Favorite Tree: The Japanese Maple by my house.
Lunch you love to bring to work: Steak
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
Fun past job: Instructor with Hurricane Island Outward Bound School in Maine
Helmet color: Orange
Past-times you enjoy: Chilling in our hammock with my partner Becca and our two boys Cuilean and Arrow.
Favorite Knot: Zeppelin Bend
Goals in job or life: Balance!
Favorite Coffee drink: So many…The one in my hand!
What he loves to do when he’s not working: Searching out trails and gravel with his bike. Rock hopping in cold creeks with his family. Cooking Iron-chef style breakfasts with his 3 year old.
Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA
Helmet Color: White
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
Degree: B.S. in Psychology
Certifications: ISA Certified Arborist, Tree Risk Assessment Qualified, Wilderness First Responder
Past job he loved: Wildland Fire Fighter
Goals: To work a 40 hour week and a fuel-free farm
What he loves to do when he’s not working: Mountain biking, playing music, reading and motorcycling with his wife
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