Meet Our Team

Jim Lewandowski, Owner

I started working for Tip Top at the age of fourteen as a grounds man, and in 1976 I purchased Tip Top Arborists and began overseeing the company’s daily operations. Seven years later, I received my Professional Arborist’s certification from the International Society of Arborists.

Tom Baal, Sales Manager

With a father that was Deputy Forester for Los Angeles County Fire, Forestry Division, the nut didn’t fall too far from the tree. I joined Jim and the professional Tip Top family in 2005 and have over 30 years experience in arboriculture.

Todd Walther, Supervisor

Starting out as a Groundsman, working up to Trimmer, Foreman and now Arborist, I been with the Tip Top family for over 18 years, covering the Victor Valley and Antelope Valley Districts. Hold certifications with OSHA, EHAP and CPR.

Chris Miller, Supervisor

I’ve been in the tree care industry for over 25 years and manage the Santa Clarita Valley region. Looking forward to provide you the Tip Top maintenance and care your trees deserve.

Susan Beck, Corporate Secretary

I have worked for Tip Top Arborists since 1978 and manage the daily production of the office, from resolving customer questions to accounting.

Tamra Mousette, Admininstrative Assistant

Tip Top has been home since 1998. Special Assistant to Jim Lewandowski, I manage Accounting, Scheduling, Dispatching, Human Resources and Payroll.

Cozette Keith, Customer Service

The newest addition to the Tip Top family, I joined the company in 2016 and am responsible for Customer Service and Scheduling.