Favorite Tree: These days it’s Catalpa, Catalpa bignonioides.
Lunch you love to bring to work: A jar of nut butter.
Important piece of gear for your job: Throw line! Very important but under-appreciated.
Hometown: Lexington, VA
Certifications/Education you may want to brag about: ISA Certified Arborist; TCIA Treecare Safety Professional
Fun past job: Instructor with Hurricane Island Outward Bound School in Maine
Helmet color: Orange and grey
What do you like to do when you’re not doing tree work?: Hanging with my family.
Favorite Knot: The Blake’s hitch brings me back to basics with a lot of memories…
Goals in job or life: Balance!
Favorite Coffee drink: So many…The one in my hand!
Favorite Spice Girl: Old Spice (Ginger Spice takes the prize as the oldest band member by a year…I looked it up).
Favorite tool?: Griphoist.
Fun fact about yourself?: I am one of 5 kids.
What’s your catchphrase?: “That’s amazing.”
What two Disney characters are you a combination of and why?: The dancing/singing abilities of Maui from Moana, with the positive outlook of Anna from Frozen.
What’s your favorite outfit?: Shorts and sandals.
Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA
Helmet Color: White
Degree: B.S. in Psychology
Certifications: ISA Certified Arborist; ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified; Wilderness First Responder; TCIA Certified Treecare Safety Professional; NCCER Articulating Boom Crane Operator
Favorite knot: Two half hitches can pull the world
Favorite tree to climb: Black Gum
What he eats almost every day: Chicken salad and arugala
Tool on the job he couldn’t do without: Opposable thumbs
Drink on the job he couldn’t do without: Cortado
Past job he loved: Wildland Fire Fighter
Goals In Work/Life: Work to play!
What he loves to do when he’s not working: Mountain biking, playing music, and being in the woods.
Fun Fact About Yourself: I am enjoying my head of hair while I still have it.
Star Sign: Virgo.
Last Move Watched (And Do You Recommend It?): Shape of Water. Yes.
Catchphrase: “Bring the forest soils to urban trees.”
Favorite Season: Fall.
If You Were Transformed Into An Animal: Box turtle.
The Two Disney Characters You Are A Combination Of: The personality of Lumiere with the hair of Gaston.
How You Would Phonetically Spell The Sound Of Hiccuping, Burping, And Sneezing All At The Same Time: HicURPhoo!
Favorite Outfit: Casual, padded motorcycle pants, and a thin Merino wool hoody.
Favorite Tree: Live Oak.
Hometown: Stroudsburg, Pa
Education: B.S. in Environmental Studies
Helmet Color: White.
Favorite Knot: Double bowline.
Favorite Spice Girl: Ginger.
Classic Lunch: Leftovers and granola.
Favorite Tool: The humble A.M. Leonard Shovel.
Past Job You Liked: Summers on the maintenance crew for the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.
What You Like To Do When You’re Not Doing Tree Work? Climb rocks.
Goals At Work/Life: Climb harder!
Star Sign: Capricorn.
Desired Superpower: To have no need for coffee.
Catchphrase: Using the word “possumy” to describe a sketchy looking tree.
Favorite Season: Fall.
If You Were An Animal: Giant squid.
Favorite Outfit: Chainsaw pants.
Favorite Tree: Honey Locust.
Education: B.A. in Music
Hometown: Anchorage, AK
Helmet Color: Forest green.
Favorite Knot: The quick hitch
Favorite Spice Girl: My fave is Scary Spice, but to be honest I’m probably more of a Baby Spice.
Favorite Tool: Dialogue and discussion.
Past Job You Liked: I did nail art, sold wheels you could attach to the heels of your shoes, and demonstrated electric massagers, all with my friend Jacob at a booth at the Alaska State Fair.
Fun Fact About Yourself: I know how to float two inches off the ground but I refuse to show anyone.
Goals: Stay true, be humble, and have fun.
Star Sign: Sagittarius natch!
Catch Phrase: “I love it, it’s gorgeous, I need it, but not for that pwice!”
Two Disney Characters You Are A Combination Of: The chicken from Moana and Eddie Murphy’s dragon from Mulan. I’m not sure why but it just sort of feels right.
How You Phonetically Spell The Sound Of Hiccuping, Burping, And Sneezing At The Same Time: HCRARPCHOO.
Favorite Tree: Sourwood.
Education: B.A. in Music
Hometown: Rehoboth, MA.
Helmet Color: Mellow yellow.
Favorite Spice Girl: Sporty.
Classic Lunch: Tepid noodles from the night before.
Favorite Tool: Discretion
Past Job You Liked: Working at a daylily farm.
What You Do When You’re Not Doing Tree Work: Build things, grow things, and think about how to be a good human.
Fun Fact About Yourself: I sometimes drive a bright yellow ‘79 Ford Pinto.
Goals At Work/Life: Helping folks to make good choices on behalf of the trees and wildlife
Star Sign: Capricorn
Last Move Watched (And Do You Recommend It?): Insomnia. Yes I would, if it happens to be in your DVD drive!
Desired Superpower: Oh, flying, for sure.
Catchphrase: “That’s the way and the light.”
Favorite Season: Whichever is coming next!
Animal You Would Be If You Weren’t A Human (And How You Would Let Your Friends And Family Know It Was You): Aspiration–squirrel. Likely–cockroach. I’d open a twitter account.
The Two Disney Characters You Are A Combination Of: Aladdin and the parrot, because I enjoy smirking and crackers
How You Would Phonetically Spell The Sound Of Hiccuping, Burping, And Sneezing All At The Same Time: Psflarch.
Favorite Tree (in general, or to climb): The massive Western Red Cedar in the woods by my childhood home. I free climbed it all the time and remember how soft the bark was on my hands and feet. It had 4 co-dominant leaders and was roughly 70-80 feet tall. Even at the top of the tree the branches made it possible to climb from one leader to another.
Lunch you love to bring to work: Tuna fish with pickles, wrapped up in romaine and cold nettle tea
Important piece of gear for your job: My note pad. Lets face it, we cant keep everything in our heads and I prefer not to keep it in my phone.
Hometown: Stuart Island, Washington State (no town) just wild off the grid island
Certifications/Education you may want to brag about: Total Plant Immersion from The Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. I also was given an award for enthusiasm in middle school, I value this immensely.
Fun past job: Waitress at an early morning greasy spoon diner in the small town of Friday Harbor, WA. I miss those grumpy old-timers!
Helmet color: The Classic Orange
Past-times you enjoy: Berry picking, swimming, sailing. Pretty much anything water, and anything garden.
Favorite Knot: The bowline, I use this everyday. I picked it up sailing.
Goals in job or life: To perfect a standing back flip, balance on one hand, un-school my children and help save the planet from global warming.
Favorite Coffee drink: an after dinner espresso in a foreign country
Favorite Tree: Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia).
Education: B.S. Environmental Studies, concentration in Ecological Forestry
Helmet Color: Black as midnight on a moonless night.
Favorite Spice Girl: Posh Spice.
Star Sign: Scorpio/Libra cusp (with more Scorpio traits).
Classic Lunch: Roast beef, swiss cheese, arugula, sun dried tomato, and mustard on an everything bagel.
Goals In Life/Work: To find and meld with serendipity!
Favorite Tool: Ænima (1996).
Favorite Tool: Floral Button Up (with Z buttons), black jeans, leather dress shoes, and a turquoise earring.