Todd Fuller – 2015 Logger Of The Year
2015 Logger of the Year
By Joe McKnight
Young Johnston & Associates, Inc.
At its annual meeting on Saturday, October 17, 2015 Alabama Loggers Council named Todd Fuller Logger of the Year.
Todd, who owns and operates Fuller’s Logging in Lanett, has always been fascinated with logging. As a young boy Todd would ride his minibike to nearby logging sites to watch the loggers work and eat lunch with them. In 1991 started Fuller’s Logging with just 2 employees and quickly built a reputation as an excellent logger, always leaving the land in better condition than when he started. Todd always does an exceptional job of adhering to all BMP (Best Management Practices) and SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) rules and regulations. He is often called upon by Auburn’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences to host groups of Forest Service employees for harvesting instructional seminars. He not only welcomes these groups to his work sites, he allows them to collect research data. He often times speaks to the group offering them insight into logging and pointers for individuals beginning their careers as foresters.
Fuller’s Logging, Inc. receives full support and backing of Todd’s family. Family members involved with the day to day operation are his Wife Shelia, Sister-in-law Cynthia Gunn and Father-in-law Charles Mitchell. Cynthia is Fuller’s bookkeeper while Charles has worked for Todd in several different positions for the last 10 years. Now at the age of 80 he still helps out in the shop.
Todd and Shelia have five daughters, Amanda, Danielle, Suzanne, Stephanie and Kimberly, ranging in age from 15 to 26. If you ask Todd about being surrounded by 5 girls, he will let you know very quickly it is actually 7, when you count Shelia and Cynthia. As evidence that “apples don’t fall far from the tree”, Kimberly served for two years as Log a Load for Kids Event Chairperson for the Piedmont District. During her two years with Log a Load for Kids, the Piedmont District raised more than $70,000 for Alabama’s Children’s Hospitals. In 2014 Kimberly was presented with an award for the “largest single-day event” for raising $36,500 for the Piedmont District.
Todd’s enjoys spending family time at Lake Martin and Lake West Point, sking, tubing and wake boarding with the kids. He is also working to restore a 1929 Model A and turning it into a Hot Rod.
Congratulations to Todd and the entire Fuller family on becoming Alabama Loggers Council Logger of the year. Also, thank you for your dedication and efforts in keeping Alabama’s forests producing and profitable for future generations.