Hannah Whitney, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, volunteer(at)treeutah.org

Hannah grew up in small town Maine, developing her love for nature through adventuring around the abundant forests, ponds, oceans and more. Her appreciation for the outdoors has fostered a life full of environmental advocacy as well as outdoor recreation. Her passion for these things inspired her to move to the Rockies to study Ecology and Environmental Science at Western State College of Colorado. Skiing at Crested Butte also really developed her love of skiing, and after graduation she spent 4 years competing on the US Freeskiing Tour. During that time she moved to Utah where she aimed to combine her love of the outdoor and environmental industries. She has had numerous wonderful volunteer and work experiences here in Utah, including working with SheJumps, Alta Ski Area and DPS Skis. She found her way to TreeUtah and is incredibly excited to now be working full time to help make Utah’s environments and communities healthier and more vibrant through tree planting, stewardship and education!

Nate Orbock, Planting Coordinator, planting(at)treeutah.org

Nate was born and raised on the front range of the Colorado Rockies, where he developed a love for all things outdoors. He took his appreciation for the wild and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in forestry from Colorado State University. For two summer seasons, Nate worked for the Colorado State Forest Service on mountain pine beetle and fire mitigation projects in the Colorado high country. He found his way to Utah in October 2013 and is excited and committed to making Utah’s incredible outdoors and urban communities even more incredible through tree planting, stewardship, and education. He is currently working on becoming a certified arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture.