Meet Our Team
Senior Partner, CFO ISA Board Certified Master Arborist RM-7080BM Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist Tree Risk Assessment Qualified Member, American Society of Consulting Arborists NMDA Licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicator
Joran is a life-long student of the natural sciences, particularly botany and horticulture. He graduated summa cum laude from the UNM Biology Department and holds a Master's Degree in Botany from the University of Florida. His work trajectory has led through the hard sciences into organic and sustainable agriculture, then into urban horticulture and arboriculture. He is past Director of the New Mexico Organic Commodity Commission, former NMSU Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service Horticulture Agent and County Director, and most recently past City Forester with the City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department. Joran is recognized locally as an expert site diagnostician, educator and communicator, and champion of non-toxic, bio-friendly landscape management theory and practice.
Senior Partner, CEO ISA Certified Arborist RM-0885A
Eric Bishop began a lifetime of climbing at the age of 14, when he began using ropes and climbing rock, ice and mountains in high school (along with lots of hiking and backpacking . In 1994, Bishop earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Natural Resource Management from Johnson State College, in Johnson, VT; he planned to seek work with the US Forest Service. Eric decided to travel west of the Mississippi first, never having been there. He completed rebuilding a 1971 VW Bus that summer and struck out across country for adventure. Along the way, his dreams of working for the Forest Service faded as he discovered he could make a living doing what he loved the best—climbing.Eric received his ISA Certification in 1997 and after working with a handful of tree care outfits in Albuquerque, started his own enterprise March of 2000 - Eric’s Tree Care LLC. Eric’s Tree Care grew and Eric’s enthusiasm for arboriculture grew as well. He volunteered both with Think Trees NM, assisting in organizing the local conference and with RMC-ISA as the NM representative.Eric’s love of adventure compelled him to continue with SCUBA training he received in college. Just prior to the Parramatta, Australia ISA Conference of 2011, he earned his advance SCUBA certification and dove the Great Barrier Reef after the conference. In 2019, after 20 years running Eric’s Tree Care, ideas of adventure and new horizons compelled Eric to sell the business. After a couple of years, though, the desire to push arboriculture and tree care work forward called him back, and he joined forces to create this shared enterprise.
Partner ISA Certified Arborist RM-8310A
Martin comes from a logging and thining background, having worked with multiple goverment agencies including the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management. He is a proud alumni of two terms with Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, where he further honed his chainsaw work skills . Later in his career he took an ubran forestry postion with the City Of Albuquerque Parks And Recreation Deparment, where he conducted a wide range of tree care operations to help maintain and preserve the urban forest canopy of Albuquerque. Martin quickly found a love in climbing tree's and is reconized as a leader, a teacher and is an ISA Certified Arborist.
Partner ISA Certified Arborist TX-4408A
After spending a year studying abroad at the American University of Cairo, Curtis graduated from Tulane University with a BLA in history and political science. After teaching English in Jordan, Curtis returned home to New Mexico and worked 2 years leading conservation crews with Rocky Mountain Youth Corps in Taos, NM. While leading a crew with the Texas Conservation Corps, Curtis was introduced to the world of arboriculture. After four years apprenticing as a climbing arborist in Austin, TX, he became certified and went on to spend a year working as an arborist in New Zealand. After working as the field coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Curtis decided to climb back into the trees to pursue his passion for urban forestry.