Meet the Crew

Rhett Richardson
Rhett has been a Certified Arborist since 1990 (#WE-0966B)  and founded Solano Shade in 1994. He is a recognized leader in the Tree Care Industry having served 2 terms as the president of the California Arborists Association.


Yvan Smith
Yvan is our veteran associate with over 12 years experience, 7 years with Solano Shade. Yvan is an ISA Certified Arborist (#WE-7047A) and Certified Tree Risk Assesor. He has demonstrated proficiency in every aspect of providing tree services, but is now dedicated to arboricultural consulting and job estimating.

Darrell Frost 
Darrell has been with Solano Shade since 2004. He is competent in every phase of our operation. Darrell is an ISA Certified Tree Worker (# WE-1703C) and our supervising crew leader.



Brian Goodrich-Camp

Brian heads up our plant health care program. He is a California state licensed pesticide applicator (#133120) and provides spray, fertilization and root excavation services. He is also an expert operator of all of our selection of stump grinders.

Greg Dovichi
Greg is our resident action hero. Big, dangerous tree removals are his forte. He is an Certified Arborist (#WE10175A).

Katherine Smith and Laura Richardson
Katherine (left) is the friendly voice you hear when you call our office. She will schedule your estimate and service appointments and also handles invoices and payments. She is an experienced horticulturalist who can answer many of your questions or connect you with further resources if needed.

Laura (right) is the company Secretary/Treasurer behind the scenes. She handles finances, taxes, payroll, insurance and cuts through red tape like a sharp chainsaw cuts through poplar wood.