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 or “Mr Fazzone

Groundsman & Climber in Training

Joey or “Mr. Fazzone” is the youngest member of our team but he doesn’t let that, or much else, get him down. His energy emulates that of a golden retriever puppy and you would be hard pressed to find him in a bad mood. Joe loves climbing trees and learning about arboriculture. On the weekends you can find him rock climbing or daydreaming about 7.3 liter diesel motors.

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. 

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!