Meet the Wachtel Tree Science Family

At Wachtel Tree Science, our team of ISA Certified Arborists and office staff is dedicated to providing our clients with the best tree care service available. Our goal is to provide safe and professional service with the highest industry standards to ensure every job is done to the satisfaction of our client. Wachtel’s staff is more than just a group of dedicated professionals, we are a family that loves caring for trees and keeping landscape’s healthy and beautiful. Meet our Wachtel Tree Science family and let us know how we can help with your tree care concerns.

Our Team

Ron Gumz

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President

Board Certified Master Arborist, MN-0324B

B.S. Degree

​Ben Reince

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Executive Vice President

Certified Arborist, WI-0610A

CTSP #00271

B.S. Degree

Dave Scharfenberger

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Senior Consultant

Board Certified Master Arborist, WI-0131B

TRAQ

B.S. Degree

Tony Arnoldi

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Diagnostic Arborist

Board Certified Master Arborist, WI-0102B

B.S. Degree

Kyle Babicky

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Diagnostic Arborist

Board Certified Master Arborist, WI-0889B

CTSP #01438

B.S. Degree

RJ Busch

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Diagnostic Arborist

Certified Arborist, WI-0985A

B.S. Degree

Jean Ferdinandsen

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Diagnostic Arborist

Certified Arborist, WI-0149A

B.S/M.S. Degree

John Gall

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Consulting

Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist, WI-0249AM

B.S/M.S. Degree

Keith Glaznap

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Diagnostic Arborist

Certified Arborist, WI-0678A

B.S. Degree

Jake Kubisiak

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Diagnostic Arborist

Certified Arborist, IL-1392A

B.S. Degree

Rachel Lilla

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Diagnostic Arborist

Certified Arborist, WI-1404A

B.S. Degree

Nathan Schuettpelz

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Consulting Department Manager

Certfied Arborist, Municipal Specialist, WI-0887AM

TRAQ

B.S. Degree

Alec Schuppel

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Diagnostic Arborist

Certified Arborist, WI-1281A

B.A. Degree

Luke Volbrecht

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Diagnostic Arborist

Certified Arborist, WI-1112A

A.A.S. Degree

Management and Support Staff

Dan Barwinski

Tree and Landscape Dept Manager

Board Certified Master Arborist, WI-0716B

CTSP #01439

B.S. Degree

Melissa Davis

Client Service Representative

B.A. Degree

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Joanne Edmundson

Manager of HR & Administration

SHRM-CP

A.A.S Degree

Kayla Mae Fischer

Administrative Assistant

B.S. Degree

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​Chris Frankulin

Plant Health Care Department Assistant​

Certified Arborist, WI-0984A

CTSP #02371

B.S. Degree

Brent Kahn

SRM

Certified Arborist, WI-0302A

A.A.S. Degree

​Amanda Mann

Marketing Coordinator, Client Service Representative

​Ryan Rodefer

Safety Coordinator, Production Arborist

Certified Arborist, WI-0883A

CTSP #02364

B.S. Degree

Christina Tatrow

Client Service Representative

B.A. Degree

Abby Weide

Client Service Representative

Megan Whelan

Accounting Specialist

B.B.A. Degree

Production Staff

Brian Anderson

Mechanic

Colin Barnes

Mechanic

Brady Brushwood

Arborist Trainee

Jonathan Budish

Production Arborist

Certified Arborist, WI-1248A

A.A.S. Degree

Tyler Crass

Production Arborist

Certified Arborist, WI-1409A

B.S. Degree

Rachel Day

Production Arborist

Certified Arborist, WI-1422A

B.S. Degree

Pavel Dimitrov

Arborist Trainee

A.S. Degree

Haylee Dunn

Client Service Arborist

WI-1486A

B.S. Degree

Audrey Earle

Arborist Trainee

A.S. Degree

Brandon Emmons

Arborist Trainee

B.S. Degree

Andrew Fedor

Production Arborist

WI-0913A

CTSP #01999

A.S. Degree

Jerry Hipper

Arborist Trainee

DJ Jaeger

Arborist Trainee

B.S. Degree

Truman Katula

Arborist Trainee

Mike Klein

Production Arborist

Certified Arborist, WI-0306A

Andrew Linsmeyer

Arborist Trainee

Jamie Mason

Production Arborist

Certified Arborist, WI-1494A

B.S. Degree

Ryan McCambridge

Production Arborist

Certified Arborist, WI-1347A

B.S. Degree

Ben Ori

Production Arborist

Certified Arborist, WI-1493A

B.S. Degree

Maria Panasuk

Client Service Arborist

WI-1479A

B.S. Degree

Michael Peterson

Production Arborist

Certified Arborist WI-1283A

Colby Powers

Production Arboist

B.S. Degree

Corbin Ross

Arborist Trainee

B.S. Degree

Paul Scharfenberger

Production Arborist

Certified Arborist, WI-0841A

B.S. Degree

Audrey Schlais

Arborist Trainee

B.S. Degree

Jeffrey Schulz

Production Arborist

Certified Arborist, WI-0288A

B.S. Degree

Devon Sindelar

Arborist Trainee

B.S. Degree

Tom Steele

Production Arborist

Certified Arborist, WI-1106A

CTSP #01996

B.S. Degree

Micah Stege

Production Arborist

Brooke Stemple

Production Arborist

Certified Arborist, RM-8302A

B.A. Degree

Allison Waugh

Arborist Trainee

B.S. Degree

Holly Zart

Production Arborist

Certified Arborist, WI-1023A

A.A.S. Degree

Brianna Zinda

Arborist Trainee