Joe Russell

Joe Russell

MEMBER, CO-OWNER

Joe Russell has been an ISA Certified Arborist® since 2003. He graduated from Ohio State University with his bachelors in Landscape Horticulture with a minor in Ag Business and started Russell Tree Experts with his wife Shari in 2005. Joe grew up in the Ohio Valley near Wellsville, Ohio and is a resident of Galena, Ohio.

ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST® OH-5133A

TREE RISK ASSESSMENT QUALIFICATION (TRAQ)

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Shari Russell

MEMBER, CO-OWNER

Shari Russell graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University with a Bachelors in Landscape Horticulture and Cultural Anthropology. She is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture and has been a Certified Arborist since 2008. She enjoys graphic design, floral design, interior design and spending time with her family in the great outdoors.

Jose Fernandez - ISA Board Certified Master Arborist

José Fernández

REGIONAL MANAGER

José became an ISA Certified Arborist® in 2004, and a Board-Certified Master Arborist® in 2015. Currently he is enrolled at The Ohio State University pursuing a Master’s Degree in Plant Health Management. José likes working around trees because he is still filled with wonder every time he walks in the woods.

ISA BOARD CERTIFIED MASTER ARBORIST® OH-5129B (FYI - José is 1 of only 28 BCMA® in Ohio!)

ODA COMM. PESTICIDE LIC. #105859
(Categories 2B, 4A, 6A, Core)

TREE RISK ASSESSMENT QUALIFICATION (TRAQ)

Chris Gill | ISA Certified Arborist

Chris Gill

REGIONAL MANAGER

Chris joined RTE in 2015 and has been in the green industry for 15 years. When not at RTE, he enjoys spending time with wife & son, wakeboarding, and hunting. His favorite trees are the white oak & sugar maple for their beauty and uses beyond the landscape.

ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST® OH-6416A

ODA COMM. PESTICIDE LIC. #104040 (Categories 5, 6A, 6C, 8, Core)

TREE RISK ASSESSMENT QUALIFICATION (TRAQ)

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TJ Nagel

REGIONAL MANAGER

TJ loves trees. He is an avid gardener and plant collector. TJ graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Agriculture with a major in Landscape Horticulture and minor in Entomology. TJ is a Certified Arborist and well versed in Plant Pathology.

ISA CERTFIED ARBORIST® OH-6298A

TREE RISK ASSESSMENT QUALIFICATION (TRAQ)

Stewart Kranitzky

Stewart Kranitzky

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Stewart has been with RTE almost 7 years. He has a B.S. degree from the Colorado State University in Natural Resource and Forestry Management. The thing he likes best about RTE is TJ Nagel. When he’s not using the Mack Prentice Loader he can be found hunting, fishing or hiking.

ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST® OH-6389A

TCIA CERTIFIED TREECARE SAFETY PROFESSIONAL (CTSP) #2613

Lindsey Rice

Lindsey Rice

OFFICE MANAGER

Lindsey joined RTE in 2015 with a B.S. in Agribusiness and a minor in Horticulture from The Ohio State University. Growing up in Northwest Ohio, she participated in various sports, band, and FFA which ultimately inspired her love for the tree industry. In her free time she loves to spend it outdoors with her husband and daughter.

ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST® OH-6739A

Cindy Rodgers

Cindy Rodgers

OFFICE MANAGER

Cindy joined Russell Tree Experts in May 2012. She is our Plant Health Care guru! She is a daughter, sister, wife, Mom, and now a Lou-Lou (Grandma). Family gatherings, gardening, crafting, cooking and down-hill skiing are a few of her favorite to-dos.

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Mike Ames

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

Mike has been a Certified Arborist since 2010 and has been in the tree care industry for almost 7 years. His favorite tree is the Quercus virginiana (Live Oak) for its big, fat low limbs. He likes tree work because he is” part of an international community that does things others would deem impossible.” His favorite climbing gear is the Singing Tree Rope Wrench and the GRCS friction device which provides climbers a safe and efficient way to dismantle a tree.

ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST® OH-6230A

TCIA CERTIFIED TREECARE SAFETY PROFESSIONAL (CTSP)

Jamie Ebright

Jamie Ebright

PLANT HEALTH CARE TECHNICIAN

Jamie has been a Certified Arborist since 2011 and has a background in Landscape Design/Build and Pesticide Applications. When he’s not doing EAB treatments or Fall Fertilizations he likes to snowboard and spend time in his garden.

ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST® OH-6291A

ODA COMM. PESTICIDE LIC. #125193

Rod Snyder

Rod Snyder

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

Rod has been in the tree care industry for 15 years, is a Certified Arborist and is currently the RTE Crane Operator. His favorite tree is the Quercus alba (White Oak) and especially those found in Sugar Grove Cemetery. He enjoys tree work because “every day is different and it’s a rush!” When he’s not using a Spiderjack or a Hitch Climber Pulley, he likes working on and restoring his Bronco II.

ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST® OH-5054A

Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

Mike is a certified arborist and in addition to climbing for RTE, he is a member of the National Guard and likes to spend his free time hiking and kayaking.

Nyle Douridas

Nyle Douridas

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

Harry Carter

Harry Carter

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

Tyler Ford

Tyler Ford

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

Cody Gray

Cody Gray

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

Bobby Spiers

Bobby Spiers

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

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Juvé Perez

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

Juvé has been with RTE since 2010 and can often be found operating a bucket truck, completing tree work in record speeds with unparalleled precision and care.

Pedro Perez

Pedro Perez

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

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Caleb Duffey

PRODUCTION ARBORIST & CRANE OPERATOR

Jay Bevard

Jay Bevard

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

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Storm Wellman

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

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Jacob Nau

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

Mark Rasche

Mark Rasche

MECHANIC & CRANE OPERATOR

Jason Bishop

Jason Bishop

MECHANIC

Kenny Greer, Marketing Director

Kenny Greer

MARKETING ART DIRECTOR

Kenny graduated from The Ohio State University with a BFA in Photography. He enjoys photography, graphic design, improv comedy, movies (except for the scary ones), and spending time with his wife and 2 kids.