Our Team

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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.

Mike Van Yahres
Today Van Yahres Tree Company is owned and operated by Mitch’s son, Mike Van Yahres. Mike is a trained arborist and also holds a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia. Mike has published articles in national magazines and is invited to speak across country on the subjects of campus design and tree management.

Jeremy Thompson
Crew Leader; Certified Arborist (MA4508A)
Jeremy learned tree work at Van Yahres Tree Company after joining our team 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.

Troy Jackson
Troy joined VYTC in 2013 after spending several years in local tree care and building his repertoire of skills. Troy has worked for line clearance companies and has experience working around power lines.

Stacy Moren
Office Manager
With a successful career in sales, Stacy joined VYTC in 2015 to lead efforts to develop and maintain efficient administrative and operational processes and procedures within the company. Stacy also has a keen focus on the training and professional development of the crew.

Thomas Taylor
Certified Arborist (MA-5840A) and Registered Pesticide Technician.
Thomas, a native of Charlottesville, joined VYTC in early 2014 to expand our sales department. His background in the green industry spans various industries which include owning and operating a landscape company as well as working in sales capacity for a locally based biofuel company. Thomas’ goals include enhancing customer satisfaction and growing the business in the current competitive market place.