About Us

Tom Pasternak

Owner / Climber / Bucket Truck Operator


Tom got his start in the tree business (at the age of 19) when a friend asked him and two other friends to go work with him at Asplundh. The four of them were given their own crew near Lake Placid, as the region prepared for the Lake Placid Winter Olympics. The year was 1980.

Hobbies Include: Wood Working, Timber-Frame Carpentry & Construction, Camping, Snowmobiling and The Great Outdoors (oh, and he not-so-secretly enjoys working long, hard hours most days). 

Ray Sloan

Foreman / Ground Crew / Heavy Equipment / Bucket Truck Operator

Ray first began working with Tom during the time they both spent working in the union, after Ray was assigned to join Tom's off-road crew clearing power and utility transmission lines.

Hobbies Include: Demolition, Demolition Derbies, Mechanical Masterminding, Fabrication, Welding, Working Hard, Hanging Out with Friends, Riding ATVs and Driving Big Diesel RAM Trucks!... oh, and we should probably mention - Throwing Thee Biggest and Best 4th of July Party (every single year)!

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Travis Johnson

Ground Crew / "The Mad Chipper" / Ropes & Rigging


Prior to joining Tree Pro Services® full-time a few years ago, Travis spent 4 years working for KW Reese® while in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union, clearing utility and transmission line right-of-ways. Travis and Ray worked together on the same crew, becoming good friends, before both making the move to join Tree Pro Services®. 

Hobbies Include: Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Foraging, Spending Time with Family and Friends (particularly when he's out in the boat on the lake, fishing for trout with his Dad and Girlfriend), Riding ATVs and Big Diesel RAM Trucks!