Meat Our Team

With experience, qualifications, and a passion for helping our clients, Orangutan's friendly team is here to help.

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    David Robertson

    Director
    With over 10 years of tree surgery experience, David is the founder of Orangutan Arb. Born in Sri Lanka and raised in Blyth, he is not only passionate about his job, he’s also mad about music: When he’s not scaling trees and pruning branches, you may just see him belting out crowd favorites at Karaoke! A fully-qualified arborist, he takes his job and leadership role seriously without being afraid to have fun.
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    Geri Robertson

    Director
    While David looks after the trees, his wife Geri looks after the business. Passionate about sustainability, Geri has a degree in Environmental Biology and over 10 years experience in contract management. Originally from Northern Ireland where she spent her summers learning the Irish Language, she has called the North East home for 20 years.
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    Terry Simpson

    Director – Landscaping
    Terry has over 10 years experience helping both individuals and commercial premises with their arboriculture and landscaping needs. When he’s not taking charge of Orangutan’s landscaping operation, he enjoys taking his family out into the surrounding neighbourhood on his quad bike. 
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    Gareth Stevens

    Senior Arborist & Lead Climber
    Gareth is a degree-educated, fully qualified arborist with 10 years experience and a background as a tree officer for local councils. Gareth has lived in Australia before returning to the North East, and reckons that if he could be reincarnated he would like to come back as a monkey! One glance at him nimbly climbing branches and you will see why.
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    Ryan Mitchell

    Lead Climber
    Ryan is a fully-qualified arborist with over 15 years experience, much of which working with local utilities. Skilled at all matters relating to tree surgery, he’s also a dab hand at guitar where he replaces the roar of the chainsaw with some of his favourite melodies.
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    Louis Hudson

    Lead Climber
    The baby of the group with “only” four years of experience, Louis is a natural born climbing talent who won the 2018 UK Open Climbing Competition. A fully-qualified arborist, watching him scale trees is a sight to behold.
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    Carl Adams

    Arborist and Estimator
    Before Carl Adams took to the tree tops eight years ago, he travelled the world as a diving instructor where he swam with whale sharks. A fluent Danish speaker, Carl is now happily settled back in the North East.
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    Lisa Hayes

    Office Administrator
    A highly experienced administrator, Lisa helps keep the growing operation of Orangutan running like clockwork. Working part-time on Mondays and Wednesdays, Although she lived overseas, Lisa never lost her British passion for tea.
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    Sarah Farley

    Office Administrator
    The newest member of the Orangutan team, Sarah is not new to office administration. Taking on a full-time role with us, Sarah brings a practiced eye for organization and a love of singing, having appeared on “Stars in Your Eyes” at the age of 11.
    Meat Our Team

    With experience, qualifications, and a passion for helping our clients, Orangutan Arb’s friendly team is here to help.

    David-Robertson-300x500

    David Robertson

    Director
    With over 10 years of tree surgery experience, David is the founder of Orangutan Arb. Born in Sri Lanka and raised in Blyth, he is not only passionate about his job, he’s also mad about music: When he’s not scaling trees and pruning branches, you may just see him belting out crowd favorites at Karaoke! A fully-qualified arborist, he takes his job and leadership role seriously without being afraid to have fun.
    Geri-Robertson-300x500

    Geri Robertson

    Director
    While David looks after the trees, his wife Geri looks after the business. Passionate about sustainability, Geri has a degree in Environmental Biology and over 10 years experience in contract management. Originally from Northern Ireland where she spent her summers learning the Irish Language, she has called the North East home for 20 years.
    Terry-Simpson-300x500

    Terry Simpson

    Director – Landscaping
    Terry has over 10 years experience helping both individuals and commercial premises with their arboriculture and landscaping needs. When he’s not taking charge of Orangutan’s landscaping operation, he enjoys taking his family out into the surrounding neighbourhood on his quad bike. 
    Gareth-Stevens-300x500

    Gareth Stevens

    Senior Arborist & Lead Climber
    Gareth is a degree-educated, fully qualified arborist with 10 years experience and a background as a tree officer for local councils. Gareth has lived in Australia before returning to the North East, and reckons that if he could be reincarnated he would like to come back as a monkey! One glance at him nimbly climbing branches and you will see why.
    Ryan-Mitchell-300x500

    Ryan Mitchell

    Lead Climber
    Ryan is a fully-qualified arborist with over 15 years experience, much of which working with local utilities. Skilled at all matters relating to tree surgery, he’s also a dab hand at guitar where he replaces the roar of the chainsaw with some of his favourite melodies.
    Louis-Hudson-300x500

    Louis Hudson

    Lead Climber
    The baby of the group with “only” four years of experience, Louis is a natural born climbing talent who won the 2018 UK Open Climbing Competition. A fully-qualified arborist, watching him scale trees is a sight to behold.
    Carl-Adams-300x500

    Carl Adams

    Arborist and Estimator
    Before Carl Adams took to the tree tops eight years ago, he travelled the world as a diving instructor where he swam with whale sharks. A fluent Danish speaker, Carl is now happily settled back in the North East.
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    Lisa Hayes

    Office Administrator
    A highly experienced administrator, Lisa helps keep the growing operation of Orangutan running like clockwork. Working part-time on Mondays and Wednesdays, Although she lived overseas, Lisa never lost her British passion for tea.
    Sarah-Farley-300x500

    Sarah Farley

    Office Administrator
    The newest member of the Orangutan team, Sarah is not new to office administration. Taking on a full-time role with us, Sarah brings a practiced eye for organization and a love of singing, having appeared on “Stars in Your Eyes” at the age of 11.

      Meat Our Team

      With experience, qualifications, and a passion for helping our clients, Orangutan Arb’s friendly team is here to help.

      David-Robertson-300x500

      David Robertson

      Director
      With over 10 years of tree surgery experience, David is the founder of Orangutan Arb. Born in Sri Lanka and raised in Blyth, he is not only passionate about his job, he’s also mad about music: When he’s not scaling trees and pruning branches, you may just see him belting out crowd favorites at Karaoke! A fully-qualified arborist, he takes his job and leadership role seriously without being afraid to have fun.
      Geri-Robertson-300x500

      Geri Robertson

      Director
      While David looks after the trees, his wife Geri looks after the business. Passionate about sustainability, Geri has a degree in Environmental Biology and over 10 years experience in contract management. Originally from Northern Ireland where she spent her summers learning the Irish Language, she has called the North East home for 20 years.
      Terry-Simpson-300x500

      Terry Simpson

      Director – Landscaping
      Terry has over 10 years experience helping both individuals and commercial premises with their arboriculture and landscaping needs. When he’s not taking charge of Orangutan’s landscaping operation, he enjoys taking his family out into the surrounding neighbourhood on his quad bike. 
      Gareth-Stevens-300x500

      Gareth Stevens

      Senior Arborist & Lead Climber
      Gareth is a degree-educated, fully qualified arborist with 10 years experience and a background as a tree officer for local councils. Gareth has lived in Australia before returning to the North East, and reckons that if he could be reincarnated he would like to come back as a monkey! One glance at him nimbly climbing branches and you will see why.
      Ryan-Mitchell-300x500

      Ryan Mitchell

      Lead Climber
      Ryan is a fully-qualified arborist with over 15 years experience, much of which working with local utilities. Skilled at all matters relating to tree surgery, he’s also a dab hand at guitar where he replaces the roar of the chainsaw with some of his favourite melodies.
      Louis-Hudson-300x500

      Louis Hudson

      Lead Climber
      The baby of the group with “only” four years of experience, Louis is a natural born climbing talent who won the 2018 UK Open Climbing Competition. A fully-qualified arborist, watching him scale trees is a sight to behold.
      Carl-Adams-300x500

      Carl Adams

      Arborist and Estimator
      Before Carl Adams took to the tree tops eight years ago, he travelled the world as a diving instructor where he swam with whale sharks. A fluent Danish speaker, Carl is now happily settled back in the North East.
      Lisa-Hayes-300x500

      Lisa Hayes

      Office Administrator
      A highly experienced administrator, Lisa helps keep the growing operation of Orangutan running like clockwork. Working part-time on Mondays and Wednesdays, Although she lived overseas, Lisa never lost her British passion for tea.
      Sarah-Farley-300x500

      Sarah Farley

      Office Administrator
      The newest member of the Orangutan team, Sarah is not new to office administration. Taking on a full-time role with us, Sarah brings a practiced eye for organization and a love of singing, having appeared on “Stars in Your Eyes” at the age of 11.