Philip Kelley is leader of team development and training for Wright Tree Service. He has also been the lead instructor for North American Training Solutions. He is a contract climber and owner of Samara Tree Preservation and Training and has had 28 years of active field experience. He continues to be head technician at the International Tree Climbing competition and has also been head judge for the North American Tree Climbing competition as well as the Aerial Rescue International Tree Climbing competition. He has served as head technician at the Georgia Arborist Association Tree Climbing competition and is a past president of the Georgia Arborist Association. He is a Certified Arborist, a Certified Line Clearance Tree Trimmer, an approved TCIA ASTI trainer, as well as a qualified ISA Tree Risk Assessor.