I received my BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2012 for Fine Art Photography. Afterward, I found myself climbing cell phone towers upgrading 4G antennas, and then transitioned into landscaping/horticulture for a company in Sussex. I then discovered Wachtel Tree Science and became a part of the team in the fall of 2013. Throughout my years here at Wachtel Tree Science, I have gained knowledge through extensive training and education in Arboriculture both at work and by my own studying efforts. I have taken courses through MATC, and am honored to be able to hold the distinction of being an ISA Certified Arborist.
Outside of work, I spend most of my time with my beautiful wife, lovely step-daughter and our two scrappy dogs at our old farmhouse which I have enjoyed restoring. I still enjoy photography and often play the mandolin to pass the time. During the evenings of the warmer months, I can be spotted skateboarding back and forth across West Bend where I grew up.
It is an incredible career to be able to care for the largest living organisms on the planet. My mission is to provide insight into your trees’ fullest potential. I also want to help recognize that with the right care and maintenance, your trees (even the ones that may be easily over-looked) can truly turn into trees of great value and sentiment on your property.