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

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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.

ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST® OH-6070A

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

Chris Gill | ISA Certified Arborist

Chris Gill

REGIONAL MANAGER

Chris joined Russell Tree Experts 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

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Walter Reins

REGIONAL MANAGER

Walter has been an ISA Certified Arborist since 2003. He graduated from Montgomery College in Maryland with a degree in Landscape Horticulture, and has called Columbus, OH his home for nearly 20 years. Walter appreciates trees for their majesty and the critical role they play in our world.

ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST® OH-5113A

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TJ Nagel

PRODUCTION MANAGER (TREE WORK)

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

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Andy Bartram

PRODUCTION MANAGER (TREE WELLNESS)

ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST® OH-6751A

Lindsey Rice

Lindsey Rice

OFFICE MANAGER

Lindsey joined Russell Tree Experts 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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Matt Vaughan

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

Matt joined Russell Tree Experts in 2019 with a background in HR and Operations. Matt is certified as an Associate Professional in Human Resources by the HR Certification Institute. In his time off, he enjoys fast cars, his golden retriever, Lily, and traveling with his wife.

▶ aPHR (HR Certification Institue)

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Sara Greer

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Sara joined Russell Tree Experts in 2019. Ginkgo is her favorite tree! Sara writes and performs comedy all over Columbus and in her spare-time enjoys exploring Ohio with her two kids and husband.

Stewart Kranitzky

Stewart Kranitzky

GENERAL FOREMAN

Stewart has been with Russell Tree Experts almost 9 years. He has a B.S. degree from the Colorado State University in Natural Resource and Forestry Management. 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

Jamie Ebright

Jamie Ebright

TREE WELLNESS TECHNICIAN & PRODUCTION ARBORIST

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

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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)

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Juvé Perez

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

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

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Anthony Angeletti

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

Jay Bevard

Jay Bevard

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

Harry Carter

Harry Carter

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

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Storm Wellman

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

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Austin Dodge

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

Nyle Douridas

Nyle Douridas

PRODUCTION ARBORIST & CRANE OPERATOR

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Caleb Duffey

PRODUCTION ARBORIST & CRANE OPERATOR

ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST®

Tyler Ford

Tyler Ford

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

Cody Gray

Cody Gray

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

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Mike McKee

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST® OH-OH-6751A

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Steve Murdock

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

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Jacob Nau

PRODUCTION ARBORIST & CRANE OPERATOR

Pedro Perez

Pedro Perez

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

Bobby Spiers

Bobby Spiers

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

Mark Rasche

Mark Rasche

MECHANIC & CRANE OPERATOR

Jason Bishop

Jason Bishop

MECHANIC

Kenny Greer, Marketing Director

Kenny Greer

MARKETING 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.