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Joe Russell

MEMBER, CO-OWNER

Joe Russell has been a Certified Arborist since 2003. He is active on the Board of the Ohio Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. 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.

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.

ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST® OH-6070A

Jose Fernandez - ISA Board Certified Master Arborist

José Fernández

REGIONAL MANAGER

José has been a ISA Board-Certified Master Arborist and holds degrees in Arboriculture and Biology and has been working in the tree care industry for 15 years. His favorite tree is Quercus alba (White Oak) for its potentially massive size, strong wood and slow growing habits. Jose likes doing tree work because “I’m doing the first job God gave to man at the beginning of time (Genesis 2.15).”

ISA BOARD CERTIFIED MASTER ARBORIST® OH-5129B

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 spends 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)

TJ Nagel - ISA Certified Arborist

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)

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Cindy Rogers

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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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.

Lynn Blovits

Lynn Blovits

RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

Lynn is originally from Bowling Green, Ohio and a graduate of Bowling Green State University.    She joined the Russell Tree Experts family in 2011.   She has been happily married for twenty-four years and is the mother of two.  She is passionate about family and a few of her favorite activities include:  long walks with her hubby, family ski trips, traveling, and spending lazy, laughter-filled nights around their back-yard fire-pit.  

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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)

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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

 

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Mike Ames

PRODUCTION CLIMBER

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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Caleb Duffey

PRODUCTION CLIMBER

Caleb joined the team in 2012. Although he was “green” to the industry when he first started, he has more than proven to be an expert climber. Brother to fellow climber, JT, we have been wondering: Mr. & Mrs. Duffey, do you have any more sons?

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JT Duffey

PRODUCTION CLIMBER

JT started green in the tree care industry in 2010 and is now an expert climber. He even likes to climb trees in his free time! Ask him to tell you a little about his recent adventures out west, and what it was like to see a Sequoia sempervirens for the first time.

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Juvé Perez

PRODUCTION CLIMBER

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.

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Rod Snyder

PRODUCTION CLIMBER, CRANE OPERATOR

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 Spriderjack or a Hitch Climber Pulley, he likes working on and restoring his Bronco II.

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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.

Kenny Greer, Marketing Art Director

Kenny Greer

MARKETING ART DIRECTOR

Kenny graduated cum laude 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 1-year-old son.