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

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

▶ Degree in Landscape Horticulture, Ohio State University

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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

▶ CPR & First Aid

▶ Degrees in Landscape Horticulture & Cultural Anthropology, Ohio State University

Jose Fernandez - ISA Board Certified Master Arborist

José Fernández

REGIONAL MANAGER

José became an ISA Certified Arborist® in 2004, joined Russell Tree Experts in 2012, and became an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist® in 2015. He is currently 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

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

▶ Pursuing Master’s Degree in Plant Health Management, Ohio State University

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

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

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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

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

▶ Landscape Horticulture, Montgomery College

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Mike McKee

REGIONAL MANAGER

Mike graduated from Hocking College in 1983 with a degree in Natural Resources specializing in urban tree care. He has been a certified arborist since 1991. Mike started his career in the private industry in 1985 before becoming a municipal arborist in1989. He retired after serving thirty years before joining us at Russell Tree Experts in Sept. of 2018. His love of trees has never waned since trying to climb up the ridges of the massive Cottonwood tree in front of his childhood home.

ISA Certified Arborist® OH-0192A

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

▶ Natural Resources (Urban Tree Care), Hocking College

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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. TJ joined Russell Tree Experts in 2012.

ISA Certified Arborist® OH-6298A

▶ Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

▶ B.S. in Landscape Horticulture, Minor in Entomology, Ohio State University

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Andy Bartram

PRODUCTION MANAGER (TREE WELLNESS)

ISA Certified Arborist® OH-6751A

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

▶ B.S. in Mathematics, The Ohio State University

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

▶ CPR & First Aid

▶ Degree in Agribusiness, Ohio State University

Cindy Rodgers

Cindy Rodgers

OFFICE MANAGER

Cindy joined Russell Tree Experts in 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.

▶ CPR & First Aid

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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)

▶ CPR & First Aid

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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.

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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.

▶ CPR & First Aid

▶ Degree in BFA (Photography), Ohio State University

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enrique arayata

VIDEO PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Enrique is a second year student at The Ohio State University majoring in moving image production with a double minor in photography and film studies. In his free time, he enjoys running, spending time with his girlfriend and family, photography, and creating YouTube videos.

Stewart Kranitzky

Stewart Kranitzky

GENERAL FOREMAN

Stewart joined Russell Tree Experts in 2010. He has a B.S. degree from the Colorado State University in Natural Resources 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

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

▶ Degrees in Natural Resources & Forestry Management, Colorado State University

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.

▶ Landscape Design, Columbus State University

ISA Certified Arborist® OH-6291A

ODA Comm. Pesticide Lic. #125193

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

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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)

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

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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.

▶ CPR & First Aid

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Anthony Angeletti

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

Jay Bevard

Jay Bevard

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

ISA Certified Arborist® OH-6809A

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

Harry Carter

Harry Carter

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

▶ Forestry Management, Hocking College

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

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Storm Wellman

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

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Austin Dodge

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

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Caleb Duffey

PRODUCTION ARBORIST & CRANE OPERATOR

ISA Certified Arborist OH-6522A®

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

Tyler Ford

Tyler Ford

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

Cody Gray

Cody Gray

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

▶ Forestry, Hocking College

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

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Krista Harris

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

▶ BS in Horticulture Crop Science, The Ohio State University

ISA Certified Arborist® OH-6699A

ODA Comm. Pesticide Lic. #148078

▶ CPR & First Aid

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Steve Murdock

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

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Mike Murdock

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

▶ Certified CPR & First Aid Trainer

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

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Gustavo Munoz

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

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Jacob Nau

PRODUCTION ARBORIST & CRANE OPERATOR

ISA Certified Arborist® OH-6797A

▶ BS in Natural Resource Management, The Ohio State University

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

Pedro Perez

Pedro Perez

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

▶ CPR & First Aid

Bobby Spiers

Bobby Spiers

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

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Mitch stark

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson

PRODUCTION ARBORIST

ISA Certified Arborist® OH-6806A

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

Mark Rasche

Mark Rasche

MECHANIC & CRANE OPERATOR

▶ Forestry & Sawmill, Hocking College

EHAP Certified

▶ CPR & First Aid

Jason Bishop

Jason Bishop

MECHANIC

▶ CPR & First Aid