John Holzaepfel, ACF, CF, CA is a licensed real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate | Forestry Group and a consulting forester. He is also a principal of Natural Resource Planning Services, Inc., a forestry consulting firm operating in Florida and Georgia.
John holds a BS degree in Forest Resources and Conservation from the University of Florida. He is a Certified Forester (SAF), Certified Arborist (ISA), Florida Certified Burn Manager (FFS), and holds the Certificate in Natural Areas Management (TNC-UF). In addition, he is an authorized Gopher Tortoise Agent (FWC) and MSHA (Mining Safety and Health Association) Certified.
He has been recognized by the Society of American Foresters, earning the C. Huxley Coulter Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Profession of Forestry.
Serving in a variety of top office positions for industry/professional organizations, his memberships include the Society of American Foresters, where he served as the 2001 Florida SAF Chair and participated in the National Leadership Academy.
Memberships also include the International Society of Arboriculture and the Association of Consulting Foresters, where he currently serves as the 2013-2014 Florida Chair. Others include University of Florida advisory committees, the Florida Urban Forestry Council (2010 President), the Florida Forestry Association, and the American Tree Farm System.
Locally, he is or has been involved in church activities, Leadership Hernando, and community school organizations and activities.
John lives in Floral City, Florida with his wife and they have three grown sons.