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David Duarte

Certified Arborist

David Daurte is a Certified Arborist who believes in our tree care industry and executes a professional branding of himself, his crew, and company. After spending nearly a decade working in the industry he has proven himself to be a Crew leader managing his crew and providing professionalism to his clients through the excellent work he provides them.

David's skills as an ISA Certified Tree Worker has helped hone the skills of potential climbers within the company through his practical teaching and instruction during training and safety meetings. As an ISA Certified Arborist, he has the knowledge and experience to provide the best care possible for his client’s trees. Along with his ISA credentials he also holds TCIA accreditation in EHAP (Electrical Hazard Awareness Program) and is recognized as a TCIA Crew Leader. David has also been "Academy Trained" an intense hands-on training course provided by The Academy.

David's drive for competition has set him apart as he first entered the Tree Climbing Competition scene in 2016. Since then he has routinely shown he has what it takes to compete with the best, by placing amongst the top competitors over the last 4 years. In 2018, David placed 2nd in the Western Chapter Tree Climbing Competition in Santa Rosa, California. His drive, competitive spirit, and experience makes him one of the top climbers in the Western Chapter International Society of Arboriculture.

As a company, we’ve seen David grow in his career within our company but also as a man. In 2019 we watched as Gary Abrojena Sr. (ETC Founder/ President) officiated David’s marriage to Kelsey Purser. It was a great honor for our family to lay witness to this spectacular day. In 2017 David and Kelsey purchased their first home together.