Kevin West (Arborist, Forestry Technician)
Kevin possesses 23 years of industry experience. After studying forestry at Sir Sandford Fleming College he was naturally drawn to the Arboriculture industry. He started as a grounds person and quickly learned and excelled within the trade. As a natural outdoorsman, Kevin considers being an Arborist his dream job, and enjoys the different day to day challenges of the industry. Kevin has an extreme passion for the industry, and takes great pride working on client’s properties and finds it very rewarding. Kevin has successfully trained many Arborists in the field and is very well recognized and respected in the industry. Kevin also continues to give back to the industry he loves by being a part time instructor in the Arboriculture and Urban Forestry programs at Sir Sandford Fleming College in Lindsay. In his free time, Kevin loves fishing and spending time with his wife, Adrienne and his three children Morghan, Hannah and Rylind.
Kyle Waterman (Arborist, Forestry Technician, Urban Forester)
Kyle was introduced to the forestry industry in high school during an extra credit course which was designed to introduce students to various logging employment positions in the area. This sparked a love of nature for Kyle by bringing an age old industry and introducing new technologies to help improve forested and urban areas. Kyle then went on to Sir Sandford Fleming College to pursue an education in Forestry, Urban Forestry and Arboriculture. He enjoys being outside every day and working in a crew system where he says, “Working at Ethic Tree Creations is like working with family”.
Matthew Schmidt (Environmental Resource Technician, Arborist Apprentice)
Growing up in the City of Kawartha Lakes on a small farm, Matthew has always had an interest in the outdoors. After Graduating from Trent University and Fleming College with a joint degree/diploma in Ecological Restoration, Matthew began his career in the Tree Industry. He has a keen interest in conserving and preserving the natural environment for generations to come through restoration and remediation. This year will be Matthew’s fourth year in the Arboriculture industry.
Donald Alexander (Forestry Technician)
Donald is a veteran of the forestry industry. He attended Sir Sandford Fleming College to complete his diploma as a Forestry Technician where he was educated in his passion of forestry preservation. After joining Ethic Tree Creations in 2010, Donald has planted over 600 thousand trees for the Trees Ontario 50 Million Tree Program as well as supervised a variety of different planting projects. In his spare time, Donald enjoys coaching the lacrosse team of his two young girls and spending time with his wife.
Shawn Bloom (Arborist, Forestry Technician, MFPA)
As owner operator of Ethic Tree Creations, Shawn strongly believes in giving back to the earth and preserving the environment. Educated in Forestry at Sir Sandford Fleming College, Urban Arboriculture at Humber College and an array of industry geared certifications, Shawn brings a vast wealth of knowledge to the industry. Since Ethic Tree Creations opened in 2004, Shawn has trained and mentored interior and exterior of up and coming Arborists and Foresters with his love and passion for environmental preservation. Shawn believes that with every sick or diseased tree they remove that 7 new trees should be planted in its place. Shawn takes the time to educate property owners on the health and value of their property to reach its maximum potential and believes that there is no job too big or too small that Ethic Tree Creations can’t complete. He enjoys working outdoors and the day to day challenges each job entails. In his free time, Shawn enjoys being outside with his two dogs and spending time with his wife, Sarah.
Sarah Bloom (Office Administration)
Sarah enjoys working in the office to help keep the day to day operations of Ethic Tree Creations running smoothly. She believes in educating the public on the importance of the environment and how tree planting can change our carbon footprint. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys running with her dogs and spending time on the water with her husband, Shawn.