FullName:Melissa LeVangie Ingersoll, CTSP
Company:RBI Corp. D/b/a Shelter Tree
SPEAKER_BIO:Melissa LeVangie has been passionately involved in the field of arboriculture for over 19 years.
She works as the Director of Marketing and Sales for Shelter Tree Products, an arborist supply company located in eastern Massachusetts. Formerly she was a DCR Tree Climbing Inspector for the Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program in Worcester, MA. She is an ISA Certified Tree Worker and Certified Arborist, as well being a certified arborist in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, a TCIA Certified Tree Safety Professional, an ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ), and a MA Pesticide License.
Melissa serves her community too as Tree Warden for the Town of Petersham; she serves on the Forest & Shade Tree Committee and leads the Town’s Wood Bank.
Melissa is Past President of the New England Chapter of ISA and of the Massachusetts Tree Wardens and Foresters Association. She enjoys providing educational presentations to organizations like arboricultural associations, garden clubs, cemetery associations, and conferences alike by educating people about the importance, health and magic of trees.
Melissa has also developed and is a co-founder of the Women’s Tree Climbing Workshop. The workshop brings together multiple levels of learning how to climb trees to green industry professionals, artists, photographers, herpetologists, photographers and tree enthusiasts.