Hunter Hill Crew Leader

Hunter is a Crew Leader and Tree Climber within the Epperson Tree, Tree Removal Division. He has been employed at Epperson since 2011 and plays an instrumental role in the success of our company.

Hunter was born and raised in Hendersonville, NC and graduated from West Henderson High School. After high school, Hunter attended Appalachian State University earning a Bachler's degree in Sustainable Development and Agroforestry. Hunter enjoys his work at Epperson because he says that every day is a new challenge. We are grateful for Hunter's dedication and leadership heading up our tree crews.

Hunter lives in Hendersonville, NC and is happily married to his wife, Molly Hill. They have two children, daughter Archer and their son, Kolt. Hunter grew up within a family of musicians. He enjoys Bluegrass music, playing guitar and singing in the family band. Bass fishing is also a passion for Hunter who may very well be headed to his favorite fishing hole at this very moment.


Caleb Worrell Crew Leader

Caleb is a crew leader and heavy equipment operator assigned to lead the Commercial Clearing division at Epperson Tree. He has been employed at Epperson Tree since 2014 and plays an instrumental role in the success of our company.

Caleb was born and raised in Hendersonville, NC. He was home schooled along with his younger brother, Gideon, who is also a fellow Epperson Tree employee. After receiving his diploma, Caleb attended Haywood Community College and earned his bachelor's degree in Forestry. Caleb enjoys working for Epperson Tree because he feels most at home running the big equipment, driving trucks and cutting trees. We are grateful for his hard work and leadership. We know we can always count on him!

Caleb is a jack of all trades as he is taking on the challenge of building his own home after work hours and on weekends. He has done all his own work from laying the foundation to hanging drywall. Caleb is an avid outdoorsman spending his free time hunting and fishing.


Tucker Epperson Crew Leader

Tucker wears multiple hats at Epperson Tree. During the Spring and Summer months, Tucker leads the Epperson Tree Lawn Care division. When time permits, he serves as a crew leader and Tree Climber for the Tree Removal division. Tucker is experienced and fully capable to handle any task assigned, as he has worked around the tree care industry his entire life.

Tucker was born in Asheville, NC and grew up in Saluda, NC. He was home schooled and after receiving his diploma, attended Furman University and North Greenville University. As Tucker is working full time, he is also pursuing his bachelor's degree in Mathematics. He lives in Flat Rock, NC. He loves the atmosphere of family and friends here at Epperson Tree. When Tucker isn't working or studying, he enjoys working out at a local gym here in Hendersonville.


Matthew Beauregard ISA Certified Arborist

Matthew Beauregard is an ISA Certified Arborist at Epperson Tree.

As an Arborist, Matthew leads the Plant Health Care Division for Epperson Tree assessing the condition of trees and shrubs, providing diagnosis for potential diseases, and offers recommendations on how to properly care for and maintain the plants. Once the diagnosis is determined, Matthew provides services such as pruning, fertilizations, insect & disease control as well as preventative seasonal care.

Matthew was raised in Hendersonville and is a graduate of West Henderson High School in Hendersonville, NC. He attended Haywood Community College earning his degree in Forestry. Matthew has been dedicated to tree work in WNC since 2007 and has worked for Epperson Tree for over two years. He also worked for the National Park Service and served with the Southeast Exotic Plant Management Team treating invasive species across the eastern half of the United States.

Matthew lives in Candler, NC, is married to his wife, Ashely Beauregard, and has a son, David. Matt's curiosity for trees and insects developed at a young age. He would hike through the woods with his father asking questions, gathering and identifying leaves as they walked. Matthew's life work is dedicated to the cultivation, study and management of trees and other perennial woody plants.


Dalton Whitaker Crew Leader

Dalton serves as a Crew Leader and Climber for the Tree Removal Division. He has diligently worked to refine his craft for the past four years at Epperson Tree. During that time, Dalton has become highly skilled at climbing and falling trees. Tree work is quite a passion for Dalton. He said there is no other work that he would rather do.

Dalton was born in Hendersonville, NC and graduated from North Henderson High School. After high school, he attended the International Diving Institute in Charleston, SC. He earned certificates as a US Certified Rigger and as a Certified Underwater Welder. Dalton worked as an underwater welder at the shipping ports in Charleston until he moved back to WNC.

Dalton enjoys spending time with his daughters and in the outdoors hunting and riding 4 wheelers.


Gideon Worrell Ground Operations Specialist

Gideon is a Ground Operations Specialist at Epperson Tree in the winter months. Gideon has an entrepreneurial heart and has utilized his business skills to start his own lawn care company. We would prefer to keep Gideon right here at Epperson Tree!

Gideon was born and raised in Hendersonville, NC. He was home schooled and after receiving his diploma, attended Blue Ridge Community College earning a bachelor's degree in accounting.

During his free time, Gideon enjoys spending time with family & friends, working out, watching movies and hiking.


Philip Sherman Ground Operations Specialist

Philip is a Ground Operations Specialist and has been a solid, long-standing team member. He is the gold standard for hard work and dedication here at Epperson Tree.

Philip was born in Bat Cave, NC. After graduating from Edneyville High School, he attended Blue Ridge Technical School. Philip is happily married to his wife Tina Sherman and enjoys spending time together with her. He stated he feels blessed to be a part of a company with such respect and honor. He is thankful working with a great boss in Dale Epperson, and with a strong group of hard-working guys.

Philip has enjoyed time in the outdoors hunting, but now is most interested in studying the Holy Bible with his wife Tina. Reading the Bible is very fulfilling and heartwarming to his soul.


Evan Duckett Ground Operations Specialist

Evan is a Ground Operations Specialist and truck driver at Epperson Tree. He has worked with us since 2019 and earned his CDL license. Evan has proven to be a strong addition to the Epperson team, and we are grateful for his dedication. When asked what he most enjoys about working at Epperson Tree he stated the he likes seeing a finished product at the end of a hard day and really enjoys working with such a great group of guys.

Evan was born in Hendersonville, NC and attended North Henderson High School. While in the Navy he attended the Naval Electronics Technician School. Evan currently lives in Asheville, NC and enjoys ANYTHING outdoors, hiking, hunting and riding 4 wheelers & motocross.


Sam Garrett Ground Operations Specialist

Sam is a Ground Operations Specialist on the Epperson Tree Team. We are proud to have Sam as a Teammate!

Sam was born in Hendersonville, NC and graduated from East Henderson High School. He is a volunteer firefighter and has served with Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue for over 12 years. Sam is happily married to his wife, Emma who were married in 2019! Sam enjoys working with his teammates and is grateful for the positive work environment here at Epperson Tree.

During his time off, Sam plays softball, bowls in a league at Tarheel lanes and is happy hanging out with his wife Emma and friends.


Trey Cornwell Ground Operations Specialist

Trey is a Ground Operations Specialist and truck driver at Epperson Tree. He has been employed with Epperson since 2019. When asked what he most enjoys about working at Epperson Tree, Trey stated that he has a great boss in Dale Epperson, and he loves work in the outdoors.

Trey was born in Flat Rock, NC and graduated from East Henderson High School. He attended Blue Ridge Community College and earned his certification in welding. Trey later served in the US Army as a Combat Medic. Trey is happily married to his wife Shelby and has three children; his son Chase, daughter Kaidyn, and his son, Ryker. He most enjoys hanging out with his family and watching his children's ball games.


Daniel Moody Ground Operations Specialist

Daniel is a Ground Operations Specialist and has been a member of the Epperson Tree team since 2019. He completed the TCIA, Tree Care Apprentice certification training and proved to be a teammate we can all count on. Daniel plays a huge role in our success as a tree care company and we are proud to have him as a Teammate!

Daniel was born in Hendersonville, NC and graduated from East Henderson High School. He enjoys the opportunity to work with a great group of guys, many of which have been friends of his for years.

During his time off, Daniel enjoys playing guitar, casting a fishing line on a lake or a mountain stream or playing softball in the Henderson County summer leagues.


Bruce & Brenda Helton Estimates

Bruce and Brenda work as a cohesive team to generate all of Epperson Tree's tree removal estimates. They moved to Henderson County, NC in 1985 along with their three sons. Bruce has been involved with tree work for 50 years. He was the sole proprietor of a tree service up north. You will often hear him remark, "I do not know very much, but I do know about trees and what it takes to estimate them and how to talk to people." Brenda continued to support him and do most of the paper work. They did not have cell phones, iPad, computers, etc. It was all hands on. Bruce has worked for Epperson Tree, part-time for 7 years. Approximately 4 1/2 years ago, Brenda retired from the Henderson County Public Schools, and rides along with Bruce to the estimates and assists with the computer and paper work. And yes, there are some moments of fussing with each other from time to time! After all, they are together just about 24/7. Married for more than 47 years, it is amazing that they have always been able to work together. Bruce and Brenda have been blessed with 4 beautiful granddaughters. They both enjoy the time they get to spend with them, which can be difficult as their granddaughters all live out-of-state. Brenda and Bruce stated that working for Epperson's Tree Service has been a blessing in many ways for both. The job has helped with healing and moving on with their lives. They also stated that the Epperson's are not only an amazing family, they oversee a successful, professional, and very respected business. They truly care about everyone. God has blessed them in many ways.


Al Neve Operations Manager

Al assists Dale and Julie Epperson in the daily business activities at Epperson Tree. His goal is to help Dale position Epperson Tree as THE leader in WNC's tree care industry. As a team, this will be accomplished by focusing on three areas; customer experience, employee development, and tree care safety. Al began this process for Epperson Tree by gaining accreditation through the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). Accreditation begins to validate that a company, not just an individual, has the capacity to perform arboriculture services in a manner that follows all regulatory requirements across the board. Al has been employed with Epperson Tree since 2019 and has enjoyed every minute of it!

Al was born and raised in Northwest Indiana and moved to Hendersonville, NC with his wife Leeann in 1998. He graduated from Purdue University with degrees in Secondary Education and Athletic Training. He later received his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. Al and Leeann have three children born and raised in Hendersonville, Graham, Grace and Ella. Al enjoys the process of developing and enhancing the business processes for Epperson Tree and feels blessed to have the opportunity to work alongside of Dale and Julie.


Jamie Rhodes Manager

Jamie has been employed with Epperson Tree since the fall of 2013 and has been tasked with the enormous responsibility of scheduling all tree work. Just like her sister, Julie Epperson, Jamie has the gift of organization and manages customer requests, crew needs, crane schedules, and unforeseen circumstances like an air traffic controller on a holiday weekend! Jamie started working at Epperson Tree on a part-time basis and while keeping up with her scheduling tasks, she simultaneously owned and operated an auction house. As the Epperson Tree business continued to expand and grow, Jamie made the decision to come aboard full time and closed her business. We are all extremely grateful for her decision!

Jamie was born in Atlanta, Ga, and later moved to Hendersonville, NC with her sister Julie and the rest of her family in 1985. She graduated from East Henderson High School and became a certified mortgage broker in the state of NC an also a certified auctioneer. Jamie and her husband Joey Rhodes reside in Hendersonville. Jamie has two daughters and a son, Ashley, Dalton and Demi. Her son Dalton also works for Epperson Tree as a climber and crew leader. Jamie has a new baby granddaughter named Stella Whitaker. When Jamie isn't working at Epperson Tree, she enjoys antiquing (aka junking or yard sales!) and spending time with her family.


Julie Epperson Manager

Julie has been with Epperson Tree since day-one! That's because when her husband Dale and his dad Dean started the business in 2003, she was in the middle of it all managing the administrative duties. Julie continues to stay very busy keeping Epperson Tree running like a fine oiled machine, truly making it a great place to work.

Julie was born in Atlanta, GA, and later moved to Hendersonville, NC with her family in 1985. She graduated from East Henderson High School and later attended Mars Hill college to earn her degree in Elementary Education. Julie and Dale currently live in Saluda, NC where they raised their son Tucker and their two daughters Tessa and Tatum. They are also proud grandparents to little Georgia Bell. One of the many reasons Julie enjoyed working at Epperson Tree through the years is because she could be home working while she raised her children. Now that they are all grown and out of the house, Julie loves that she can continue to work with her family in the business every day! When Julie isn't managing the business, she enjoys spending time cooking, "antiquing", and being outdoors.


Joshuah Schaller Manager

Joshuah is a Ground Operations Specialist at Epperson Tree. He started working here in 2020, proving not all things in 2020 were bad! Joshuah has been a great addition to the Epperson team. He was raised on a farm in Toledo, Ohio and later his father sold his farm moving the family to Florida. Joshua graduated from Lely High School in Naples, Florida. After high school Joshuah attended Brevard College and Fruitland Baptist Bible College. He earned a BA in Environmental Science with an Associates in Biblical Studies. Before working at Epperson Tree Joshuah had previously pastored a church and at times travels on Sundays to fill in preaching for churches who are in short term need of a pastor. He is happily married to his wife, Rochelle Schaller whom he met at Fruitland Bible College. He likes that fact that here at Epperson Tree we work as a team and look out for each other having fun while working hard every day. Joshuah has a passion for pastoring, preaching and teaching the Bible. He also enjoys combat sports such as boxing, jiu-jitsu, and MMA. So, don't mess with Jesus around this guy!


Alan Watts Manager

Alan is a Mechanic, Truck Driver and Ground Operations Specialist at Epperson Tree. He was hired 2020 and has made an impact from day one. Alan is a jack of all trades and has filled an important need of keeping our trucks and equipment running smoothly and ready for action. He was raised in Haywood County and graduated from Enka High School. Alan stated that he enjoys working at Epperson Tree because of the good people and honest work. He is happily married to his wife Leigh and is a great dad to his daughter Megan. Alan loves the outdoors and spends his time fishing and hunting. He also enjoys making knifes and is involved in Karate. If you haven't noticed yet, Epperson Tree employees are country boys who can survive!


Billy Rogers Manager

Billy is a Ground Operations Specialist at Epperson Tree. He has worked here at Epperson since 2020. We are grateful for Billy because he provides our tree crews with experience and wisdom in the field. Billy was born and raised in Waynesville, NC and is a graduate of Tuscola High School. After high school, he spent the next four years enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. During that time, he served a one-year deployment to Iraq. Once his service to our country ended, Billy spent the next 30 years as a State Wildlife Enforcement Officer. He now lives in Hendersonville, NC and is happily married to his wife Michelle Rogers. Billy has worked outdoors his entire life and enjoys the challenges of his work here at Epperson Tree. When Billy isn't working, it's no surprise he also spends his free time outdoors deer hunting and playing golf. The man knows how to live the good life!


Blake Bishop Manager

Blake is a Ground Operations Specialist and Climber at Epperson Tree. He was hired in 2020 and came aboard with a lot of experience working in the Tree Care Industry. Blake was born and raised in Hendersonville, NC and graduated from East Henderson High School. In high school, Blake was an accomplished pole vaulter launching himself well over 15 feet in the air. Needless to say...he has no fear of heights. Blake enjoys working at Epperson Tree because of the family and team atmosphere. He stated that no one lets you struggle, and we work together. Blake and his girlfriend, Allie were blessed with a beautiful baby boy named Briar. On Blake's free time he enjoys accomplishing small projects around the house, mowing the lawn, splitting wood, gardening and playing with his son Briar. We are all grateful for Blake as a new addition to the Epperson Tree family.


Eugene Lindsey Manager

Eugene is a Ground Operations Specialist and Climber at Epperson Tree. He was hired in 2020 with four years' experience in residential tree removal. Eugene was born in Buncombe County and graduated from West Henderson High School. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and spent four years traveling around the world serving in heavy infantry. When his service to our country ended, Eugene received the Academy Climbers Course Certification and a Red Card in Hotshot Wild Land Fire Fighting, with experience, in cooperation with the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). Eugene stated that he was impressed with the professionalism of Epperson Tree and enjoys the fact that we take pride in our work and our employees. On his free time, Eugene has trained the past eight years in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He also loves to go on expedition hunts and travel across the world. We are thankful at Epperson Tree to have a man such as Eugene with his impressive work and life experiences.