MEET THE STAFF

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

VICE

PRESIDENT

CONSULTANT & CERTIFIED ARBORIST 

BIO-TURF &

PLANT

HEALTH

CARE

MANAGER

TREE CARE

MANAGER

We are a team of experts specializing in all facets of the "green industry." We are able to provide an integrated plan that incorporates the care of your trees, shrubs and lawn. As your partner, we are here to advise, educate, and provide information, so the choices you make allow your landscape to be healthy and beautiful for years to come. To find out more about some of the key people in our team, please read on...

MIKE BARGER:  Mike's original educational background in the industry began with his forestry degree from Michigan Technological University. He has since become a registered forester and certified arborist. He is the city forester for a few of our Metro-Detroit Townships. Mike has also dedicated his time into improving his business as well as the overall industry. He has sat on the board for a few of the local and statewide Tree Care organizations. Mike also takes pride in sustaining his business in the same community of which he raised his family in. He's taken care to employ motivated, professionally trained people that share his conviction and vision.

CARY SNAY:  Cary has over 32 years of experience in the tree industry, and has been with Mike's Tree Surgeons since its inception in 1984. As a trusted vice president, his roles have included all facets of the organization, including plant health care, sales and management.

HEIDI DENSMORE: Heidi graduated from Michigan State University in 2001 with a B.S. in Forestry. She has been a Certified Arborist since 2006, and recently become certified by the ISA in Tree Risk Assessment.  Heidi also holds a certification for Pesticide Application, through the Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development. Heidi brings over 14 years of experience and knowledge to the clients and landscapes entrusted in her care. She is also heavily involved in the community through Advisory Board positions with the Healthy Lawn Care Program for Watershed Protection, the Arboriculture Society of Michigan and is a welcomed speaker for various Garden Clubs throughout Southeast Michigan. Currently, Heidi is a Consulting Certified Arborist, focusing most of her time in Sterling Heights, Troy, Rochester, Clinton Township, Macomb, and Lake Orion. When she’s not at work, you can find Heidi running, enjoying yoga and spending time with her two little boys, Elliot & Owen, and her husband, Slater, who also works with Mike’s Tree. 

GARY EICHEN: Gary has over 20 years experience in Plant Health Care and Lawn Care and has been w/Mike’s since 1996. He is an accredited trainer for the MDA (Michigan Dept. of Agriculture) and teaches PHC and Lawn Care classes for the M.G.I.A. (Michigan Green Industry Assoc.) He specializes in disease diagnosis and treatment protocols. He is dedicated to providing continuing education to our Technicians so that they can offer our client’s sound, professional service and advice.

AL SEXTON: Al has over 30 years of experience in the "green industry" and has been with Mike's since 1995. His wealth of experience and arborist certification enables him to perform many duties, including managing the tree care department.

ASSISTANT

MARGO SNAY: Margo has been with Mike's since June 2000. She is a graduate of Northern Michigan University with a BS in Business Administration. Her newest hobby is learning how to knit. Margo handles Accounts Payable for Mike's Tree.