Meet The ArborTech Team
Randy Sample - Owner
Randy's career in the tree service industry began in 1996. In 2004, Randy and his wife, Meredith, started ArborTech Tree Services. Randy's extensive experience as an arborist and his unique vision for his company enables ArborTech to be a leading residential and commercial tree care company.
Meredith Sample - Owner
Meredith's previous experience as owner and operator of a landscaping company broadened the services that ArborTech could offer its customers when the business started in 2004. As their company has grown, so has their family. Today, Meredith's time is spent overseeing the operations at ArborTech and raising four, future "ArborTechies".
Shauna Dobek - Accounting/Financial Manager
Shauna has been with ArborTech since 2007. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor's in Business Administration and is a CPA. Her business experience coupled with her accounting background support ArborTech Tree Services continued growth in the tree industry.
Christine Blair - Office Manager
Chris is the professional and friendly voice you hear when you call ArborTech Tree Services. She joined the ArborTech team in 2016. She is committed to ensuring that our customers are always satisfied and "treated like family". Chris' background is in banking and retail. She also was an active member of the local school's PTO's and the High School Hockey Booster Club. Chris values working for a company where everyone works as a team.
Vladmir Shabunin - The Man that Wears Many Hats
Vlad's career at ArborTech started in 2009 after many years of experience in the tree industry. He operates ArborTech's log truck and stump grinder and is responsible for overseeing the repairs and maintenance of ArborTech's fleet. His technical and mechanical skills are the key component in keeping the wheels turning at ArborTech.
Laura Mele - Certified Arborist
Laura has over 20 years of experience in landscaping and tree work. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with degree in Horticulture. Laura is an expert at pruning ornamental trees and shrubs and is trained in insect and disease management. Laura is a CT, MA, and ISA Certified Arborist as well as a Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP). She recently completed the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification through ISA.
A.J. Stagnaro - Tree Climber
A.J. Stagnaro joined the ArborTech team in 2013. A skilled climber, he has over 12 years experience in the tree care industry. A.J. is EHAP certified and has completed the OSHA 10 hour training course. A.J's climbing experience and leadership abilities help to round out the crew with unique skills and a commitment to professionalism.
Randy Sample, Sr. - Yard Manager
Randy "Senior" has been with ArborTech since 2015. He has played an integral part in getting ArborTech's yard up and running and renovating the office space. Senior has worked in the construction industry, both commercial and residential, for over 30 years. He is a "jack of all trades" and can be found in the yard assisting customers with landscape materials, repairing equipment, splitting firewood and manufacturing loam & compost.
Danny Briggs - Plant Health Care Technician (CT and MA Applicator)
Danny's love of trees started at an early age. He often climbed trees and played in the dirt as many young boys do. 20 years later he realized he could do those same exact things for a career. Danny has extensive landscape, nursery and arboriculture experience. His eye for detail, coupled with his passion for trees and plants, makes him a great addition to the ArborTech family.
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