Scott R. Paden began his career in real estate after graduating from Auburn University with a degree in Business Finance. After closing over 130 transactions in under 6 years, Scott then attended Clemson University and graduated with a Master’s degree in Forest Resource Management. Upon completion of his Master’s degree, Scott spent a considerable amount of time as a field forester obtaining vital “boots on the ground” knowledge and experience.
While Scott enjoyed field forestry the most out of all of his experiences, his talents led him to a highly successful real estate sales career that focused solely on the timberland asset class. Working with private and corporate timberland owners, Scott has closed over 18 million dollars in transactions to date.
- Prescribed Fire Manager
- Real Estate Broker in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia,
- SC Registered Forester #1863,
- Society of American Foresters Member,
- Tree Farm Inspector.
Scott and his wife, Dr. Merri Paden are also the very proud parents of two outstanding sons. The Paden family resides in Ninety Six, SC right on Lake Greenwood. They enjoy hunting, fishing, and family days on the lake.
Kim Barker works as our office manager, assisting with day-to-day financial operations. She is a vital part of our company working diligently to review logging statements, mill tickets, and load sheets. She is exceptionally talented at making sure our clients receive the money they are owed. Kim Barker moved here from Iowa in 2015. Prior to working with Paden Land and Timber Kim owned and operated National Poultry Equipment Company. Her expertise and experience is a valued asset. Kim is married to Gorden Barker and is the proud mother of two boys.