Jason Riemer returned to ATE in May. After a post-college stint with us, he was inspired to pursue grad school and a full-time career in the arboriculture industry.
Tell us about your journey toward a career in arboriculture.
“I studied environmental science in college and interned with a municipal forester in my hometown of Elm Grove. I liked working with him and decided that forestry was the route I should pursue.
“After graduation, I landed a job with ATE as a production arborist and climber. Later, I wanted to gain more experience, so I earned a Master’s degree in urban forestry.”
What do you enjoy about your new role?
“One of my favorite aspects of the job is connecting with people. With ATE, I’ll meet with homeowners and property managers to discuss their tree issues and determine the best tree care solutions.”
What are your goals for ATE?
“I want to keep expanding their customer base and their focus on plant health care (PHC). It’s important to show PHC’s impact on maintaining the overall health of trees.”
Every arborist has a favorite tree. What’s yours?
“It’s the sycamore, a deciduous tree, known for its peeling bark. My favorite evergreen tree is the white pine. It’s a main staple with so much history throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, and holds a special place in my heart.”
What activities do you enjoy in your spare time?
“I’m a huge fan of all Wisconsin sports. I love my fiancé, my family, dogs and fishing.