Ed Nelson is a registered forester and a licensed real estate salesman in the State of Alabama. Ed graduated from Auburn in 1971 with a bs in Forest Management and he graduated with a Masters of Science from Auburn in 1976. Ed worked in the timber business from 1971 to 1979. Ed joined the Federal Land Bank in 1979 and worked there until 2010. Ed retired from the Federal Land Bank as Vice President and branch manager of the Montgomery office. Ed also has 25 years of experience in the United States Army Reserve.

Ed joined Carlson Land Services, Inc in 2012 and specializes in rural land sales using his vast knowledge of land, timber, appraisal experience and banking to help his customers. Ed is married, has a son and lives at Lake Martin.