Paige Smith is one of our newest hires and the first ETC “groundwoman” to assist on the frontlines and is quickly stepping up to her role at hand. She has a background in Horticulture that aids her while working around trees as she studies to become an ISA Certified Arborist. Paige is a graduate of The Academy Ground Op’s class and is an Academy-Trained climber trainee. Within a few short months she has developed the tools necessary to operate a ground saw, operate the chipper, and operate a skid steer. As a climber trainee she has demonstrated that she understands the proper safety and technique to enter and move about in a tree.
As she sharpens her skills to become a certified tree worker, she provides ground support to our climbers. She has trained as a Ground Operation Specialist and has shown to be proficient in all daily aspects as a groundman. Paige is proficient in Knots, Portwrap/GRCS installation, Chipper safety, maintenance & operations, Chainsaw safety, maintenance & operations, and is an EHAP trainee.