Mindful Arboriculture

Valuing and integrating the following attributes in all we do


Chris Corfe

Managing Director

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

I worked with Marc Doyle in 2007, while studying at WINTEC in Hamilton. The knowledge and experience Marc shared was invaluable. After qualifying I spent time contracting and managing an arboricultural team in England for two years. The exposure to large, technical jobs built on my experience even further. When I returned to New Zealand in 2009 I bought the business off Marc. I was lucky to have already met so many of the regular clients but it was vital that I made the transition seamless, by retaining and building the high level of quality his customers were used to.

Our team share the same enthusiasm and fascination for trees, and are fantastic to work with. I support any opportunity for self-development because we are all driven by the qualifications and skills we have acquired. Recently we have found many exciting opportunities for growth. We are progressing with new ideas, improved equipment, technology and processes to deliver an experience, as well as great service to our clients.

In my time spent away from Marc Doyle Treework I enjoy: 
Rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, guitar, and clay-bird shooting.

Do you have any skills or talents that most people don't know about?
I can do an amazing Donald Duck impression.

Mason Walker

Operations Manager

Advanced Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) Level 4, ISA TRAQ assessor, PITO workplace assessor

My journey in Arboriculture began in 2005 after I left the Royal New Zealand Navy.
I obtained my first job as a groundsperson in Western Australia where I soon discovered a passion for tree care and enrolled in an apprenticeship which I completed in 2011.
Although my work has primarily been in the Municipal sector, I also have almost five years experience in the Utility sector.

Highlights in my career include:

  • Installing and monitoring a camera overlooking the Tongariro River.
  • Installing bracing on the Seddon Oak.
  • Installing lighting at Gibbs farm in the Kaipara Harbour.
  • Picking Kauri seed cones from the canopy barefoot in the Waipoua Forest (Before the emergence of Kauri Dieback).

I consider it a privilege to be an advocate for trees in our modern environment and am looking forward to serving both our customers and staff in the future.

Daniel Lubben

Operations Manager - Contracts

Level 4 Certificate in Arboriculture

I worked for Marc Doyle Treework in 2010 while studying my Level 4 Certificate then moved to Tauranga, where my wife is from, for the birth of our daughter.

I worked for Arborcare in Tauranga for 6 years before moving back to the Waikato in 2017 to take up a management position here at Marc Doyle Treework.

Paul Gibson

Outright Stump Removal - Operations Manager

Brittany Walker


Wintec Diploma in Arboriculture (with distinction) - Level 6, Wintec Certificate in Arboriculture - Level 4, HITO Certificate in Amenity Horticulture - Level 4 

As part of a horticulture apprenticeship in 2005, I had the opportunity to gain 3 months experience with an arborist team. I enjoyed both the physical challenge and the science of arboriculture so much that I enrolled in Wintec arboriculture training in 2006.

I have since worked throughout the Waikato & Auckland regions both 'on the tools', including gaining invaluable experience managing a small arboricultural operation and also providing tree management advice on a range of residential, commercial and local government projects. 

I joined Marc Doyle Tree Work in 2020 and I'm excited to be part of a great team.

Craig Lamb


Diploma in Arboriculture (Level 6)

Linda Dreadon


NZ Certificate in Horticulture Level 3 (Arboriculture)

I am a kiwi girl with a background in dairy farming and sales. Studying Level 3 Arboriculture at Wintec in 2017, along with Environmental Studies through the Open Polytechnic 2017/18 is a challenge that I am glad I took on. This commitment has led me to work with the awesome team at Marc Doyle Treework where I am now completing NZC Arboriculture (Level 4) through Primary ITO from July 2019

I love that my job gets me outside every day, and that no two days are the same. I am excited to learn more about tree care and maintenance from the Marc Doyle crew.

George Wilson


Level 4 Certificate in Arboriculture

I'm from the Hawke's Bay and grew up on a farm helping my dad plant trees, which is where my love for trees sprouted. I have just begun working at Marc Doyle Treework in July, working two days a week while I complete my Level 4 Certificate at WINTEC.

My favourite word in the English language is:
Two words (the name of a tree) Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Cats or dogs?

Wade Black


Level 3 Certificate in Arboriculture (in progress)

I've had seven years experience in the industry. Four years as a groundsman and three years climbing as an arborist where all my training has been on the job.

I became and arborist because I wanted a challenge and I'm an adrenaline seeker. 

Away from work I love spending time with my daughter, skateboarding, and fishing. I also love sports. 

Toka Bluegum


Level 4 Certificate in Arboriculture

Elijah McDean


Level 4 Certificate in Arboriculture

Luke Follas


Level 4 Certificate in Arboriculture

Jeremiah Shannon

Grounds Person

Adriana Vandy

Office and Business Projects Manager

Bachelor of Management Studies majors in Strategic Management and Human Resource Management

I'm a Hamiltonian born and raised. Although I ventured to the U.K for a GAP year working in an outdoor activity centre and traveled a bit through Europe, I know my roots will always be in the Waikato. 

I'm proud to be using my skills and education to help grow and develop a local business, whose focus is not only on looking after the natural environment but is also committed to it's staff, their development and their safety. All while contributing to the local economy. 

I have been with the team at Marc Doyle Treework since July 2018 being the face/voice of the company as the first point of contact while creating the Office Manager/Administrator role. In between the day-to-day admin I have been developing systems to streamline the business for growth. I have just recently started a family of my own and am learning to juggle working full-time while being a first-time mum. 

Brette Balemi

Office Administrative Assistant

I was Born and raised predominantly in the Waikato. I ventured to the UK for a 2 year stint and settled in Edinburgh, Scotland where I found my second home and fell in love with functional fitness, forever changing my lifestyle. Failing to find a Scottish husband to give me a green card I reluctantly returned to the Southern Hemisphere where I lived for 6 months in Melbourne, Australia before returning to Hamilton.

My work experience is dominated by the hospitality industry, however losing passion for 60hour weeks I decided to change my career and try my luck in the administration department. I was surprised how much the Monday to Friday life changed my life. I am no arborist but working at a company with the slogan ‘Mindful Arboriculture’ sounded like a great place to replant my roots back in Hamilton.

In my spare time I love discovering new hikes in our beautiful country, camping, going to the gym and spending quality time with my friends and whanau.