ADHEM THERIAULT (WI-0785A)
I grew up roaming the woods of Northern Maine where I was able to immerse myself in the forest. From there, I attended the Urban Forestry program at Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids. I've been in the Madison area Arboriculture scene for over 10 years now.
I started ECO with one primary goal, and that's to save as many trees as possible in the urban forest. I couldn't be more proud and honored to have such a passionate and competent group of Arborists working with me to help achieve that goal.
Currently, my wife, daughter and I live in Dodgeville on an organic farm with six cows that were once classified as beef cattle but are now strictly pets. They'll die of old age! As a family, Jenna and I enjoy exploring the outdoors with Violette, boating, and morel hunting in the spring.
MATT DUFFY (WI-0777A)
I am a Madison native, born and raised on the east side. I eventually discovered that trees and plants are my life’s passion while studying at UW-Madison, where I earned a degree in Forest Ecology & Management.In 2007, I started my career in arboriculture and in 2008 I attained the ISA Certified Arborist credential.
I’ve gained many years of experience since then. I treated old growth eastern hemlocks for invasive insect pests in Great Smoky Mountains National Park; restored short grass prairie plant communities on the Front Range near Denver, CO; removed hazard trees in both Grand Canyon National Park, AZ & Sequoia National Park, CA; and traveled with a National Park Service traveling exotic plant management team. For three years, I lived in Boston, MA and climbed trees for Davey Tree Expert Co.
I love being outside for work every day, working with trees and marveling at their strength and beauty. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, hiking, camping, exploring local history and architecture, and photography. I joined ECO Tree Company in July of 2020 and feel that I’ve finally found the place that shares my passion and vision for the care of trees in our landscape.
MIKE SCHMIDLKOFER (WI-1079A)
For as long as I can remember I’ve enjoyed spending time outdoors amongst forests. This interest led me to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where I studied Urban Forestry and graduated in 2009. The knowledge and education I received there was invaluable. Upon graduation I became a Certified Arborist with the Wisconsin Arborist Association and International Arborist Association. I strive to continue my education and stay up to date on the current tree science.
I first began working with Adhem in 2010 and I think his knowledge and passion are second to none. With our expertise, education, and passion we strive to not only provide a service but truly care for your urban environment.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, grilling, and kayaking with my Fiancé and our dog, Dodo.
My fascination for trees and the natural world was cultivated in my youth during summers at Red Arrow Camp in Woodruff, Wisconsin on the shores of the mighty Trout Lake. The profound experiences I had during these formative years inspired me to pursue a degree in Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin in Stevens Point, focusing on the study of Urban Forest Management.
An appreciation for safety and quality-oriented work environments was instilled through my internship experiences in Denver, CO and Portland, OR in addition to 4 years of full-time work in the greater Madison area. At ECO, we’re driven by a culture of safety and continued education that exceeds all of my expectations. I’m proud to be a member of such a great team. I look forward to caring for your trees!
Native Madisonian here! I traveled to live in Australia, where I was introduced to the Arboriculture industry. While there, I also met my German fiancé. Outside of work, we love to travel to Europe and around the US as much as possible.
When I returned to the US, I decided to pursue my passion in Arboriculture. I'm currently training with ECO in preparation for my Arborist Certification. Taking the view in from 60' up in a majestic Madison white oak is my bliss. I'm excited to learn and grow as an Arborist here at ECO.
Originally from Omaha, I grew up camping, hiking and fishing with my family. I received my Bachelors Degree in Horticulture from University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2017. Highlights include working in horticulture and plant pathology research labs, competing in soil judging competitions, and studying tropical plant systems in Brazil.
I relocated to Madison in 2019 with my husband, Nick. We’ve enjoyed exploring the trails and campgrounds, walking around our neighborhood and experiencing Madison area restaurants (nothing compares!). I joined the ECO Team in 2019. When you email or call ECO, chances are you’ll be talking to me. I love getting to know our clients and supporting the crews to ensure that their jobs go as smoothly as possible.