Amy May, Executive Director,

Amy developed her love of trees as a child growing up in Wisconsin. After working a summer job in the mountains of Colorado during college, she knew her future was out west. She fell in love with Utah a few years later, and between Moab and Salt Lake City, has called it home ever since. She discovered the fun of volunteering with TreeUtah in 2002, and has led TreeUtah since 2017. She’s passionate about the environment, ecology and bringing communities together through plantings.

Arly Landry, Education and Volunteer Coordinator,

Arly is originally from Gunnison, Colorado but fell in love with Utah when she did her undergrad at Westminster College. Arly graduated with a bachelors degree in Environmental Science and worked at Great Salt Lake Institute and the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory doing environmental education before she joined TreeUtah. Arly brings to TreeUtah a love for science & art as well as 12 years of experience working with youth. When not planting trees or working with Utah youth, Arly can be found biking, climbing or skiing in the Wasatch.

Ian Peisner, Planting Coordinator,

Ian grew up in Michigan and has lived in Utah for nearly twenty years.  He earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah in 2015.  He has a deep love for the landscape and a passion for reviving people’s knowledge of and connection to the places and communities they spend their time.

Beatrix (Trixi) Sieger, Outreach Coordinator,

Beatrix (Trixi) Outreach Coordinator for Tree Utah has more than a decade of advocacy and strategic communications experience. After attending the University of Utah in PR/Communications she has built an extensive background in this area benefiting nonprofits. Trixi regularly provides current community engagement. With a longtime passion for nonprofit and cause-related work, Trixi previously worked with national nonprofits, foundations and advocacy organizations to develop winning outreach and communications strategies. Spending time in the diverse Utah landscape she and her family enjoy traveling and exploring it’s natural wonders every chance they get.

Jack Jacob, Volunteer Coordinator,

Jack is originally from southern Vermont, but promptly fell in love with the mountain west upon moving to Salt Lake to pursue his undergraduate degree at Westminster College three years ago. During his time at Westminster, he has developed a passion for studying land management policy and environmental literary criticism, and hopes to continue his studies by pursuing a graduate degree in the environmental humanities after receiving his bachelors. Working with TreeUtah and our volunteers allows him to exercise his passion for environmental stewardship and community building to help make Salt Lake City and the rest of Utah a better place. When not working or studying, you can find him backpacking in the deserts of Southern Utah or exploring the Wasatch back country.