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Meet Our Team

We are passionate about and committed to caring for urban forests and individual trees

First-class tree care service can only be provided by knowledgeable, experienced, and certified professionals. The Shady Lane team features highly skilled professionals and trained personnel who are dedicated to preserving and caring for one of the largest and most important living organisms on Earth: trees.

Our organization is proud to be a longtime member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), and one of the founders of the Ontario Commercial Arborist Association (OCAA). Our ISA-certified arborists and trained horticulturists and groundskeepers work year-round to provide our clients with the exemplary arboricultural care and maintenance services they expect. 

Get to know our people, and read about their industry experiences and qualifications:


 

Jonathan

Owner, Operator, Certified Arborist

As Shady Lane’s senior manager and second-generation owner since 1995 who oversees all aspects of this family run business, Jonathan’s in-depth arboricultural expertise is deeply rooted in hands-on experience. He is an ISA-certified arborist, a certified crane operator, and a former president and current board member of the Ontario Commercial Arborist Association. Jonathan holds an Urban Arboriculture Tree Care certificate from the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Toronto, and a BBA in sustainable business practices from the College of the Rockies in Kootenay, B.C.

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Mark V.

Senior Consultant / Site Supervisor

Mark is a seasoned ISA-certified arborist with over 32 years’ experience serving Shady Lane’s clients. He is responsible for overseeing the organization’s sales department, is a worksite crew supervisor, and a consultant with extensive knowledge in tree care, and landscape architecture for both residential properties and golf courses. Mark holds several professional certifications including those from the Electrical and Utilities Safety Association of Ontario, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, and the Pacific Northwest chapter of the ISA for Tree Risk Assessments. He also holds an Urban Arboriculture Tree Care certificate from the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Toronto.

 


 

Tom

Operations Manager

An ISA-certified arborist and Urban Arboriculture Tree Care certified from the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Toronto, Tom has more than 18 years’ experience serving Shady Lane’s clients. 

 

 


 

Allan

Arborist

With more than 20 years’ experience serving Shady Lane’s clients, Allan is an ISA-certified arborist, and a certified bucket, crane, and skid steer operation who specializes in advanced rigging and large crane tree removals, tree maintenance, and planting. He holds an Urban Arboriculture Tree Care certificate from the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Toronto where he is also an arboriculture course instructor. Allan also holds a BPHE from the University of New Brunswick.

 


 

Dean S  

Plant Health Care Supervisor

Dean has been an integral part of Shady Lane's plant health care team since 2015. He is an ISA Certified Arborist. He holds a 0 – 8 Mobile Crane Operator certificate from the Ontario Infrastructure Health & Safety Association. Workplace First Aid and CPR certified by the Canadian Red Cross.

 


 

Linda   

Plant Health Care Specialist

Linda 20+ years, ISA certified, plant health care specialist.

 

 

 


 

Josh   

Climber

Humber Graduate, climber, 5 years at Shady Lane Tree Care. first aid / CPR trained.    

 

 

 


 

Evan  

Climber

ISA certified, climber, 5 years at Shady Lane Tree Care. first aid / CPR trained.

 

 

 


 

Tim  

Arborist

ISA certified. Company trainer and mentor. Crew leader and father.

 

 

 


 

Tina  

Office Manager

20 years of experience in management and education. Mother.

 

 

 


 

Colleen  

Soils Expert

Soil Biology, ISA Certified Arborist. Mother

 

 

 


 

Steve  

Crew Leader

10 plus years of experience Father.

 

 

 


 

Gary  

Machine Operator

Crane Operator, and tree planting crew leader. Father.

 

 

 


 

Luke  

Sales Consultant

ISA Certified. Wears funny sweaters at inappropriate times. Father.

 

 

 


 

Mike  

Sales Manager

ISA certified, tree risk assessor. Past president of ISA ontaio. 37 years of experience.