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Our Tree-Huggin' Team

Jim Rudolph

Founder, Owner, & Lead Arborist

Jim Rudolph founded Arborcare in 1991. He is an ISA-Certified Arborist and formerly served on the IAA's Board of Directors. Jim enjoys motorcycle rides, boating, and great food!


*IAA = Indiana Arborist Association


Jim Rudolph #IN-0217A


Sarah Nelson 

Operations Director

Sarah has worked for us for about 20 years. She manages General Operations. She is an ISA-Certified Arborist as well as an OISC-Licensed Pesticide Applicator (License #F228245). Sarah loves backpacking, new adventures/experiences, and spending time with her family, friends, & two dogs!


Sarah Nelson #IN-3457A


Ken Ray

Crew Operations Manager 

Ken has been with our company for over 17 years! He helps ensure our daily crew operations run smoothly and is a highly skilled mechanic and handyman. Ken enjoys rebuilding cars and snowmobiling!

Justin McCloskey

Crew Leader & Arborist

Justin started working for us in 2017. He is one of our ISA-Certified Arborists and is Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ). He manages our crew's safety program among other things. Justin enjoys watching football, climbing trees, and spending time with his two little boys!


Justin McCloskey #IN-3602A

Nathan Merrill

Plant Health Care Team Member

Nathan joined our team in 2019. He is one of our OISC-Licensed Pesticide Applicators (License #275510) and is working towards his ISA Arborist Certification. Nathan enjoys reading, great pizza & craft beer, and watching the Bears!


Bryce Parrish


Bryce has been with us since 2019 and is one of our primary climbers. Arboriculture is a clear career choice for him! He loves being outdoors and spending time with his family.


Cole Moretti


Cole has been with our company since the start of season 2022. He is a great team member and up-and-coming arborist! He loves music, art, skateboarding, and being outside. 

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