TCIA appoints TCIA-approved Auditor/Accreditation Consultants to businesses enrolled in the accreditation process. These Auditor/Accreditation Consultants are available to help your company implement the accreditation program. If an auditor consults with your company, they will not be able to audit it and another TCIA-approved Auditor/Accreditation Consultant will conduct the on-site inspection and complete the audit. For more details about requesting help from Auditor/Accreditation Consultants, contact Jenifer D’Urso.

Accreditation Auditors

John Iurka, NY-01  (Sound Beach, New York)

TCIA-Approved Accreditation Auditor/Consultant, 2006
John’s credentials include 34 years in the tree care industry. Mr. Iurka started and then sold his own successful tree care company based on Long Island. His former company is still in operation today. Before his retirement, he worked a full career with the Bartlett Tree Expert Company of Stamford, Connecticut, where he served as sales representative in Southampton, New York and later as branch manager in Huntington, New York. Mr. Iurka is also a volunteer leader serving industry business groups such as Professional Certified Applicators of Long Island and Green Point of New York. His approval designation is NY-01. / Contact John Iurka

Randall J. McDonald PA-01 (Saxonburg, PA)

TCIA-Approved Accreditation Auditor/Consultant, 2006
Randall has been involved in the tree care industry for over 32 years. Following graduation from Paul Smith’s College of Forestry, he learned the art and science of tree care working with The Davey Tree Expert Co. in positions from tree climber to district manager. After working with The Davey Tree Expert Co., Mr. McDonald helped pioneer the introduction and implementation of biostimulants in the tree care industry. As senior vice president for Plant Health Care Inc., he developed new markets and helped research mycorrhizal fungi – an environmentally-friendly method of maintaining and improving tree health – with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England, and lectured with the U.S.G.A. (United States Golf Association) in Ireland. His approval designation is PA-01. / Contact Randall J. McDonald

Kristoffer Rasmussen, TX-01 (Dallas, TX)

TCIA-Approved Accreditation Auditor, 2020
Kristoffer has worked in the Arboriculture Industry since 1990’s. Kristoffer has experience working for commercial and municipal tree services. Currently he manages the City of Dallas Public Works Urban Forestry and Surplus Mowing crews. Kristoffer is a TCIA qualified trainer, volunteers as the event coordinator for Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council and does Loss Control reviews for TCIA. His approval designation is TX-01. / Contact Kristoffer Rasmussen