Richard Grist – Founder

Richard is the founder and CEO of Foxfire Realty as well as Grist, Inc. Richard has a long history with land and timber management, starting in 1979 working as a Forest Resource Forester in eastern North Carolina. A native of West Virginia, Richard grew up immersed in the land management and forest industry. His father had been working as a professional forester and land manager in WV since 1949. Today, Richard continues a 35 year career working full time as a real estate broker and forester. He is the project forester for the Boy Scouts of America’s 10,000 acre High Adventure facility in WV.

Richard holds Brokers licenses in West Virginia and Virginia and is a registered forester and licensed auctioneer. He graduated with a BS degree in Forest Resource Management from West Virginia University and is a graduate of the Nashville Auction School. He is a board member of the Greenbrier Valley Theatre, a past board member of the Greenbrier Valley Board of Realtors and a current board member of the Greenbrier County Farm Bureau.