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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. 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 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

Lead Mechanic

Ken has been with our company for  19 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 also is Oak-Wilt Qualified by the ISA Michigan! 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!

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Bryce Parrish

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!

Meet the Team: Meet the Team
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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!

Zak Gwynne

Tree Crew Member

Zak joined our crew in 2023. He is one of our lift operators! Zak enjoys film, music, literature, martial arts, and going on adventures! 

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