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Our Tree-Huggin' Team

Jim Rudolph

Founder & ISA-Certified Arborist

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


*IAA = Indiana Arborist Association


Jim Rudolph #IN-0217A


Sarah Rudolph

Manager & ISA-Certified Arborist

Sarah has worked for us for about 20 years. She manages our office and day-to-day operations, as well as assessing trees. She is an ISA-Certified Arborist and an OISC-Licensed Pesticide Applicator (License #F228245). Sarah loves backpacking, hiking,  and new adventures/experiences, 


Sarah Rudolph #IN-3457A


Ken Ray

Lead Mechanic

Ken has been with our company for  19 years! He greatly supports our crew and company by ensuring that all equipment is in safe and working order as a highly skilled mechanic. Ken enjoys rebuilding cars and snowmobiling!


Justin McCloskey

Lead Arborist & ISA Board-Certified Master Arborist

Justin started working for us in 2017. He is the only Board-Certified Master Arborist in the South Bend area. He is also Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ) and Oak-Wilt Qualified! 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!

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Bryce Parrish

Crew Leader & ISA-Certified Tree Worker - Climber Specialist

Bryce has been with us since 2019 and is a highly skilled climber! He recently obtained his Tree Climber Certification from the ISA. Arboriculture is a clear career choice for him! He loves being outdoors and spending time with his family.

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Stacy Grosse

Office Manager

Stacy brings so much sunshine to our team as our Office Manager. She loves animals, camping & hiking, reading, and most of all, spending time with her family!

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Jalen Thomas

Trew Crew Member

Jalen enjoys sports and the great outdoors! He joined our team in 2023!

Alex Taylor 

Tree Crew Member

Alex enjoys history and the great outdoors! He joined our team in 2023!

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