Meet The Team

 
Ian Michel

Ian Michel
Master’s degree in teaching with an emphasis in Biology and Chemistry at Drake University, Des Moines, IA. Additional course work in Biology, Spanish and music at Central College in Pella IA. Prior experience in the military with the army, national guard and a wealth of lifetime experiences including additional honors, memberships and training too extensive to list. Multiple years of experience in the tree care industry. My personal life includes my wife Kathryn, which is also the most memorable day of my life when I met her, we are very excited about the recent arrival of a little family addition. Away from work I enjoy spending time with my wife, doing some fishing and research Plant Health Care, unknown to most I am a biologist by training. I have prior experience in the military and teaching but enjoy working in the tree care industry meeting and working with new clients on different projects every day. A perfect ending to my day would be an enjoyable dinner with my wife, having sirloin steak, garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus with shallots.

Tom Bird

Tom Bird
I have a diverse background in enjoying the great outdoors, prior experience working for the DNR at Mirror Lake State park as a Parks and Recreation Specialist, managing the park and grounds, public safety, education and customer service. In the Baraboo school system, I worked as a special education assistant, partnering with school faculty to create a safe classroom and school environment, supervised students and managing the afterschool homework club and general facility maintenance. I have additional work experience in sales, repair service as well as all aspects of carpentry and landscaping. I enjoy the wild variety my work offers and the opportunity it gives me to serve the public in a very unique way. I reside in the Baraboo area. I more recently became engaged and spend time with family consisting of my parents and a sister. I enjoy adventure sports including, rock climbing, wilderness trips, running, sailing and working in my small woodworking shop and dabbling with musical expertise and reading. I have fond memories guiding wilderness expeditions for several years for an organization/ministry that is dear to my heart. One of my more memorable experiences as a child was when I was to perform in a piano recital and totally forgot everything, I mean everything, and it will haunt me for the rest of my life. Uh, favorite food, that would have to be chili, preferably in a bread bowl.

Orve Campbell

Orve Campbell
Hello, Orve here. I have a lifetime of experience working in the outdoors, growing up on a family farm outside of Roxbury. I love being outside and being with nature. I have been an employee of the company from the beginning and have learned a lot about tree care and maintenance and shared in the experience of growing the company. I am very easy going and like to have fun while working, bringing with me my unpredictable zany sense of humor.

Leo Pina-Velazquez

Leo Pina-Velazquez
Many years of experience in landscaping and tree care, numerous skills learned through life experiences. I enjoy all aspects of my work and continuing to learn additional skills through hands-on experiences. I have a lot of memorable experiences in life, but I enjoy mostly spending time with my family, including our two dogs and playing soccer with my son, and if Pasta is on the menu, I will be there!

Slater Diederich

Slater Diederich
ISA Certified Arborist WI-0957A ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified TCIA Certified Tree Care Safety Professional 01683 I have been in the tree care industry for over 12 years, starting when I was in high school as a summer job, went away to college, while in college I started my business and have been continuing to grow and enhance our education and experiences ever since. I obtained my arborist certification and have been continuing to educate myself and our crew in all areas related to our work. I take pride in my business and my employees and it shows in the work we do. We have a great team! I grew up in the area and graduated from Baraboo High School. In my spare time I like working on all things mechanical work, disc golf, spending time with my family and friends. My favorite dinner would consist of stuffed mushrooms and fettucine alfredo. One thing that most people don’t know about me is how I got my first name, it was my grandfathers’ brothers name, whom I never had the pleasure of knowing, he passed away before I was born. What I like most about my work is that every day is different and having new challenges.

Zach Engelking

Zach Engelking
Bachelors of science in Forest Management from University of Stevens Point, WI. ISA Certified Arborist License# IL-5444A, including Wisconsin pesticide applicators license and tree risk assessment qualifications. Besides my abundance of experience working in the forestry/arboriculture industry in the states, over 15 years of my experience includes a worldly piece to it, working in multiple fields including silviculture and forest research in Alaska rainforests and the Pacific Northwest. I served as a director of forestry for a non-profit in semi-arid Eastern Africa, and consulting arborist in the Madison and Chicago area. Numerous roles within the tree care industry including, sales/proposals, tree care treatment and applications, consulting, safety, training, supervising crews and involvement in the hiring process. I’ve worked with a wide range of clients in residential, commercial and municipal capacities. I first became interested in this field while working in the Pacific Northwest for the Forest Service, the best part of my work is interacting with our clients in their environment and talking with them about forestry and tree care, which is my passion. The best part of my life has been being married to a lovely girl named Ashley and having our 2 daughters Acacia & Azalea, we also have a dog named Prince and a cat named Mara. When I am not spending time with my family, I enjoy hunting, fishing and hiking. My favorite food would probably have to be pizza.

Ben Joutras

Ben Joutras

Joanne LeMoine

Joanne LeMoine

Brian Atkinson

Brian Atkinson

Buddy Hovel

Buddy Hovel

Doug Elsing

Doug Elsing