Previous Experience & Qualifications
- Certification Liaison for the Ontario ISA Chapter February, 2009 to present
- Director on the ISA Ontario Board of Directors 2008 - 2011
- Canadian Representative for the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) International Test Committee from 2001 – 2007
- Instructor at Humber College – 2001 – 2006. Employed as instructor for climbing and rigging skills for the Arboriculture Apprenticeship program.
- Forestry Diploma – 1992 – 1994 – Sir Sandford Fleming College
- Urban Tree Maintenance Certificate – 1996 – Sir Sandford Fleming College
- Two day EUSA (Electrical Utility Safety Association) Training in 1996 on Electrical Awareness
- Completed the following ArborMaster Training modules: Climbing Skills Level I & II, Precision Felling Level I & II, Rigging Level I & II, Tree Dynamics & Structural Risk Assessment, Pruning, Cabling & Bracing, Emergency Response/Aerial Rescue.
- Member of the Project Steering Committee for Arborists Exemption Test Item Development Project for Humber College.
- Member, Certified Tree Worker Specialist and Evaluator with the ISA.
- Member of the ISA Ontario chapter Tree Climbing Committee (TCC) – 2001 – present
- 7 time ISA Ontario Tree Climbing Champion.
- Set up and safety inspection of gear at the ITCC in Baltimore, 2000 and Baltimore, 2001.
- First Aid / CPR Certified
- Employment history includes over 13 years of experience in the tree care industry, working with small and large companies throughout the Golden Horseshoe area.
- Ranked in the top 5 at the ITCC (International Tree Climbing Championship).
- Climbing Demonstrator for Ontario chapter of ISA Conference – Kitchener, 1999
- Presenter at multiple ISA and TCIA trade show events from 2003 to present.