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About Us - Metropolitan Forestry Services

We love trees and have been providing expert tree care, landscaping and arboricultural consulting since 1976.

Our Team

At Metropolitan Forestry Services, we expect our employees to uphold the highest standards of quality in tree care.  We’re extremely proud and grateful for everyone at MFS that spends each day working to preserve nature by providing expert tree care, maintenance, and consultation services.

Interested in joining the MFS Team? Explore careers at Metropolitan Forestry Services.

Headshot of Dan Christie

Dan Christie

Founder
Certifications
Headshot of Dan Christie

Dan Christie

Founder
Certifications & Affiliations
  • Registered Consulting Arborist #338 (ASCA)
  • Certified Forester #2156 (SAF)
  • Missouri Commercial Pesticide Applicator License #C3766
  • President of the St. Louis Arborist Association
  • President of the St. Louis Landscape and Nurserymen’s Association
  • President of Midwest Chapter of International Society of Arboriculture
  • Board of Directors of the Tree Care Industry Association

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Meggan Hargrave

President & Owner
Certifications

Meggan Hargrave

President & Owner
Certifications & Affiliations
  • ISA Certified Arborist #MW-5389A
  • Certified Tree Care Safety Professional #02987
  • Missouri Licensed Pesticide Technician #T23785
  • Tree Risk Assessment Qualified

Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

Matthew Hargrave

Director of Operations
Certifications

Matthew Hargrave

Director of Operations
Certifications & Affiliations
  • ISA Professional Member # 257588

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Kevin Seger

Sales Arborist
Certifications

Kevin Seger

Sales Arborist
Certifications & Affiliations
  • ISA Certified Arborist #3105A
  • Missouri Commercial Pesticide Applicator License #C2036
  • Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
  • 26 Years in the Business
  • Past President and Vice-President of St. Louis Arborist Society
  • Consulted for St. Alban’s Golf Course
  • Consulted for Forest Club Golf Course

Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

Shawen Farley

Production Manager
Certifications

Shawen Farley

Production Manager
Certifications & Affiliations
  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • Certified Treecare Specialist Professional

Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

Thomas Paine

Director of Safety and Climbing Arborist
Certifications

Thomas Paine

Director of Safety and Climbing Arborist
Certifications & Affiliations
  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • Certified Tree Care Safety Professional

Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

Andrew Jones

Director or Training and Climbing Arborist
Certifications

Andrew Jones

Director or Training and Climbing Arborist
Certifications & Affiliations
  • ISA Certified Arborist #
  • Certified Treecare Safety Professional #

Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

Guy Radley

Landscape Foreman

Guy Radley

Landscape Foreman
Certifications & Affiliations

    Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

    Felix Salazar

    Crew Leader & Climbing Arborist

    Felix Salazar

    Crew Leader & Climbing Arborist
    Certifications & Affiliations

      Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

      Robert Knox

      Plant Health Care Specialist
      Certifications

      Robert Knox

      Plant Health Care Specialist
      Certifications & Affiliations
      • ISA Certified Arborist #MW-4959A
      • Missouri Commercial Pesticide Applicator License #C7294
      • Tree Risk Assessment Certified

      Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

      Jerry Coffman

      Plant Health Care Specialist
      Certifications

      Jerry Coffman

      Plant Health Care Specialist
      Certifications & Affiliations
      • Missouri Commercial Pesticide Applicator License #C13343

      Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

      Aaron Austin

      Plant Health Care Specialist
      Certifications

      Aaron Austin

      Plant Health Care Specialist
      Certifications & Affiliations
      • Missouri Commercial Pesticide Applicator License #T15385

      Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

      Jesse Dingledine

      Plant Health Care Specialist
      Certifications

      Jesse Dingledine

      Plant Health Care Specialist
      Certifications & Affiliations
      • Missouri Licensed Pesticide Technician #T23784

      Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

      Melissa Dippel

      Administrative Coordinator
      Certifications

      Melissa Dippel

      Administrative Coordinator
      Certifications & Affiliations
      • ISA Certified Arborist #MW-5392A

      Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

      Melanie Potter

      Administrative Coordinator

      Melanie Potter

      Administrative Coordinator
      Certifications & Affiliations

        Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

        Simon Schroeter

        Grounds Crew and Plant Health Care Specialist

        Simon Schroeter

        Grounds Crew and Plant Health Care Specialist
        Certifications & Affiliations

          Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

          Modesto Gonalez

          Landscape & Grounds Crew

          Modesto Gonalez

          Landscape & Grounds Crew
          Certifications & Affiliations

            Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

            Erick Finlinson

            Landscape and Grounds Crew

            Erick Finlinson

            Landscape and Grounds Crew
            Certifications & Affiliations

              Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

              Quentin Johnson

              Landscape and Grounds Crew

              Quentin Johnson

              Landscape and Grounds Crew
              Certifications & Affiliations

                Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

                Philip Padilla

                Climber Trainee

                Philip Padilla

                Climber Trainee
                Certifications & Affiliations

                  Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

                  Matt Loerch

                  Crew Leader

                  Matt Loerch

                  Crew Leader
                  Certifications & Affiliations

                    Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

                    "We were very pleased with the service and particularly the knowledge & professionalism of your staff."

                    – Robert and Mary K.

                    Our goal is to provide you with the best possible service. If you are not satisfied with any treatment or completed job, we will resolve the situation to your satisfaction. We want to do our utmost to ensure your trees and shrubs are always 'green and growing'.

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