Archangel will be joined by a team of climbers from Bartlett Arborist Supply who have volunteered their time to this effort. Team Bartlett is a group of climbers with an endless passion for climbing trees and caring for trees whether an ornamental tree in a homeowner's backyard to Giant Sequoias and Redwoods.
Bartlett Arborist Supply and its owner, Jason Kappen, are a firm believers in giving back to the climbing community as well as the community around them. They strive to help new climbers and seasoned veterans of the trade through education and training in one of the world's most dangerous professions. We truly appreciate their support.
Jake is Director of Propagation, and one of the founding members at Archangel Ancient Tree Archive. He is a Certified Arborist and 4th generation tree farmer who is passionate about trees and one of the most skilled climbers around.
Jason is a Certified Arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture and a Certified Treecare Safety Professional through the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). Jason is the previous president of the Michigan Chapter of the ISA and still sits on the board. Jason has competed in the Michigan Tree Climbing Championships placing in the Top 3.
Aaron is a production arborist that has competed in multiple tree climbing competitions throughout his career. Aaron is an advocate for innovative climbing techniques as well as safe climbing practices.
Richard is a Certified Treecare Safety Professional through the Tree Care Industry Association as well as a Certified Tree Worker and Tree Climber Specialist through the International Society of Arboriculture. He has also competed in multiple competitions throughout his career.
Wayne works as a production arborist and has also competed in many tree climbing competitions placing within the Top 3 spots in Michigan multiple times. He has also competed in the North American Tree Climbing Championships.
Jake is a Certified Arborist as well as a Certified Treecare Safety Professional, Certified Climber Specialist and a Certified Tree Care Specialist through the Tree Care Industry Association. Jake has also competed in multiple competitions including Top 3 spots in Michigan and Ohio as well as the North American Tree Climbing Championships.
Autumn is a professional photographer willing to go to great heights to get the perfect shot. Autumn is a recreational tree climber as well as a rock climber.
Bo is a Certified Arborist, Treeworker, & Climber Specialist with the International Society of Arborculture. He's been climbing and caring for trees for 15 years.
We have the good fortune that two of our climbers are also a videographer and photographer. The Seekers Of and ajbc photography will be covering the entire trip with photos and videos. Jake and Autumn are a husband and wife team that strive to get others outside to enjoy and explore areas around them as well as around the country. The great outdoors has a way of drawing you in and capturing the very essence of life, we want to share that with you. Come with us!