Our Team

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VP and General Manager

David Johns serves as Soterra’s VP and General Manager.  David joined Soterra in 2016.  Prior to joining Soterra, David owned his own consulting firm.  David is a Registered Forester and a licensed Real Estate Broker. David is a graduate of the University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation.  When he’s not at work he enjoys spending time with his family.

Manager of Sales and Service​

Andy Callahan joined Soterra in 2012 and serves as Manager of Sales and Service.  Andy oversees all field operations as well as the 3 field offices in AL, MS, and LA.  Prior to joining Soterra, Andy worked as Division Manager for Wright Tree Service and is a Certified Arborist and Drone Pilot.  Andy is a graduate of Purdue University’s Forestry and Natural Resources School with a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry.  While not at work, Andy enjoys spending time on the water with family and friends.

Manager of Consulting Services and Recreational Leases

Jason Burke serves as the Manager of Consulting Services and Recreational Leases. Prior to joining Soterra in 2012, Jason worked as a hunting lease manager in Alabama. Jason graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and holds a Master of Science Degree in Wildlife Science from Louisiana State University. Jason is an avid outdoorsman in his free time, and enjoys spending time with his wife and son.

Manager of Property Administration

Bill White serves as Soterra’s Land Administration Manager.  Bill joined Soterra in 2014.  Prior to joining Soterra, Bill worked as Program Specialist for the Mississippi Development Authority.  Bill is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Statistics and Data Processing.  Bill also holds a Master of Business Administration from Millsaps College. Bill has a large family and enjoys spending time with them when not at work.

GIS Administrator + Drone Pilot

Joshua Smith serves as Soterra’s GIS Administrator and our certified drone pilot. Josh joined Soterra in 2015. Prior to joining Soterra, Josh worked as a GIS Analyst for Georgia Pacific.  Josh is a graduate of American Sentinel University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Geographic Information Systems.  Josh also holds a Masters of Applied Science in GIS from Delta State University.

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