tom ford

Assistant Instructor and Lead Safety Professional

Years of Experience: 35
Joined NATS: 2017
Credentials: ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Qualified in Tree Risk Assessment, NJ State Certified Tree Expert, Bachelor's Degree in Conservation Ecology/Forestry
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.