We pride ourselves on our team of professionals who have a true passion for trees. We make sure all our crew are armed with the knowledge, skills and equipment needed to do the job right and keep safe. All of our crew are offered opportunities to further their growth and earn certifications in their field and are sent to the TCIA Exposition – the worlds largest tree care expo, each year.
On the job learning opportunities are many and include an education in Plant Health Care, Arboriculture and a working knowledge of power tools, trucks and heavy equipment. We take advantage of inclement weather days to further our crews knowledge with our library of educational materials, books, video’s and on-line activities in our shop.
Mandatory weekly safety sessions ensure we keep current with the latest industry updates, standards and practices and keep both ourselves and our clients safe. You will never see one of our crew on a job site, in a tree without proper safety gear. We work in an industry that constantly updates tools and practices and we strive to continually keep abreast of those standards.
We are always on the look-out for good employees. If you are someone who cares for our environment, has a true passion for trees, wants a great work environment with benefits and think you can do this job, give us a call or scroll to fill out the form at the bottom of this page. We’d love to talk.
Joe Hendrickson – CEO
ISA Certified Arborist – MW 0261A
CTSP – Certified Treecare Safety Professional
Kansas Certified Arborist
Roles: CEO, Strategic Development, Sales & Customer Relations
Professional Arborist,Tree Inventories, Consulting
Started the company in 1985
Attended TCIA Tree Care Conference 2000
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 2016
Attended TCIA Winter Management Conference -2007, 2008,
2012, 2013, 2014 & 2016. CTSP – Since – 2010
Matt Schettler – Arborist
Matt was recently promoted to Arborist.
Matt is an experienced climber and bucket truck operator.
He attended TCIA 2015, 2016. & 2017 Courses include:
Root Rot,Really, Arborist Safety Update,Winning in Poker and in Tree Care,
Estimating Decay in Trees, Giving Trees a Little Support,
The Art and Science of Practical Rigging, Climbing Rigging and Precision Saw Handling
I think you can tell (next to his wife) who Matt’s best friend is!
Denise Dobson – Office Manager
Certified Public Accountant
Denise has an incredibly handsome husband and 3 really cool adult size kids
With HTC since 2010
Sebastian Paris – Consulting Arborist / Operations Manager
Sebastian comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and a strong background in Arboriculture.
With over 15 years of experience, he became a Certified Arborist while living in Australia in 2008.
Sebastian is shown here with a Resistograph, one of many tools he often utilizes.
The Resistograph detects decay and cavities in the tree and allows the arborist to estimate tree stability and longevity.
He and his wife, Keisha share a love of music, picnics and enjoy taking roadtrips.
Sebastian joined HTC and attended TCIA Expo 2016 & 2017
Jody Maddox – Arborist Assistant / Crew Forman
Jody has been working in Arboriculture since 2013, He appreciates and respects hard work and practices and encourages team building. He enjoys spending his time in the garden, working out and encouraging good health and wellness as evidenced by his time exploring new vegan recipes in the kitchen. Jody attended TCIA Exp in 2017
Dereck Higgins– Arborist – Joined our company in 2017. He is an amazing equipment operator and loves the tree care industry. He joined at at TCIA EXPO in 2017
Cameron Jones – Arborist Assistant – Cameron is an Arborist II and has been climbing professionally for two years now. His love for the industry is easily seen by his big smile when he comes into work.
Kristian Michael Schultz – Certified Tree Care Safety Professional, Consulting Arborist – Helps out with our training and vists a few times a year.
Kristian has been working in the field of Arboriculture since 1990 and with HTC both full-time and as a consultant since 2014. Kristian is well known in the industry and his expertise includes instructional climbing, safety techniques, professional skills, and general arborist techniques. He has won numerous climbing competitions and consults for a variety of companies and organizations lending his invaluable expertise to keep us safe and in the know on the most cutting edge arboriculture technology today.
Billie Routh – Billie has a strong background in plant healthcare with over 10 years of tree care experience. Attended ISA regional conferences in 2018 and 2018.
Brian Frew – Brian is a head Arborist on one of our crews. He has had a passion for trees for a long time. Watching Brian work in a tree often gets wonderful comments that are called or texted in to the office.
Josh Pashos – Josh is a head Arborist and has been climbing professionally for over five years now. His expertise in pruning and performing work out of our Spider lift is very impressive.