CEO / Founder
A native of Sonoma County, Rich Kingsborough, founded Atlas Tree in 1982 with a pick up truck and a couple of chainsaws. As a two-time Western States Tree Climber’s Jamboree Champion, Rich provided an unparalleled level of quality and service to his clients. With the help of wife Cindy Kingsborough, Atlas Tree Surgery has grown to employ over 40 talented tree care professionals equipped with a fleet suited for every type of tree work. Together, we at Atlas Tree Surgery carry on a 33-year tradition of hard work, excellence and superior service.
Certifications: ISA Certified Arborist #WE-0862AU, ISA Utility Specialist, ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified, Certified Pest Control Applicator, California Licensed Contractor #679146
Since the company’s beginning, Cindy has been a driving force pushing Atlas into current technology, education, and safety practices. From management to operations, she oversees it all. Though Atlas has grown to serve hundreds of clients per year, Cindy is committed to making sure all customers receive a unique, personal experience tailored to their specific tree care needs. With Cindy at the helm of a full-time office staff, we guarantee your calls will be met with a qualified tree care professional instead of a message machine.
Heavy Commercial Sales / Operations Manager
Certifications: ISA Certified Arborist Utility Specialist WE-4021A, Certified Tree Care Safety Professional #1799
DIRECTOR OF SAFETY
A native of Knoxville TN, James Shultz, Retired USAF Fire Rescue Protection, has degrees in Fire Science, and Safety and Occupational Health, with Master's Level Certifications CHCM, CHSP, and SSH. Safety is his passion! James ensures the safe completion of tasks and the safety training and awareness of all staff as part of Atlas's Mission, Vision, and Core Values - each of which prioritizes SAFETY in all that we do.
Certifications: Certified Arborist #WE-12454A
Director of Landscape
Certifications: Qualified Arborist
Residential Project Manager
Heavy Commercial Project Manager
Utility Project Manager