2012 Rider Gallery

A B C D E G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y
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Gary Abrojena

Gary Abrojena

ISA Certified Arborist and Owner of Evergreen Tree Care

Team Western Chapter Hometown: Antioch, CAWhy are you riding this year? Please join me in raising funds for tree research for the benefit of future generations! 585 miles across Oregon with great people to ride with! As iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another" - Proverbs 27:17"
Evergreen Tree Care

Team Western Chapter

Hometown: Antioch, CA

Why are you riding this year?
Please join me in raising funds for tree research for the benefit of future generations! 585 miles across Oregon with great people to ride with! As iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another" - Proverbs 27:17"

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Salvador E. Alemany

Salvador E. Alemany

Urban Forester

Hometown: McAllen, TXWhy are you riding the Tour this year?Science and technology transfer are crucial in my job, as an urban forester for the Texas Forest Service, delivering facts based on research effectively strengthen trust and respect from customers. Research is vital, and the foundation for technology transfer in order to increase arboricultural consciousness to every sector in society. Moreover cycling and trees are like “CHIPS AND SALSA” naturally inseparable; chip tortillas without salsa no way! and cycling without trees – out of the question! Unquestionably, supporting Tour des Trees is a natural approach to advance urban forestry and arboriculture.
Texas Forest Service

Hometown: McAllen, TX

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

Science and technology transfer are crucial in my job, as an urban forester for the Texas Forest Service, delivering facts based on research effectively strengthen trust and respect from customers. Research is vital, and the foundation for technology transfer in order to increase arboricultural consciousness to every sector in society. Moreover cycling and trees are like “CHIPS AND SALSA” naturally inseparable; chip tortillas without salsa no way! and cycling without trees – out of the question! Unquestionably, supporting Tour des Trees is a natural approach to advance urban forestry and arboriculture.

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Phil Allen

Phil Allen

Brigham Young University

Team Utah Hometown: Orem, UT Why are you riding this year? We all benefit from trees. This event is one way of paying them back.

Team Utah

Hometown: Orem, UT

Why are you riding this year?
We all benefit from trees. This event is one way of paying them back.

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Doug Anderson

Doug Anderson

Arborist, Anderson's Tree Care Specialists Inc.

TEAM WESTERN CHAPTERHometown: San Jose, CAWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?I love the Canadians who are such an integral part of organizing this years Tour. And…..trees are essential elements of our environment. They produce oxygen, store carbon, retain storm water, cool our cities (thereby reducing re-paving costs by tens of millions), and provide nourishment for the soul. They are irreplacable. They are part of the infrastructure in every community.

TEAM WESTERN CHAPTER

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I love the Canadians who are such an integral part of organizing this years Tour. And…..trees are essential elements of our environment. They produce oxygen, store carbon, retain storm water, cool our cities (thereby reducing re-paving costs by tens of millions), and provide nourishment for the soul. They are irreplacable. They are part of the infrastructure in every community.

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Tom Armstrong

Tom Armstrong

Arborist, Bartlett Tree Experts

TEAM MAC-ISA Hometown: Front Royal, VAWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?It allows me to spend a week with my tree family doing two things I truly love, riding my bike and preserving urban shade trees.

TEAM MAC-ISA

Hometown: Front Royal, VA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
It allows me to spend a week with my tree family doing two things I truly love, riding my bike and preserving urban shade trees.

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Kenny Askew

Kenny Askew

Contractor, Self-Employed

TEAM WESTERN CHAPTER Hometown: Friday Harbor, WAWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?For fun!

TEAM WESTERN CHAPTER

Hometown: Friday Harbor, WA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
For fun!

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Steven Asplundh

Steven Asplundh

Hometown: Bryn Athyn, PA Why are you riding this year? Great Ride!

Hometown: Bryn Athyn, PA

Why are you riding this year?
Great Ride!

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Jeremy Baker

Jeremy Baker

The Care of Trees

Team Davey/TCOT Hometown: Ashburn, VA Why are you riding the Tour this year? I love trees. I love bicycling. Why not put them both together and do some good for the community at the same time?!?   Rider Video

Team Davey/TCOT

Hometown: Ashburn, VA

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

I love trees. I love bicycling. Why not put them both together and do some good for the community at the same time?!? 

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Rider Video

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Harry Banker

Harry Banker

Retired

TEAM JERZY BOYZ Hometown: Lavallette, NJWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?Hi-tech told me to

TEAM JERZY BOYZ

Hometown: Lavallette, NJ

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Hi-tech told me to

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Julia Bartens

Julia Bartens

Researcher in Urban Forestry, UC Davis

TEAM WESTERN CHAPTER Hometown: Bad Salzdetfurth, DEWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?Trees provide more than we can ask for and they receive comparably little support and appreciation. It's exciting to raise fund to help change this and doing this by riding my bike in great company and beautiful scenery is the icing on the cake. I thouroughly enjoyed my first tour last year and am looking forward to seeing the friends I have made and experiencing every aspect of this wonderful event. 

TEAM WESTERN CHAPTER

Hometown: Bad Salzdetfurth, DE

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Trees provide more than we can ask for and they receive comparably little support and appreciation. It's exciting to raise fund to help change this and doing this by riding my bike in great company and beautiful scenery is the icing on the cake. I thouroughly enjoyed my first tour last year and am looking forward to seeing the friends I have made and experiencing every aspect of this wonderful event. 

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Josh Behounek

Josh Behounek

The Davey Tree Expert Company

Team Davey/TCOT Hometown: Columbia, MOWhy are you riding the Tour this year?To Do IT for the trees!

Team Davey/TCOT

Hometown: Columbia, MO

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

To Do IT for the trees!

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Phil Bennett

Phil Bennett

Arborist

Team PNW Hometown: Snoqualmie, WA Why are you riding the Tour this year? Trees make cities livable, and full of life. I want to support the sustained growth of trees in cities. I would like to see large, thriving specimen trees in cities throughout the West, which is one of the most tangible legacies I think we can leave for the future generations.
City of Snoqualmie

Team PNW

Hometown: Snoqualmie, WA

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

Trees make cities livable, and full of life. I want to support the sustained growth of trees in cities. I would like to see large, thriving specimen trees in cities throughout the West, which is one of the most tangible legacies I think we can leave for the future generations.

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Kristina Bezanson

Kristina Bezanson

Assistant Professor, Tidewater Community College

TEAM MAC-ISA Hometown: Virginia Beach, VAWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?This will be my third year riding to help raise awareness of the importance of trees and urban forestry and the connections trees have to make healthy communities for us to live in. I can’t imagine leaving my children a civilization to live in without trees. By supporting the Tree Fund to continue funding research and education about trees I hope we all can help make a difference.

TEAM MAC-ISA

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
This will be my third year riding to help raise awareness of the importance of trees and urban forestry and the connections trees have to make healthy communities for us to live in. I can’t imagine leaving my children a civilization to live in without trees. By supporting the Tree Fund to continue funding research and education about trees I hope we all can help make a difference.

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Brian Bishop

Brian Bishop

Bishop's Tree Service

TEAM WESTERN CHAPTERHometown: Encinitas, CAWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?Trees, people and bikes - my favorite things to spend a week with. People passionate about trees raising money for the fund which in small but incremental ways changes the way trees are cared for.

TEAM WESTERN CHAPTER

Hometown: Encinitas, CA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Trees, people and bikes - my favorite things to spend a week with. People passionate about trees raising money for the fund which in small but incremental ways changes the way trees are cared for.

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Jacques Brunswick

Jacques Brunswick

Theater Management

Hometown: Minneapolis, MNWhy are you riding this year? Louise and I are thrilled to be riding the Tour des Trees again!

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Why are you riding this year?
Louise and I are thrilled to be riding the Tour des Trees again!

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Greg Cadieux

Greg Cadieux

Senior Account Manager, Plastics Industry

Team Illinois Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL Why are you riding this year? Participating in a fundraising event like this provides everyone involved an opportunity to challenge themselves on a level that exceeds average expectations. We are the Super Heroes of the TREE Fund!  

Team Illinois

Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL

Why are you riding this year?
Participating in a fundraising event like this provides everyone involved an opportunity to challenge themselves on a level that exceeds average expectations. We are the Super Heroes of the TREE Fund!

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Greg Carver

Greg Carver

Hometown: Coppell, TX Why are you riding this year? Looking forward to the 2012 TDT.

Hometown: Coppell, TX

Why are you riding this year? Looking forward to the 2012 TDT.

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Mark Chisholm

Mark Chisholm

Arborist

Team STIHL Hometown: Freehold, NJQuote: Passing on your left...
Aspen Tree Expert Company

Team STIHL

Hometown: Freehold, NJ

Quote:
Passing on your left...

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Brandon Collier

Brandon Collier

Electrical Engineering Student

Team Collier Hometown: West Linn, OR Why are you riding this year? I ride with no saddle.

Team Collier

Hometown: West Linn, OR

Why are you riding this year?
I ride with no saddle.

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Janet Collier

Janet Collier

Pharmacist

Team Collier Hometown: West Linn, OR Why are you riding this year? Girls ride bigger gears.

Team Collier

Hometown: West Linn, OR

Why are you riding this year?
Girls ride bigger gears.

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Logan Collier

Logan Collier

Arborist

Team Collier Hometown: West Linn, OR Why are you riding this year? Ride for trees, ride for joy.

Team Collier

Hometown: West Linn, OR

Why are you riding this year?
Ride for trees, ride for joy.

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Quentin Collier

Quentin Collier

Student

Team Collier Hometown: West Linn, OR Why are you riding this year? Trees are so cool, I can't wait to ride in the shade.

Team Collier

Hometown: West Linn, OR

Why are you riding this year?
Trees are so cool, I can't wait to ride in the shade.

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Terrill Collier

Terrill Collier

Arborist

Team Collier Hometown: West Linn, OR Why are you riding this year? I ride to support two of my passions, trees and cycling. I am a veteran of 6 Tours and the Oregon.
Collier Arbor Care

Team Collier

Hometown: West Linn, OR

Why are you riding this year?
I ride to support two of my passions, trees and cycling. I am a veteran of 6 Tours and the Oregon.

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Michael Corrente

Michael Corrente

UNLV - Landscape Architecture and Planning Department

Team Spokesmen For Trees Hometown: Las Vegas, NVWhy are you riding the Tour this year?I am looking forward to this as a personal challenge and ready to enjoy the ride! 

Team Spokesmen For Trees

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

I am looking forward to this as a personal challenge and ready to enjoy the ride! 

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Kathleen Craig

Kathleen Craig

Ph.D. student, Mathematics

Hometown: Dallas, TX
Hometown: Dallas, TX

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Nathaniel Craig

Nathaniel Craig

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

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Mark Crane

Mark Crane

Consulting Arborist

Team Western Chapter Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA Why are you riding this year? For the absolute love and care of trees we ride.

Team Western Chapter

Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA

Why are you riding this year?

For the absolute love and care of trees we ride.

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Doreen Crenshaw

Doreen Crenshaw

Accountant, The Broadbent Company

TEAM INDIANA Hometown: Indianapolis, IN Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? To help spread TREE love.

TEAM INDIANA

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
To help spread TREE love.

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Ginny Crow

Ginny Crow

Hometown: Dallas, TX Why are you riding this year?

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Why are you riding this year?

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Maisy Crow

Maisy Crow

Hometown: Dallas, TX Why are you riding this year?

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Why are you riding this year?

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Shirley Crow

Shirley Crow

Hometown: Dallas, TXWhy are you riding this year? Look out Portland! The Crow/Craig Clan is about to descend upon you!

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Why are you riding this year?
Look out Portland! The Crow/Craig Clan is about to descend upon you!

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Stuart Crow

Stuart Crow

Hometown: Dallas, TXWhy are you riding this year?RideRideRide Rider Video
reTREEt America

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Why are you riding this year?
RideRideRide

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Rider Video

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Max Darrington

Max Darrington

Arborist

Team Utah Hometown: Spanish Fork, UT Why are you riding the Tour this year? Can't wait to RIDE RIDE RIDE for research.
Brigham Young University

Team Utah

Hometown: Spanish Fork, UT

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

Can't wait to RIDE RIDE RIDE for research.

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Scott Davis

Scott Davis

Public Works Director, Miami Shores Village

TEAM FLORIDA Hometown: Miramar, FL Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? This will be my second tour. As a Certified Arborist and Municipal Specialist I appreciate all of the benefits of the Urban Forest. The Tree Fund is the perfect place for my fund raising dollars because they promote research and education for the trees that I love. The Tour des Trees is a great opportunity to ride with a great bunch of people and the scenery is just fantastic.

TEAM FLORIDA

Hometown: Miramar, FL

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
This will be my second tour. As a Certified Arborist and Municipal Specialist I appreciate all of the benefits of the Urban Forest. The Tree Fund is the perfect place for my fund raising dollars because they promote research and education for the trees that I love. The Tour des Trees is a great opportunity to ride with a great bunch of people and the scenery is just fantastic.

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Louise Desjardins

Louise Desjardins

Yoga Teacher

Hometown: Minneapolis, MNWhy are you riding this year? I support tree research so much, this will be my eighth Tour des Trees.

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Why are you riding this year?
I support tree research so much, this will be my eighth Tour des Trees.

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Mary DiCarlo

Mary DiCarlo

Fund Development Specialist, TREE Fund

FUNDRAISER FOR TEAM TREE FUNDHometown: Glen Ellyn, IL Why are you fundraising to support the STIHL Tour des Trees? LIke any science, tree care poses new questions every day. There's no shortage of bright, dedicated scientists willing to tackle the problems. We're raising the money needed to put the researchers to work and to support the educators who will inspire the next generation of environmental scientists. And I can't wait to see Professor Pricklethorn's hometown!

FUNDRAISER FOR TEAM TREE FUND

Hometown: Glen Ellyn, IL

Why are you fundraising to support the STIHL Tour des Trees?
LIke any science, tree care poses new questions every day. There's no shortage of bright, dedicated scientists willing to tackle the problems. We're raising the money needed to put the researchers to work and to support the educators who will inspire the next generation of environmental scientists. And I can't wait to see Professor Pricklethorn's hometown!

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Aaron Dickinson

Aaron Dickinson

Arborist/ Territory Manager, Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements

TEAM NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER ISAHometown: Glastonbury, CTWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?A great cause and some of the greatest people on earth will be there!

TEAM NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER ISA

Hometown: Glastonbury, CT

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
A great cause and some of the greatest people on earth will be there!

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Duane Dickinson

Duane Dickinson

Team New England Hometown: West Rutland, VT Why are you riding this year? To support my life long passion to create healthy tree communities!
Central Vermont Public Service

Team New England

Hometown: West Rutland, VT

Why are you riding this year?
To support my life long passion to create healthy tree communities!

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Hallie Dozier

Hallie Dozier

Associate Professor, LSU AgCenter

Hometown: Baton Rouge, LAWhy are you fundraising to support the STIHL Tour des Trees?I cannot find a better way to show my personal and professional passion for trees. And what better way to enjoy our world than on a bicycle? And I keep thinking that this year I will figure out which came first for me, the bike or the tree?

Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

Why are you fundraising to support the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I cannot find a better way to show my personal and professional passion for trees. And what better way to enjoy our world than on a bicycle? And I keep thinking that this year I will figure out which came first for me, the bike or the tree?

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Doug Drysdale

Doug Drysdale

Qualilty Assurance - Credit Card team, USBank

TEAM WISCONSIN Hometown: Wauwatosa, WI Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? Great way to draw attention to the importance of Tree care.  

TEAM WISCONSIN

Hometown: Wauwatosa, WI

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Great way to draw attention to the importance of Tree care.  

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Chuck Dykes

Chuck Dykes

Team Western Chapter Hometown: Parkville, MOWhy are you riding this year? If a man does his best, what else is there?
Arbormetrics Solutions

Team Western Chapter

Hometown: Parkville, MO

Why are you riding this year?
If a man does his best, what else is there?

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Jon Elliott

Jon Elliott

Team Spokesmen For Trees Hometown: Denver, CO Why are you riding the Tour this year? It's a great ride for a good cause. The people you ride with and meet along the way makes the Tour.
Swingle Lawn Tree and Landscape Care

Team Spokesmen For Trees

Hometown: Denver, CO

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

It's a great ride for a good cause. The people you ride with and meet along the way makes the Tour.

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Justin Espy

Justin Espy

Field Testing Technician, STIHL Inc.

TEAM STIHL Hometown: Virginia Beach, VAWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?Riding in the tour is an excellent way to give back to an industry in which I am so passionate about. I am also very lucky to be sharing this experience with my coworkers on Team STIHL and friends I have made from last year's tour.

TEAM STIHL

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Riding in the tour is an excellent way to give back to an industry in which I am so passionate about. I am also very lucky to be sharing this experience with my coworkers on Team STIHL and friends I have made from last year's tour.

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Steve Geist

Steve Geist

Plant Pathologist, Swingle Lawn Tree and Landscape Care

TEAM SPOKESMEN FOR TREESHometown: Aurora, CO Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?Giving back to the tree care industry that has taken care of me for the past thirty years.

TEAM SPOKESMEN FOR TREES

Hometown: Aurora, CO

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Giving back to the tree care industry that has taken care of me for the past thirty years.

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Patrick George

Patrick George

Certified Arborist

Team Southern Chapter Hometown: Charlotte, NC Why are you riding this year? Helping trees outlive humans.

Team Southern Chapter

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Why are you riding this year?
Helping trees outlive humans.

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Al Gilens

Al Gilens

Photographer/writer

Hometown: Gladwyne, PAWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? To celebrate trees and the fact that I can still pedal a bike in my 80th year     

Hometown: Gladwyne, PA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
To celebrate trees and the fact that I can still pedal a bike in my 80th year     

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Kathy Gilmour

Kathy Gilmour

Hometown: Sterling Heights, MIWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? The trees, the people, and cycling!

Hometown: Sterling Heights, MI

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
The trees, the people, and cycling!

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Phil Graham

Phil Graham

Utility Arborist, BC Hydro

TEAM CANADA Hometown: Vernon, BC Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I first rode the Tour in 2003 as a bucket list item that combined my passion for riding and my passion for arboriculture. Now I'm hooked, and I look forward every year to the opportunity to raise more funds for TREE Research and to ride with some of the most amazing people I've ever met.

TEAM CANADA

Hometown: Vernon, BC

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I first rode the Tour in 2003 as a bucket list item that combined my passion for riding and my passion for arboriculture. Now I'm hooked, and I look forward every year to the opportunity to raise more funds for TREE Research and to ride with some of the most amazing people I've ever met.

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Christy Grimm

Christy Grimm

Project Manager

Team Grimm Hometown: Hood River, OR Why are you riding this year?  Someday, I want to be like my dad. For now I’m going to work to keep up with him on my bicycle. 

Team Grimm

Hometown: Hood River, OR

Why are you riding this year?

 

Someday, I want to be like my dad. For now I’m going to work to keep up with him on my bicycle.

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Michael Grimm

Michael Grimm

Owner

Team Grimm Hometown: Lafayette, NY Why are you riding the Tour this year? “Up the hill and into the wind with a smile!”
Michael Grimm Services, Inc.

Team Grimm

Hometown: Lafayette, NY

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

“Up the hill and into the wind with a smile!”

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John Harthoorn

John Harthoorn

Forester, Utility Lines Construction Services

TEAM HARTHOORNHometown: Watkins, IA Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?The cause is great! The ride is great! The people are great! And I like the challenge of raising the funds and doing the ride.

TEAM HARTHOORN

Hometown: Watkins, IA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
The cause is great! The ride is great! The people are great! And I like the challenge of raising the funds and doing the ride.

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Greg Hill

Greg Hill

Arborist

Team Canada Hometown: Milton, Ontario Why are you riding this year? Urban tree research is important but education and awareness is critical and there is no better way to do it all than to RIDE, RIDE, RIDE with the TREE family.

Team Canada

Hometown: Milton, Ontario

Why are you riding this year?

Urban tree research is important but education and awareness is critical and there is no better way to do it all than to RIDE, RIDE, RIDE with the TREE family.

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Mark Hilliard

Mark Hilliard

Salesperson, Blue Mountain Equipment

TEAM STIHLHometown: Tyler, TX Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? It helps to provide funds for research into helping trees grow better, grow faster and live longer. Another BIG part of this trip is teaching school age kids something positive about trees. They learn about Carbon Dioxide and Oxygen in the process. Can you say Photosynthesis?? Way to go kids, way to go!!!  

TEAM STIHL

Hometown: Tyler, TX

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
It helps to provide funds for research into helping trees grow better, grow faster and live longer. Another BIG part of this trip is teaching school age kids something positive about trees. They learn about Carbon Dioxide and Oxygen in the process. Can you say Photosynthesis?? Way to go kids, way to go!!!

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Garrett Hobbs

Garrett Hobbs

Student at Lindsey-Wilson College

Hometown: Crowley, TXWhy are you riding this year? I love to cycle! This is a great way to give back to the environment while doing something I love to do.

Hometown: Crowley, TX

Why are you riding this year?
I love to cycle! This is a great way to give back to the environment while doing something I love to do.

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Randy Hopp

Randy Hopp

Team Western ChapterHometown: Modesto, CAWhy are you riding the Tour this year?I am riding this year in remembrance of my wife, Sandy, who was my main support, from beginning to end, on the other two tours I was involved in.  

Team Western Chapter

Hometown: Modesto, CA

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

I am riding this year in remembrance of my wife, Sandy, who was my main support, from beginning to end, on the other two tours I was involved in. 

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Warren Hoselton

Warren Hoselton

Parks Supervisor, City of Toronto

TEAM CANADA Hometown: Toronto, ONWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?I am riding to help give back by infusing research, education, intelligence and professionalism into the tree care industry.

TEAM CANADA

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I am riding to help give back by infusing research, education, intelligence and professionalism into the tree care industry.

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Jeff Iles

Jeff Iles

Hometown: Ames, IAWhy are you riding the Tour this year?Clearly, TDT week is the best week of my entire year. Besides, I love the smell of bicycle chain lubricant in the morning! 
Iowa State University

Hometown: Ames, IA

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

Clearly, TDT week is the best week of my entire year. Besides, I love the smell of bicycle chain lubricant in the morning! 

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Neil Irvin

Neil Irvin

Casey Trees

Team MAC-ISA Hometown: Caselberry, FLWhy are you riding the Tour this year?Life is a garden!!! Dig it!

Team MAC-ISA

Hometown: Caselberry, FL

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

Life is a garden!!! Dig it!

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Scott Jamieson

Scott Jamieson

Vice President, Bartlett Tree Experts

Hometown: Arlington Heights, ILWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?The TREE FUND is one of the few organizations (The Briton Fund is another) that raises money for tree research and the Tour des Trees is our major fundraiser of the year. Trees make the places we all live more livable and research on trees is critical toward that end. The TREE Fund's research also supports the Safe Arborist Techniques Fund which is specially dedicated to saving the lives of arborists who work on trees high above the ground. I dedicate my ride and fundraising efforts to help keep those who work on trees for a living safe. Trees make our world a better place and we must continue Read More

Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
The TREE FUND is one of the few organizations (The Briton Fund is another) that raises money for tree research and the Tour des Trees is our major fundraiser of the year. Trees make the places we all live more livable and research on trees is critical toward that end. The TREE Fund's research also supports the Safe Arborist Techniques Fund which is specially dedicated to saving the lives of arborists who work on trees high above the ground. I dedicate my ride and fundraising efforts to help keep those who work on trees for a living safe. Trees make our world a better place and we must continue to find ways to help arborists stay safe while doing their life's work.

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Jason Jones

Jason Jones

Consulting Arborist

Team Spokesman for Trees Hometown: Carbondale, COWhy are you riding this year?I enjoy the camaraderie, friendships and experiences I gain riding the tour and look forward to this year’s ride.

Team Spokesman for Trees

Hometown: Carbondale, CO

Why are you riding this year?
I enjoy the camaraderie, friendships and experiences I gain riding the tour and look forward to this year’s ride.

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Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

Utility Arborist / Sales, ACRT Inc.

TEAM OHIO Hometown: Akron, OHWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? Urban forests add value to their communities in a number of ways that are very tangible (besides aesthetics). The TREE Fund supports research that will improve the urban forest as well scholarships for students in the field. As an arborist, this is one of the best things I could ask people to support.

TEAM OHIO

Hometown: Akron, OH

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Urban forests add value to their communities in a number of ways that are very tangible (besides aesthetics). The TREE Fund supports research that will improve the urban forest as well scholarships for students in the field. As an arborist, this is one of the best things I could ask people to support.

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Robert Jones

Robert Jones

Exports Shipping Clerk at STIHL, Inc.

Team STIHL Hometown: Virginia Beach, VAWhy are you riding this year? It’s an honor to represent STIHL Inc. in this event.
STIHL, Inc.

Team STIHL

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

Why are you riding this year?
It’s an honor to represent STIHL Inc. in this event.

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Carole Jordan

Carole Jordan

Hometown: Dallas, TXWhy are you riding this year?

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Why are you riding this year?

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Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan

Hometown: Dallas, TXWhy are you riding this year? Looking forward to seeing Oregon by bike.

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Why are you riding this year?
Looking forward to seeing Oregon by bike.

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Claire Jordan

Claire Jordan

Hometown: Dallas, TXWhy are you riding this year? Ride, Ride, Ride, Woman Alive!

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Why are you riding this year?
Ride, Ride, Ride, Woman Alive!

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Dana Karcher

Dana Karcher

Team Davey/TCOT Hometown:Bakersfield, CAWhy are you riding the Tour this year?The Tour des Trees is a great way to give back to an industry that gives so much to our communities through arboriculture!
The Davey Tree Expert Company

Team Davey/TCOT

Hometown:Bakersfield, CA

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

The Tour des Trees is a great way to give back to an industry that gives so much to our communities through arboriculture!

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Chuck Kellen

Chuck Kellen

Field Testing Technician, STIHL, Inc.

TEAM STIHL Hometown: Virginia Beach, VAWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? It's all about the trees!

TEAM STIHL

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
It's all about the trees!

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John Kirchner

John Kirchner

City Forester

Team Illinois Hometown: Chicago, ILWhy are you riding the Tour this year?Ride! Ride! Ride!
City of Chicago

Team Illinois

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

Ride! Ride! Ride!

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Andy Kittsley

Andy Kittsley

Urban Forester, City of Orlando

TEAM FLORIDA Hometown: Clermont, FL Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?Tree research is critical to our urban forests. I ride - we all ride - to raise the money to help fund this research.

TEAM FLORIDA

Hometown: Clermont, FL

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Tree research is critical to our urban forests. I ride - we all ride - to raise the money to help fund this research.

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Tammy Kovar

Tammy Kovar

Biologist/Arborist

Team Florida Hometown: Lakewood Ranch, FL Why are you riding this year? As an arborist I feel it is my responsibility to draw attention to the benefits of trees and tree research.

Team Florida

Hometown: Lakewood Ranch, FL

Why are you riding this year?
As an arborist I feel it is my responsibility to draw attention to the benefits of trees and tree research.

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Joe Lentz

Joe Lentz

Vegetation Management, Arborchem Products

Hometown: Easton, PAWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? As an Arborist I believe the Tour des Trees is a great cause, as a cyclist, I believe this event promotes both mental and phyisical well being.

Hometown: Easton, PA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
As an Arborist I believe the Tour des Trees is a great cause, as a cyclist, I believe this event promotes both mental and phyisical well being.

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Sharon Lynn-Weese

Sharon Lynn-Weese

Team CanadaHometown: Coubourg, ONWhy are you riding this year? I’m an avid cyclist and a passionate gardener (having a landscape diploma). Riding a bicycle through communities planting trees, educating people about the importance of trees for our very existence, and teaching how trees can enhance our landscape is a cause very close to my heart.
Northumberland Family Respite Services Inc.

Team Canada

Hometown: Coubourg, ON

Why are you riding this year?
I’m an avid cyclist and a passionate gardener (having a landscape diploma). Riding a bicycle through communities planting trees, educating people about the importance of trees for our very existence, and teaching how trees can enhance our landscape is a cause very close to my heart.

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Dick Maloney

Dick Maloney

Arborist

Team Jerzy Boyz Hometown: Liberty Corner, NJWhy are you riding the Tour this year?Plant Trees, ride bikes…it’s cool. 
Tamke Tree Experts

Team Jerzy Boyz

Hometown: Liberty Corner, NJ

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

Plant Trees, ride bikes…it’s cool. 

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Mike Matthews

Mike Matthews

Team Jerzy Boyz Hometown: Sea Girt, NJ Why are you riding the Tour this year? It's not a mistake that it's called a tree of life.

Team Jerzy Boyz

Hometown: Sea Girt, NJ

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

It's not a mistake that it's called a tree of life.

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Jefferey May

Jefferey May

Hometown: Greenville, TX

Hometown: Greenville, TX

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Jenna May

Jenna May

Hometown: Greenville, TX

Hometown: Greenville, TX

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Jack McCabe

Jack McCabe

Team Davey/TCOT Hometown: Atascadero, CA Why are you riding this year? People are healthier, wealthier and more happy when they live among large, well maintained trees. The research funded as a result of the STIHL Tour des Trees gives people better information to grow safe, healthy trees in their communities.
The Davey Tree Expert Company

Team Davey/TCOT

Hometown: Atascadero, CA

Why are you riding this year?
People are healthier, wealthier and more happy when they live among large, well maintained trees. The research funded as a result of the STIHL Tour des Trees gives people better information to grow safe, healthy trees in their communities.

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Grady McGahan

Grady McGahan

Executive Director

Hometown: Dallas, TXWhy are you riding this year? The Tour des Trees has truly changed my life. I would not be the person I am today had I not become involved in it four years ago. My community, my cycling ability, and my love of trees has grown exponentially from my exposure to the group.
reTREEt America

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Why are you riding this year?
The Tour des Trees has truly changed my life. I would not be the person I am today had I not become involved in it four years ago. My community, my cycling ability, and my love of trees has grown exponentially from my exposure to the group.

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Jason McKinley

Jason McKinley

Photographer

Hometown: Stanford, KY Why are you riding this year? Wind is fuel…breathe to ride.

Hometown: Stanford, KY

Why are you riding this year?
Wind is fuel…breathe to ride.

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Shirl McMayon

Shirl McMayon

Team Utah Hometown: Park City, UTWhy are you riding the Tour this year?As a TdT rider, it’s two birds with one stone – riding my bike and helping to benefit the urban forest!
Swaner EcoCenter

Team Utah

Hometown: Park City, UT

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

As a TdT rider, it’s two birds with one stone – riding my bike and helping to benefit the urban forest!

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John McNeil

John McNeil

Urban Forester

Team Canada Hometown: Burlington, ONWhy are you riding this year? May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face.

Team Canada

Hometown: Burlington, ON

Why are you riding this year?
May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face.

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John Misemer

John Misemer

Owner

Team Western Chapter Hometown: Goleta, CA Why are you riding this year? Go Team Cali!
A&J Tree

Team Western Chapter

Hometown: Goleta, CA

Why are you riding this year?
Go Team Cali!

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Michael Neal

Michael Neal

Manager of Forestry APS

Hometown: Glendale, AZWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?This will be my second full tour. The Oregon Tour was, to say the least, intense! This year promises to be all downhill compared to last year. The ride for me is all about the cause: rasing money for tree research and scholarships for the next generation of arborists. Plus I really want to ride with Randy Miller.

Hometown: Glendale, AZ

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
This will be my second full tour. The Oregon Tour was, to say the least, intense! This year promises to be all downhill compared to last year. The ride for me is all about the cause: rasing money for tree research and scholarships for the next generation of arborists. Plus I really want to ride with Randy Miller.

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Todd Nedorostek

Todd Nedorostek

Arborist

Team Davey/TCOT Hometown: Alexandria, VAWhy are you riding this year? The Tour allows me to focus on two passions I have in life, riding and spreading the message of how important trees are to our environment. Rider Video
The Davey Tree Expert Company

Team Davey/TCOT

Hometown: Alexandria, VA

Why are you riding this year?
The Tour allows me to focus on two passions I have in life, riding and spreading the message of how important trees are to our environment.

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Brian Noyes

Brian Noyes

Team STIHL Hometown:North Stonington, CTQuote: I am looking forward to ride Mt. Hood and Hood River.

Team STIHL

Hometown:North Stonington, CT

Quote:
I am looking forward to ride Mt. Hood and Hood River.

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Jimmy Olsen

Jimmy Olsen

Hometown: Dallas, TXWhy are you riding this year? I'm here for support.

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Why are you riding this year?
I'm here for support.

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Tom Ordway

Tom Ordway

Forester, Duke Energy

TEAM INDIANA Hometown: Indianapolis, IN Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? Love to ride for a great cause.

TEAM INDIANA

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Love to ride for a great cause.

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Charles Owen

Charles Owen

Horticulturist

Team Ohio Hometown: Parma Hts, OHWhy are you riding the Tour this year?Looking forward to the challenges and the opportunity to talk trees.

Team Ohio

Hometown: Parma Hts, OH

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

Looking forward to the challenges and the opportunity to talk trees.

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Steve Parker

Steve Parker

Team MAC-ISA Hometown: Townson, MD Why are you riding the Tour this year? For the past eight years, I leaf out and return to my Tree Family, I will be once again whole. 
Howard County Government

Team MAC-ISA

Hometown: Townson, MD

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

For the past eight years, I leaf out and return to my Tree Family, I will be once again whole. 

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Dan Patterson

Dan Patterson

Investor

Hometown: Dallas, TX Why are you riding this year? Friendship, fitness and seeing a new part of the country up close and personal.

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Why are you riding this year?
Friendship, fitness and seeing a new part of the country up close and personal.

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Susan Paul

Susan Paul

Reference Librarian, Lorain County Community College

TEAM OHIO Hometown: Aurora, OH Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I thoroughly enjoying riding to benefit tree research and I enjoy the Tour des Trees riders.

TEAM OHIO

Hometown: Aurora, OH

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I thoroughly enjoying riding to benefit tree research and I enjoy the Tour des Trees riders.

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Frazer Pehmoeller

Frazer Pehmoeller

Arborist, Bartlett Tree Experts

Hometown: Poughquag, NY Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? The Tree Fund is an important way for all professional in the Tree Care industry to give back to the next generation the knowledge and tools to be safe and scientifically accurate when maintaining preserving our nations trees

Hometown: Poughquag, NY

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
The Tree Fund is an important way for all professional in the Tree Care industry to give back to the next generation the knowledge and tools to be safe and scientifically accurate when maintaining preserving our nations trees

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Ward Peterson

Ward Peterson

Arborist, Davey Resource Group

TEAM OHIOHometown: Aurora, OHWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?Trees and Bikes make a great combination, I want to support both.

TEAM OHIO

Hometown: Aurora, OH

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Trees and Bikes make a great combination, I want to support both.

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Jeff Picher

Jeff Picher

Territory Manager, Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements

TEAM JERZY BOYZ Hometown: Branchville, NJ Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?  As a representative for Rainbow Scientific Advancements, I understand and support the need for research and the development of improved and safer products for the tree care industry. This will be my 5th year in the TDT and can’t wait to reunite with my fellow riders to explore new places and make new friends.

TEAM JERZY BOYZ

Hometown: Branchville, NJ

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
 As a representative for Rainbow Scientific Advancements, I understand and support the need for research and the development of improved and safer products for the tree care industry. This will be my 5th year in the TDT and can’t wait to reunite with my fellow riders to explore new places and make new friends.

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Pam Pinkley

Pam Pinkley

Office Manager, Interstate Batteries of Fox River Valley, Inc.

Team Illinois Hometown: Crystal Lake, ILWhy are you riding this year?Cyclists from all walks of life come together to combine their love of the ride with the challenge of the event…all to support a great cause. I'm proud to participate!

Team Illinois

Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL

Why are you riding this year?
Cyclists from all walks of life come together to combine their love of the ride with the challenge of the event…all to support a great cause. I'm proud to participate!

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Professor Elwood Pricklethorn

Professor Elwood Pricklethorn

Certifiable Arborifessor

TEAM CANADA Hometown: Toronto, ON Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? To spread the word that the trees that we see are much more than just trees, you see.

TEAM CANADA

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
To spread the word that the trees that we see are much more than just trees, you see.

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Dick Rideout

Dick Rideout

Urban Forestry Policy Advisor, Wisconsin DNR

TEAM WISCONSIN Hometown: Madison, WI Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I love trees, I love cycling and I love cycling with Tree People - It's the perfect combination. This year's tour begins my second decade of riding to raise funds for urban tree research and education and to endow the Bob Skiera Memorial Fund. And I plan to continue to Ride On past 80, just like Al Gilens!

TEAM WISCONSIN

Hometown: Madison, WI

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I love trees, I love cycling and I love cycling with Tree People - It's the perfect combination. This year's tour begins my second decade of riding to raise funds for urban tree research and education and to endow the Bob Skiera Memorial Fund. And I plan to continue to Ride On past 80, just like Al Gilens!

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Don Roppolo

Don Roppolo

Arborist, Davey Tree

Hometown: Pleasant Prarie, WIWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?I'm riding to give back to a great cause that I was fortunate enough to receive a grant from when I was in school. I want to do what I can to help others learn more and find new information to share with the profession especially information that can help save lives!

Hometown: Pleasant Prarie, WI

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I'm riding to give back to a great cause that I was fortunate enough to receive a grant from when I was in school. I want to do what I can to help others learn more and find new information to share with the profession especially information that can help save lives!

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Peter Roy

Peter Roy

Utility Manager, Lucas Tree Experts

TEAM NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER ISA Hometown: S. Paris, ME Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? To support the TREE Fund and to educate people along the way about trees. What better way to spend a week riding your bike and raising money for a great cause.

TEAM NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER ISA

Hometown: S. Paris, ME

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
To support the TREE Fund and to educate people along the way about trees. What better way to spend a week riding your bike and raising money for a great cause.

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Peter Sanford

Peter Sanford

Social Worker

Hometown: Dallas, PA  Why are you riding this year? Because I live to ride, ride to live!

Hometown: Dallas, PA 

Why are you riding this year?
Because I live to ride, ride to live!

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John Saylor

John Saylor

Municipal Arborist

Hometown: Lexington, KY Why are you riding this year? I look forward to riding in the STIHL Tour des Trees each year. It gives me a great opportunity to support tree research and give back to the profession that has provided for me, my family and my community over my career.

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Why are you riding this year?
I look forward to riding in the STIHL Tour des Trees each year. It gives me a great opportunity to support tree research and give back to the profession that has provided for me, my family and my community over my career.

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Courtney Schumm

Courtney Schumm

Arborist

Team Ohio Hometown: Akron, OHWhy are you riding this year? 2012's epic cycling tour is not only a great way to highlight the importance of urban forestry and raise money for the TREE Fund, but also promote the health and dedication of our industry professionals through cycling some of Oregon's most challenging terrain.
City of Aurora, OH

Team Ohio

Hometown: Akron, OH

Why are you riding this year?
2012's epic cycling tour is not only a great way to highlight the importance of urban forestry and raise money for the TREE Fund, but also promote the health and dedication of our industry professionals through cycling some of Oregon's most challenging terrain.

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Paul Sellers

Paul Sellers

Senior Arborist, NSTAR

TEAM NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER ISA Hometown: West Falmouth, MAWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?This has been a great challenge, both physically and professionally. It's provided me with an opportunity to ride with great people and spread the word of arboriculture!

TEAM NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER ISA

Hometown: West Falmouth, MA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
This has been a great challenge, both physically and professionally. It's provided me with an opportunity to ride with great people and spread the word of arboriculture!

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Jim Skiera

Jim Skiera

Executive Director

Team Wisconsin 2012 Hometown: Milwaukee, WI Why are you riding this year? It's a pleasure to be riding in the Tour. The research funded to date helps increase the longevity of urban trees and improves the quality of life for people in cities around the world.
International Society of Arboriculture

Team Wisconsin 2012

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Why are you riding this year?

It's a pleasure to be riding in the Tour. The research funded to date helps increase the longevity of urban trees and improves the quality of life for people in cities around the world.

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Mike Skivington

Mike Skivington

Retired Arborist, Lewis Tree Service

Hometown: Scottsville, NYWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?I'm riding on behalf of Lewis Tree Service to support and promote The TREE Fund.

Hometown: Scottsville, NY

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I'm riding on behalf of Lewis Tree Service to support and promote The TREE Fund.

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Pete Smith

Pete Smith

Urban Forester, Texas A&M Forest Service

TEAM TEXASHometown: Bryan, TXWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?The Tour Des Trees is a great way to reach my professional and personal goals: to raise awareness of the value of trees and the need for tree research while touring a new part of the world on my bike!

TEAM TEXAS

Hometown: Bryan, TX

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
The Tour Des Trees is a great way to reach my professional and personal goals: to raise awareness of the value of trees and the need for tree research while touring a new part of the world on my bike!

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Bill Spiewak

Bill Spiewak

Consulting Arborist, Bill Spiewak & Associates Consulting Arborists

Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? After returning last year, after six years of rest, I recalled the incredible experience of the Tour des Trees. People across the country are charged up by trees and we get the opportunity to bring our energy to them and their communities, places that I have never seen. The camaraderie of the riders, the fitness challenge, the back roads tour of a small section of our country, and the inspiring benefit to trees, make this an extraordinary event; One that I do not want to miss, provided I am up for the challenge...and I am.

Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
After returning last year, after six years of rest, I recalled the incredible experience of the Tour des Trees. People across the country are charged up by trees and we get the opportunity to bring our energy to them and their communities, places that I have never seen. The camaraderie of the riders, the fitness challenge, the back roads tour of a small section of our country, and the inspiring benefit to trees, make this an extraordinary event; One that I do not want to miss, provided I am up for the challenge...and I am.

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Dave Staats

Dave Staats

Supervisor Parks & Forestry, City Of Upper Arlington

TEAM OHIO Hometown: Columbus, OHWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?I rode last year for the first time. It was a great experience. Sharing our knowledge, planting trees and riding bikes. What could be better.

TEAM OHIO

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I rode last year for the first time. It was a great experience. Sharing our knowledge, planting trees and riding bikes. What could be better.

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Tim Sullivan

Tim Sullivan

Hometown: San Antonio, TXWhy are you riding this year? Could be the best ride ever and there have been some very special rides to date.

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Why are you riding this year?
Could be the best ride ever and there have been some very special rides to date.

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Steve Tabler

Steve Tabler

Respiratory Therapist, Willis Knighton Medical Center

Hometown: Shreveport, LA Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I came on the Tour des Trees last year because I had had a blast riding bikes with folks who were going. This year I'm also going because I found out that the TREE Fund does a lot of good in the country. Although not in the tree business myself, rubbing shoulders with such a great bunch of arborists has instilled a love of nature and conservation. So there you go.

Hometown: Shreveport, LA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I came on the Tour des Trees last year because I had had a blast riding bikes with folks who were going. This year I'm also going because I found out that the TREE Fund does a lot of good in the country. Although not in the tree business myself, rubbing shoulders with such a great bunch of arborists has instilled a love of nature and conservation. So there you go.

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Gloria Thibodeau

Gloria Thibodeau

Team Canada Hometown: Toronto, ON Why are you riding this year? A tree that stands alone, a thing of beauty; a tree that stands in the forest….our future!
Scotiabank

Team Canada

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Why are you riding this year?

A tree that stands alone, a thing of beauty; a tree that stands in the forest….our future!

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Ben Tresselt, III

Ben Tresselt, III

Senior Director of TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association / Arborist / Business Owner)

Hometown: Lancaster, PA> Why are you riding this year? Looking forward to this Tour!

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

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Why are you riding this year?
Looking forward to this Tour!

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Sara Turner

Sara Turner

Team MAC-ISA Hometown: Washington, DCWhy are you riding the Tour this year?Looking forward to my first Tour ride and connecting with others passionate about trees. 
Casey Trees

Team MAC-ISA

Hometown: Washington, DC

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

Looking forward to my first Tour ride and connecting with others passionate about trees. 

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James Urbanowsky

James Urbanowsky

Team Canada Hometown: Fredericton, NB Why are you riding the Tour this year? The Tour is an awesome way to combine public outreach, exercise and the love of trees. 
NB Power

Team Canada

Hometown: Fredericton, NB

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

The Tour is an awesome way to combine public outreach, exercise and the love of trees. 

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Sam Van Maanen

Sam Van Maanen

Sales

Team Vermeer Hometown: Pella, IA Why are you riding this year? Great people, great cause, great ride…
Vermeer

Team Vermeer

Hometown: Pella, IA

Why are you riding this year?
Great people, great cause, great ride…

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Craig Webb

Craig Webb

Hometown: Auckland, NZWhy are you riding the Tour this year?When I told my wife that I was planning on doing this she said ‘at least your mid-life crisis isn’t about a sports car or an affair'. I didn’t know that those were options, but I am really glad that I chose to do this because it gets me back on a bike. 

Hometown: Auckland, NZ

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

When I told my wife that I was planning on doing this she said ‘at least your mid-life crisis isn’t about a sports car or an affair'. I didn’t know that those were options, but I am really glad that I chose to do this because it gets me back on a bike. 

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Derrick Wells

Derrick Wells

Arborist Representative, Bartlett Tree Experts

Hometown: Hampton, SCWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?Another week of cycling big miles with gear heads and tree huggers? I just don't have it in me to say no!

Hometown: Hampton, SC

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Another week of cycling big miles with gear heads and tree huggers? I just don't have it in me to say no!

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Kristin Wild

Kristin Wild

Corporate Communications, Asplundh Tree Expert Co.

Hometown: Lansdale, PAWhy are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?I believe in supporting the TREE Fund's mission and if I can be away from my computer for a week, exploring some of North America's back roads and communities with my tree-loving, cycling buddies, all the better! The Tour is also a personal fitness challenge that I look forward to each year!

Hometown: Lansdale, PA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I believe in supporting the TREE Fund's mission and if I can be away from my computer for a week, exploring some of North America's back roads and communities with my tree-loving, cycling buddies, all the better! The Tour is also a personal fitness challenge that I look forward to each year!

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Robert Williams

Robert Williams

Consulting Arborist

Team PNW Hometown: La Conner, WAWhy are you riding this year?As I sat musing there came a voice… Hey you, listen, trees have been taking care of us for tens of thousands of years, yet we are still figuring out how to take care of them. Wake up! More learning, better care. No question…so get on yer bike.

Team PNW

Hometown: La Conner, WA

Why are you riding this year?
As I sat musing there came a voice… Hey you, listen, trees have been taking care of us for tens of thousands of years, yet we are still figuring out how to take care of them. Wake up! More learning, better care. No question…so get on yer bike.

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Mark Younger

Mark Younger

Arborist

Team Illinois Hometown: Barrington, ILWhy are you riding the Tour this year?I'm looking forward to representing Team Illinois for the third year in a row to help reach our 2012 goal to raise funds for tree research and education. 
City of Evanston

Team Illinois

Hometown: Barrington, IL

Why are you riding the Tour this year?

I'm looking forward to representing Team Illinois for the third year in a row to help reach our 2012 goal to raise funds for tree research and education. 

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