Trained first as a wilderness guide with a degree in history, Kyle managed to pay his way through his University Degree as a climbing instructor and wilderness guide. After a brief and very eventful time working as a guide, it became clear that leading tourists in the wilderness wasn’t dangerous or scientific enough. As a result, Kyle became an apprentice in arboriculture, a silly mistake Kyle insists on calling ‘the third best decision of my life’.
After a four year apprenticeship, and two years in the Humber College Arboriculture-Urban Forestry program, Kyle realized that the learning had just begun. He spent the next year working as a journeyman in Australia, learning the trade from down under.
Kyle started Ironwood in Australia in 2016 as a contract climber while working in the state of Victoria. Since then Kyle has continued to develop his knowledge of plant biology, the biochemistry of decay, and the impacts of invasive species on our urban forests, all while growing the company.
Kyle enjoys axe throwing and writing in the third person.
Ryan is originally from Brantford Ontario and is studying towards a Diploma in Urban Forestry at Fleming College in Lindsay while working as an apprentice at Ironwood.
Landscape, horticulture, and asking a lot of questions are Ryan’s strong suits. He listens well to clients, and is determined to be a great arborist.
John Jobe is a team player that likes to see everyone succeed. He is knowledgable when it comes to garden plants and the operations of residential tree care.
When jobs get tough John always seems to have an interesting fact or a tidbit of ancient wisdom from the near east. He is the silent strength that keeps the team positive.