Our Professionals

Our Professionals

Our employees and their experience demonstrate our passion for trees and plants…

Kevin Caldwell

President, Senior Consulting Arborist

Kevin is the president and owner of Caldwell Tree Care. He is the past Chairman of the Board of the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA).  He has been an ISA certified arborist since 1992. Kevin’s attention to customer service is known throughout the industry.  Kevin often represents the green industry on Capitol Hill and in local governments. Kevin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia. 

Kristen Caldwell

CFO

Kristen is our Chief Financial Officer, and supervises all financial operations including payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Kristen’s attention to detail contributes greatly to Caldwell’s positive reputation among its vendors, subcontractors, clients, and peers.  Kristen spent many years training and working as a Registered Nurse in both emergency and surgical environments.  She is married to Kevin, and mother of their three teenaged children. 

Terry Ferdarko

Operations Manager

Terry has worked for Caldwell Tree Care since 2002, but has been in the green industry since 1988. Terry is an accomplished climber, having earned the Merit Safety Award from the National Arborist Association as well as other climbing awards throughout the years. He holds a CDL license and is a certified Treecare Safety Professional through the Tree Care Industry Association. In his role as Operations Manager, Terry plays an integral part in quality control and employee training as well as safety training. He is an expert at hazardous tree removal and has never met a tree he couldn’t handle. Terry is a world class, world renowned climber and is an extremely proficient pruner. 

Jim Foote

Senior Arborist

Jim joined Caldwell Tree Care as a senior Arborist in 2010.  He is an ISA Certified Arborist and has been a Green Industry leader for over 30 years.  Jim’s customer service philosophy has become legendary in the Green Industry because he follows the simple belief of treating others as you would want them to treat you.  Jim has a proven track record of customer satisfaction.  Simply put, people and trees are Jim’s focus.  Jim has served as a board member for Park Pride Atlanta and he has received the Gold Seal of Honor from the Garden Clubs of Georgia.  He is also a recipient of the City of Atlanta’s We Believe in Trees Award.  

Andy Farbotko

Sales Arborist

Andrew Blenk

Plant HealthCare Manager

Andrew joined Caldwell Tree Care in 2012 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from UGA. Andrew manages our rapidly expanding plant healthcare department and personally monitors, evaluates, and provides plant health care for trees and shrubs for our many clients.  He is responsible for insect and disease control, fertilization, administration of plant growth regulators, and treating many other general plant health issues.  Andrew holds a Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s license in turfgrass and ornamentals as well as mosquito abatement. Additionally, Andrew obtained his certification as an ISA Certified Arborist after only 2 years of employment which was a huge accomplishment!  Recently, in 2019, Andrew upgraded his certification and became the first ISA Board Certified Master Arborist on staff! BCMA is the highest level of certification offered by ISA.

Mike Bederian

Crew Supervisor

Mike started his green industry career in 1987 as a spray technician for TruGreen where he and Kevin first met as young professionals. Mike expanded his professional career as a horticultural pruner and manager for Creative Scapes and a grounds manager for the City of Canton prior to joining Caldwell Tree Care in 2009. In his role as a Crew Supervisor, Mike holds a CDL license and is trained to operate all of our heavy equipment including our bucket trucks, grapple truck and multiple bobcats and skid steers. His primary specialty is ornamental hand pruning at which he is a perfectionist. Once he prunes a customer’s plants, it is likely no one else will ever be allowed to prune them again! 

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Caldwell Tree Care proudly provides the Metro Atlanta area with tree and plant health care services. Contact us today to set up an appointment to meet with one of our certified arborists to see if Caldwell is the right fit for your tree and plant care needs!