TCIA welcomed three new staff members to help enhance its mission to advance tree care businesses.
“As an association, we are currently expanding our efforts and determining new ways to better serve our members across the country,” said TCIA President Mark Garvin. “We are thrilled to welcome these new faces to help achieve our short-term and long-term goals.” TCIA’s new staff members are:
Sarah Winslow (director of development)
As the director of development, Winslow is responsible for expanding existing event and sponsorship programs while helping to launch new fundraising initiatives. She will lead the association’s overall development efforts, cultivate and strengthen relationships with current and potential donors, and coordinate with the meetings team on fundraising and awareness events for TCIA’s Partners Advancing Commercial Tree Care (PACT) program, Voice for Trees Political Action Committee, and the TCIA Foundation.
Dawn Thierbach and Peggy Drescher (outreach coordinators)
As regional coordinators, Dawn Thierbach (Great Lakes region) and Peggy Drescher (Midwest region) will facilitate increased participation in TCIA programs via regional workshops that address both owner and employee needs, (EHAP, CTSP, Chipper Safety and other Tree Care Academy training programs, PHC Implementation, Business Boot Camp, etc). They will organize member gatherings, attend regional meetings, conduct individual company outreach visits as well as strengthen the position and visibility of professional tree care with the public and in the green industry.