Our Senior Staff


Erich Schneider


As the owner of Schneider Tree Care, Erich is the big picture guy. His ability to dream big has allowed him to employ a strong team of professional people, committed to tree care and service. Erich took a big chance on expanding and it has paid off in great jobs for Upstate Arborists, homeowners, and businesses who want beautiful landscapes. After a successful expansion in Charlotte, North Carolina, Erich moved into the Charleston, South Carolina market.

Erich married his sweetheart Margaret in 1990. They have three wonderful children and a farm that includes an array of farm animals. When he isn’t on the farm, Erich enjoys fly fishing, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with his family.

Erich is passionate about team building and providing excellent customer service. He thinks everyone deserves the opportunity to buy good service and ensures everyone at Schneider Tree Care is ready to provide it.

Erich's favorite tree is the Deodar Cedar (Cedrus Deodara).


Brandon Brown


Brandon is a graduate of Clemson University in Forestry, an ISA Certified Arborists, and a Certified Pesticide Applicator.  He has been with Schneider Tree Care since 2003 where he not only serves as the President, but as the glorified ‘Bug Guy.’  Brandon loves to laugh and has no shame when it comes to telling corny jokes.  He has a beautiful wife, Melinda and they have two wonderful children.  Brandon loves mountain biking, golf, and riding bikes with his family on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Brandon's favorite tree is the Sawtooth Oak (Quercus Acutissima)


Kurt Schneider

Chief Operations Officer

Kurt began his career in the Green Industry in 1996, when he joined the Schneider Tree Care Team. He attended Potsdam State and Fort Lewis College. Kurt, originally from Upstate New York, lives in Greenville with his lovely wife Katy and beautiful daughter Ellery. He enjoys being a handyman, woodworking, and fixing things. He has updated three homes, including the one in which he currently lives. Kurt also loves camping with his family and reading.

Kurt's favorite tree is the Sourwood (Oxydendrum)


Ryan Chipman

Vice President of Business Development

Ryan heads up our Charlotte, NC office.  He and his wife are currently raising 6 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 Deodar Cedar (Cedrus Deodara) and Sawtooth Oak (Quercus Acutissima)


Luther Marchant

Vice President

In 1982, Luther began his career in the Green Industry, obtained his ISA certification in 1996, and joined the Schneider Tree Care team as Co-Owner in 2000, partnering with Erich Schneider.  Luther enjoys meeting new people and always having different challenges to solve.  As Greenville Native and graduate of The Citadel, Luther has served on several boards, including Trees SC and YMCA Camp Greenville.  Luther also has his masters in divinity.  He and his wife Sherri have four beautiful children.  He enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

Luther's favorite tree is the American Beech (Fagus Grandifolia)