Laura Mantin

Name:

Laura Mantin

Position:

Apprenticing Arborist

KTC since:

April 2016

Accreditation:

Humber College Arboriculture Apprencticeship (completed first year 2017)

Harold Van Dyke Bursary Award (2017)

International Society of Arboriculture Student Ambassador Award (2017)

Hobbies/Interests:

reading, hiking, camping, drawing, climbing

About Laura Mantin:

Growing up in the country outside Guelph, Ontario I spent most of my childhood exploring the forest around my house so I've always had an appreciation for trees and the environment. Even through high school I often spent my lunch break climbing trees and could never lose that desire to get up and explore the canopy. When a friend of mine pointed out that I could get paid to do just that, I knew I found the career for me. I left my job at a downtown office and started my career in the arboriculture industry in October 2015. Since then I've been doing my best to learn all that I can about tree care, and Kelly's has supported me so much in that regard. They've taught me many valuable skills and exposed me to do many opportunities I would have never otherwise had. I  feel so lucky to work with such an amazing group of talented and knowledgeable arborists. Furthermore I can't even begin to describe how good it feels to work at a job where everyday I can go home feeling a sense of accomplishment and like I've done something positive with my work. Plus I get to work outside every day in our really cool city with so much to see!