Leadership

2021 NAA Board of Directors

Jeff Grewe, President
Term Concludes February 2022
Arbor Aesthetics
Omaha, NE
(402) 408-5600
jeffrey@arboraesthetics.com

Kevin Popken, Past-President
Term Concludes February 2020
Lawngevity Lawn & Tree
Fremont, NE
(402) 721-0873
jkjpopken@gmail.com

Samantha Rozic, Secretary
Term Concludes February 2022
Mead, NE
samantharozic1@gmail.com


Jerel Converse, Treasurer
Term Concludes February 2022
City of Omaha
Omaha, NE
(402) 415-9767
jerel.converse@cityofomaha.org

Tom Anderson, Director
Term Concludes February 2022
Wright Tree Service, LLC
Glenwood, IA
(402) 672-0163
tanderson@wrighttree.com

Dustin Nelson, Director
Term Concludes February 2022
Weeping Water, NE
dustytreecare@gmail.com

Jeff Melies, Director
Term Concludes February 2022
Gretna, NE
(402) 306-1895
jeffmelies@yahoo.com

Ex Officio Members

Phil Pierce, NAA Board Advisor
Consultant Forester
Springfield, NE
(402) 253-2860
foresterphil@gmail.com

Stacy Hughes, NAA Board Advisor
Terry Hughes Tree Service
Gretna, NE
(402) 558-8198
stacy@hughestree.com

Kathi Schildt, NAA Executive Director
521 First Street, PO Box 10
Milford, NE 68405
(402) 761-2219
(402) 761.2224 (fax)
kschildt@nearborists.org
staff@nearborists.org

NAA Committees

Education Committee

Kevin Popken, Chair
Jeff Grewe
Jerel Converse

NE Great Plains Conference 

Jim Keepers, Chair
Kathi Schildt

Field Day Steering Committee

Kevin Popken
Jeff Grewe
Jeff Melies

Nominating Committee

Kevin Popken

Certification Committee

Kevin Popken, Chair
Jeff Grewe
Kathi Schildt

Communications Committee

Jim Keepers, Chair
Kathi Schildt

Legislative Affairs

Kevin Popken, Chair
Wyatt DeWeese

Membership Committee

Jerel Converse

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