Consulting Arborist / Sr. Account Manager
A leader in the San Diego area arboriculture industry, Ron started in the field with Atlas Tree Service in 1983. He became a Certified Arborist in 1991, and in 2007 became the first Board-Certified Master Arborist in San Diego County.
As Consulting Arborist and Sr. Account Manager, Ron works with Atlas’ wide range of clients as a consultant and expert witness, testifying in court on tree cases, and is a key member of the leadership team. He also continues to manage tree crews on a daily basis. Ron’s deep interest in the field draws him to continually seek new research and methods, and fuels his genuine desire to help people with their tree issues – be it a short-term problem, long-term maintenance, or a legal matter.
A recognized speaker on a variety of tree care topics, he has spoken to Master Gardeners, horticulture clubs, public agencies, nursery professionals, landscape contractors, and other tree-related organizations about various aspects of arboriculture. Ron has also been an instructor for Arborist Certification preparation courses since 1998, and sits on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Consulting Arborists. In 2016, he was the proud recipient of the Bob Bichowsky Memorial Service Award.
Ron holds the following professional credentials: Board Certified Master Arborist (WE-728B), Registered Consulting Arborist (#488), and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor