The Expert Staff of Northwest Tree Specialists

NW Tree Specialists is a Nationally Accredited tree service company through TCIA and our staff is trained and certified through The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

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

14-ISA Certified Arborists

8-ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessors

1-ISA Board Certified Master Arborist

4-ISA Certified Tree Climber Specialists

2-TCIA Tree Care Safety Professionals


Rick McKinney, Consultant, ISA Certified Arborist & ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor

Call Rick direct: 503-713-3407

Email Rick: [email protected]

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 consultant. Rick works with many of our residential clients, as well as large scale commercial projects.  In his spare time, Rick loves to snowmobile nearby mountains and float area rivers in Oregon & Washington. ISA Certification # PN - 7583A


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

Call Scott direct: 503-545-0991

Email Scott: [email protected]

Scott is a Portland native with 20+ 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 our service area. In his spare time, Scott loves spending time with his two boys. ISA Certification # PN-7243A


Peter Van Oss, Consultant, ISA Certified Arborist & ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor

Call Adam direct: 503-512-3826

Email Adam: [email protected]

Peter has worked in the industry for 14 years and has been a certified arborist for 4 years. Peter has been part of the NW family since 2015. As an arboricultural consultant, Peter is responsible for field data collection, inventory/ surveying, report writing, diagnosis, project supervision and communications. ISA Certification # PN-8145A

Mike Fontenot, Consultant, ISA Certified Arborist & ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor

Call Mike direct: 503-820-1237

Email Mike: [email protected]

Mike’s background is in municipal tree care.  Mike joined our team in Spring 2019 after retiring from his former position managing local developed and undeveloped Parks in our area.  Mike loves trees and wanted to play a part-time role in the continued care and preservation of area trees.  Mike performs Arborist Reports, Tree Inventories and Tree Inspections while trees are being protected during development.  Now that he has spare time, Mike is enjoying traveling the US and abroad. ISA Certification # PN-1232A



Lauren Alexander, Office Administration and Scheduling

Call Lauren direct: 503-645-2242

Email Lauren: [email protected]

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.



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

Call Howard direct: 503-686-5307

Email Howard: [email protected]

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 18-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. ISA Certification # PN-7900A



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

Trevor has 27-years of experience in Arboriculture. Trevor handles special projects and works closely with the municipalities we serve.  As a Board Certified Master Arborist, Trevor's skills are utilized often on consulting projects including construction development projects where trees will be impacted.  He is also in charge of the company's Plant Health Care Division, working to bring the most effective yet environmentally conscience treatments to trees and shrubs that may be in decline due to insect or pest issues.   In his spare time, Trevor enjoys the outdoors including rafting, fishing and snowmobiling. ISA Certification # PN-5740BM, CTSP #1930


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

Jeanine joined the Northwest Tree Specialists team in 2010 heading up marketing and helping expand the company's Commercial Tree Division.  As the company grew, she transitioned into management including sales and administration.  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. ISA Certification # PN-7865A, CTSP #1929


Luke Miller, General Manager, ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Certified Municipal Specialists, & ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor

Call Luke direct: 503-936-1283

Email Luke: [email protected]

Luke began his career in Arboriculture many years ago working in his family’s tree and landscape business.  In 1996, he took a position with City of Portland as a High Climber and later transitioned over to Tree Inspector, then Project Manager for capital projects working closely with PBOT and ODOT.  In 2016, Luke transitioned back into the private business sector as a residential and commercial tree consultant working for an established, local tree service.   In February 2021, Luke brought his 22-years of Arboriculture experience to Northwest Tree Specialists, stepping in the role of General Manager. ISA Certification # PN-1274A


Tom Morton

Tom Morton, Training & Safety Officer, ISA Certified Arborist

Tom is our most experienced, veteran team-member with over 30-years of Arboriculture experience.  When there is a complex tree removal that needs special skills, Tom is usually called in to consult or to perform.  Tom joined NWTS over 18-years ago bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and skill.  Tom now heads up training and safety for the company and can routinely be found splitting his time between the office and saddled in a tree.  In his spare time, Tom loves to perform woodworking. ISA Certification # WE-1480A