Vegetation Maintenance Team

Our trained utility foresters are members of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and ISA Texas Chapter. We are committed to the safe, healthy maintenance of your trees.

George Leader
Vegetation Maintenance Manager
ISA Certified Arborist

Ryan Krause
Vegetation Maintenance Supervisor
ISA Certified Arborist
Journeyworker

Penny Whisenant
Vegetation Maintenance Supervisor
ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Certified Utility Specialist, ISA Texas Oak Wilt Certified, ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification, Wildfire Risk Assessment Qualification, Texas Department of Agriculture Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator, Bachelor of Science in Forestry with an Emphasis in Wildland Fire management

Scott Lindquist
Utility Forester, Sr
ISA Certified Arborist
ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification, ISA Texas Oak Wilt Certification, Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Trainer, EMT, Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor Leadership

Mike Ayala
Utility Forester
20 years with Pedernales Electric Cooperative
6 years of vegetation experience

Matthew Gonzalez
Distribution Program Coordinator
Bachelor of Arts in Communications

Josh Mann
Utility Forester
ISA Certified Arborist
Masters of Science in Forestry

Richard Bennett
Utility Forester
ISA Certified Arborist
Texas Department of Agriculture Non-Commercial Pesticide License

Training & Certifications

Education and training are integral to our principles both as a cooperative and as a team. Continued trainings and certifications keep us abreast of professional standards and developments in the field. This enables us to bring you the safe, reliable, cost-effective service you depend on, but also to communicate with you about what we’re doing, and how it helps.