Shawn hales from Iowa. He gained proper tree pruning skills while working for a line clearance firm in Omaha, Nebraska. When he moved to Athens he joined the University of Georgia’s tree crew, where he honed his tree care skills and earned his ISA Certified Arborist Certification. He worked on UGA’s tree crew for four years before starting his own business.
In 2007 Shawn founded Tarzan Tree Care, Inc. in order to provide the Athens area with high quality tree preservation, tree removal, and consultation services. In 2010 Tarzan Tree Care and New Urban Forestry, LLC merged to form New Urban Forestry, Inc., the premier arboricultural service provider in northeast Georgia.
Shawn lives in Athens with his wife and two children. In his free time, Shawn enjoys amateur photography, reading, and birdwatching.