Our Team

Meet Our Team…

Ed Carpenter

President & Lead Instructor

Ed has been a part of the NATS team since 2005.  He is an ISA Certified Arborist.  He has been in the Industry for over 25 years.  He was a part of the NATS Instructor Intensive Training in 2005, 2009, 2015, and Vitality Summit in 2016.

Phillip Kelley

Lead Instructor & Operations Manager

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Phillip has been a part of the NATS team since 2009.  He is an ISA Certified Arborist, Certified Instructor for Tree Worker/Climber specialist, Aerial Rescue Technician, Line clearance tree trimmer, Electrical Hazard Awareness, Aerial Lift Specialist, Hazard Tree Assessment, Tree Dynamics and Integrated Risk Assessor, Advanced Chainsaw Safety Cutting & Felling Techniques.   He has been in the Industry for over 25 years.  He was a part of the NATS Instructor Intensive Training in 2009, 2015, Chainsaw Train the Trainer in 2014, and Vitality Summit in 2016.

Warren Williams

Instructor

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Warren has been a part of the NATS team since the beginning.  He is an ISA Certified Arborist & Climber Specialist SO-1500AT, TCIA Certified Safety Professional, and NSC Certified First Aid/CPR Trainer.   He has been in the Industry for over 24 years.  He was a part of the NATS Instructor Intensive Training in 2005, 2009, and 2015.

Mike Dirksen

Instructor

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Mike has been a part of the NATS team since 2005.  He is an ISA Certified Arborist IL-0018A, and Certified OSHA 30 hour.  He has been in the Industry for over 35 years.  He was a part of the NATS Instructor Intensive Training in 2005.

Sam Kezar

Instructor

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Sam has been a part of the NATS team since 2007. He is an ISA Certified Master Arborist MW 4503B, TCIA CTSP #192, Tree Appraisal Group Qualified Tree Appraiser, and Certified OSHA 30 hour.  He has been in the Industry for over 10 years.  He was a part of the NATS Instructor Intensive Training in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2015.

Tony Tresselt

Instructor

Tony has been a part of the NATS team since 2008.  He is an ISA Certified Arborist PD 0635AT and TCIA CTSP #55.  He is second generation in the Industry and grew up around it all and has been full time since 1993 with a break for college.  He was a part of the NATS Instructor Intensive Training in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015, and Vitality Summit in 2016.

Glen Wilson

Instructor

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Glen has been a part of the NATS team since 2008.  He is an ISA Certified Arborist, Tree Risk Assessment Qualification, Louisiana State Licensed Arborist, NREMT Paramedic, and NSC Certified First Aid/CPR Instructor.  He has been in the Industry for over 35 years.  He was a part of the NATS Instructor Intensive Training in 2008, 2009, and 2011.

Glenn Peroni

Instructor

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Rick Denbeau

Instructor

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Travis Morales

Instructor

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Travis has been a part of the NATS team since 2015.  He was a part of the NATS Instructor Intensive Training in 2015, and Vitality Summit in 2016.

Axel Avilia

Instructor

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Axel has been a part of the NATS team since 2015.  He is an ISA Certified Arborist, Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist, Tree Risk Assessment Qualification and Certified OSHA 30 hour.  He has been in the Industry for 10 years.  He was a part of the NATS Instructor Intensive Training in 2015, and Vitality Summit in 2016.

Lucas Drews

Instructor

Lucas has been a part of the NATS team since early 2016.  He is an ISA Certified Arborist.  He has been in the Industry for 17 years.  He was a part of the NATS Chainsaw Train the Trainer in 2016.

Matthew Reynolds

Instructor

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Matthew has been a part of the NATS team since early 2016.  He is an ISA Certified Arborist and a CT Licensed Arborist.  He has been in the Industry for 12 years.  He was a part of the NATS Chainsaw Train the Trainer in 2016.

Travis Ewing

Instructor

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Michael (House) Tain

Instructor

Michael (House) Tain has been employed in the tree industry for 25 years, working in both the private and public sectors. Along the way he has performed as a climbing arborist, choker setter, consultant, feller, rigger, writer, splicer, and contract climber/instructor. In an effort to learn more about how emergency medical care might be applied in the tree care industry House became a certified NREMT-B (National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Basic) and WEMT (Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician) in 2008. This experience inspired him to pursue an Associate’s Degree of Nursing from Midway University; and he became a Registered Nurse in 2012. He has since worked exclusively as an Emergency Room Nurse in both accredited trauma centers and in a contract traveling nurse capacity, while continuing to be employed in tree care operations on a contract basis.

Ted Harbout

Instructor

Odis Sisk

Instructor

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