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Phil Madewell


Phil has been working in the outdoors for the better part of 20 years. With a family background of conservation, he found a passion in tree work and forestry. He enjoys fly fishing, hunting, and spending time with his wife and twin boys.


Kevin McDermott


ISA Certified Arborist


Grew up on the east coast but has traveled throughout the U.S. Worked in fuels reduction, woodland firefighting w/ the forest service, and served numerous fire services across the country. 7 years of professional saw experience and 4 years as a tree climber!

Hobbies include climbing frozen waterfalls in the winter and playing up in the mountains. Has a great passion for the work that he does!

Ryan Feeney


Ryan was previously a chemist for 10 years, and prior to that was in residential construction. He is now on our forestry crew operating heavy equipment. 

Hobbies include rock climbing, dirt bike riding, and spending time in the woods!


Brandon St. Clair

Montana Logging Association

Accredited Logging Professional

25 years in the Civil Construction, heavy highway, and logging industry. 8 year Marine Corps Veteran.

Hobbies include hunting and shooting little things from a long way off.


Jon Wishinski

Hailing from Sloatsburg, NY. He is an Aviation Ordnance Veteran of the US Navy.

Jon has a love for all things wood, powerlifting, and running.


RZ Aarsvold


My hometown is Pine Island, MN


I graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy


I have 4 years experience in the tree industry doing residential tree care


I enjoy hunting, fishing, and camping in my spare time


One thing to know about me is that I am obsessed with OBS Ford trucks


My favorite part about BIG TWIG is the team camaraderie. The way each team member clicks with one another makes this place really special. 


Tom Molitor

Montana Logging Association

Accredited Logging Professional

ISA Certified Arborist



 I founded Big Twig in 2009 with the humble beginnings of a pickup truck, climbing gear, and a two chainsaws.


I saw a need for care for large trees and to provide forest management in southwest Montana. This has led us to a resume of 15 years of results driven tree care and sustainable forest management.


It has been an adventure through the years of working with trees both residential and forestry. 

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