Meet the Team

ISA Certified Arborists and Utah Tree Care Specialists

From our humble backyard business beginnings to the premier tree care specialists in Summit, Wasatch and Salt Lake counties, Wasatch Arborists has grown into the most trusted tree service company in northern Utah. Made up of a team of certified arborists, tree care specialists and outstanding management, Wasatch Arborists is rooted in its founder.

In 2015, after half a decade working with trees on the East Coast and three years as an employee of Great Western Timber Company, Ryan Torcicollo took over ownership and operation of the Kamas-based company. On March 1, 2016, Ryan renamed the company and Wasatch Arborists officially sprouted.

An International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist and award-winning competitive tree climber, Ryan has maintained a small-town, local approach to customer service while improving the company’s tree care with his innovative skills and techniques learned from world-renowned tree climbers from across the country. 

Ryan Torcicollo, President and Partner

Fun Ryan Facts

  • Only certified arborist sponsored by Petzl in North America
  • Champion of the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Utah ISA Chapter Tree Climbing Competition
  • Second Place in the 2016 and 2017 International Tree Climbing Competition Belayed Speed Climb Event
  • 2017 JAMBO Team Champion
  • ISA-Certified Arborist, Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
  • ISA Certified Arborist, NJ 1100-AT
  • ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist, NJ-1100AT
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ)
  • Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) Certified through the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA)

Jessica Torcicollo, Business Manager and Partner

Jessica was pulled into the tree industry five years ago by her husband, Ryan, after a fulfilling start to her career in the non-profit sector.

Fun Jessica Facts

  • Serves as the Public Awareness Chair of the ISA Utah Chapter/Utah Community Forest Council
  • Working with Heber City to achieve Tree City USA certification and to create a community forestry program
  • Works with local non-profits to provide donated tree services and tree materials such as:
    • Tree stumps for the playground at the non-profit PC Tots in Park City
    • Tree trimming at the Peace House domestic violence shelter
    • Mulch and planting assistance for ReLeaf Utah tree plantings

Caleb O’Brien, Operations Manager

Fun Caleb Facts

  • Over 19 years in the green industry
  • ISA Certified Arborist, UT 4450-A
  • ISA Certified Arborist, Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ)
  • Nine years in residential tree work
  • Four years in high voltage transmission line clearing climbing and hazard tree felling
  • Bush fire hazard reduction experience in Australia
  • Broadacre land clearing tractor slashing experience
  • Noxious weed spraying and invasive tree removal experience
  • Performed landscape maintenance for major municipalities and government agencies

Charlie Haer, Sales Manager

Charlie came to the tree industry in 2014 after a 10-year career in recreation and wilderness therapy.

Fun Charlie Facts

  • ISA-Certified Arborist, Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ)
  • Fire Mitigation Specialist, Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Assessment Trained

Haylee Webb, Office Manager

Daniel Smith, Fleet Manager

ISA Certified Arborists

  • Ryan Torcicollo
  • Caleb O’Brien
  • Charlie Haer
  • Michael Wilson

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ)

  • Ryan Torcicollo
  • Caleb O’Brien
  • Charlie Haer

TCIA Certified Tree Safety Professional (CTSP)

  • Anyone?

TCIA Electrical Hazards Awareness Program Certified (EHAP)

  • Ryan Torcicollo
  • Zerek Sanchez
  • Evan Felt
  • Dakota Stoneking

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