Tom Taber - Company Principal
Tom started climbing in 1990 in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and started Trapper’s Tree Service there in 1995. He then moved to Columbus in 2000 to continue his education and expand his career. Tom is a 2009 Honor Roll Graduate from Franklin University, having majored in Business Administration (focus in Forensic Accounting), and minored in Marketing (focus in Sociology), Tom has applied his education to the stability and growth of the company. Since that time Tom has become an Certified Arborist, is an apprenticed Consulting Arborist under the late Dave Snyder, and is one of the first Tree Risk Assessment Certified Arborists in the State of Ohio, Qualified through the International Society of Arboriculture. Tom continues to live here in Columbus, Ohio and is proud to continue his contribution to increasing the professionalism of the tree care industry from the ground up. Tom will continue on as the Company Principal of Whole Tree Care by Trapper’s and will always be available to meet upon request.
Don Jude Sales & Account Manager
A member of the team since 2011, Don has a deep understanding of all aspects of Tree Care, Landscape Design and Installation. With his specialization in communication, Don has excelled in listening to, and understanding, our client’s needs. He then is able to clearly translate those needs to our operation and production teams. Don’s Courteous, Attentive & Proactive nature helps him to excel at Account Management, and we are pleased to have Don as a member of the Whole Tree Care customer service experience.
Keith Hiszem - Office Manager
A member of the team since 2009, Keith has earned himself the distinction of being the organizational backbone of the company. His relaxed attitude and disposition is refreshing, but when it comes to communication and administrative organization Keith excels on every level. His ability to see into midst of ongoing process causes him to be able to improve the overall system with diligence and attention to detail. We are proud to have Keith be a member of Whole Tree Care by Trapper’s and we hope that you will get to know him through your ongoing project communication.. he is here to make your service experience the best it could possibly be.
Mike Pullins - Rigging Specialist
Mike has been with the company since 2007 and a Senior Member of the Whole Tree Care by Trapper’s team. Having gained his knowledge from the very beginning, there is not much Mike can not do. His courteous, deeply kind and genuine nature are brought to bare while exercising some of his most advanced knowledge which is Technical Rigging. His work ethic is a benchmark among the team and is always willing to teach and help others. Mike is currently working on his Arborist Certification, is an Apprenticing Climber, and skilled equipment operator on every level. If you see him on your project, you will be sure to be pleased with the end result.
Stephen Shugart - Expert Tree Climber & Crew Leader
Having already had 13 years industry training, and has been recognized as an accomplished tree climber, Stephen joined Whole Tree Care by Trapper’s in the Spring of 2012. Since that time, he has consistently worked to diversify his skills and expand his knowledge-base in every aspect of Arboriculture. Soon to be an Ohio Certified Arborist, Stephen’s insight to the cutting edge of the tree care world helps advance the company daily. Deeply passionate in his nature, Stephen has also worked to build the relationships necessary to become a trusted and respected crew leader. His diversity with Tree Care and Tree Removal equipment, tied to his desire and ability to teach others with less experience, makes Stephen a joy to work with. Please look forward to seeing him on your project and many more all over Columbus, Ohio.
Eric - Top Climber
Eric has already had __ years industry training, and has been recognized as an accomplished tree climber. Eric joined Whole Tree Care by Trapper’s in 2014 and was quick to jump into some of the largest and more technical work. His ability and his proficiency earned him the respect of the climbers around him. Eric is quiet but kind, he doesn’t take risks and enjoys being part of a team that gives and earns the same level of respect. Eric will soon be sitting for the Arborist Certification exam and we are pleased to include him in the service professional lineup we offer here in Columbus, Ohio.