tom ford

Assistant Instructor and Vegetation Management Safety Professional

Years of Experience: 23
Joined NATS: 2016
Where I'm From: Oregon
Why I love being a trainer: My best memories from childhood involve running in the forest and gardening with neighbors. While bouncing from one academic field to another, I took a summer job doing “Tree work” and never really was ever able to get away from it. So here we are, trying to help care for the urban forest that surrounds us, and on a good day climbing as much as possible.

  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Wildland Firefighter II, Faller C, GHR, OR
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessor Qualification
  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • EHAT and Aerial Rescue Train the Trainer
  • B.S. Conservation Ecology, Cook College, New Brunswick, NJ

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