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Meet our Specialists

We pride on our team composed of highly knowledgeable, trained, and experienced tree experts. We are confident in our crew's ability to complete a job to the fullest capacity every time.

Let us tell you about some of our specialists!

Joe Giudice, M.S.


ISA Certified Arborist RM-2520A

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified 

Joe's fondness for the maintenance, care, and enhancement of trees started over 60 years ago working on a local apple orchard during his youth in upstate New York. He was a teacher in the Longmont area for 18 years before perusing his masters degree from Colorado State University in education. During his studies he participated in a professional internship with a local tree service company and fell in love with the arboriculture industry. After receiving his masters degree he returned to teaching for an additional 13 years in the Longmont area. Upon retirement he took his avocation for tree work and made it his vocation by establishing Helping Hand Tree Service in 2000, and has been passionately running it ever sense. Joe is active in the field and oversees that all work is completed to the fullest capacity of excellence, service, safety and integrity, the hallmarks of Helping Hand Tree Service.


Justin French

Plant Health Care Manager

Estimator Specialist

Senior Arborist Technician

ISA Certified Arborist RM-7800A

Colorado Department of Agriculture Qualified Supervisor #27991

Justin has been working with Helping Hand Tree Service since 2009, but his experience in the tree service industry goes back to the early 2000s. His specialization in the treatment of insects and diseases of trees (plant health care) allows him to apply his knowledge and experience towards creating pest and disease management plans. Justin also performs a majority of the assessments and estimates for tree trimming and removal operations, along with performing those trimming and removal operations on occasion. Justin's knowledge, experience, and customer relations skills are an essential element to the daily operations at Helping Hand Tree Service.


Nick Sullivan, B.S.

Operations Manager

Senior Arborist Technician

ISA Certified Arborist RM-8045A

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified

Nick has been working with Helping Hand Tree Service since his early years in high school. This introduction to the Arboriculture industry cultivated his strong adoration for the complex dynamics of the urban forest eco system, and lead him to peruse higher education in the field. Nick graduated from Colorado State University in 2017, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Forestry with a concentration in forest biology. He now focuses on applying his knowledge of the industry to ensuring operations at Helping Hand Tree Service run smoothly, and to foster an atmosphere that helps promote and encourage the hallmarks of the company: excellence, service, safety, and integrity.

Meet our Crew


Robert Gutierrez - Foreman & Lead Trimmer

Robert has been a passionate member of the arboriculture industry since a young age. Through his years of experience he has gained an expansive knowledge of the processes involved in tree trimming and removals. He applies this knowledge in his foreman role to help ensure jobs are completed professionally and safely.

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Aaron Ortiz - Lead Groundsman

Aaron's expertise is in the ground operations of tree care, from operating heavy equipment to roping and rigging operations. His passion for the industry shines through in his work daily. He is a knowledgeable and experienced member of our team who is committed to providing the best service for our customers and their trees!

Christian Mauck - Trimmer

Christian's love for the tree care industry started at Helping Hand, but grew quickly & fiercely. Starting as a groundsman his passion led him to take advantage of every training opportunity and quickly move into a trimming role. He is now honing his trimming and removal skills daily. His passion for tree care, learning, and growth in the field makes him an integral member of the team.

Josh Lindsey - Trimmer

Josh started as a groudsman at Helping Hand with some previous experience in the industry. His dedication to educating himself about tree care, along with some helpful training along the way has seen him move into a trimming role since starting. His love of knowledge and the tree care industry has resulted in a passion that is seen daily on each jobsite.

Collin Hotaling -  Groundsman

Collin got a taste of the arboriculture industry at his previous place of employment, and has grown and developed a passion for it while working at  Helping Hand. His enthusiasm, positive attitude, and grueling work ethic makes him highly fought over between crew leaders. He is an essential addition to any jobsite, and his continuous hard work and dedication make him a key member of the Helping Hand family.

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