The Pennsylvania State University 2004, BS Forest Science opt. Urban Forestry    

Professional Certifications

     ISA Board Certified-Master Arborist and Municipal Specialist #1536-BM

     ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist #475

     North Carolina Landscape Contractor License #0437

     NC  Certified Pesticide Applicator License, Ornamental and Turf

     SC Certified Pesticide Applicator License, Ornamental and Turf

     ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified 

     TCIA Certified PHC Technician

     ASCA Tree & Plant Appraisal Qualified


2021- Present: Director of Research & Arborologists, Rainbow Ecoscience, Shelby, NC

2014-2020:  Arborologist, Rainbow Tree Care Scientific Advancements, Charlotte, NC

 2011-2014:  Plant Health Care Manager, Heartwood Tree Service LLC, Charlotte, NC

    2006-2011:  Senior Inventory Consulting Arborist at Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Charlotte, NC

    2003-2006: Arborist Sales Representative, Integrated Pest Management Technician, Crew Leader,

     Bartlett Tree Experts, Exton, PA

Non-Profit Work

American Society of Consulting Arborists

ASC A300   


    The Queen's Crown Charlotte, To Preserve and Celebrate Charlotte's Historic Trees

    Charlotte Arborists Association

Speaking Engagements

Published Articles

'Progression of Sugarberry (Celtis laevigata) Dieback and Mortality in the Southeastern United States,' Emilee M Poole, Michael D Ulyshen, Scott Horn, Patrick Anderson, Chip Bates, Chris Barnes, Journal of Forestry, 16 March 2021

'Bringing Safety Culture to PHC Operations'  Tree Care Industry Magazine, Volume XXXI, Number 12, December 2020

'An Introduction to Scale Insects in the Landscape:  What They are, How They Live, and Suggestions for Management' ASCA Consultant, Volume 51, Issue 3, 2018

'Science and Use of Tree Growth Regulators' ASCA Consultant, Volume 51, Issue 2, 2018     

 'Ambrosia Beetles in the Urban Forest'  TreesCharlotte The Leaflet Spring 2016

       'Hidden Dangers, Invasive Species Show the Importance of Tree Diversity' TreesCharlotte The Leaflet

        Winter 2016

       'How important is my Soil to my Tree'  Angie's List Web Articles May 2014

       'How to avoid a cankerworm infestation in your trees'  Angie's List Web Articles April 2014