ISAT Committees

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Contact the Committee Chairs below


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  • 2020 Texas Tree Conference, Academy, Trade Show and Tree Schools


    The 41st Texas Tree Conference, Academy and Trade Show will be at the Waco Convention Center in September 2021.

    If you would like to volunteer, contact Misti Perez, the Member Services Specialist at


    Mark Bird the 2021 Conference Chair at

  • Tree Climbing Championship

    Markus Smith, Chair
    Jim Dossett, Head Judge

    Kirsten Schneider, Board Representitive

  • Outreach and Publicity

    Haywood Morgan

  • Treasurer/Finance

    Neil Manich

  • Newsletter

    Heather McKnight

  • Certification

    Jesse Neumann


    Misti Perez
    (512) 862-7377

  • Legislation

    Keith Mars

  • Membership

    Pris Files
    (409) 599-6357

    Misti Perez

  • Awards

    Jason Alfaro

  • Educational Events Committee

    Working Groups:

    Board Certified Master Arborist/Certified Arborist

    Municipal Specialist

    Utility Specialist

    Certified Tree Worker

    Oak Wilt Assessment Qualification

    For more information email our Education Program Manager, Gene Gehring at or call Rebecca Johnson, Committee Chair, at 512.740.1274.

  • Exhibitors and Sponsors

    Brad Hamel

  • Scholarships and Student Liaison

    Ronny Nelson

  • Digital and Social Media

    Rachel McGregor

  • Research/TREE Fund Liaison

    Amy Heath

  • Nominating Committee

    Jason Alfaro

  • Executive Committee & Governance Committee

    A.J. Thibodeaux

  • Council of Representatives Liaison

    Oscar Mestas

  • Web

    John Giedraitis