ISA Certified Arborist
Associate’s degree in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry from Gateway Technical College
Additional Roles in the Company:
Assistant recruitment coordinator and new hire Representative on the Safety committee
Areas of Expertise/ Specialties:
Industry Related Volunteer Work:
I volunteer at the Wisconsin and Illinois Tree Climb competition. I also help out at kid climbs put on through the Wisconsin Arborist Association. In the past I have also helped with the Wisconsin Arborists Association Day of Service and also Saluting Branches.
How Did You Get Your Start at Wachtel Tree Science and Why Did You Choose Wachtel as Your Employer?
I got started at Wachtel because I was graduating from Gateway Technical College and was looking for a company that provided full-service tree care instead of landscaping. I choose Wachtel Tree Science because of the adherence to safety standards and culture that can be seen throughout the entire company.
What Do You Like Best About Working at Wachtel Tree Science?
I enjoy that every day is different. I love being able to provide plant health care treatments on HUGE trees and knowing that I’m helping them stay healthy. I also enjoy how physically demanding the job can be. That could be anything from a challenging climb to lifting logs to long hose drags.
What Advice/Tips Do You Have for Aspiring Tree Care Professionals?
- Get involved within the industry; you never know when there will be an opportunity to network and learn from others.
- Always keep trying and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
- If you see something, say something.
Hobbies and Interests:
I enjoy hiking and camping with my dog, Akimbo. Some hobbies I have are cooking, baking and photography.