My name is Allegra Mautner and my arboricultural journey began with a Bachelor’s of Science in Professional Forestry at the University of California, Berkeley. I worked with the UC Forestry Program for several seasons monitoring and managing Sierra Nevada forest land.
After spending some time out in the woods I was itching to get back to the city and work in the urban forest. I worked as a Consulting Utility Forester for Western Environmental Consulting Inc. (WECI) doing Vegetation Management of PG&E utility lines. While with WECI, I became an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist.
Before starting my own business, I was the Tree Care and Green Crew Programs Manager at Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) where I ran the weekly volunteer Tree Care events and trained budding arborists for nearly four years. At FUF I earned my Tree Risk Assessment Qualification through the ISA. I still volunteer with their Tree Care Program.
Although I grew up in San Diego, I have lived in the Bay Area for over a decade and now call San Francisco home. I have always had a passion for environmental and social justice. I am a volunteer facilitator with Braid Mission, a mentor program for foster youth in San Francisco. I am a proud member of the SFFD’s Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT). I am also an active member of the Women in Arboriculture Committee for the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture, where we work towards increasing gender diversity in our industry. I care deeply about improving the earth through learning, teaching, greening, and collaborating.