2014 Rider Gallery

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Katie Askew

Katie Askew

Massage therapist

TEAM WESTERN CHAPTERHometown: Friday Harbor, WA Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees? West Coast Arborist asked me to support the men and women who are working hard to bring awareness to the life of trees.

TEAM WESTERN CHAPTER

Hometown: Friday Harbor, WA

Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees?
West Coast Arborist asked me to support the men and women who are working hard to bring awareness to the life of trees.

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Harry Banker

Harry Banker

Retired

TEAM JERZY BOYZHometown: Lavallette, NJ Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? Hi-tech threatened me

TEAM JERZY BOYZ

Hometown: Lavallette, NJ

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

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Edward Bartell

Edward Bartell

Urban Forester and Naturalist

TEAM WISCONSINHometown: Mount Horeb, WI Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? To support tree research that will help sustain public and private trees in urban forests and foster awareness of the benefits that those trees provide.

TEAM WISCONSIN

Hometown: Mount Horeb, WI

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
To support tree research that will help sustain public and private trees in urban forests and foster awareness of the benefits that those trees provide.

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John Bertelson

John Bertelson

Retired

Hometown: Iola, WI Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees? I want to help the ride as it goes through my town of Iola in Wisconsin. I will be helping only on Thursday when Thom will be out at the farm for that nights dinner.

Hometown: Iola, WI

Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I want to help the ride as it goes through my town of Iola in Wisconsin. I will be helping only on Thursday when Thom will be out at the farm for that nights dinner.

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Janet Bornancin

Janet Bornancin

Foundation President/CEO

TEAM TREE FUNDHometown: Naperville, IL Why are you fundraising for the STIHL Tour des Trees? Trees clean our air and waterways. Trees are beautiful. Trees are part of our whole ecosystem. Trees are taken for granted. The education and research funding provided by the TREE Fund is critical to our urban forest. Healthy trees are rooted in research. Our children and grandchildren will benefit tomorrow from the trees we keep healthy today. Please help me keep trees healthy and the tree canopies of our communities expanding.

TEAM TREE FUND

Hometown: Naperville, IL

Why are you fundraising for the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Trees clean our air and waterways. Trees are beautiful. Trees are part of our whole ecosystem. Trees are taken for granted. The education and research funding provided by the TREE Fund is critical to our urban forest. Healthy trees are rooted in research. Our children and grandchildren will benefit tomorrow from the trees we keep healthy today. Please help me keep trees healthy and the tree canopies of our communities expanding.

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Lori Brockelbank

Lori Brockelbank

Arborist

TEAM NEW YORKHometown: Sinclairville, NY Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? Friends, cycling and most of all to make my small contribution to tree research and education so my boys will have trees in their future.

TEAM NEW YORK

Hometown: Sinclairville, NY

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Friends, cycling and most of all to make my small contribution to tree research and education so my boys will have trees in their future.

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Beth Buchanan

Beth Buchanan

Nearly totally retired, Davey Tree

TEAM OHIOHometown: Mantua, OH Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? Trees and cycling - two of my favorite things!

TEAM OHIO

Hometown: Mantua, OH

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Trees and cycling - two of my favorite things!

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Paul Buck

Paul Buck

City Forester

TEAM MINNESOTAHometown: Maple Grove, MN Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? This event combines two of my passions into a great fundraiser! And having just turned 50, there's no time like the present to make new memories and friends with similar vocations.

TEAM MINNESOTA

Hometown: Maple Grove, MN

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
This event combines two of my passions into a great fundraiser! And having just turned 50, there's no time like the present to make new memories and friends with similar vocations.

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Steve Carini

Steve Carini

Dentist

TEAM WISCONSINHometown: Milwaukee, WI Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? Bob Skiera was my brother-in-law. He was my mentor as far as trees go. I live, think, dream, and love trees.

TEAM WISCONSIN

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Bob Skiera was my brother-in-law. He was my mentor as far as trees go. I live, think, dream, and love trees.

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Todd Case

Todd Case

Equipment Sales

TEAM ILLINOISHometown: Elk Grove Village, IL Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? To help raise awareness about trees and the proper care in the profession in which I work in.

TEAM ILLINOIS

Hometown: Elk Grove Village, IL

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
To help raise awareness about trees and the proper care in the profession in which I work in.

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David Crary

David Crary

President HindSite Software

TEAM MINNESOTAHometown: Saint Paul, MN Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? Looks like a great ride for an excellent cause.

TEAM MINNESOTA

Hometown: Saint Paul, MN

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Looks like a great ride for an excellent cause.

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Doreen Crenshaw

Doreen Crenshaw

Accountant

TEAM INDIANAHometown: Indianapolis, IN Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? For the trees, the exhilaration and the camaraderie

TEAM INDIANA

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
For the trees, the exhilaration and the camaraderie

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Scott Davis

Scott Davis

Public Works Director

TEAM FLORIDAHometown: Miramar, FL Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? As Public Works Director for a small municipality, I am responsible for our Urban forest. The Tree Fund provides exceptional educational and research opportunities that will help to improve our urban trees.

TEAM FLORIDA

Hometown: Miramar, FL

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
As Public Works Director for a small municipality, I am responsible for our Urban forest. The Tree Fund provides exceptional educational and research opportunities that will help to improve our urban trees.

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Mary DiCarlo

Mary DiCarlo

Manager, Development & Communications

TEAM TREE FUNDHometown: Glen Ellyn, IL Why are you fundraising for the STIHL Tour des Trees? Wisconsin’s full of my favorite things: cherries, cheese, trees and, come July, the cyclists of the STIHL Tour des Trees. I can’t wait!

TEAM TREE FUND

Hometown: Glen Ellyn, IL

Why are you fundraising for the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Wisconsin’s full of my favorite things: cherries, cheese, trees and, come July, the cyclists of the STIHL Tour des Trees. I can’t wait!

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Aaron Dickinson

Aaron Dickinson

Arborist

TEAM NEW ENGLAND CHAPTERHometown: South Burlington, VT Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I am riding for my 3rd consecutive year, the people you meet become family that you can't wait to see each year. The Tour is our excuse to get together, see beautiful places, support the communities, educate them about trees and benefit the TREE Fund.

TEAM NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER

Hometown: South Burlington, VT

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I am riding for my 3rd consecutive year, the people you meet become family that you can't wait to see each year. The Tour is our excuse to get together, see beautiful places, support the communities, educate them about trees and benefit the TREE Fund.

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Hallie Dozier

Hallie Dozier

Professor

TEAM SOUTHERN CHAPTERHometown: Baton Rouge, LA Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I just have to ride.

TEAM SOUTHERN CHAPTER

Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I just have to ride.

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Doug Drysdale

Doug Drysdale

Banking

TEAM WISCONSINHometown: Wauwatosa, WI Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? We all benefit from what Trees give back to us. This is a great opportunity to promote Trees and all the positive benefits they provide.

TEAM WISCONSIN

Hometown: Wauwatosa, WI

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
We all benefit from what Trees give back to us. This is a great opportunity to promote Trees and all the positive benefits they provide.

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Jeff Edgar

Jeff Edgar

Co-owner of a tree nursery

TEAM WISCONSINHometown: Manitowoc, WI Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I've always wanted to ride in the tour. When it's going to be coming right through my area and with my love for trees, I can't pass the opportunity by to put my two passions together.

TEAM WISCONSIN

Hometown: Manitowoc, WI

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I've always wanted to ride in the tour. When it's going to be coming right through my area and with my love for trees, I can't pass the opportunity by to put my two passions together.

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Justin Espy

Justin Espy

Field Testing Technician

TEAM STIHLHometown: Virginia Beach, VA Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? My Commitment to education and Trees.

TEAM STIHL

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
My Commitment to education and Trees.

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Jarod Faas

Jarod Faas

Arborist

TEAM UWSP ALUMNIHometown: Gaffney, SC Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I believe trees are a misunderstood resource. The TREE Fund is key in educating the public about the importance of trees in the urban landscape.

TEAM UWSP ALUMNI

Hometown: Gaffney, SC

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I believe trees are a misunderstood resource. The TREE Fund is key in educating the public about the importance of trees in the urban landscape.

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Michael Frankhauser

Michael Frankhauser

Wise guy

TEAM OHIOHometown: Galloway, OH Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I rode last year not knowing what to expect, and I walked away with a bunch of new friends, tons more knowledge about trees, and it only cost me a week of my life and a really sore rear end. It was a terrific experience!... the friends and knowledge part.

TEAM OHIO

Hometown: Galloway, OH

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I rode last year not knowing what to expect, and I walked away with a bunch of new friends, tons more knowledge about trees, and it only cost me a week of my life and a really sore rear end. It was a terrific experience!... the friends and knowledge part.

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Susan Gaulke

Susan Gaulke

Medical Claims Auditor

TEAM WISCONSINHometown: Waukesha, WI Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? In honor of my Dad Bob Skiera. To help promote the need for Urban Forestry education in order that Urban Municipalities can learn the importance of budgeting for tree plantings in urban settings. Imagine a city without any trees!!! Urban Forestry education helps municipalities understand that trees not only provide shade they have a very positive psychological impact on the members and visitors of their communities.

TEAM WISCONSIN

Hometown: Waukesha, WI

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
In honor of my Dad Bob Skiera. To help promote the need for Urban Forestry education in order that Urban Municipalities can learn the importance of budgeting for tree plantings in urban settings. Imagine a city without any trees!!! Urban Forestry education helps municipalities understand that trees not only provide shade they have a very positive psychological impact on the members and visitors of their communities.

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Steve Geist

Steve Geist

Senior Consulting Arborist

TEAM SPOKESMEN FOR TREESHometown: Aurora, CO Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? Riding and raising money for the TREE Fund is one of the ways I have to give back to the field of arboriculture.

TEAM SPOKESMEN FOR TREES

Hometown: Aurora, CO

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Riding and raising money for the TREE Fund is one of the ways I have to give back to the field of arboriculture.

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Kathy Gilmour

Kathy Gilmour

Horticulture

TEAM MICHIGANHometown: Sterling Heights, MI Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I'm riding for the trees, the cycling, and to spend time with my TREE Family!

TEAM MICHIGAN

Hometown: Sterling Heights, MI

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I'm riding for the trees, the cycling, and to spend time with my TREE Family!

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Lillian Gorden

Lillian Gorden

Substitute teacher

Hometown: West Brookfield, MA Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? My husbands' work has always been to protect trees, and I share his passion for the environment, and preserving our natural and urban landscapes. By participating in the Tour, I am contributing to this effort by increasing funding for tree research, while also setting personal goals to ride further than I did last year. The people you meet along the way are an added bonus.

Hometown: West Brookfield, MA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
My husbands' work has always been to protect trees, and I share his passion for the environment, and preserving our natural and urban landscapes. By participating in the Tour, I am contributing to this effort by increasing funding for tree research, while also setting personal goals to ride further than I did last year. The people you meet along the way are an added bonus.

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Robert Gorden

Robert Gorden

Director of Urban Forestry

Hometown: West Brookfield, MA Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I have made a career of saving urban forests from destruction due to invasive pests. My passion to continue this work, spread the word, and educate the public combines with the personal challenges that the tour ride presents.

Hometown: West Brookfield, MA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I have made a career of saving urban forests from destruction due to invasive pests. My passion to continue this work, spread the word, and educate the public combines with the personal challenges that the tour ride presents.

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Phil Graham

Phil Graham

Utility Arborist

TEAM PNW-ISAHometown: Vernon, BC Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? After I rode my first Tour in 2003 I was hooked. It is the best combination of good riding, a great cause, and fantastic people to be found just about anywhere.

TEAM PNW-ISA

Hometown: Vernon, BC

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
After I rode my first Tour in 2003 I was hooked. It is the best combination of good riding, a great cause, and fantastic people to be found just about anywhere.

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Ben Gura

Ben Gura

Utility Arborist

TEAM WISCONSINHometown: Oconomowoc, WI Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? To raise awareness of the importance trees and how they benefit communities.

TEAM WISCONSIN

Hometown: Oconomowoc, WI

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
To raise awareness of the importance trees and how they benefit communities.

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Amy Harris

Amy Harris

Home Care Business Owner

TEAM ARBOR DAYHometown: Lincoln, NE Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I love to bike and think there are few more beautiful places than the Wisconsin countryside. My husband and I are looking forward to this fun adventure together.

TEAM ARBOR DAY

Hometown: Lincoln, NE

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I love to bike and think there are few more beautiful places than the Wisconsin countryside. My husband and I are looking forward to this fun adventure together.

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Matt Harris

Matt Harris

Management

TEAM ARBOR DAYHometown: Lincoln, NE Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I've heard for years that I need to ride in Tour des Trees. Everyone who has participated raves about the experience. It's a great way to see the country and to build relationships with others who are passionate about tree planting and care. I can't wait.

TEAM ARBOR DAY

Hometown: Lincoln, NE

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I've heard for years that I need to ride in Tour des Trees. Everyone who has participated raves about the experience. It's a great way to see the country and to build relationships with others who are passionate about tree planting and care. I can't wait.

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John Harthoorn

John Harthoorn

Utility Forester

TEAM HARTHOORNHometown: Watkins, IA Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I'm addicted to bikes and I'm hooked on trees.

TEAM HARTHOORN

Hometown: Watkins, IA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I'm addicted to bikes and I'm hooked on trees.

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Maggie Harthoorn

Maggie Harthoorn

Student in forestry

TEAM HARTHOORNHometown: Watkins, IA Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? In 2010 the tour introduced me to the idea of studying urban forestry at Iowa State University. Now I cannot imagine a summer without the tree family!

TEAM HARTHOORN

Hometown: Watkins, IA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
In 2010 the tour introduced me to the idea of studying urban forestry at Iowa State University. Now I cannot imagine a summer without the tree family!

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John Hendricksen

John Hendricksen

Consultant

TEAM ILLINOISHometown: Santa Fe, NM Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? For the friendship

TEAM ILLINOIS

Hometown: Santa Fe, NM

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
For the friendship

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Mark Hilliard

Mark Hilliard

Sales

TEAM STIHLHometown: Tyler, TX Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? Trees are a valuable renewable resource. At minimum they provide oxygen for us to breathe, shade to help keep us cool and beauty to make us smile!! Let's work together to help their growth, health and long life!!

TEAM STIHL

Hometown: Tyler, TX

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Trees are a valuable renewable resource. At minimum they provide oxygen for us to breathe, shade to help keep us cool and beauty to make us smile!! Let's work together to help their growth, health and long life!!

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Warren Hoselton

Warren Hoselton

Parks Supervisor

TEAM CANADAHometown: Richmond Hill, ON Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? The Thorn will be on fire!!

TEAM CANADA

Hometown: Richmond Hill, ON

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
The Thorn will be on fire!!

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Jeff Iles

Jeff Iles

University professor

TEAM MIDWESTERN CHAPTERHometown: Ames, IA Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I enjoy the physical challenge, beautiful scenery, and spirit of camaraderie among fellow cyclists and arboriculture professionals.

TEAM MIDWESTERN CHAPTER

Hometown: Ames, IA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I enjoy the physical challenge, beautiful scenery, and spirit of camaraderie among fellow cyclists and arboriculture professionals.

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Scott Jamieson

Scott Jamieson

Vice President Bartlett Tree Experts

TEAM ILLINOISHometown: Arlington Heights, IL Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? To raise money for research helping to promote tree care and safe work practices for teammates in our industry.

TEAM ILLINOIS

Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
To raise money for research helping to promote tree care and safe work practices for teammates in our industry.

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Karen Jenkins

Karen Jenkins

Urban Forestry

TEAM SOUTHERN CHAPTERHometown: Savannah, GA Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? The TREE Fund supports great research on urban trees and I want to support their efforts. Also, I like to ride my bike and can't wait to see more of Wisconsin.

TEAM SOUTHERN CHAPTER

Hometown: Savannah, GA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
The TREE Fund supports great research on urban trees and I want to support their efforts. Also, I like to ride my bike and can't wait to see more of Wisconsin.

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Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

Arborist

TEAM WISCONSINHometown: Holmen, WI Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? To become more involved and support my industry.

TEAM WISCONSIN

Hometown: Holmen, WI

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
To become more involved and support my industry.

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Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

Arborist/Sales

TEAM OHIOHometown: Hudson, OH Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? The TREE Fund is a great organization the funds research that will benefit more people than any charitable organization out there. The value urban forests provide is dramatic, and received by absolutely everyone.

TEAM OHIO

Hometown: Hudson, OH

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
The TREE Fund is a great organization the funds research that will benefit more people than any charitable organization out there. The value urban forests provide is dramatic, and received by absolutely everyone.

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Robert Jones

Robert Jones

Shipping Clerk

TEAM STIHLHometown: Virginia Beach, VA Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I ride for education, and why we cannot live without trees.

TEAM STIHL

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I ride for education, and why we cannot live without trees.

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Dean Kahl

Dean Kahl

Municipal Forester

TEAM WISCONSINHometown: Madison, WI Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I like trees, I like bikes, why not?

TEAM WISCONSIN

Hometown: Madison, WI

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I like trees, I like bikes, why not?

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Amelia Kegel

Amelia Kegel

Mechanical Support

TEAM TREE FUNDHometown: Hales Corners, WI Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees? Wheel & Sprocket is your mechanical support team for the tour. We will be setting up each morning and following the route along the way offering bike repair and bike merchandise for those in need. Stop over to our tent and say hi!

TEAM TREE FUND

Hometown: Hales Corners, WI

Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Wheel & Sprocket is your mechanical support team for the tour. We will be setting up each morning and following the route along the way offering bike repair and bike merchandise for those in need. Stop over to our tent and say hi!

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Julian Kegel

Julian Kegel

Mechanical Support

TEAM TREE FUNDHometown: Hales Corners, WI Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees? Wheel & Sprocket is your mechanical support team for the tour. We will be setting up each morning and following the route along the way offering bike repair and bike merchandise for those in need. Stop over to our tent and say hi!

TEAM TREE FUND

Hometown: Hales Corners, WI

Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Wheel & Sprocket is your mechanical support team for the tour. We will be setting up each morning and following the route along the way offering bike repair and bike merchandise for those in need. Stop over to our tent and say hi!

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Chuck Kellen

Chuck Kellen

Engineering

TEAM STIHLHometown: Virginia Beach, VA Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? To help raise money for tree research and get inspired by amazing people!

TEAM STIHL

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
To help raise money for tree research and get inspired by amazing people!

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Andy Kittsley

Andy Kittsley

Urban Forester

TEAM FLORIDAHometown: Clermont, FL Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? My participation, and all the other riders' participation, in the STdT is a very small way to help trees survive - the same trees that help us survive. B'sides - we look good in bike shorts.

TEAM FLORIDA

Hometown: Clermont, FL

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
My participation, and all the other riders' participation, in the STdT is a very small way to help trees survive - the same trees that help us survive. B'sides - we look good in bike shorts.

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Andrew Koeser

Andrew Koeser

Assistant Professor

TEAM FLORIDAHometown: Apollo Beach, FL Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I have always wanted to ride in the tour. While in school, I never had the time or means to travel to the tour. Finally graduated and at the University of Florida, I was excited to see this tour went by my home town on Lake Michigan (Two Rivers).

TEAM FLORIDA

Hometown: Apollo Beach, FL

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I have always wanted to ride in the tour. While in school, I never had the time or means to travel to the tour. Finally graduated and at the University of Florida, I was excited to see this tour went by my home town on Lake Michigan (Two Rivers).

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Amy Kraak

Amy Kraak

Student

TEAM ILLINOISHometown: Arlington Heights, IL Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I enjoy the riders, and have a good time on the tour. Also I think it's important to educate the younger generations about trees.

TEAM ILLINOIS

Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I enjoy the riders, and have a good time on the tour. Also I think it's important to educate the younger generations about trees.

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Thom Kraak

Thom Kraak

Entrepreneur

Hometown: Brussels, WI Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees? For the enjoyment of the ride, the people, and the trees.

Hometown: Brussels, WI

Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees?
For the enjoyment of the ride, the people, and the trees.

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Cathie Lavis

Cathie Lavis

Associate Professor

Hometown: Manhattan, KS Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees? Network and see new places

Hometown: Manhattan, KS

Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Network and see new places

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Joe Lentz

Joe Lentz

Vegetation Management Specialist

Hometown: Easton, PA Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? The Tour des Trees is an outstanding event with a group of professionals who are dedicated to their mental and physical well being as well as the benefits TREES have in our society.

Hometown: Easton, PA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
The Tour des Trees is an outstanding event with a group of professionals who are dedicated to their mental and physical well being as well as the benefits TREES have in our society.

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Dick Maloney

Dick Maloney

Arborist

TEAM JERZY BOYZHometown: Villas, NJ Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? Bikes and trees..... part of the solution.

TEAM JERZY BOYZ

Hometown: Villas, NJ

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Bikes and trees..... part of the solution.

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Jeanette Martin

Jeanette Martin

Freelance Photographer

TEAM CANADAHometown: Toronto, ON Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees? I love cycling, photography and nature. What better way to bring those things together than on the Tour des Trees!

TEAM CANADA

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I love cycling, photography and nature. What better way to bring those things together than on the Tour des Trees!

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Matthew McKernan

Matthew McKernan

Student

Hometown: Wichita, KS Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees? Luggage Manager

Hometown: Wichita, KS

Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Luggage Manager

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Jeff McMullen

Jeff McMullen

Manager

TEAM OHIOHometown: Middletown, OH Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? Trees, cycling with friends and a week in Wisconsin.

TEAM OHIO

Hometown: Middletown, OH

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Trees, cycling with friends and a week in Wisconsin.

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Randy Miller

Randy Miller

Utility Arborist

TEAM UTAHHometown: Sandy, UT Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I'm riding out of dedication to the TREE Fund as the Chair Elect of our Board of Trustees, I'm riding to give trees a chance, I'm riding to tour my native state on a bicycle, I'm riding for the camaraderie of the event, and I'm riding to pal around with Mike Neal.

TEAM UTAH

Hometown: Sandy, UT

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I'm riding out of dedication to the TREE Fund as the Chair Elect of our Board of Trustees, I'm riding to give trees a chance, I'm riding to tour my native state on a bicycle, I'm riding for the camaraderie of the event, and I'm riding to pal around with Mike Neal.

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Joanna Nakeff

Joanna Nakeff

Director of Purchasing & Product Dev.

TEAM CANADAHometown: Toronto, ON Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees? This is my 7th year helping with support and I volunteer because there's no better feeling than seeing my "Tree Family" year after year and helping the environment even if it's one tree at a time!

TEAM CANADA

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees?
This is my 7th year helping with support and I volunteer because there's no better feeling than seeing my "Tree Family" year after year and helping the environment even if it's one tree at a time!

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Mike Neal

Mike Neal

Utility Forester

TEAM WESTERN CHAPTERHometown: Glendale, AZ Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I think it is important to support our industry, trees, research and future arborists. The bonus is I get to pal around with Randy Miller in his home state.

TEAM WESTERN CHAPTER

Hometown: Glendale, AZ

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I think it is important to support our industry, trees, research and future arborists. The bonus is I get to pal around with Randy Miller in his home state.

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Tom Ordway

Tom Ordway

Forestry

TEAM INDIANAHometown: Indianapolis, IN Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? A small way to give back through a great event.

TEAM INDIANA

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
A small way to give back through a great event.

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Jeff Palmer

Jeff Palmer

Technical Manager

TEAM MINNESOTAHometown: Minneapolis, MN Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? Fitness, raise awareness for urban forest management, within my geographical area.

TEAM MINNESOTA

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Fitness, raise awareness for urban forest management, within my geographical area.

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Susan Paul

Susan Paul

Interim Dean, LCCC Library

TEAM OHIOHometown: Aurora, OH Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? What would it be like without trees? I cannot conceive of such a thing. It is my time to give back by fundraising for the Tour des Trees and most importantly for tree research. I so enjoy spending time with the Tour des Trees riders--such a great group of individuals.

TEAM OHIO

Hometown: Aurora, OH

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
What would it be like without trees? I cannot conceive of such a thing. It is my time to give back by fundraising for the Tour des Trees and most importantly for tree research. I so enjoy spending time with the Tour des Trees riders--such a great group of individuals.

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Frazer Pehmoeller

Frazer Pehmoeller

Arborist

TEAM NEW YORKHometown: Poughquag, NY Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? To support the good works of the TREE Fund, it's mission and all the people that benefit from the knowledge shared to the Green Industry to maintain, save and encourage passion for trees as our greatest resource

TEAM NEW YORK

Hometown: Poughquag, NY

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
To support the good works of the TREE Fund, it's mission and all the people that benefit from the knowledge shared to the Green Industry to maintain, save and encourage passion for trees as our greatest resource

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Jennifer Pehmoeller

Jennifer Pehmoeller

Teacher

Hometown: Poughquag, NY Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees? The Tour des Trees is a wonderful event. Raising awareness about the importance of trees in various communities around the country is inspiring to witness. The Tour brings like-minded individuals together, riding for this cause. Everyone involved in this endeavor is committed to supporting each other as they undertake the monumental task of reaching a large audience while physically challenging themselves to go the ride distance! Without the help of the volunteers such an undertaking would be impossible. Everyone becomes part of an extended "family" working tirelessly to make the Tour a success. It is wonderful!

Hometown: Poughquag, NY

Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees?
The Tour des Trees is a wonderful event. Raising awareness about the importance of trees in various communities around the country is inspiring to witness. The Tour brings like-minded individuals together, riding for this cause. Everyone involved in this endeavor is committed to supporting each other as they undertake the monumental task of reaching a large audience while physically challenging themselves to go the ride distance! Without the help of the volunteers such an undertaking would be impossible. Everyone becomes part of an extended "family" working tirelessly to make the Tour a success. It is wonderful!

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Ward Peterson

Ward Peterson

Arborist

TEAM OHIOHometown: Aurora, OH Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? Trees and Bikes are a perfect fit.

TEAM OHIO

Hometown: Aurora, OH

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Trees and Bikes are a perfect fit.

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Jeff Picher

Jeff Picher

Arborist/Technical Rep

TEAM JERZY BOYZHometown: Branchville, NJ Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? This is my sixth consecutive tour and there is no better way to help benefit tree research and education by raising money for the Tree Fund and seeing the country riding back roads on a bicycle.

TEAM JERZY BOYZ

Hometown: Branchville, NJ

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
This is my sixth consecutive tour and there is no better way to help benefit tree research and education by raising money for the Tree Fund and seeing the country riding back roads on a bicycle.

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Alan Precup

Alan Precup

Sales and Marketing Manager for ABR

TEAM INDIANAHometown: Zionsville, IN Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? For the TREES!!!

TEAM INDIANA

Hometown: Zionsville, IN

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

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Elwood Pricklethorn

Elwood Pricklethorn

Professor

TEAM CANADAHometown: Richmond Hill, ON Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees? I am really looking forward to this Wisconsin tour, the land of beer and cheese!   As always, my goal is to present trees in a way you don’t ordinarily see them because they really are the answer to what ails many of the urban problems we are facing.  If you can’t come and ride along with me, you can always support my Tour events by donating here on line.  Any level of support is always greatly appreciated.  Trees do please!

TEAM CANADA

Hometown: Richmond Hill, ON

Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I am really looking forward to this Wisconsin tour, the land of beer and cheese!   As always, my goal is to present trees in a way you don’t ordinarily see them because they really are the answer to what ails many of the urban problems we are facing.  If you can’t come and ride along with me, you can always support my Tour events by donating here on line.  Any level of support is always greatly appreciated.  Trees do please!

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Richard Reitz

Richard Reitz

Professor

TEAM WESTERN CHAPTERHometown: Las Vegas, NV Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? It's an opportunity to support the research and education that is essential for our industry to improve. It's also an opportunity to share a week's adventure with a special group of friends.

TEAM WESTERN CHAPTER

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
It's an opportunity to support the research and education that is essential for our industry to improve. It's also an opportunity to share a week's adventure with a special group of friends.

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Dick Rideout

Dick Rideout

Urban Forester

TEAM WISCONSINHometown: Madison, WI Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? To bring my Tree Family to the cycling and urban forestry Mecca of the Midwest.

TEAM WISCONSIN

Hometown: Madison, WI

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
To bring my Tree Family to the cycling and urban forestry Mecca of the Midwest.

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Jeffrey Ritter

Jeffrey Ritter

Sales / Marketing

TEAM ILLINOISHometown: Saint Charles, IL Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I look forward to the challenge in riding nearly 600 miles throughout the week for this great cause. What a great opportunity to soak up the Wisconsin outdoors at it's finest while raising funds to improve our world. The event promotes mental, physical and environmental well being. I hope my participation in this challenge might make a difference in each of these aspects.

TEAM ILLINOIS

Hometown: Saint Charles, IL

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I look forward to the challenge in riding nearly 600 miles throughout the week for this great cause. What a great opportunity to soak up the Wisconsin outdoors at it's finest while raising funds to improve our world. The event promotes mental, physical and environmental well being. I hope my participation in this challenge might make a difference in each of these aspects.

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Wendy Robinson

Wendy Robinson

City Planner

TEAM PNW-ISAHometown: Bend, OR Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? For the Trees....and the joy of riding.

TEAM PNW-ISA

Hometown: Bend, OR

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
For the Trees....and the joy of riding.

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Don Roppolo

Don Roppolo

Arborist

TEAM ROPPOLO-SCHWABHometown: Pleasant Prairie, WI Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? To raise money to support tree care professionals safety and tree health through reaserch and education. It is a way to give back for funding I recieved from the TREE Fund when I was in school. I'm also riding to share and foster the love of trees with people we encounter along our ride. It is a great cause!

TEAM ROPPOLO-SCHWAB

Hometown: Pleasant Prairie, WI

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
To raise money to support tree care professionals safety and tree health through reaserch and education. It is a way to give back for funding I recieved from the TREE Fund when I was in school. I'm also riding to share and foster the love of trees with people we encounter along our ride. It is a great cause!

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Andy Schoofs

Andy Schoofs

Landscape & Tree Care

TEAM WISCONSINHometown: Hartford, WI Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? To share my love of trees and bicycling

TEAM WISCONSIN

Hometown: Hartford, WI

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
To share my love of trees and bicycling

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Cindy Schwab

Cindy Schwab

Arborist

TEAM ROPPOLO-SCHWABHometown: Pleasant Prairie, WI Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? To support a great cause! I want to support reasearch and education that will help tree care professionals work safer and allow arborsts to better care for the urban forest.

TEAM ROPPOLO-SCHWAB

Hometown: Pleasant Prairie, WI

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
To support a great cause! I want to support reasearch and education that will help tree care professionals work safer and allow arborsts to better care for the urban forest.

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Paul Sellers

Paul Sellers

Arborist

TEAM NEW ENGLAND CHAPTERHometown: West Falmouth, MA Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? Its a great event that brings attention to a terrific cause. The Tree Fund helps provide funding to so many areas of arboriculture thru great research.

TEAM NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER

Hometown: West Falmouth, MA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Its a great event that brings attention to a terrific cause. The Tree Fund helps provide funding to so many areas of arboriculture thru great research.

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Melanie Sherrod

Melanie Sherrod

Pediatric Physical Therapist

TEAM SOUTHERN CHAPTERHometown: Kingston, TN Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? Trees need all the help we can give them. What better way than cycling a week with my sister and my new Tour des Trees friends.

TEAM SOUTHERN CHAPTER

Hometown: Kingston, TN

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Trees need all the help we can give them. What better way than cycling a week with my sister and my new Tour des Trees friends.

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Christian Siewert

Christian Siewert

Consultant

TEAM MICHIGANHometown: New Buffalo, MI Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I love being on the cutting edge of tree care. There is a philosophy in what I do and sharing that philosophy with others teaches me to be a better tree care professional, gives me the opportunity to share what I know with others and all this while riding a bike. It just doesn't get any better.

TEAM MICHIGAN

Hometown: New Buffalo, MI

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I love being on the cutting edge of tree care. There is a philosophy in what I do and sharing that philosophy with others teaches me to be a better tree care professional, gives me the opportunity to share what I know with others and all this while riding a bike. It just doesn't get any better.

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Colleen Skiera

Colleen Skiera

Retired

TEAM WISCONSINHometown: Mahomet, IL Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees? To help support team Wisconsin and the Bob Skiera Memorial Fund

TEAM WISCONSIN

Hometown: Mahomet, IL

Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees?
To help support team Wisconsin and the Bob Skiera Memorial Fund

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Jessica Skiera

Jessica Skiera

TEAM WISCONSINHometown: Mahomet, IL Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? To raise funds to support the Bob Skiera Memorial Fund dedicated to building bridges to improve urban forestry.

TEAM WISCONSIN

Hometown: Mahomet, IL

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
To raise funds to support the Bob Skiera Memorial Fund dedicated to building bridges to improve urban forestry.

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Jim Skiera

Jim Skiera

Executive Director

TEAM WISCONSINHometown: Mahomet, IL Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? To raise funds to support the Bob Skiera Memorial Fund dedicated to building bridges to improve urban forestry.

TEAM WISCONSIN

Hometown: Mahomet, IL

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
To raise funds to support the Bob Skiera Memorial Fund dedicated to building bridges to improve urban forestry.

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Laurie Skul

Laurie Skul

Financial Analyst

TEAM OHIOHometown: Canton, OH Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? The 2013 tour was my first! It was such an awesome experience that I immediately wanted to do it again! What could be better than spending a week with a bunch of passionate tree people cycling through Wisconsin?

TEAM OHIO

Hometown: Canton, OH

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
The 2013 tour was my first! It was such an awesome experience that I immediately wanted to do it again! What could be better than spending a week with a bunch of passionate tree people cycling through Wisconsin?

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Pete Smith

Pete Smith

Urban Forester

TEAM ARBOR DAYHometown: Lincoln, NE Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? The Tour is the best combination of work (trees) and play (cycling) I can imagine! It's also one small thing I can do to advance the science and education of arboriculture and urban forestry.

TEAM ARBOR DAY

Hometown: Lincoln, NE

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
The Tour is the best combination of work (trees) and play (cycling) I can imagine! It's also one small thing I can do to advance the science and education of arboriculture and urban forestry.

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Thomas Sonnenkalb

Thomas Sonnenkalb

Engineer

TEAM STIHLHometown: Ludwigsburg, Germany Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? Hello again .... 2013 was my first Tour des Trees and I like it so much that I have to do it again. I love the nature, trees and be a part from the Tour des Trees family.

TEAM STIHL

Hometown: Ludwigsburg, Germany

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Hello again .... 2013 was my first Tour des Trees and I like it so much that I have to do it again. I love the nature, trees and be a part from the Tour des Trees family.

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Bob Squibb

Bob Squibb

Arborist

TEAM WESTERN CHAPTERHometown: Alpine, CA Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I like trees, cycling and giving back to the karma pot!

TEAM WESTERN CHAPTER

Hometown: Alpine, CA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I like trees, cycling and giving back to the karma pot!

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Hiedi Squibb

Hiedi Squibb

TEAM WESTERN CHAPTERHometown: Alpine, CA Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees? "My husband Bobby Squibb is ridding in the Tour and I am coming for support. I thought I can help others as well. This will be the first Tour I attend. I am looking forward to helping and having some fun meeting new people."

TEAM WESTERN CHAPTER

Hometown: Alpine, CA

Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees?
"My husband Bobby Squibb is ridding in the Tour and I am coming for support. I thought I can help others as well. This will be the first Tour I attend. I am looking forward to helping and having some fun meeting new people."

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Dave Staats

Dave Staats

Supervisor

TEAM OHIOHometown: Columbus, OH Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? An opportunity pay forward future generations and ride bikes with the best group of people anywhere.

TEAM OHIO

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
An opportunity pay forward future generations and ride bikes with the best group of people anywhere.

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Julie Stachecki Johanningsmeier

Julie Stachecki Johanningsmeier

Certified Arborist

TEAM MICHIGANHometown: Howell, MI Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I'm riding in the Stihl Tour des Trees to help elevate the awareness of the importance of trees in our communities, promote proper tree care and to ride through Wisconsin with all the other tree-loving, biking enthusiasts I met last year!

TEAM MICHIGAN

Hometown: Howell, MI

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I'm riding in the Stihl Tour des Trees to help elevate the awareness of the importance of trees in our communities, promote proper tree care and to ride through Wisconsin with all the other tree-loving, biking enthusiasts I met last year!

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Helen Steussy

Helen Steussy

Pathologist

TEAM INDIANAHometown: Fishers, IN Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I love biking. I love trees. And I especially love Wisconsin!

TEAM INDIANA

Hometown: Fishers, IN

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I love biking. I love trees. And I especially love Wisconsin!

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Al Steussy-Williams

Al Steussy-Williams

Assistant Editor

TEAM WISCONSINHometown: Madison, WI Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I'm biking this year to see the wonderful state of Wisconsin from the seat of my bicycle.

TEAM WISCONSIN

Hometown: Madison, WI

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I'm biking this year to see the wonderful state of Wisconsin from the seat of my bicycle.

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Thomas Steussy-Williams

Thomas Steussy-Williams

Student

TEAM INDIANAHometown: Fishers, IN Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I'm riding to join my Mom and sister on the ride from Milwaukee to Madison.

TEAM INDIANA

Hometown: Fishers, IN

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I'm riding to join my Mom and sister on the ride from Milwaukee to Madison.

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Sue Throop

Sue Throop

Veterinary receptionist

TEAM CANADAHometown: Cobourg, ON Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I am riding the Tour for the challenge, the fun, the chance to see last year's biking buddies...&, first & foremost, for the trees!!

TEAM CANADA

Hometown: Cobourg, ON

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I am riding the Tour for the challenge, the fun, the chance to see last year's biking buddies...&, first & foremost, for the trees!!

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Ben Tresselt, III

Ben Tresselt, III

Arborist

Hometown: Lancaster, PA Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? Because Scott Jamieson said so.....

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Because Scott Jamieson said so.....

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James Urbanowsky

James Urbanowsky

Utility Vegetation Manager

TEAM CANADAHometown: Gagetown, NB Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? The irresistible combination of cycling, planting trees, sharing with other tree care people, raising awareness on the benefit of trees, all while touring a unique part of our beautiful world...how can you beat that?

TEAM CANADA

Hometown: Gagetown, NB

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
The irresistible combination of cycling, planting trees, sharing with other tree care people, raising awareness on the benefit of trees, all while touring a unique part of our beautiful world...how can you beat that?

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Sam Van Maanen

Sam Van Maanen

Sales

Hometown: Pella, IA Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? Great people - great cause - great time...

Hometown: Pella, IA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Great people - great cause - great time...

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Bill Veach

Bill Veach

Retired

Hometown: Fort Myers Beach, FL Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? For strong trees and strong legs.

Hometown: Fort Myers Beach, FL

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
For strong trees and strong legs.

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Craig Walker

Craig Walker

Retired Stihl Rep./ Stihl Woodcarver

TEAM STIHLHometown: Columbus, IN Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? For the Love of Trees! Simply to help raise funding for responsible life changing tree research!

TEAM STIHL

Hometown: Columbus, IN

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
For the Love of Trees! Simply to help raise funding for responsible life changing tree research!

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Derrick Wells

Derrick Wells

Local Manager

TEAM SOUTHERN CHAPTERHometown: Estill, SC Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? I enjoy the commitment to the trees, all the friends that I've made, and big miles on the open road.

TEAM SOUTHERN CHAPTER

Hometown: Estill, SC

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
I enjoy the commitment to the trees, all the friends that I've made, and big miles on the open road.

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Sue Wells

Sue Wells

Accounting Assistant

Hometown: Estill, SC Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees? Because I love hanging out with Mary DiCarlo!

Hometown: Estill, SC

Why are you volunteering for the STIHL Tour des Trees?
Because I love hanging out with Mary DiCarlo!

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Kristin Wild

Kristin Wild

Writer/editor

TEAM PENN-DELHometown: Lansdale, PA Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees? People need trees and trees need people, especially the kind of people who believe in safe, sustainable, science-based tree care ... a.k.a. my TREE Fund biking buddies! Plus, I love the Midwest, beer and cheese!

TEAM PENN-DEL

Hometown: Lansdale, PA

Why are you riding the STIHL Tour des Trees?
People need trees and trees need people, especially the kind of people who believe in safe, sustainable, science-based tree care ... a.k.a. my TREE Fund biking buddies! Plus, I love the Midwest, beer and cheese!

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