SWPA Staff

The Southeastern Wood Producers Association consists of many talented, experienced, and hardworking professionals that have dedicated their lives to improving the logging industry for workers throughout Florida and Georgia. Read on to learn more about the staff that has helped to make our workshops, classes, and special events possible.

MiKE Beardsley - Executive Director

Office:  (904) 845-7133
Cell:       (803) 554-2143
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Mike’s earliest “in woods” memories are of the smells, sights and sounds of recent softwood harvest on the small family woodlot where he “helped” his dad and grampy replant trees. He still loves arriving on a landing and the sights sounds and smells of an active jobsite. After spending half his career in and around the logging industry in various roles, Mike is honored to lead the SWPA, the Unified Voice of Professional Loggers - By Loggers and For Loggers serving loggers in Georgia and Florida.


leslie beardsley  – Outreach Coordinator

Office:  (904) 845-7133

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Contact our staff to find out more about their experience with the southeastern logging industry. We proudly serve loggers and logging companies throughout the Southeastern United States.