Educated...Victoria Avenue Primary , Remuera Intermediate, Auckland Grammar School. 1983-87.
Held positions in Accounts receivable/payable, Apprentice carpenter, ASB customer relations, ATI nursing school. Managers Certificate in Hospitality Management , Landmark Forum communications, Small business management.
Interests in NZ wild life, Tree research and protection, Taxonomy ( plant systematics ), Tennis, Hockey, Classical music, Play the pan flute, fishing, bible studies.
Overseas travel...1989-1993. UK, Europe, Middle East, PNG, Australia. Pacific Islands.
Trained at Treescape Ltd NZ 1993-95....Close approach powerline clearance on National Grid & Auckland street trees.
1995-Freelance arborist contractor to many Auckland tree-surgery companies....Tasks included report writing for Auckland Councils, Costing , Quoting, Invoicing,Sales and marketing, Contract tendering, Employer of sub-contractors, Basic book keeping and accounting, Events co-ordinating, Cat Rescue for Animal rescue and NZ Fire dept. National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, National Certificate in Arboriculture-NZ.
Formed Branching Out TreeCare Ltd...work involvements have included . Auckland International Airport tree work, Auckland City Council Central Railway Phoenix palm pruning, Care of the Pohutukawas on Akl’s waterfront –Tamaki Drive, National Grid power line clearance, Turangi National Park Beech forests, Waipoua Forest Giant Kauri tree care for Transit NZ. Whangarei District Council heritage tree List, Historic Places ancient tree care. Kauri cliffs Golf club , International contract to Southern Professional Tree Care ltd ( Australia )....NZ Fire Service contracts, Many NZ golf courses, Sub-contractor to opposition tree-surgery companies in Whangarei, AKL and nationwide. Supporter of Outward Bound NZ.
I have been the best pole climber in Australia and NZ (1998), and have won numerous pole climbing competitions in NZ.... 19th best in the world. Best in NZ and in the top 3 for years.
Key attributes; Excellent communication skills, self-motivated team player, good written and maths skills, Physically fit, Safety conscious, Reliable with good work ethics, Intellectually astute.
Guarantee; If you are not happy with the work I do I am happy to keep working until you are. My quoted price is always competitive and I will match and beat by 5%, all other quotes of similar quality and quantlty. I am a seriously professional Arborist and TreeCare Professional.
Insured for your protection....I have made only one minor claim in over 20 years of practice.