TreeWise Team

Scott Clifton Certified ArboristScott Clifton

Owner, General Manager, Arborist

Scott began his professional Arborist career in Phoenix, AZ trimming trees and palms at various properties such as The Ritz Carlton, The Princess Resort, The Biltmore Hotel and various Del Web properties. He then went to work for Arizona’s largest power company, providing power line clearance in the Prescott and surrounding areas, where he honed his skills for working in extremely hazardous and difficult situations. He continued his education and became an I.S.A. Certified Arborist and an ANSI z133.1 Safety Standards board member to help regulate and govern rules and regulations in the tree care industry. He has mastered the art of managing tree care accounts at large, complex projects as well as many hi-profile properties in the Portland, Oregon area such as the Nike Headquarters, Intel, and Coca Cola for the past five years with a national landscape and tree care company. Scott’s experience, leadership qualities and commitment to education and training supports his past success and provides a solid foundation for TreeWise, LLC.

Professional Credentials and Training

Justin-Wright Operations ManagerJustin Wright

Operations Manager

Justin Wright, is our Operations Manager and will oversee daily operations, training and safety related issues.

At eighteen, Justin began his Professional Arborist career as an Apprentice with the IBEW and a Local IBEW Journeyman Tree Trimmer, certified to trim trees around high voltage power lines. He was quickly promoted to Foreman with Asplundh Tree Expert Company and later transferred to TruGreen Land Care to work with Scott, as a Crew Foreman.

Justin has been thoroughly trained. He also has years of well rounded, hands-on experience  and manages daily operations proficiently and professionally. Safety is his number one priority. Total customer satisfaction runs a close second.

Justin also volunteers to help with the local ISA Tree Certification Exams  and Climbing Competitions and is ready to compete in future events! His passion and dedication to his craft is endless and his natural talent is amazing. He loves what he does and so do we!

Brandon-Zacharias Foreman and Tree ClimberBrandon Zacharias

Foreman ~ Climber

Brandon is Justin’s younger brother and recently moved here from Northern Arizona to help us start TreeWise, LLC. He began working and training with Scott and Justin in April 2013, as a groundsman.

Learning from the ground up – Justin and Scott taught Brandon to operate and maintain necessary equipment such as blowers, hedge shears, chainsaws, stump grinders and our 12” chipper to become instrumental on the ground. As a Foreman, Brandon’s duties are complicated, as he is responsible for the entire work site including all tools and job site work flow and crew. He is in charge of our emergency action plan, should we need emergency services, as well as handling the public. He is also mechanically inclined and loves to wrench. Bonus!!!!!

Brandon is a loyal, dedicated and hard working young man. He will accomplish any task with a big smile on his face…no matter how horrible of an assignment it is. He has a pleasant attitude, a big heart and a bright future and we are grateful to have him on our team.


Cristian Rodriguez

Foreman ~ Climber

Cristian was originally hired by Scott while working at TruGreen. He joined our crew a few months ago, as a groundsman and is learning the ropes to become a climber.

Cristian assists Brandon with keeping the jobsite organized and safe. When the truck needs to be moved, the saws need to be gassed and the wood needs to be chipped – Cristian is happy to help in any way he can.

Super human strength and an outgoing personality are among Cristian’s qualities. We are lucky to have him to compliment the crew and look forward to watching him learn and grow with the company and in his personal life.