Our Team

Our Team2019-05-07T13:25:45+00:00

Our Most Valuable Resources

Our employees are the most valuable resource at Van Yahres Tree Company; they are the reason we earn our reputation on every job. Many of our crew members are ISA-Certified Arborists with more industry experience and know-how than you’ll find anywhere. Just as we focus on building relationships with our clients, we focus on training and retaining our employees for the long-term. Our employees receive the best compensation and benefits in the industry—and what you’ll see is a passion and commitment to professional service and care on every visit to your property.


Stacy Moren
General Manager
With a successful career in sales, Stacy joined VYTC in 2015 to lead the effort to develop and maintain efficient operational and administrative processes to help the company reach its annual sales goals.  Stacy possesses a keen focus on the training and professional development of the crew and she encourages each member of the team to reach for their fullest potential.  Stacy is driven by the belief that businesses thrive when employees are inspired and she has an unwavering commitment to uncovering what inspires and motives each employee to benefit the company as a whole. When Stacy isn’t working, she enjoys tennis, good friends and spending time with her grown boys, Drew and Jackson.


Thomas Taylor
Sales Manager, Certified Arborist (MA-5840A), Registered Pesticide Technician, Certified Tree Safety Professional, Piedmont Landscape Association Board Member
Thomas, a native of Charlottesville, joined Van Yahres Tree Company in early 2014 to expand our sales department. His background in the green space spans various industries which include owning and operating a landscape company to working in a sales capacity for a locally-based biofuel company. Thomas’ goals include enhancing customer satisfaction and growing the business in the current competitive marketplace.  Thomas enjoys cooking, hunting and fishing in his free time.


Jeremy Thompson

Crew Leader, Certified Arborist (MA-4508A), Certified Tree Safety Professional, TCIA Climber Specialist
Jeremy joined Van Yahres Tree Company in 2002. After training with some of our most experienced arborists, Jeremy quickly worked to receive his certification from the ISA and is among our most efficient and accomplished crew leaders. In his free time, Jeremy enjoys activities and outings with his daughter, wood turning, fishing and just about anything to do with the great outdoors.


Troy Jackson

Crew Leader, TCIA Certified Crew leader, Certified Tree Safety Professional
Troy joined Van Yahres Tree Company in 2013 after spending over ten years gaining experience in both the local tree care and line clearance industries.  Troy became a valuable Crew Leader in 2018.  When Troy’s not climbing trees, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing video games.


Kenny Bright
Crew Leader, Climber
Kenny joined Van Yahres Tree Company in 2007 after working for many years in the farming and loader operations industries.  After mastering the art of climbing, Kenny became a valuable Crew Leader in 2018.  In his free time, Kenny enjoys fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.


Dennis Morris
Climber
After working in manual labor for ten years, Dennis decided to pursue a career in the tree industry and joined Van Yahres Tree Company in 2017.   Dennis quickly proved to be a key member of the crew.  In his free time, Dennis enjoys playing basketball and not surprisingly, he also loves to climb and hike.


William Ruhlman
Climber, CIC Certified Crane Operator
After logging and operating heavy equipment for almost four years, William joined the Van Yahres Tree Company climbing crew in early 2018.   When William is not working, he enjoys riding motorcycles, woodworking, kayaking and spending time with family.


Will Allen
Plant Health Care Manager, Certified Arborist (MA-6044A), Commercial Pesticide Applicator
With 15+ years landscaping and greenhouse experience, Will joined VYTC in 2015 as registered pesticide technician.  As his role evolved, he became a certified applicator and was instrumental in reinvigorating our GreenWatch program. Outside of work, Will coaches his children’s baseball and basketball teams and enjoys taking frequent road trips with his children.

Bryan Raucsher
Climber
New to VYTC in December 2018, Bryan joined after years in landscaping and operating heavy equipment and is excited to bring his love of the outdoors to a new level.  When not at work, Bryan likes to fly-fish, surf, visit historical monuments and read/study to further his knowledge in tree care as well as other class/certifications that will advance his career.

Cheyenne Nicholson
Crew Leader
Cheyenne came to VYTC in December 2018 bringing twelve years’ experience as a crew leader from a local nursery and tree service provider. Cheyenne is passionate about tree care which continues to inspire his strong desire for continued professional development. Outside of work, Cheyenne can be found outside, enjoying all things nature.


Jennifer Jackson
Office Manager
Jennifer joined VYTC with a background in human resources, office management and customer service.  In addition to her keen focus on running the office smoothly, Jennifer oversees the company’s safety program and is constantly exploring ways to provide the best possible experience for our customers.  She is one of many friendly voices who will greet you when you call.  When not at work, Jennifer likes spending time with family, traveling and completing home improvement projects.  She’s also fond of a good nap.