Our Arborists

Brenton Seifert

Brenton Seifert

Originally from Hallsville, Missouri a town of 1000, Brent moved to Greenville in 2007 and has been with Schneider Tree Care ever since. When he’s not taking care of your trees, he enjoys spending time with his family. He has been with April for 4 years and they have two children, Everett & Sebastian. Brent and April enjoy cooking new dishes and traveling together. Brent learned to play guitar 15 years ago from his dad. He continues to enjoy playing guitar, writing music and reading.

Brenton's favorite tree is the Acer Rubrum

Ryan Anders

Ryan Anders

Ryan connected with our President, Brandon Brown while still at Clemson University and developed a strong relationship that lead him to join our crew after graduation, taking care of your trees. He is excited to be serving clients in the upstate in his new role as Sales Arborist. Ryan has been married to his better half, Allison for just 6 months. He enjoys relaxing outdoors playing golf, spending time making memories with friends and family while traveling, being involved in his local church, and Clemson Football games.

Ryan's favorite tree is the Black Walnut


Denny Definbaugh

Denny works out of both our Greenville and Charlotte offices.  He is a Certified Master Diver and has lots of great underwater stories to tell.  When he isn’t underwater, Brooks, his trusty Labrador Retriever is always by his side.  She even enjoys going out on his sailboat/kayak combo.  Denny is an avid woodworker.  He used much of the lumber from trees he removed on the job to build his own home.  He is also a World Record Champion in speed climbing.  Denny has two grown children and can’t wait to meet his first grandchild this summer.

Denny's favorite tree is the Camphor Down Elm


Don Broadhurst

Don enjoys riding Harleys with his son.  He cruises on a yellow 2007 Road King Custom.  He plays the guitar and harmonica.  He collects and enjoys shooting guns, his favorite being the .44 magnum.  Don is an avid reader with books on theology at the top of his reading list.  He turned his back yard, over four years time, into what he calls his ‘paradise before paradise’.  It is stunning!  Don spent a month on a mission trip to South Africa last year and counts his life changed from the experience. He has a lovely wife named Sue and three grown children.  He is also grandpa to three grandsons.  Rounding out the family is their eleven year old, blind dog named Jazz.

Don's favorite tree is the American Elm and Beach


Kurt Schneider

Kurt is living in the third house he has fixed up.  He built the kitchen cabinets in this house.  He enjoys fixing things and being a handyman.  He also loves ropes and knots and rigging.  He has been married for ten years and he and his wife have an adorable 4 year old daughter.  They all enjoy camping together.  Kurt also loves to read, his favorite genre being fantasy.

Kurt's favorite tree is the White Oak


Jon Hodge

Jon worked in his family’s tree care business before pursuing a Masters degree from Bob Jones University. He went on to teach Bible History and Theology. He is from the Hooiser state but has called South Carolina home since 2002. He and his wife have a grown daughter and are currently raising their neighbors cat, Tiger.

Jon's favorite tree is the White Oak


Chris Green

Chris and his wife expanded their family with a little boy last year.  They are enjoying getting to know him as he starts growing up.  Chris loves golf, and especially loves to win when he plays the other Arborists at Schneider Tree Care.  He also is a baseball player.

Chris's favorite tree is the Red Wood


Nate Ball

Nate moved to Charleston, SC full time this summer to start the permanent sales arborist team there. He is happiest hiking and backpacking in his native Appalachian Mountains, trout fishing in a cold mountain stream or rock climbing at the 221 Boulder Fields. But we are sure he and his family will love living in the lowcountry and growing their hobbies while still making time to watch Appalachian State Football. Nate married his wife, Liz, three years ago. They have an adorable son named Cooper who always lights up our office when he comes to visit.

Nate's favorite tree is the Live Oak and Hemlock


Ryan Chipman

Ryan heads up our Charlotte, NC office.  He and his wife are currently raising 4 children, two of which have been adopted through the foster care system.  One is still working through the system towards adoption and one is simply benefitting from their loving home.  The whole family goes on hikes, even though most legs are really short right now.

Ryan's favorite tree is the Sawtooth Oak


Scott Carlson

Scott moved to Greenville when he was two years old but considers that long enough to be a true native.  He is a graduate of J.L. Mann high school where he played soccer.  He went on to graduate from Clemson University and began his career in the tree industry.  He is married to Susan and they have two beautiful girls, ages 6 and 8.  Scott enjoys running triathlons and DYI projects around the house.  He has added a shed, playhouse, zip-line, flooring and a screened porch so far, with more ideas in mind.  He is on the Board at Trees Greenville. He currently serves at an elder at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Simpsonville.

Scott's favorite tree is the American Beach


Keith Page

Although he works outside everyday, Keith still likes to go home and landscape his own yard.  He is also an avid camper, mostly at the beach.  He enjoys music and listens to one form or another all the time.  He and his wife have a 6 year old son and they enjoy canoeing together and having seafood for dinner.

Keith's favorite tree is the White Oak