MEET THE TEAM

Deep roots grow a legacy.

JOHNNY CORNER

Owner/Operator, ISA Certified Arborist

Johnny graduated from the Georgian College Pre-Service Firefighting Program in 2010 and spent the next 8 years looking for the right opportunity. Now an ISA certified arborist, he has impressed his previous employers, teachers, and clients with his work ethic and honesty. 

 

Johnny has always been the kind of guy who spent most of his free time thinking about work, and that's why he is so excited about Northshore. It's a chance for him to build something of his own. For him, that means treating this as an extension of his family - allowing him to provide for them but also making sure his teammates can provide for theirs as well; caring for his clients like family, not just customers; and modelling the 

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character he hopes to see in his children by conducting business with integrity. Because if you're going to spend half your life at your job, why waste it doing "just a job"? Johnny and the rest of the Northshore team are fully committed to intentionally investing their time wisely, and because we want to make the most of our time, you can trust that we won't waste yours.

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CARL ROELEVELD

Jr. Arborist

Carl graduated from nursing school at Seneca college in 2016 and obtained his RPN license. As a nurse, Carl showed compassion and high quality care to his clients, but he always found himself looking outside wishing he could work outdoors instead. After many life chats  with his wife, Carl mentioned his old dream of becoming an arborist. One big career change later, Carl graduated from the Fleming College Arboriculture Program in 2019. Now he finally gets to work outside, and sometimes refers to himself as a “tree nurse”, while we respectfully have bestowed him with the title "work horse".

Carl is married to Cait, who is also a nurse (RN). They were friends in high school and reunited in university/college. They now have two children, Deacon and new addition Emmaline! As a real family man, Carl strives to work hard for clients at Northshore, just the same as he would for his own family. 

JESSICA CORNER

Office Administrator

Jessica graduated from Georgian College's Business Accounting program in 2011. Now with a young family and a new business, she is excited to team up with her husband to make something of their own. Jess brings some pretty big skills to the table, including writing most of Johnny's emails for him and leaving awkward voicemails for clients because answering machines make her nervous. 

Other than managing all things administrative, Jess occasionally updates the this site and does her best not to loathe it. So thanks to all of you who have complimented the website! It truly does make her day knowing her frustrated efforts were not all for nothing!

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JUSTIN WRIGHT

Arborist Apprentice

Justin is in the arborist apprenticeship program working towards becoming a certified arborist. While climbing trees has been his dream since he first laid hands on a chainsaw, Justin has quickly become a vital component of our dream team here at Northshore with a great work ethic and attitude. In his off time, he enjoys being at the cottage, woodworking, and chainsaw milling live edge and dimensional lumber. 

MARTIN OVERGAAUW

Arborist Apprentice

Martin is currently in the arborist apprenticeship program working his way to becoming a certified arborist. He always loves to keep busy doing jobs that allow him to be active, so arboriculture is something he's well-suited for! When he's not climbing a tree for fun, he enjoys hiking, camping, paddle boarding, trying new foods, and spending time with his family, friends, and girlfriend. Martin is excited to join the crew here at Northshore and we're happy to have him!

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Northshore Tree Experts Inc. is committed to providing services to the public and providing an inclusive work environment for its employees where everyone is treated with dignity, independence, integration, and equal opportunity. Northshore Tree Experts Inc. strives to meet the needs of its employees and customers with disabilities. We are committed to fulfilling our requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act.