Hoppe Tree Service Family

Our people are what make the difference.  Our team of arborists, office staff, and our support team all work together to help get the job done. 

August Hoppe 2019 fall head shot.jpg

Co-Owner, President and General Manager

Certified Arborist WI-0477A


August Hoppe is a third generation arborist. He has been a certified arborist since 2001.  He is a Past- President of the Wisconsin Arborist Association. He also serves as  Chair of the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council.  August is currently on the national board of the Tree Care Industry Association. August has spoken to numerous group and organizations regarding tree care topics such as healthy pruning and common insect and diseases found in landscapes.  When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, running and cycling, and listening to history podcasts.  


Co-Owner, Sales Manager

Board Certified Master Arborist WI-0556B

Certified Tree Care Safety Professional 00036

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified


Fred is a third generation arborist.  He has been an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist since 2002.  Fred became one of the first Certified Tree Care Safety Professionals in the country in 2004. Fred attained the ISA Board Certified Master Arborist credential in 2013. Most recently Fred has become a ISA qualified tree risk assessor. When Fred is not looking at trees, he can be seen wrestling with his three kids Van, Bex, and Lo  or running with his german shepherd Schatzi.


South Metro Operations Manager

Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA) WI-0877B

Certified Treecare Safety Professional 01462


In 2010, John Wayne received a BS in Urban Forestry and Forest Management from UW Stevens Point. He started with Hoppe Tree Service as an intern in 2008 and has held many positions including; crew member, crew leader, maintenance supervisor, sales arborist, safety and training coordinator, special operations coordinator, and is currently out south metro operations manager. He has earned many qualifications including, Game of Logging certification, Wisconsin Pesticide Applicator, ISA Certified Arborist, TCIA Electrical Hazards Awareness Program certification, ISA test proctor, Wisconsin’s first Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, TCIA Certified Treecare Safety Professional, ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist Evaluator, and ISA Board Certified Master Arborist. When not at work he spends much of his time contributing to the future of our industry by; teaching annual courses for the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point in tree climbing and tree felling, along with spending time with his wife Katie. 


Scheduling Department Manager


Andrea and her team make sure that about a dozen Hoppe tree and landscape crews get to the right job at the right time each day. She also determines the crews’ most efficient routes to multiple customers each day, and coordinates storm damage jobs. Andrea started with Hoppe in 2015 as a Customer Care Representative. In her spare time Andrea likes acrylic painting on canvas, and reading Stephen King. She and her husband Matt are huge baseball fans. They love cheering on their teen utility player Nolan (named after Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan). 

Sales Arborist 

Certified Arborist WI-1234A


Cory Tucek has been with Hoppe Tree Service for three years.  Before Hoppe, he served in the United States Army for four years as an infantryman serving two tours of duty in Iraq.  He then attended the University of Stevens Point and received his bachelor's degree in urban forestry.  He became a certified arborist in 2017 while working with the bucket crew and becoming a skilled climber.  He has also worked with our plant health care division, improving and maintaining the health of our urban forest.  When not working, he enjoys spending time hunting and fishing with his three daughters, Kiara, Charlotte and Rory.

Sales Arborist 

Certified Arborist WI-1108A


Pat Walsh led a Hoppe Tree Service tree crew for six years before he joined our sales arborist team in 2020. With his extensive field experience, Pat brings an expert perspective to every customer consultation. He holds a degree in environmental science in addition to his arborist certification. An outdoor person all of his life, Pat left his work at Johnson Controls to return to school before joining Hoppe. He and his wife take their two young children for outdoor adventures as often as possible. Pat also loves running, biking and skiing. 

Sales Arborist 

Master of Forest Science


Kata joined our sales arborist team in 2020. She developed extensive experience in professional tree care, including tree health assessments, pruning, soil amendments, and pest and disease control while working in Latin America, South Asia and Africa for 15 years. She holds a Masters of Forest Science from the Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Kata is a member of the Wisconsin Arborist Association (WAA), International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), and the Society of American Foresters (SAF). Kata also has a deep interest in edible landscaping and spends a lot of time in her huge garden. She likes to kayak, camp, and hang with her cat Thalia. 

Sales Arborist 

Certified Arborist WI-1231A


Nic led tree crews during his first five years with Hoppe and was primary crane truck operator before joining our sales arborist team in 2021. As a sales arborist, he enjoys solving complex tree pruning and removal challenges for Hoppe clients, and he’s well-positioned to do so with his tree crew and equipment experience. Arboriculture is in Nic’s blood: He grew up on his family’s tree farm and started tree work at age 10.  At UW-Stevens Point, he earned a bachelor’s in urban forestry with a minor in business administration. Nic gets outdoors at every opportunity to fish, bow hunt, kayak and camp in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area. 

Plant Health Care Services Manager 

Certified Arborist WI-1235A

Brad Hill

Brad has led Hoppe’s Plant Health Care Services team since 2013, ensuring the health of trees and shrubs through diagnosis, treatment and ongoing inspection and care.  He joined Hoppe in 2010 after gaining extensive experience in tree conservation and problem-solving through his work with the Conservation Corps and as a wildland firefighter. Brad earned his degree in Forestry from Northern Arizona University. When he’s not at work, Brad loves to hang out with his kids Maebelle and Lido, and gets out to golf as often as possible.