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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 holly@treesolutions.net.

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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.

 

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Sean Dugan

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.

 

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Holly Iosso

Holly Iosso, Senior Arborist, joined Tree Solutions in 2009. She has over fifteen years experience in the landscape industry, including landscape design, installation, maintenance and environmental education. 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.

 

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Katherine Taylor

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)!

 

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Haley Galbraith

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.

 

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Katie Hogan

Katie Hogan, Senior Arborist, graduated from the University of Washington in 2012 with a degree in Environmental Studies. Katie has studied native forest dynamics and pathology in Washington, Oregon, California, and Utah. She specializes in plant pathogens, habitat quantification, native and rare plant identification, field sampling techniques, and fire ecology. She strives to practice interdisciplinary environmental management and hopes to increase community awareness through education and research. She is an ISA Certified Arborist (PN-8078A) and ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor.

Katie returned to us recently following a year-long sabbatical in Mexico.

 

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Joseph Sutton-Holcomb

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.

 

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Joshua Petter

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.

 

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Tyler Bunton

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.

 

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Andrea Starbird

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'.

 

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Connor McDermott

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.

 

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Shannon O'Bent

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.

 

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Julia Bacharach

Julia Bacharach (PT Finance and HR manager) has been "counting the beans" for Tree Solutions since 2013. A Seattle native, she holds an undergrad degree in Math (University of Pennsylvania) and an MBA (University of Washington). Besides numbers and spreadsheets, she likes swimming, hiking and quality family time.

 

 

 

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Ashley Gruber

Ashley Gruber, Office Manager, has a BA in Organizational Communication and History (Washington State University) and an MBA (University of Houston). Outside of work, she explores the outdoor world like the rest of us; camping, hiking, and enjoying time with her family in Anacortes.