Our Consultants

The expert staff of Northwest Tree Specialists

We are a Nationally Accredited company through TCIA and our staff is trained and certified through ISA



Our Staff consists of six highly trained and skilled tree crews, six tree care consultants, a plant health care specialist, two stump grinding crews, an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and support staff. We are committed to our clients and dedicated to our industry. We're proud to have earned the following staff certifications:



Rick McKinney, Residential Consultant. ISA Certified Arborist & Certified Tree Risk Assessor

Rick has an extensive background in Arboriculture including formerly owning his own tree service, leading a tree crew at Northwest Tree Specialists and then moving into his current role as a residential consultant. Rick has lead the sales team in highest annual sales company-wide for the past 3-years. In his spare time, Rick loves to snowmobile nearby mountains and float area rivers in Oregon & Washington. PN#7583-A

Call Rick direct: 503-713-3407
Email Rick: rick@nwtreespecialists.com

Jon Poteet, Commercial Consultant. ISA Certified Arborist & Certified Tree Risk Assessor

Jon leads our commercial team specializing in tree care for commercial, industrial and multi- family properties. Jon works closely with property managers, homeowner’s association managers and commercial & industrial property owners to help keep properties free of tree hazards, maintain fire code compliance and assist with storm and after-hour tree emergencies. In his spare time, Jon loves to cook and entertain, and is a great pinochle player. PN7824-A

Call Jon direct: 503-250-4968
Email Jon: jon@nwtreespecialists.com

Scott Failla, Commercial Consultant, ISA Certified Arborist & Certified Tree Risk Assessor

Scott is a Portland native with 17-years of experience in the tree care industry. Scott began his career as a tree climber and plant health care technician and over the years, worked his way into management and consulting. Scott specializes in commercial tree care management and works with a number of commercial and multi-family properties throughout the Portland-Metro area. In his spare time, Scott loves spending time with his family. PN-7243A.

Call Scott direct: 503-545-0991
Email Scott: scott@nwtreespecialists.com

Adam Haas, Consultant, ISA Certified Arborist & Certified Tree Risk Assessor

Adam is a mid-west native with 16-years of experience in the tree and plant health care industry. Adam's vast career includes plant health care for trees and shrubs, lawn care, as well as tree climbing. Adam joined the team in early 2016 to assist with the needs of commercial and residential clients. In his spare time, Adam enjoys restoring vintage bicycles. WI-0943A

Call Adam direct: 503-523-9409
Email Adam: adam@nwtreespecialists.com

Rosanne (Roe) Valenti, Consultant and ISA Certified Arborist

Roe joined our team in 2016 after relocating from Las Vegas where she began her career in Arboriculture in her uncle Tony's tree service, First Choice. Roe is excited to live in the Pacific Northwest and be surrounded by all of the tall evergreen's of our region. In her spare time Roe loves to cook, enjoy the outdoors and spend time with her beloved dog BIG B. WE#9680A

Call Roe direct: 503-858-7281
Email Roe: roe@nwtreespecialists.com

Chris Whitman, Consultant, ISA Certified Arborist & ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor

Chris joined Northwest Tree Specialists in 2017 with a decade of experience in arboriculture and horticulture. Chris is passionate about sustainable practices and developing long term plans to manage our urban forests. Along with Chris' ISA certifications, he is also licensed as a pesticide applicator and is an advocate for responsible use. Chris loves to share his knowledge of insects and plant diseases. In his spare time you can find him in the kitchen or at the grill, spending time with family and traveling. WE10291A

Call Chris direct: 503-858-5075
Email Chris: chris.whitman@nwtreespecialists.com

Lauren Alexander, Sales Assistant

Lauren backs up our sales staff providing administrative support for things like helping get quotes out the door, answering calls and questions, and performing follow up to ensure the highest level of service. Lauren joined our team in 2017 after graduating and working in a small family business. She now works in her family's business.

Call Lauren direct: 503-645-2242
Email Lauren: lauren.alexander@nwtreespecialists.com


Howard Donnelly, Plant Health Care Manager, Licensed Applicator. ISA Certified Arborist & Certified Tree Risk Assessor

Howard joined our company in January 2014 with many years of experience in the landscape maintenance industry including insect and herbicide control. Howard has been a licensed applicator for 15-years. When your landscape trees need special care to help fight off insects and diseases, Howard will be on the job. When not on the job, Howard loves spending time on the golf course or driving his classic car. PN #7900A

Call Howard direct: 503-686-5307
Email Howard: howard@nwtreespecialists.com



Trevor March, Company Founder. ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, Municipal Specialist, Certified Tree Risk Assessor, Certified Treecare Safety Professional

Trevor has 24 years of experience in Arboriculture. Trevor handles special projects and works closely with the municipalities we serve. Trevor also spends much of his time helping grow the company's plant health care division including diagnosing sick trees. In his spare time, Trevor enjoys the outdoor including rafting and snowmobiling. PN5740-BM, CTSP #1930

Jeanine March, President, ISA Certified Arborist, Certified Tree Risk Assessor & Certified Treecare Safety Professional

Jeanine joined the Northwest Tree Specialists team in 2010 helping to develop the company's Commercial Division. As the company grew, she transitioned into sales manager. Today, with over 20-years of experience in sales, banking & finance, Jeanine runs the company's day-to-day business operations. In her spare time, Jeanine loves gardening, wine tasting and family time. PN7865A, CTSP #1929

Brian Fairbanks, Operations & Production Manager

Brian Fairbanks joined Northwest Tree Specialists in early 2013 being new to the arboriculture industry. As Operations & Production Manager, Brian oversees the entire production team including our tree, stump and wood personnel. He coordinates scheduling and make sure each day runs smoothly. Brian has a love for music and spends his spare time playing his collection of guitars.