SAF Welcomes New Board Member 

August 17, 2021 

Eric Gage, CF, was recently appointed to the SAF Board of Directors as the District 11 representative, following the resignation of Buddy Stalnaker. A graduate in forestry from Stephen F. Austin State University, Gage lives in Lufkin, Texas and works as Broker in Charge for the Texas Region of AFM Real Estate, a subsidiary of American Forest Management. Gage is a Certified Forester and SAF Fellow.

In accordance with SAF Bylaws, SAF President Gene Kodama offered Gage the position since he ran for the seat in 2019. Gage will finish out the current term, which runs through December 2022. 

“We are sincerely grateful that Eric was willing to step up and take on this responsibility. I’m confident that he will serve SAF and District 11 well on the Board of Directors,” said Kodama. 

SAF thanks Buddy Stalnaker for his dedication to the SAF Board of Directors. "We are grateful to Buddy for his service on the Board of Directors, helping our organization and profession move forward through many important decisions," said SAF CEO Terry Baker. 

District 11 includes Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.