We are always looking for qualified individuals to join our team; as an arborist, intern, or office support. If you have a passion for green infrastructure, and you're looking for a flexible work place with a noble mission, please send your resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott D. Baker
Scott D. Baker, Principal and Founder, has worked with trees for over 40 years. He has extensive experience with construction, building codes, tree diagnosis, tree houses and zip lines. Scott utilizes his past experience as a successful developer to help bridge the gap between development and trees. He has extensive knowledge of tree biology and has partnered with several international scientists to help implement new tools and techniques in an effort to advance the use of science and technology in arboriculture. Scott is respected as a speaker and educator in tree diagnostics, tree preservation, and tree-supported structures. He is also certified to teach the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification course internationally. He is a Registered Consulting Arborist (#414), Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, and ISA Board Certified Master Arborist. He was recently awarded the 2018 International Society of Arboriculture Honorary Life Member award.
Scott is an avid cyclist and has been a regular participant and supporter of the Tour des Trees - a 500+ mile annual bike ride to raise money for the TREE Fund (Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund) . He enjoys skiing, sailing, and climbing of all kinds.
Sean Dugan, Principal, specializes in tree/people interactions, tree biology and diagnostics, pest control, advanced testing, municipal tree ordinances and landscape evaluations. He has experience working as an expert witness in cases including MUP, SEPA, Land Use, timber trespass and those requiring appraisals of landscapes. He has over 23 years experience in design and implementation of landscape plans, native plant restoration, and site inspection and evaluation. He holds a Masters Degree in Forest Resources (University of Washington) and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Forest Biology with an emphasis in Wildlife Management (State University of New York). He is a Registered Consulting Arborist (#457), a Board Certified Master Arborist (PN-5459B), a Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, and is a Licensed Commercial Applicator in the State of WA (#66733).
Sean is passionate about being a father to his two girls. Other possible Sean sightings: sitting on the porch with his lovely wife or diligently trying to complete his honey do list.
Holly Iosso, Principal, joined Tree Solutions in 2005. She has over eighteen years experience in the landscape industry, including landscape design, installation, maintenance and tree protection. She specializes in tree identification, inventory, restoration in environmentally critical areas, and design. Holly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture with a focus in Landscape Ecology (University of California, Davis) and an Associate of Science degree in Environmental Horticulture (South Seattle College). She is a Registered Consulting Arborist #567, Certified Arborist (PN-6298A) and ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor.
Holly actively gardens and loves plants of all sizes. She spends her free time digging in the dirt with her two children, playing the guitar, and binge watching Masterpiece Theater.
Katherine Taylor, Senior Arborist, has a varied background including environmental consulting, restoration, education, and volunteer coordination. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (York University-- Toronto) and an Associate Degree in Restoration Horticulture (Edmonds Community College). She is an ISA Certified Arborist (PN-8022A), ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, and Certified Professional Horticulturist
Out of the office, Katherine can be found leading restoration efforts as a Forest Steward, volunteering with the Women's Tree Climbing Workshop, or maintaining her collection of 60+ indoor plants (not including her office collection)!
Haley Galbraith, Senior Arborist, graduated from the University of Washington in 2012 with a B.S. in Environmental Science and Resource Management. She joined the Tree Solutions team in 2011. Her specialties include tree risk assessment, advanced decay testing, evaluation of trees as support structures, climbing inspections, and municipal arboriculture. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Pacific Northwest Chapter of ISA and the Washington Community Forestry Council for DNR. Haley is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, Municipal Specialist (PN-7512BM), Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, ASCA member, and WSDA Commercial Operator (#86856).
In true PNW fashion, Haley finds joy being outdoors, whether she's practicing yoga, trail running, skiing, or snapping photos with her 35mm Nikon SLR.
Josh Petter, Arborist, has a BS in Environmental Studies (University of Vermont) and an MS in Forest Ecosystems and Society (Oregon State University). Between degrees, he worked as assistant wholesale manager for a tree nursery in Vermont, growing and selling woody ornamentals. While at Oregon State University he became an ISA Certified Arborist (PN-8406A), and earned a graduate certificate in Urban Forestry.
Josh spends most of his time outdoors: backcountry snowboarding, mountain biking, and talking about trees.
Joe Sutton-Holcomb, Arborist, graduated from the University of Washington in 2013 with a BA in Journalism and minor in Environmental Studies. Shortly thereafter, his life took a 180-degree turn, and he delved deep into the world of horticulture, arboriculture, and all things leafy and verdant. Joe is an ISA Certified Arborist (PN-8397A), Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, WSNLA Certified Professional Horticulturalist, WSDA Licensed Pesticide Applicator (License #93121), and Plant Amnesty Certified Master Pruner. Previously an account manager for a landscape installation and maintenance company, Joe's hands-on experience designing, installing and managing landscapes provides valuable background for his consulting work at Tree Solutions.
When he isn't staring at trees Joseph enjoys writing poetry, volunteering at the Beacon Food Forest, hiking, camping, and overenthusiastically dancing to live music.
Tyler Bunton, Arborist, graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire in 2008 with a BS in Biology and a minor in environmental science. He also holds a Certificate of Horticulture from South Seattle College. Tyler has participated in the Montana Conservation Corps, and worked for the United States Forest Service in Montana. His specialties include native plant identification in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. He is an ISA certified arborist (PN-8715A), Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, and a WSDA Licensed Pesticide Applicator (License #98021).
When not working Tyler enjoys camping, collecting records, and when he gets enough space, refurbishing old crosscut saws.
Andrea Starbird, Arborist, holds a certificate in Urban Forestry, Landscape Horticulture (South Seattle College), and a BA in Art History (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor). Andrea is passionate about sustainable cities, community building and environmental equity. In addition to urban forestry, she is particularly interested in wetland conservation, ecological restoration, and the preservation of at-risk native and medicinal plants. She is an ISA Certified Arborist (PN-9084A).
Outside of work, Andrea can be found weeding her friend's gardens or volunteering as a forest steward with the Seattle Green Partnership. She has a habit of reading too many books at once, and has recently taken up 'bird noticing'.
Connor, Arborist, has been in the landscape industry for 8 years and specializes in ecosystem restoration and fine pruning. He initially discovered his love for horticulture and pruning working with the "Princess of Pruning" herself-- Cass Turnbull, founder of Plant Amnesty. His years in the field include working as a climbing arborist, as well as with restoration crews throughout the Puget Sound region. He is an ISA certified arborist (PN-8704A), Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, and Plant Amnesty Master Pruner.
In his free time Connor enjoys backpacking, biking and cooking with good friends.
George graduated from the University of Oregon in 2016 with a BS in Environmental Life-Sciences with a minor in Biology and Outdoor Eeducation. George has worked in native plant restoration as a botany steward with the Army Corps of Engineers and as a climbing arborist throughout the Seattle area. He is an ISA certified arborist (PN-8908A) and a Qualified Tree Risk Assessor.
When not being a professional tree-geek, George can be found hiking, climbing or backcountry skiing in the Cascades or skateboarding at Judkins park.
Dorothy, Office Manager,
graduated in 2013 with a BA in Communications (Gonzaga University).
While she is a native of the Pacific Northwest, her varied work experience has taken her many
places, most recently to Japan as an English teacher. She is an avid linguist:
fluent in both Korean and English and semi-fluent in Japanese and Spanish. She has worked with,
and taught, students of all ages including adults. Dorothy's interests also include video production and audio
(podcasts); currently curating 3 new hobbies: calligraphy, self-defense and
French. Shannon O'Bent, Business Coordinator, is a transplant from New York City, where
she lived and worked for 10 years as a theatrical stage manager. She
provides Tree Solutions with an invaluable perspective through her training
outside of arboriculture, and applies her organizational skills to
help streamline the company's communications, workflow and quality control. She
is an ISA certified arborist PN-8468A.
Dorothy, Office Manager, graduated in 2013 with a BA in Communications (Gonzaga University). While she is a native of the Pacific Northwest, her varied work experience has taken her many places, most recently to Japan as an English teacher. She is an avid linguist: fluent in both Korean and English and semi-fluent in Japanese and Spanish. She has worked with, and taught, students of all ages including adults.
Dorothy's interests also include video production and audio (podcasts); currently curating 3 new hobbies: calligraphy, self-defense and French.
Shannon O'Bent, Business Coordinator, is a transplant from New York City, where she lived and worked for 10 years as a theatrical stage manager. She provides Tree Solutions with an invaluable perspective through her training outside of arboriculture, and applies her organizational skills to help streamline the company's communications, workflow and quality control. She is an ISA certified arborist PN-8468A.
Outside of the office, Shannon spends time singing with various jazz, pop and choral groups and especially the band she started with her husband,PepperJill and Jack, She also enjoys cooking, attacking weeds in the garden, and being a new mom.
Julia Bacharach (Finance and HR manager) has been "counting the beans" for Tree Solutions since 2013. A Seattle native, she holds boh an undergraduate degree in Math (University of Pennsylvania) as well as an MBA (University of Washington). Besides numbers and spreadsheets, she swims, hikes and enjoys quality family time.
Malia, Urban Development Project Coordinator, uses her previous experience booking talent with music venues to help connect our clients with arborists during design, permitting and construction. She holds a BA in Visual Arts (University of Washington).
Away from work, she is a musician and textile artist. She volunteers with several organizations sharing her skills teaching sewing skills and mentoring young women.