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 for over 8 years 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 new born 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 for five years 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. He has been employed at Epperson Tree for over ten years.
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 is married to Haley Epperson and 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 five-year-old 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.
This past September, Dalton was blessed and became a father to a baby girl, Stella Whitaker. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors hunting and riding 4 wheelers.


Gideon Worrell Ground Operations Specialist

Gideon is a Ground Operations Specialist at Epperson Tree and has been a team member for almost a full year. During the growing season, Gideon also services and maintains lawns with the Epperson Tree Lawn Care division. 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. Gideon has an entrepreneurial heart and aspires to utilize his business skills to start his own company. We would prefer to keep Gideon right here at Epperson Tree! 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 for over five years. 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 was recently hired this past May 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 and one of the newest members of the Epperson Tree Team. He was hired this past August and is currently working on his TCIA, Tree Care Apprentice certification. 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 was recently engaged to his fiancé Emma Ward and they are both looking forward to their Wedding day! Sam enjoys working with his new teammates and is grateful for the positive work environment here at Epperson Tree.
During his time off, Sam plays softball and is happy hanging out with his fiancé 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 for almost a full year. 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 working 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 newborn 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 the newest member of the Epperson Tree team. He was recently hired in December and is currently working on his TCIA, Tree Care Apprentice certification. We are grateful to have Daniel 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 plans to begin 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 for one year 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's son, Graham attends NC State University, his daughter, Grace attends Appalachian State University and his youngest daughter Ella, is in high school and enrolled in the early college program at Blue Ridge Community College. 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 navigates through 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 and 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 beautiful 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 played a major role in the success of 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.