44 episodes

The tree care industry has stories and knowledge just waiting to be explored. We’ll have a variety of expert guests and innovators from all corners of the industry sharing their stories and extensive knowledge on our show.

TCIA Podcast Tree Care Industry Association

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

The tree care industry has stories and knowledge just waiting to be explored. We’ll have a variety of expert guests and innovators from all corners of the industry sharing their stories and extensive knowledge on our show.

    Creating a Brand That Reflects You with Stephenie Drago

    Creating a Brand That Reflects You with Stephenie Drago

    In this episode, we sit down with Stephenie Drago, Director of Marketing and Communications at TCIA, and talk about the marketing strategies that she believes will help make a brand successful.
    Stephenie is a seasoned communications and business development professional who has partnered with a variety of companies to grow their professional brands. Her focus is building human-to-human relations with one common goal: to provide information, products, and educational services to consumers by enriching their experiences and creating profitability for companies. Steph brings what truly drives conversions both in clients and staffing – how well you connect with the heart-beating people your staff is trying to serve and supporting the staff that you serve.
    Our sponsor for this episode is COPMA.

    • 36 min
    The Importance of Leadership with Heather Dirksen

    The Importance of Leadership with Heather Dirksen

    In this episode, we sit down with Heather Dirksen, President of Arbor Masters Tree and Landscape and talk about the strategies that she implements that have led to her becoming a successful leader.

    Heather is the President of Arbor Masters, a 3rd generation family-owned business located mainly throughout the South and Midwest. She served in the military and became an entrepreneur at the age of 28 when she started a flight school to mitigate the cost of training. A few years later she joined her husband at his landscape company and ended up falling in love with the green industry, especially trees. Heather is passionate about developing leaders and developing herself to lead better. 
    Our sponsor for this episode is COPMA.

    • 44 min
    Rooted in Politics: December 2021 with Aiden O'Brien

    Rooted in Politics: December 2021 with Aiden O'Brien

    In this episode, we sit down with Aiden O'Brien, Advocacy and Standards Manager at TCIA, and talk about Leg Day, WMC, and the tree care standards for OSHA.

    Aiden is TCIA’s Advocacy & Standards Manager. Previously, he worked as a Government Affairs Associate, representing corporate and trade association clients before the New Hampshire Legislature. He has experience in both public policy and campaign politics and is working towards expanding the use of the ANSI A300 Standards and enhancing the VFT-PAC: TCIA’s political action committee.

    To sign up for the Rooted in Politics Newsletter, visit our website.

    Our sponsors for this episode are Samson Rope, Bobcat and COPMA.

    • 33 min
    Using Networking to Your Advantage with John Lewis and Bob Longo

    Using Networking to Your Advantage with John Lewis and Bob Longo

    In this episode, we sit down with John Lewis and Bob Longo and talk about the importance of networking.

    John and Bob are both Membership Engagement Coordinators (MECs) at TCIA. John is the MEC for the Midwest Region, while Bob is the MEC for the South Region. As MECs, their job is to provide our members with the resources they need to help their businesses succeed. This means not only are they knowledgeable about all of our TCIA programs and offerings, they are also knowledgeable in how to run a successful business.

    To learn more about John, Bob, or any of our other MECs, just visit our website.

    Our sponsors for this episode are Samson Rope, Bobcat and COPMA.

    • 48 min
    Building a Network Through Climbing Competitions

    Building a Network Through Climbing Competitions

    In this episode, we sit down with Tana Byrd, Star Quintero, Nicole "Carni" Benjamin-Harden , Maria Tranguch, and Betsy Park to talk about climbing competitions and the connections that they have made by participating in them.
    Our sponsors for this episode are Samson Rope, Bobcat and COPMA.

    • 52 min
    Intro to Access Lines with Peter de Vries and Josua Hundertmark

    Intro to Access Lines with Peter de Vries and Josua Hundertmark

    In this episode, we sit down with Peter de Vries and Josua Hundertmark to go over access lines and the safety standards of tree care in other countries.

    Peter de Vries is the owner of Designs by de Vries and North American Courant Vertical Living Promoter. He has been in the green industry for 25 years and specifically trees for the last seven years. Peter is also a volunteer firefighter for the past 15 years and is am currently the Fire Chief at my local hall. He has also been married for 15 years and has two sons ages 11 and 9. You can check out Peter's Instagram here.

    Josua "Josh" Hundertmark, has been in the trees since 2006 and self-employed since 2012. His tree care business is a small network-based tree care company. Additionally, Josua is a tree-climbing teacher in Germany as well as a Courant Vertical Living Promoter for Europe since 2021. Josua is Married and has two girls 3 and 6 years old. Currently, he is living in Michelstadt, a small town in the southern portion of Germany. You can check out Josua's Instagram here.
    Our sponsors for this episode are Samson Rope, Bobcat and COPMA.

    • 57 min

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