“the learning never stops” - SK  Favorite tree: subalpine larch

“the learning never stops” - SK

Favorite tree: subalpine larch

SCOTT KELLS

Certified Arborist, Certified Faller and Owner of GLTS for 12 years.

Our fearless leader is originally from Winnipeg, MB and was drawn to BC by our beautiful mountains. Scott has more certifications then we can count and has been operating in the forestry business for over 20 years. He enjoys getting the chance to talk to people about proper tree care and of course climbing! Scott even volunteers his time at local schools, nurseries to educate. Scott believes that everyday is the chance to learn something new. Arboriculture is a very in-depth field to learn about plants, trees and also the technical skills to care for them. 


 
“I find this work so rewarding, it gives my life great purpose and i am grateful for that” - RW  Favorite tree: pseudotsuga menziesii - douglas fir, the older the better

“I find this work so rewarding, it gives my life great purpose and i am grateful for that” - RW

Favorite tree: pseudotsuga menziesii - douglas fir, the older the better

ROGER WATERS

Crew Leader, Certified Arborist, with GLTS for 7 years.

Roger has climbed the ladder on our team earning his spot as Crew Leader. With dedication Roger went from doing clean up to accomplishing his ISA Certified Arborist and is currently challenging his Falling exam. He believes that every day has different learning opportunities. “ I love the potential for growth both personally and professionally. ”


 
“safety is my number one priority” - MB  Favorite Tree: western larch

“safety is my number one priority” - MB

Favorite Tree: western larch

MAX BROWN

Apprentice Arborist Technician, with GLTS for 2 years.

Max is a key contributor to our team, ensuring all first aid kits are fully stocked and keeping a keen eye on potential hazards. He is always looking for new ways to watch, learn and practice. Max was drawn to the Columbia Valley for the skiing and just like when you ski, Max believes that every job our team encounters is a challenge. A challenge that requires 100% of your effort and engagement. There’s so many different aspects to our work, physics, biology and mechanics is to say the least.


 
 
'“I love the view from the top of the trees” - JH  Favorite Tree: Apple Tree

'“I love the view from the top of the trees” - JH

Favorite Tree: Apple Tree

JAIRO HERNANDEZ

Jairo is our new team member this year!

Jairo brings his skills in Advanced First Aid ensuring our team is safe at all times. He is learning new skills with our team and “climbs trees like a monkey” according to our Crew Leader. Jairo and his family moved to Canada from Honduras and has enjoyed learning about our trees. He likes being outside, enjoys the sun, amazing views and climbing trees.