Cheers to five years, Ethan!

This year we celebrate five years of having Ethan Childs on the Seattle Tree Care team. 

Ethan Childs started with Seattle Tree Care as a Grounds Crew in 2017. A little more than a year later, after earning his ISA Certification, he left the field and became a Project Manager. “When I started working in the office, I worked a lot,” Ethan said. “Like 50-60 hours a week, every week.”

It was the relationship between the office and the field that helped him persevere. “You have to go sell the jobs so everybody else has a job to do,” Ethan said. “One can’t really happen without the other.” That motivation has been sustained by the passion and comradery of his coworkers. “Everybody pulling together makes you want to put in a little extra effort,” he said.

Managing projects at Seattle Tree Care gives Ethan the opportunity to be more involved with the details of each project. He gets to see a huge variety of trees and gains a deeper understanding of what’s happening in our environment.

Ethan sees about 1,500 tree projects every year, which translates into a lot of conversations with a wide variety of people. Over the years, he’s learned how to work with his clients’s different goals and priorities. “You just have to meet people where they are,” he said. “And make sure everybody feels welcomed and gets the attention they deserve.”

Ethan also recently earned his WSDA Commercial Applicator’s license and set up Seattle Tree Care’s plant health care program. Read more about the treatments we offer here



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