The Team

This is our team. These are the champions of arboriculture, the service fanatics, and the tree huggers. We strive to attract the best and the brightest with a passion for tree care by investing heavily in our employees’ growth. It is our belief that fostering an environment where employees are able to learn and progress is the best way to ensure that every member of the Reliable Tree Care crew is satisfied in their work and dedicated to providing our clients with the best service in the valley. There are several Certified Arborists among our ranks, and team members in all areas of the company are encouraged to continually learn more about the trees that we care for.


Anthony Baum

Anthony’s last name, Baum, means “Tree” in team image2German. The love of working with trees is in his blood. He started studying at the University of Utah as a business administration major; however, he enjoyed working outdoors too much to see himself stuck behind a desk. He shifted his focus to studying trees and has already earned his Arborist Certification from the ISA. Anthony currently serves our clients as a certified spray technician, but he’s continuing to learn more about tree biology so that he can someday join Clinton on the estimating team.


Mike Frank

Mike is one of our licensed spray image3 In the winter, he heads up our Christmas Décor division, but throughout the rest of the year, he’s busy keeping your trees at optimal health by spraying fertilizer and pest control treatments. He got into the tree industry as a wild land firefighter, and he genuinely enjoys working outside with trees. As an aspiring arborist, he likes having the opportunity to offer clients advice on tree health and always watches for tree health issues that may have gone unnoticed. His goal is to keep our community’s tree life in excellent health. Some of his non-tree related interests include snowboarding and playing airsoft.


Debbie MacDuff

Debbie is our CEO and one of the founding pair that has nurtured Reliable Tree Care into a successful business. She thrives in the fast-paced environment that comes from overseeing all company operations. The chaos that arises from unexpected or unseasonal weather doesn’t faze her. In fact, she enjoys the challenge. Her persistence and vision keep us moving forward, but what she really enjoys is seeing growth and expansion driven by the ambitions and efforts of individual employees. As she has studied trees and earned her Arborist Certification with the ISA, team image5she has learned to appreciate the many benefits that trees provide for our community. Debbie thoroughly enjoys traveling with her family and experiencing new cities and cultures.


Jim MacDuff

You would be safe calling Jim the brains of the operation. For all the talent and knowledge found throughout our staff, Jim is our tree sensei that has provided much of the training and mentoring to build such a skilled team. He and Debbie started Reliable Tree Care together based on tree care experience that Jim has cultivated since he was a child. One of Jim’s favorite aspects of working with our community’s trees is that he’s done it long enough to watch trees mature on individual properties over the course of decades. A long time ISA Certified Arborist, he loves learning more about trees and staying current on the latest scientific advances in tree care. Even when he isn’t working, Jim enjoys grafting trees and working in his garden.

Clinton Uytenbogaardt

Clinton is one of our outstanding Certified team image7Arborists. If you’ve met him, you may recognize him as the knowledgeable tree guy with the South African accent. Clinton earned his Certified Arborist designation with the ISA soon after he started at Reliable Tree Care 10 years ago, and he has endeavored to gain more knowledge and training in the tree care industry ever since. In fact, one of his favorite aspects of working with trees is that there is always something new and interesting that he can learn about them. When he isn’t using his extensive knowledge and experience to serve our clients, he enjoys drawing and teaching martial arts.