 acres in the Southeast. Whether you are buying land for the first time or selling a property that has been in your family for decades, Todd understands land, land transactions and the associated intricacies as very few can. He has also earned the prestigious recognition of an Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) through the Realtors Land Institute.

Todd and his wife, Melissa, have four children and reside on their property “Holly Bluff”, near Yemasee, South Carolina.

John Bell

Johnny is a SC registered forester. He received his BS in Forest Management from Clemson University in 1993. He has 25 years of experience in the timber procurement and forest management business. Johnny is SFI and TOP logger certified and is a licensed prescribed fire manager. He is also a licensed real estate salesmen. In addition to his forestry and real estate experience, Johnny is an active farmer and lifetime member of the SC Cattlemen’s Association. His experience and hands on knowledge of the forest and agriculture industry is an added bonus in dealing with rural properties and landowners. Johnny and his wife Michelle live in Walterboro and have two sons.

Jared Griffith

Jared was born in Walterboro, SC and introduced to the outdoors by his father at a young age. Jared learned about land and wildlife management from his father while working at the hunting preserve that his family owned for many years which has given Jared the ability to share knowledge in all aspects of land and wildlife management. 

In 2013, Jared’s family moved to Kentucky, where he was given the opportunity to work on several different types of farms. This experience only solidified his appreciation and knowledge of land. After spending several years in the upstate region of South Carolina, managing a landscape company while studying horticulture and turf grass management at Piedmont Technical College, he decided to make the move back to the Low Country.

Jared is now married to his wife, Savannah, and they live in Walterboro, SC. 

Cary “Chip” Upchurch

Cary H. “Chip” Upchurch is a third generation product of the lumber manufacturing and chipping industry in SC and NC. Chip has operated and managed both chip mills and sawmills in NC and SC with over 30 combined years of experience in manufacturing and procurement of forest products. More recently, Chip has been involved in the forestry procurement and harvesting operations for Broad River Timber, a producer of over 600,000 annual tons of forest products in SC and GA.

Chip’s years of experience in the forestry industry affords him a wealth of knowledge related to the management of land as well as the ability to recognize quality tracts. He is an avid outdoorsmen and has a deep appreciation for land and the rural land lifestyle. He will apply and share his own life experiences in helping others make well-informed decisions while buying and selling rural land.

Chip is married to Angella Upchurch. They have three children and reside in Walterboro, SC.

Alex Nixon

Alex has been in the forestry consulting and real-estate business for over 30 years,  managing thousands of acres of timberland and recreational properties for private landowners throughout Georgia and South Carolina. During this time, he gained vast knowledge and built long lasting relationships that he now brings to the rural land brokerage industry.

Alex graduated from The University of Georgia with a BS in Forest Resources and a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in real estate and urban development , he currently owns Nixon Land Company where he manages over 38,000 acres of private family owned forest and agricultural land in SC and Ga.  

Alex is active in many civic organizations including the Central Savannah River Land Trust and St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church. He has been a Trustee of the Clinton Anderson Foundation for 30 years. 

Alex’s appreciation for land has been passed down for generations. His family has owned land in Georgia since 1865 when they bought their first farm in Richmond County, Georgia where he and his family still own approximately 2000 acres. 

Besides being in the great outdoors Alex enjoys reading, studying historical events, and spending time with his children, grandchildren and his wife Markie. 

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