ADHEM THERIAULT (WI-0785A)
I grew up roaming the woods of Northern Maine where I was able to immerse myself in the forest. From there, I attended the Urban Forestry program at Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids. I’ve been in the Madison area Arboriculture scene for over 10 years now.
I started ECO with one primary goal, and that’s to save as many trees as possible in the urban forest. I couldn’t be more proud and honored to have such a passionate and competent group of Arborists working with me to help achieve that goal.
Currently, my wife, daughter and I live in Dodgeville on an organic farm with six cows that were once classified as beef cattle but are now strictly pets. They’ll die of old age! As a family, Jenna and I enjoy exploring the outdoors with Violette, boating, and morel hunting in the spring.
MATT DUFFY (WI-0777A)
I am a Madison native, born and raised on the east side. I eventually discovered that trees and plants are my life’s passion while studying at UW-Madison, where I earned a degree in Forest Ecology & Management.In 2007, I started my career in arboriculture and in 2008 I attained the ISA Certified Arborist credential.
I’ve gained many years of experience since then. I treated old growth eastern hemlocks for invasive insect pests in Great Smoky Mountains National Park; restored short grass prairie plant communities on the Front Range near Denver, CO; removed hazard trees in both Grand Canyon National Park, AZ & Sequoia National Park, CA; and traveled with a National Park Service traveling exotic plant management team. For three years, I lived in Boston, MA and climbed trees for Davey Tree Expert Co.
I love being outside for work every day, working with trees and marveling at their strength and beauty. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, hiking, camping, exploring local history and architecture, and photography. I joined ECO Tree Company in July of 2020 and feel that I’ve finally found the place that shares my passion and vision for the care of trees in our landscape.
MIKE SCHMIDLKOFER (WI-1079A)
For as long as I can remember I’ve enjoyed spending time outdoors amongst forests. This interest led me to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where I studied Urban Forestry and graduated in 2009. The knowledge and education I received there was invaluable. Upon graduation I became a Certified Arborist with the Wisconsin Arborist Association and International Arborist Association. I strive to continue my education and stay up to date on the current tree science.
I first began working with Adhem in 2010 and I think his knowledge and passion are second to none. With our expertise, education, and passion we strive to not only provide a service but truly care for your urban environment.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, grilling, and kayaking with my Fiancé and our dog, Dodo.
As a plant health care technician at ECO, I’ll be taking care of your trees on the microscopic level. I love taking part in preserving Wisconsin’s beautiful canopy, including the one in your backyard.
Before joining the ECO team, I studied environmental science at Carroll University. Since then, I’ve worked mainly on conservation projects dealing with invasive species, tree diseases, and outdoor education. I’ve really appreciated the science-based approach that ECO takes to keep trees healthy and the environment safe.
Like most tree-huggers, you might find me hiking or bird watching in the UW arboretum on the weekends!
MIKE FEEST (WI-0831A)
After finishing high school, I knew I wanted to work in the outdoors. I decided to attend Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids and enrolled in their urban forestry program. In 2007 I graduated college and decided to move to the Madison area for employment. Two years later I became a certified arborist and I have been working in the Dane County area now for nearly 15 years.
Most of my hobbies include enjoying the outdoors. I love to go fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping whenever I get the opportunity. I am also a huge sports fan and enjoy attending as many games as I can.
I joined the Eco team in the summer of 2021. Its great to be surrounded by such hard working and knowledgeable coworkers and I feel like we can achieve any job we put our minds to.
Ever since I was young, I have loved roaming the woods, climbing trees and being able to immerse myself in nature. I grew up in central Wisconsin where I went to high school and spent my childhood. I then moved to Appleton for a year to study landscaping and horticulture. After spending that year in school my passion for trees and tree health care grew immensely. This is about the time I decided I should follow my passion for trees.
I am currently working towards becoming a certified arborist and Eco Tree Company has been a big part in this. I started with the company towards the end of 2021. Just in this short time I have been able to learn so much and work with a lot of great people. In my free time I love to spend time hiking, fishing and hunting.
Born and raised in the Madison area, I am the oldest of 15. I spent the better part of 10 years as an amateur ballroom dancer, participating in competitions across the country. I went to school for Culinary Arts, specializing in Patisserie, and I enjoy baking and decorating sweet treats to this day. I enjoy traveling to warm places as often as possible and I love going to concerts. I have a strong affection for all things caffeine. When I am not working or traveling, you will likely find me at a local park, curled up with a good book and a London Fog or a lovely cup of Ethiopia Yrgacheffe.
When you email or call ECO Tree Company, chances are you’ll be talking with me to schedule your consultations and services. I look forward to chatting with you!
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