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Meet The Team

Mindful Arboriculture


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Chris Corfe

Managing Director 

NCA Level 4 Arb/Hort, City and Guilds UK Arboricultural Diploma Level 2, Member NZAA

“If you’re going to do it, do it well.”

Chris worked with Marc Doyle in 2007 while studying at Wintec in Hamilton. The knowledge and experience Marc shared were invaluable. After qualifying, Chris contracted and managed an arboricultural team in England for two years. The exposure to large, technical jobs built on his experience even further. When he returned to New Zealand in 2009, he bought the business off Marc. Since owning the business, Chris has enjoyed the transition from arborist on the tools to working and growing a business and team of talented individuals. In addition, Chris enjoys making things with his hands, drawing, and skiing in this spare time. 

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Daniel Lubben

Operations Manager 

Level 4 Certificate in Arboriculture 

Dan worked for Marc Doyle Treework in 2010 while studying for his Level 4 certificate. He then moved to Tauranga, where he worked at Arborcare for 6 years. Dan was doing a full range of work from reductions to removal and pruning. In 2017, Dan took on a management position at Marc Doyle. He enjoys the team atmosphere at work. Also, he likes fly fishing in his spare time and working on his house during his time off.

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Paul Gibson

Operations Manager for Stump Removal

“Doing it. Done it” 

Paul has been working with Marc Doyle Treework for almost three years now. He worked as a truck driver in his previous job. However, he wanted a change and learned new skills in operating machinery. What Paul loves the most about working with Marc Doyle Treework is the boss and the people. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming. 

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Craig Lamb


Diploma in Arboriculture (Level 6) 

Craig has been a part of the Marc Doyle Treework team for two years. He brings a lot of knowledge and experience to the business. In addition, Craig is a great mentor as he has six years of training experience with Wintec and Primary ITO. He is part of the NzArb tree climbing committee and is a climbing competition facilitator. He chose to be part of our crew because of the friendly team and the variety of work. Having apprentices working at Marc Doyle also allows him more opportunities to train. Craig loves spending time with his family, reading and learning more about trees.  

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Kyle Hallett


Level 4 Certificate in Arboriculture 

Kyle started his journey with Marc Doyle Tree work in May 2021. With over ten years of experience, he has a vast range of skills and knowledge in the arboriculture industry. Kyle was ready for a change and decided to join the business as the values align with his, and he enjoys the work style. In addition, Kyle likes spending time with his family and friends and going to the beach. 

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Jesse Eckert


Level 4 Certificate in Arboriculture

Jesse qualified as an arborist in 2017 at Otago Polytechnic. Since then, he has worked for many arborist companies in Dunedin and Nelson before redirecting to farm development in infrastructure. In July 2021, he joined the Marc Doyle Treework team. He appreciates the team culture and friendly team. Outside of work, Jesse enjoys rock climbing, surfing and mountain biking. 

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Michael Gilmer


Level 4 Certificate in Arboriculture 

“5 Bikes is never enough.”

Mike started recently working with Marc Doyle Treework in November 2021. He has over 25 years of experience in the industry. It all started when Mike was pruning in a winery and saw arborists working in the distance. At that moment, he knew he wanted to become one. The team culture is what made him decide to work for the company. In his spare time, Mike loves biking. 

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Jeremiah Shannon


Level 4 Certificate in Arboriculture (in progress)

Jerry is currently completing his level 4 certificate in arboriculture. He has been with us since August 2020. Jerry started his apprenticeship in arboriculture because he wanted a manual job with a variety and working in nature. As he is learning new skills, he enjoys getting up in the trees more and more. In addition, Jerry likes playing soccer, rugby league, and spending time with his family and friends in his spare time.

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John Love

Landscape labourer

"It is what it is."

John started as a landscape labourer in October 2021. He has 9 years of experience driving forklifts. He joined our team because he wanted a new challenge, learn more practical skills, and be part of nature. John enjoys working with the team and how every day is different. During his time off, paddle boarding, hiking and biking are his favourite activities.

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Craig Scott

Arborist Apprentice 

Level 3 Certificate in Arboriculture (in progress) 

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Bianca Janelle

Marketing coordinator  

University degree Communication Marketing at UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal)

“Go with the flow.”

Bianca started her Marc Doyle Treework journey in June 2021. Originally from Canada, she graduated from University with a communication marketing degree in 2016. While she landed her dream job in an advertising agency in Montreal, she decided to leave everything behind and travel overseas. 4 years later, she lives in New Zealand. Helping grow a small business is something she has always been passionate about, and Marc Doyle Treework was the right fit. Bianca likes the freedom of trying new things, creating content and learning about the arboriculture industry and marketing trends. In addition, she loves exploring the country, camping, hiking, and swimming on her time off.

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