Tommy Fitzgerald, Arborist/President
ISA Certified Arborist.
Tommy’s love of the outdoors was evident at an early age – he could always be found exploring the “wilderness” of his neighborhood and his backyard. His career began to shape during his years in college at WVU and living in Alaska's Denali National Park during the summer where he worked as an Environmental Intern to ensure top quality maintenance of the park.
After graduating his experience and technical skills were solidified during his tenure with highly endorsed, local companies such as Ruppert Nurseries and Bartlett Tree Experts before branching out on his own.
Gonzaga College High School- '14
Bachelors Forest Resource Management, West Virginia Univ. - '18
Tom retired from the U.S. Navy as a Captain after 27 years
of service. He was an aircraft carrier-based pilot who flew
Sikorsky H-3 Sea King and H-60 Seahawk helicopters and made
multiple deployments around the world. These helicopters performed Search and Rescue (SAR), Anti-submarine Warfare,
Fleet Logistics and Combat Search and Rescue
(SAR in hostile territory) missions. He also served two tours as a
Test Pilot at N.A.S. Patuxent River in Saint Mary's County, MD.
Tom's last few years in the Navy were at the Pentagon where he
specialized in Defense Acquisition Program Management.
Gonzaga College High School- '81
Bachelors Mechanical Engineering Catholic Univ of America- '85
Masters of National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces -'13
Juliet is the Operations Manager and the lovely lady you speak
to when coordinating tree work. She is the wife of Tom Fitzgerald
and mother of three, including Tommy Fitzgerald.
Juliet attended Bethesda Chevy Chase High School and Rhode Island School of Design where she received her Bachelors in Fine Art.
After years of working as a para educator for Montgomery County
Public Schools, she works full time for Potomac River Arborists.
Seamus is our General Manager specializing in business development, marketing, and sales. Previously, he was a Senior Loan Officer at South River Mortgage. After college he assisted with bookkeeping and payroll during the first year of business operations and was a Tree Crew Supervisor. He gained great experience during college breaks at TW Perry Building Materials and Hardware Store as a Business Analyst and
Receiving Yard Assistant Manager.
Gonzaga College High School - 17'
Bachelors in Risk Management and Insurance University Of Mississippi -21'
Chief is Potomac River's shop Morale Officer. He is always up for
any adventure and just wants to be part of the Team. Wherever you are going, Chief is going. For Chief, every day is "the greatest day ever"
but his favorite days are when he gets to play with his buddies,
Cane, Shadow, Bruce, Rocky and Dexter.
Chief is named after the Senior Enlisted Leaders in the Navy. The Officers get all the attention but it is the Chiefs who are the backbone of the Navy and make everything happen.
Chief Fitzgerald helping out with brush.
U.S. Navy H-3 Sea King with a little knowledge for young pilots.