Leadership Team


Frank Bardonaro

Frank has over 40 years of experience in the industrial services, construction, and specialty-equipment industry. After years of working in the field and a degree in Business, he has held leadership positions in some of the largest specialty rental and equipment manufacturing companies in the world.

Frank has worked with FEMA, URBAN SEARCH & RESCUE, and OSHA during emergency recovery operations, including tornadoes, and on-site at the World Trade Center.  His experience in working with labor unions, training facilities, and global safety initiatives combined with the experienced team of industry experts at ArborWorks is a perfect combination.


Chriso Lee

Joining the ArborWorks family in 2015, Chriso has over 20 years of experience in the tree care industry and is an ISA Certified Arborist, Certified Tree Safety Professional, and Licensed Timber Operator.

Chriso’s background is multifunctional and field oriented, spanning roles from climber to supervisor, business owner and leader.


Zak Youngren

Zak joined ArborWorks in 2016 with a background in Business Management. Zak is a Certified Tree Safety Professional. Directing the daily field operations and crews, he is an incredible leader. Managing customer relations and company development.


DJ Vereschagin

DJ joined ArborWorks in 2018 and has over 15 years experience in Utility Vegetation Management. DJ is a Certified Tree Safety Professional, and leads an impressive team of safety experts.


Jami McDermott

Jami McDermott is the newest member of the ArborWorks executive team, joining us as the Vice President of Business Development. A Northern California native and mother of 3, she has 24 years of experience in the construction industry. Her background in strategic partnerships, customer relationship management and competitive market positioning will be instrumental in leading and implementing our business development vision for the future.


Chris Miner

Prior to joining ArborWorks, Chris directed the corporate legal team as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for his former company. After receiving his Juris Doctor from BYU Law School, he began his career as a corporate lawyer at Davis Polk in New York City. Chris practiced corporate law for 23 years before moving on to his next venture. His strategic expertise includes acquisitions, litigation, compliance, safety, real estate, and corporate operations.

Management Team


Alberto Elizondo

Alberto has been with ArborWorks since 2018, Alberto is a professional with over 20 years of experience in Utility Vegetation Management. He is an expert in his profession, with a passion for training others.


Mike Villanueva

Mike has been with ArborWorks since 2018, is an exceptional leader and has over 20 years of experience in Utility Vegetation Management. Mike is a Licensed QAL.


Terry Dollar

Terry has recently joined ArborWorks, we are very excited to have him join our team. Terry has over 30 years of experience in Utility Vegetation Management, he is a ISA Certified Arborist/ Utility Specialist, and a Licensed QAL.


Eric Caldwell

With 12 years as a VP of Operations, Eric's experience and knowledge are tremendous assets for the future vision of ArborWorks. He has experience leading organizations for over 15 years and believes fully in the protection of the communities he serves. 

Join the team

Interested in joining ArborWorks? Contact us or visit our careers site.