Meet The Tree Health Management Team



Tree Health Management creates a complete, sustainable and expert service package for all of our clients. We are trained in the most advanced practices in our industry as well as traditional techniques and simple wisdom that will never go out of style. Our Team is comprised of Certified and Degreed Arborists and Technicians, all with a passion for trees. We provide our clients with outstanding tree care, and unmatched knowledge and passion.

Briana Frank

Briana is that rare individual whose knowledge is equal to her passion. It’s likely she is up before you and, after she tucks her two beautiful daughters into bed, odds are she’ll be up late working hard to keep our city’s plant life thriving. While others may feel burdened by this type of devotion, she needs only to look out her window or down any Madison street where Tree Health Management has been involved in shaping the natural world to be reminded that the challenges, trials and sleepless nights are far outweighed by the benefits for this generation, her children’s generation and beyond. She never turns away from an opportunity to help the Madison communities’ natural spaces thrive and flourish.

Favorite Quote: "The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Her interests include a love for travel and languages, alternative medicine, meditation, family, local and organic food.

ISA Certified Arborist: WI-0661A
B.S. Forest Ecology and Natural Resource Management & Environmental Studies
Qualified Tree Risk Assessor
Commercial Pesticide Applicator #149560-CA

Nathan Marti
Operations Manager

Nathan loves the outdoors, loves working directly with people and is always the first person to step up when anything needs doing whether it is addressing a client’s concerns, fixing a flat tire, digging a planting hole through 12″ of solid rock with a pick axe (because that’s the only spot where the tree can be planted) or even denying his deep love of the outdoors to sit at a computer all day long. Plus, look at that face! He has a knack for customer service that can’t be learned in a seminar or from a book and comes only from a real and genuine love for people and a sincere desire to help them work towards a healthy and sustainable backyard ecosystem.


His daughters are his most captivating interest, but he also enjoys fishing, camping, travel, and growing food in his backyard!


Commercial Pesticide Applicator #288186-CA
B.A. Marketing, UW Milwaukee

ISA Certified Arborist: WI-1055A
Kevin Short
Tree Care Specialist / Field Supervisor

Kevin has a passion for helping trees, and enjoys being able to give each tree the best possible care. His keen attention to detail, and steady hand, make him a tree’s best friend.

Favorite Quote: : “Drink Coffee and Destroy!” – Dr Alex Shigo

Hobbies include Subordination of co-dominant stems with included bark, eating breakfast burritos, riding Northwoods gravel roads, and paddling moving water.

ISA Certified Arborist: WI-0930A
Certified Pesticide Applicator # 471065-CA

Tom Schumacher
Tree Care Specialist/Field Technician

Tom’s favorite part of working with Tree Health Management is working on our diverse and skilled team.

Favorite Quote:

“People who prune the old fashioned way, should go to an old fashioned dentist”

-Alex Shigo


Tom’s favorite activities outside of work include: Cycling, Cross Country Skiing, Hockey, Competitive Tree Climbing, and Art.

Fun Fact: He was the 2021 Wisconsin Arborist Association Tree Climbing champion, and was awarded 2nd place for this in 2018 and 2022 as well!

Commercial Pesticide Applicator #: 515160
ISA Certified Arborist #: WI-1052A
Madelyn Jahnke
Field Technician

Maddy’s favorite parts of working with Tree Health Management is taking care of our Madison area client’s most loved trees, and pruning small ornamental trees.

Favorite Quote:

“Action on behalf of life transforms. Because the relationship between self and the world is reciprocal, it is not a question of first getting enlightened or saved and then acting. As we work to heal the earth, the earth heals us.

-Robin Wall Kimmerer


Maddy’s favorite activities outside of work include: hiking, word puzzles, reading, board games, macramé, and nature crafts.

Fun Facts: Maddy used to do sound editing for bands at the Memorial Union Terrace, and she got engaged in the Redwood National forest. Also, before moving back to Wisconsin from Washing, she had 80 houseplants!

Commercial Pesticide Applicator #: 515079
ISA Certified Arborist #: PN-9549A
Ellen Sims
Field Technician

Ellen’s favorite part of working with Tree Health Management is hanging out with or in the trees, of course, and giving back to the earth every time we help save an old tree or plant a young one.

Favorite inspirational quote:

All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons (humans) of the earth. (Wo)Man did not weave the web of life; (s)he is merely a strand in it. 

-Chief Seattle (Sealth), Suquamish


A few of Ellen’s favorite things to do outside of work is trail running, hiking, and spending time in nature with family and friends. Ellen also enjoys wildcrafting plants and traveling.

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Commercial Pesticide Applicator #: 515161
Paige Tomaszewski
Office Manager

She loves being able to help our clients get their trees set up with success when scheduling services with Tree Health Management, and helping the crew to stay organized during the busy season.

Favorite Quote

“We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt


Hobbies include sewing, spending time with her boys, being outdoors, and baking.

Discover the Tree Health Management difference! Call 608-223-9120 to have one of our certified arborists evaluate your property.