Meet The Team

David Slade

Owner & Arborist

David began Family Tree Care in 1995 and has tenderly cared for it ever since. He has a deep love and understanding for trees and the natural world. He takes pride in his work and carefully cares for the many great client relationships he has established since the inception of Family Tree Care. Most mornings you can find him perched in the bucket truck or swinging around a big tree.

Jake Slade

Owner & Arborist

Jake took an early interest in working outside, and fortunately the family business afforded him the opportunity to play in the trees as an adult. He loves to climb trees of all sizes and enjoys the puzzle of tree work. When he isn’t working at Family Tree Care you can find him on the soccer field.

Joey Fazzone

Groundsman & Climber in Training

Dylan’s concentrated efforts are quickly turning him into a professional tree climber. Don’t let his quiet demeanor fool you, he probably already got your joke and then made it funnier. His impressive IQ and passion for manual labor may have thrown his parents for a loop but we couldn’t be happier about it. Although he dreams of living in the temperate Floridian climate you’d be hard pressed to hear him say he’s cold.

Robert Potter

Climber & Aerial Lift Operator

Rob grew up in Guilford CT which is a plus in our book. His can-do attitude and zest for life put him ahead when it comes to learning pretty much anything. Rob doesn’t miss a chance to give you a loud “heeeeeeey,” especially if it’s early in the morning. Although generally quite boisterous, Rob cares deeply about doing the right thing for people and trees. When Rob’s strong work ethic doesn’t have him busy at work you can probably find him singing Red Hot Chili Peppers to his young son and spending time with his beautiful family. 

Caitlin McCoy

Office Manager

Caitlin is the glue that holds our day to day operations together. She is constantly hard at work tying up loose ends and making sure things run smoothly enough for the rest of the team to swing around in trees. Caitlin’s positive attitude and kind heart are valuable traits to have when she’s busy building relationships with clients every day. Although her primary job is office manager, Caitlin isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. She’s the first one to help in the field if the need arises. A dedicated animal lover, Caitlin can be found spending time with her dog Harvey when she’s not in the office.

Marley Slade

Marketing & Design

Interested in joining our team?

We are always in search of new team members that fit in well with our professional culture of safety, service, stewardship, and sustainability. If you enjoy the purity of working outside, the physicality of working with your body, and the rhythm that can be found within a team then please reach out!