Blake has been actively contributing to hands-on conservation efforts for 15 years. He has worked at every level, with as many hours on a tractor as behind a desk. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University in Forestry and Wildlife Management, and achieved management experience during a 7-year tenure at Mossy Oak Corporate. His unique perspective provided by his education and previous work experience in wildlife management guides his characteristic approach to habitat and property development. Aligning his passion for conservation with his vision for business development, he founded Nature’s Eye, which has become a recognized real estate investment and development firm contributing to conservation on a broad scale. As the family of Nature’s Eye brands has grown, Blake has become an investor in recreational land around Texas. He has been recognized in the industry with QDMA’s Deer Manager of the Year Award, and is regularly a guest speaker at universities, corporate events, national conventions, and the Petroleum Club of Houston. He also serves on the board for the AO1 Foundation. When he isn’t working to develop habitat, Blake spends as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors with his family.
John holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the Stephen F. Austin University, a Masters of Science in Safety, Security, and Emergency Management from Eastern Kentucky University. He is a Texas Accredited Forester, holds Real Estate Brokerage Licenses in Oklahoma and Texas, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Forestry Association.
Amanda Powell began her Real Estate career in 2010 in Nacogdoches Texas. After relocating to Maryland in early 2012 Amanda received her Maryland Real Estate license and began working for Long and Foster. Diving into helping families Amanda was awarded Rookie of the Year in 2013 and Agent of the Year in 2014 for the Baltimore and Western Maryland area. Amanda completed her Bachelors of Science degree with a concentration in Marketing in the Fall of 2012 and since 2013 she has received several real estate designations.
Amanda has sold over 300 homes using her extensive marketing knowledge and aggressive negotiation expertise. As a military spouse for almost two decades Amanda has also used her vast knowledge of the VA buying process to help service members buy and sell while also teaching classes to other Realtors. Amanda is a full time Real Estate professional, whose goal and passion is to serve you and your real estate needs. As a homeowner, real estate investor, and all around real estate aficionado, she is passionate about working with homeowners, investors, and prospective buyers. Amanda resides in Hudson Texas with her husband of 19 years Chris (Retired Army Veteran), and their children Krystyne (16) and Christopher (14).
Jeff Zwolinski is a member of the Nature’s Eye Signature Properties Team. He earned both a Bachelor’s degree (Urban Forestry Management), and a Master’s degree (Operations Management and Economics) from Texas A&M University. He has more than 25 years of experience in forest products operations management in East Texas and Southwest Louisiana (1988-2014), and as a Real Estate Forester/Agent specializing in recreational and investment property sales in East Texas (2014-2019). A certified Forester and a 30-year member of the Society of American Foresters, he has also been a member of the Texas Forestry Association for 25 years, serving on its Marketing Committee since 2004.
Meet Our Team
Jeff grew up hunting, fishing and spending the majority of his time in the outdoors. He has been selling farm and ranch real estate since 2006, has a degree in marketing from Texas A&M and since graduation he's been a hunting guide, managed hunting ranches and overseen whitetail breeding operations. He has some farming and ranching experience but his specialty is wildlife management. He has been an outdoor writer for 20 years and has sold properties in a large, diverse region across Texas. Aside from his passion for hunting, Jeff is driven by the feeling of satisfaction he gets when he matches a buyer with their "perfect" piece of property or when he finds the "perfect" buyer for a piece of property that he has listed.
In addition to office management and client relations, Kimberly assists with the development of natural resource management plans, ArcGIS mapping, curriculum development, federal and state government cost share programs, managed land programs, permitting, and property tax exemptions. She is a former independent business owner of over 20 years and graduated with honors from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry/Wildlife Management and a minor in Biology. Kimberly's heart lies with her kids and grandkids, with her animals coming in a close second.