The Crew


Jack Magai

With a family background in engineering, undergraduate work in math and chemistry, and a degree in dance and literature from Bennington college, Jack Magai started working in the tree care field in 1985. He started a pruning trees in Seattle in the 90s and became certified as an arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) in 1997. He has studied tree mechanics with Claus Mattheck, and recently became qualified by the ISA in Tree Risk Assessment. Under his other hat he has been making and performing dance-based works for 30 years. He has two sons with the writer Amy Halloran.

Andrew Lynn

Andrew was raised on a small fruit farm in Southwestern Pennsylvania, and arrived in Troy around 2000, where he received an MFA in Integrated Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In addition to being a ISA certified arborist, he is the founder of Troy Bike Rescue, a board member of the Sanctuary for Independent Media, an amateur musician, and dad to two girls, Hazel Moon and Laurel Mae.

Tristen Wood

Tristen Wood grew up in the Adirondacks. He is a avid outdoorsman, cyclist, and trash-hacker and has studied horticulture and forestry at Minot State University at Bottineau. He has been climbing and identifying trees for most of his life and has worked with Jack since 2012. He is currently pursuing ISA certification.