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The tree care industry has stories and knowledge just waiting to be explored. We’ll have a variety of expert guests and innovators from all corners of the industry sharing their stories and extensive knowledge on our show.

The tree care industry has stories and knowledge just waiting to be explored. We’ll have a variety of expert guests and innovators from all corners of the industry sharing their stories and extensive knowledge on our show.

Location:

United States

Description:

The tree care industry has stories and knowledge just waiting to be explored. We’ll have a variety of expert guests and innovators from all corners of the industry sharing their stories and extensive knowledge on our show.

Language:

English

Contact:

6037921276


Episodes

Intro to Online Learning with Bryan Dalton

10/18/2021
In this episode, we sit down with Bryan Dalton and talk about the how he has been leading TCIA through the transition to online learning. Bryan is the Director of Training and Credentialing at TCIA and has had over 15 years of experience in the training and credentialing space over his career. During his time at TCIA he has implemented our online learning services and is working hard on bringing our education and other content into the 21st century. Our sponsors for this episode are Samson...

Duration:00:35:06

Creating Your Own Opportunities with Tana Byrd

10/4/2021
In this episode, we sit down with Tana Byrd and talk about the way she has gone out and created her own opportunities in the world of arboriculture. Tana is a professional arborist and the owner of T-N-T Tree and Landscape. She has 7 years of experience in taking care of different types of trees throughout Texas. Tana has gone on to say that "tree climbing is my life." If you are interested in learning more about the project she worked on, visit the Comoe Monkey Project Facebook page. Our...

Duration:00:53:29

Working on Your Business with John Lewis and Bob Longo

9/20/2021
In this episode, we sit down with John Lewis and Bob Longo and talk about the differences between working on your business and working in your business. John and Bob are both Membership Engagement Coordinators (MECs) at TCIA. John is the MEC for the Midwest Region, while Bob is the MEC for the South Region. As MECs, their job is to provide our members with the resources they need to help their businesses succeed. This means not only are they knowledgeable about all of our TCIA programs and...

Duration:00:43:56

Grapple Saws: A Brief Introduction with Tchukki Andersen

9/6/2021
On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Tchukki Andersen, Staff Arborist at TCIA, to discuss working with Grapple Saws as well as the Grapple Saw Pannel that is going on at TCI EXPO 2021! Tchukki is the Staff Arborist at TCIA . She has worked for TCIA for 14 years and during that time she has been an expert on all things arboriculture. She has helped plan many of our events as well helped create many of the training and educational materials we use. Tchukki is Board Certified...

Duration:00:33:17

Making TCIA Membership Work for You with John Lewis and Bob Longo

8/23/2021
On this episode, we sit down with John Lewis and Bob Longo and talk about TCIA membership and the role they play in giving you the best experience they can. John and Bob are both Membership Engagement Coordinators (MECs) at TCIA. John is the MEC for the Midwest Region, while Bob is the MEC for the South Region. As MECs, their job is to provide our members with the resources they need to help their businesses succeed. This means not only are they knowledgeable about all of our TCIA programs...

Duration:00:54:05

Finding Your Passion with Casey Jones and Kirsten Locke

8/9/2021
On this episode, we sit down with Casey Jones and Kirsten Locke, and talk about how their friendship started and what role they both play at this year's Women in Tree Care Pre-Conference Workshop. Casey has a background in fine arts and found digital art to be the natural next step. Her tree climbing themed work is inspired by the passion and strength she sees within the arborist community. A natural-born artist, Casey utilizes her creativity to stay grounded. She gains much of her...

Duration:00:39:20

Rooted in Politics: July 2021 with Aiden O'Brien

7/26/2021
In this episode, we sit down with Aiden O'Brien, Advocacy and Standards Manager at TCIA, and talk about OSHA, California, CDL, and so much more. Aiden is TCIA’s Advocacy & Standards Manager. Previously, he worked as a Government Affairs Associate, representing corporate and trade association clients before the New Hampshire Legislature. He has experience in both public policy and campaign politics and is working towards expanding the use of the ANSI A300 Standards and enhancing the VFT-PAC:...

Duration:00:35:37

TCI EXPO 2021: Experiencing EXPO with David White

7/19/2021
On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by David White, President and CEO of TCIA, to discuss his first experiences at TCI EXPO! David is currently the President and CEO of TCIA. Previously, he was the executive director of the Northeast Public Power Association, a nonprofit trade association that represents consumer-owned utilities in New England. Additionally, he served as the director of external affairs and strategy for the Massachusetts Dental Society. Dave has a bachelor’s...

Duration:00:13:18

TCI EXPO 2021: The Other Side of the Show with Amy Tetreault

7/19/2021
On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Amy Tetreault, Senior VP at TCIA, to discuss her experiences working the Exhibitor side of the show at TCI EXPO! Many of our attendees don't see the work that goes in with the exhibitors, logistics, and planning, on the other side of the show. Amy is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Engagement at TCIA . She has worked for TCIA in the marketing department and sponsorship before she transitioned into her current role in Corporate...

Duration:00:22:57

TCI EXPO 2021: Working the Show with Tchukki Andersen

7/12/2021
On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Tchukki Andersen, Staff Arborist at TCIA, to discuss her experiences working TCI EXPO as well as discussing some exciting upcoming things for TCI EXPO 2021! Tchukki is the Staff Arborist at TCIA . She has worked for TCIA for 14 years and during that time she has been an expert on all things arboriculture. She has helped plan many of our events as well helped create many of the training and educational materials we use. Tchukki is Board...

Duration:00:25:39

TCI EXPO 2021: Searching for a Story with Don Staruk

7/12/2021
On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Don Staruk, Editor of TCI Magazine to discuss how working TCI EXPO can lead to various connections and stories that become part of TCI Magazine! Don is the Staff Editor and Director of the TCI Magazine. He has been growing TCI Magzine by writing features, managing articles, recruiting writers, and so much more. Don has a passion for writing and an eye for detail that he uses every month as he and his team put together the magazine. In...

Duration:00:14:50

TCI EXPO 2021: A Planners Perspective with Diane Morgan

6/28/2021
In this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Diane Morgan former Director of Meetings at TCIA to discuss all things TCI EXPO. Over Diane’s tenure at TCIA, she has been responsible for pulling our tradeshow into the 21st century and helping us make it what it is today. Over the last 16 years, she has seen it all when it comes to TCI EXPO and is sharing behind-the-scenes information on what TCI EXPO is really like from the meeting planner perspective. Thank you, Diane, for all of the...

Duration:00:19:11

TCI EXPO 2021: Designing the Show with Kathleen Costello

6/28/2021
On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Kathleen Costello Manager or Marketing Graphics & Design at TCIA to discuss all things TCI EXPO. Kathleen has been a designer with TCIA for fifteen years. She works in the Marketing Department helping to create the branding/graphics/advertising/social/messaging for all TCIA's initiatives. Her favorite part of the year is TCI EXPO time, exciting and exhausting at once! She loves meeting the tree care professionals that make this industry so...

Duration:00:21:03

Making a Change with Kurt Stenberg

6/14/2021
In this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Kurt Stenberg owner of Cochrane Tree Care to discuss why he made the change from EMS to Arboriculture. Kurt is an arborist, photographer, social media ambassador and so much more. He is currently running his own small business after making the switch to tree care over three years ago. To check out Kurts's work or to just get in touch, you can check out his different Instagram...

Duration:00:49:28

Having an Escape Plan with Matthew Meckley

5/31/2021
On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Matthew Meckley trainer at The Academy, and Tchukki Andersen, Staff Arborist at TCIA, to discuss why having an escape plan is necessary as well as other safety topics. Matthew is a hazard tree feller and climber working out of Oregon. He has traveled working up and down the west coast working on fire prevention. Additionally, he works as a trainer for The Academy and runs his own crews. To check out Matthew's work, you can check out his...

Duration:00:59:30

2020 Chair's Award Recipient Kevin Caldwell

5/17/2021
On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Kevin Caldwell of Caldwell Tree Care to discuss his career, his service on the Board of Directors, and much more. Kevin is the president and owner of Caldwell Tree Care, located in Roswell, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1987 with a Bachelor’s in Political Science. After graduation he secured a position at TruGreen, beginning as a Residential Salesman. He went to work for ArborGuard in 1991 and while there he met...

Duration:00:42:37

2020 Pat Felix Volunteer of the Year Tim Bushnell

5/3/2021
On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Tim Bushnell of the Davey Tree Experts to discuss his career, his commitment to safety, and much more. Tim has been an ISA Certified Arborist since ‘92 and a TCIA CTSP since ‘09. He chaired the ANSI A300 Committee and participated as a voting member in current and previous ANSI Z133 revisions. Tim has been certified by Petzl America as a Competent Person regarding PPE, he is also a competent person in climbing/ rigging gear inspections to the...

Duration:00:49:06

Creating Company Culture with Jeff and Amy Grewe

4/19/2021
On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Jeff and Amy Grewe of Arbor Aesthetics to discuss all things company culture, as well as how their TCIA membership fits into their overall business strategy. Jeff and Amy own and operate Arbor Aesthetics Tree Service in Omaha, NE. In business since 2005, they earned Accreditation in 2020 after enjoying 200% growth since joining forces as business partners in 2015 (and also joining the TCIA!). Their full-service tree company boasts an...

Duration:00:50:17

Hazard Tree Felling in the Pacific Northwest with Matthew Meckley

4/5/2021
On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Matthew Meckley trainer at The Academy, and Tchukki Andersen, Staff Arborist at TCIA, to discuss Hazard Tree Felling in the Pacific Northwest. Matthew is a hazard tree feller and climber working out of Oregon. He has traveled working up and down the west coast working on fire prevention. Additionally, he works as a trainer for The Academy and runs his own crews. To check out Matthew's work, you can check out his Instagram @fmecky Our...

Duration:00:44:53

Building a Personal Board of Directors with Rebecca Johnson

3/22/2021
In this episode, we are joined by Rebecca Johnson of Arborholic, LLC, Kristy Hiller, Vice President of Administration at TCIA, and Amanda Gazlay, coordinator of Member Engagement at TCIA to discuss creating your own personal board of directors. Finding mentors and people to be on your board is not a one size fits all process, we dive into the various ways one can go about finding the right set of people. Rebecca is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist and...

Duration:00:47:16