Crew Leader/CTSP Profiles

CTSP Has Jarrod Schiltz’s Back

As manager of operations for Minnesota Valley Tree Service, a 27-year TCIA member company based in Granite Falls, Minnesota, Jarrod Schiltz oversees three crews in the high-stakes business of line clearance, a job he has held for almost 17 years. “I’m big on safety, and when people see that I take safety seriously, I think […]

For Louise Levy, Part of CTSP Is Paying It Forward with Safety

With TCIA’s record of helping companies create and maintain a safety culture, Louise Levy, owner and operator of Levy Tree Care, LLC, an 11-year TCIA member company based in Duluth, Minnesota, knew earning her Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) credential was the way to go. “My company started small and will likely stay small,” she […]

CTSP Helps Advance Doug Muth’s Training Skills

Doug Muth, owner of the newly established DJM Tree, LLC, based in Media, Pennsylvania, says he took valuable lessons away from his Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) training. “The main benefit for me was learning how the information is absorbed – through auditory, visual or hands-on training – and identifying how individual tree workers are […]

CTSP Training Motivates Brandy Brown to Find Creative Solutions

”You have to really understand how people learn and how important that is when you are teaching safety material,” says Brandy Brown, co-owner with her husband, Dustin, of Blue River Forestry & Tree Care in Boulder County, Colorado. That is why Brown, director of operations for the 25-employee company, which she says is well known […]

Truetimber Academy Director Jeff Inman Finds High Value in the CTSP Program

In 2017, when Scott Turner, owner of Truetimber Arborists, Inc., in Richmond, Virginia, saw a need in the industry for formalized training, the company formed its own three-year trade school – Truetimber Academy. Today, Jeffrey S. Inman, Jr., Truetimber Academy director and the company’s risk performance manager, has found lessons from TCIA’s Certified Treecare Safety […]

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