Michael graduated with a Bachelors degree from Denison University in May of 2000. Michael is employed full time with the City of Columbus Fire Department as a firefighter and paramedic at Station 18. Michael resides in the Powell area with his wife Aileen and daughter Evie. When he is not spending time with his family or at work Michael enjoys rock climbing, a good book, or anything outdoors!
Dave graduated with a Bachelors degree from Penn State University in May of 2003. Dave is employed full time with the City of Columbus Fire Department as a Lieutenant. Dave resides in the Powell area with his wife Aleah, daughter Layla, and sons Cael and Cade. When he is not spending time with his family or at work Dave enjoys golfing, movies, and time with friends.
Evan graduated from Westerville North High School in 2002. Evan has lived out west while competing in snowboarding for 4 years. While there, Evan became a journeyman in the operating engineers union, specializing in heavy equipment operation. Evan currently holds his paramedic, firefighter and rescue technician certifications. Evan and his wife, Jenn, reside in Upper Arlington with their daughter Etta and their dog. Evan enjoys snowboarding, going to new restaurants and doing anything outside.
Nate studied forestry at Hocking College in 2001. Nate also has a biology degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Nate lives in Columbus with his wife, Katie, their two kids: Micah & Eliza, and a lizard. In Nate's spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, rock climbing, biking, hiking, and working on his house. Nate cannot overstate the importance of trees. "...they cool our cities, enhance our properties, and give us countless other necessary resources. Our lives are intertwined with trees and I enjoy being on the front lines of protecting and managing them for our benefit."
Zack enlisted in the U.S. Army following graduation from high school, and spent 4 years as a U.S. Army Ranger. He deployed 3 times to Afghanistan and Iraq, and thoroughly enjoyed his time in service. Zack currently is studying Forestry at The Ohio State University, with a speciality in Forest Ecosystem Management. In his off time, Zack enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling to anywhere that has mountains.
Brian served one tour in Iraq in his 6 years in the United States Army as a combat medic. Brian has been employed by the City of Columbus Fire Department for the past 4 years as a firefighter and paramedic at Station 7. When Brian's not spending time with his wife, Kassie, and their three dogs he enjoys doing anything outside especially hunting and fishing.
James is a 2011 graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Landscape Horticulture. Along with being an ISA Arborist and climber James has skills as a mechanic and welder. When not working James enjoys time with friends and family, the outdoors, and video games.
Jarrod graduated with a Bachelors degree in Marketing from Franklin University. He was born and raised in Westerville, Ohio, but finished his last two years of high school in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Jarrod lives in Worthington, Ohio along with his wife Sarah and two boys: Griffin and Dawson. Jarrod loves spending time with his family, particularly, in an outdoor setting. He really enjoys the annual boat trip with his extended family. His personal hobbies include: exercise, boating, golfing, and poker.
Ellie graduated from Westerville North High School and attended Ohio University. Ellie has a very tight knit family that loves spending time together and supporting each other. She is especially proud of her brothers success with his band as is he of her success in the tree care industry. She loves finding new things to explore and anything outdoors, shooting, hunting, fishing, biking, climbing, hiking...anything! Ellie is also an accomplished woodworker and blacksmith.
Aaron graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Akron in 2000. Aaron has been employed with the City of Columbus Fire Department since July of 2000 as a paramedic Captain. Aaron and his wife, Kristy, live with their three kids: Nicholas, Claire, and Brooke in Westerville. Aaron is an avid sports fan and enjoys following the Cleveland Browns and The Ohio State Buckeyes.
Jack graduated with a Bachelors degree from Kent State University in Human Development and Family Studies. While at Kent State, Jack was a 3 year letter winner on the Golden Flashes wrestling team. Jack has been employed with the City of Columbus Fire Department for the past 10 years as a firefighter, paramedic, and hazmat tech. Jack resides in Westerville with his wife, Tara, and their four sons: JT, Kelley, Luke, and Mack. In his free time, Jack enjoys exercising, camping, traveling and working for the Joseph Tree.
Originally from Indiana, Nate moved to central Ohio for a job with the Columbus Fire Department in 2003. Nate is currently assigned to Station 17 as a fire fighter and paramedic. He is also a member of Dive and Rescue Team (DART). When not at work Nate enjoys time with friends and family as well as traveling and photography.
Doug has been employed as a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Washington Township fire department for 18 years. Doug resides in Logan where he enjoys spending time with his kids. Doug loves pretty much anything outdoors: camping, hunting, fishing...he even teaches scuba diving.
Scott is a 2008 graduate of Hilliard Davidson High School. He serves our country as a member of the Army National Guard and spent a year abroad in Afghanistan. When Scott is not climbing trees for Joseph Tree he enjoys spending time with family, shooting, fishing and playing soccer as much as possible.
Evan grew up with his 5 siblings on a dairy farm in Bellville, Ohio. Evan graduated from Clear Fork High School in 2008. Prior to joining Joseph Tree, Evan was fighting forest fires in Alaska. Evan enjoys rock climbing, traveling, and white water rafting.
A graduate of Sylvania Southview High School in 1987 Matt Joined the Columbus Fire Department in 1996 after spending a few years pole vaulting for The Ohio State University. Matt is currently assigned to Engine 14 on the city's south end and lives his life by that station's Elvis inspired motto of taking care of business.
Jon graduated from Sidney High School in 2003. Jon is employed by the City of Columbus Fire Department as a firefighter at Station 13. Jon resides in Marysville with his wife, Kristine, and their daughters Zoey and Brynlee. In Jon's spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, and working in his garage.