TRENTON THOMAS

Owner/Operator, Climber

ISA Certified Arborist, MA-0668A

 

Trenton is a Loudoun County native, raised on Taylorstown Mountain, he still makes his home here in addition to his business being based in the Village of Lucketts (just north of Leesburg). Trenton has been an avid tree climber since his first job working for a tree company during his summer breaks from school. An ISA Certified Arborist, he takes pride in his work and in the safety and training of his crew. He can usually be found out with crew everyday rather than sitting in the office; he prefers to be “in the trees”.

In addition to being the primary climber for Arbor Artist, Trenton shares his expertise within the tree care industry at local, national and international tree climbing competitions. Once a competitor himself, he now acts as a judge and gear inspector. Trenton is a strong believer in giving back to his local community by providing education on proper tree care and sharing his knowledge first hand. He has led several projects with local Eagle Scouts, provided insight into planning and preservation for local historical sites, and encourages children to get up ‘in the trees’ like they never have before by hosting a Kid’s Climb.

When Trenton is not ‘up a tree’ you can find him riding around the Loudoun countryside on his Harley Davidson.

GARY BLANK

Climber, Crew Lead

ISA Certified Arborist, MA-5712A

 

Gary Blank is originally from Illinois and landed here in Virginia when his wife transferred to the area for work. His former career was as a Network Administrator in IT (another escapee, see Christine below) and he has been with Arbor Artist for four years now. 

His hard work and dedication show everyday. Gary has grown with us from a groundsman to a climber and is now our Crew Lead and just recently passed his ISA Tree Risk Assessment class in addition to being an ISA Certified Arborist. He continues to learn more about arboriculture with each new job we do and loves being outside.

Always on the go, Gary enjoys speed skating as a hobby despite a physical setback from the sport about a year ago. He is getting his skating legs back and hopes to be competing again soon. When not in a tree or on the ice you can find him cheering his wife, Cindy, on at local horse events.

PETER DEAHL

Consultant, Residential Sales

ISA Certified Arborist, MA-0074

 

Peter Deahl has been consulting for Arbor Artist for almost a decade. Peter is an ISA Certified Arborist and Master Gardener and has been caring for trees for over 30 years. Originally from Illinois, he has dedicated his career to ornamental trees and shrubs. Peter’s attention to detail and artistic approach to the aesthetic beauty of trees and shrubs makes him a perfect addition to our family. 

Peter enjoys sharing his knowledge with everyone and contributes to the Master Gardener Programs in Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William & Fauquier Counties in addition to teaching at MAC-ISA events and seminars, NVCC and anywhere else people will listen to him. 

When not busy consulting with our clients about their tree service needs, Peter can be found behind a pair of binoculars looking for rare species of birds.

 

CHRISTINE HUSEMAN

Operations Manager

 

Christine Huseman comes to us from her previous career in IT Staffing & Recruiting and is a long time friend of the Thomas family. Christine is the voice you hear when you call and manages all aspects of  our office including keeping Wyatt (pictured here) company. She has been with Arbor Artist for three years.

Christine brings with her a passion for nature and all living things. Raised in New Jersey, she transplanted here to the outskirts of western Prince William County almost 25 years ago. She recently earned her certification as a Master Gardener for PWC and is working towards her next industry certification.

A die-hard baseball fan and avid gardener & hiker, you can find Christine outside! The question is, where: her backyard garden, the Shenandoah Mountains, Yankee Stadium or volunteering with MGPW or FOHA!!

DEAN MASSEY

 Consultant, Commercial & Residential Sales

ISA Certified Arborist, MA-0236A

 

Dean Massey has been working in the field of arboriculture for over 30 years and brings a wealth of experience to our family.  He started out as climber and groundsman and worked his way up to managing crews as a foreman before moving into the sales arena. Having been 'in the trees' himself, combined with his knowledge and practical experience; he can provide our clients with a thorough and detailed explanation of our services as they pertain to their trees individual needs. 

Raised in Northern Virginia, Dean's work and family have kept him in this area since high school. He has been consulting for Arbor Artist for three years. His longevity here has given him a great respect and understanding of our environment and its long term impact on the trees. 

Based on his history here, Dean is a die-hard Redskins fan. He even had an opportunity out of high school to work within the Redskins organization and will be happy to share many great tales with you.