TCIA Qualified Trainers

TCIA Trainer Qualification course was designed to qualify trainers to teach TCIA's Tree Care Academy: Career Pathway courses and the Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP). There is a prerequisite to this course which is TCIA's Certified Tree care Safety Professional (CTSP) certification. The CTSP provides the fundamentals of adult learning theory and the practical experience of creating and delivering a quality training program. This Trainer Qualification course extends beyond the basics and explores the dynamics of a blended learning approach using a flipped classroom model and the added benefit of online learning resources.

TCIA Qualified Trainers successfully completed the 10 module Trainer Qualification course, scored a 100% on each exam they will give their students, and submitted a complete lesson plan that was approved by TCIA’s master trainer.

For more information about the TCIA Trainer Qualification Course send an inquiry to education@tcia.org.

List of TCIA's Qualified Trainers

John Ball

John Ball

John Ball is a Professor at South Dakota State University and instructs courses in arboriculture, serves as a campus arborist, and conducts research on tree worker safety.

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Tim Bergquist

Tim Bergquist

Based in the Lakes Region of NH, Tim provides arboricultural consulting services throughout New England.

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Megan Bujnowski

Megan Bujnowski

Megan is a professional trainer in North Carolina with an infectious enthusiasm for safety.

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Donny Coffey

Donny Coffey

Donny has a passion for teaching and has traveled the United States teaching arborist skills in chipper safety, chainsaw safety, aerial rescue, EHAP, climbing and rigging techniques, and plant health care. Donny is based in Pennsylvania.

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Korey Conry

Drew Dunavant

Korey is an ISA certified arborist, Flagger instructor, CPR instructor, and OSHA Authorized Trainer based in California.

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Drew Dunavant

Drew Dunavant

With a passion for helping others learn and grow as well, Drew has worked to build his skills in training. Drew is based in Virginia.

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Ryan Ealy

Ryan Ealy

Ryan Ealy is a safety specialist for Atlas Field Services and has over 15 years in the utility vegetation management industry. Ryan is based in Missouri. 

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Eric Freesmeyer

Eric Freesmeyer

Eric is a Certified Arborist, Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist, Certified Tree Care Safety Professional, Qualified Crew Leader, and CPR/First Aid Certified based in Wisconsin.

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Brian Goodall

Brian Goodall

Brian is an arborist and educator from Ohio. He has spent time both in the private and public sectors operating his own business, working as a city forester, and teaching as an instructor.

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Brad Hughes

Brad Hughes

Brad conducts training all over the US for various companies and government organizations including OSHA and NPS. Brad is based in Virginia.

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Jeff Inman

Jeff Inman

Jeff Inman is a husband and father, but more importantly, is the Risk Manager and Academy Director for Truetimber Arborists. Jeff is based in Virginia.

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Walker Korby

Walker Korby

Walker has trained landscapers, firefighters, DPW and trail crews in chainsaw operation since 2013 and has worked in the land management and public safety industries for over 20 years. Walker is based in Massachusetts. 

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Brian Pope

Brian Pope

Brian is a Board Certified Master Arborist in Florida, and has been active in the arboriculture industry for 30 years beginning with roots in the family business.

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Kristoffer Rasmussen

Kristoffer Rasmussen

Kristoffer has 26 years of experience in the Arboriculture Industry. Kristoffer is based in Texas.

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Hans Tielmann

Hans Tielmann

Hans Tielmann is a NJ licensed tree expert and NCCER craft instructor who holds over 20+ years of professional experience.

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Travis Vickerson

Travis Vickerson

Travis Vickerson has been in the tree care industry for 20 years and an industry educator for 8 years. Travis is based in New Jersey.

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