Employees








Darren Schmidt - General Foreman

Darren Schmidt grew up in central Kansas.  He currently resides on the farm his grandparents homesteaded in rural Kansas with his wife, Sarah.

Darren began trimming trees professionally in the mid 1990's.  He is an ISA Certified Arborist.  This highly esteemed international certification reflects the degree of training he has received in all aspects of tree care.  He is trained in the proper care, pruning, and trimming methods of all tree varieties.  In addition, he is trained in the proper use of ropes to climb trees safely.

Darren is licensed with the State of Kansas as a Commercial Pesticide Applicator.

Darren serves as a Crew Foreman with Certified Tree Service, LLC.  He is also an estimator, providing written estimates for tree trimming services following a personal inspection of any potential work to be done.  Darren provides training to new employees in all areas of the tree trimming industry, with a heavy emphasis placed on working safely at all times.

In his spare time, Darren enjoys outdoor activities, including camping, boating, bird, rifle and bow hunting.



Sharon Schmidt grew up in rural Kansas and continues to reside in central Kansas with her son, Tanner.

Sharon has spent most of her professional career in all aspects of the insurance industry from claims, to agent, to operating her own insurance agency.  She maintains her resident Insurance Agent's License with the State of Kansas.  In addition, she has experience in a law firm, accounting firm and the banking industry.

Her combined professional background has given her the necessary skills and experience to organize, operate, and manage this family business.

Sharon is also very active in her church, teaching the adult Sunday School class and a weekly adult Bible Study class.  She also serves as Pastor of Open Door Ministry in Pratt, KS.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending  time with her family and friends, scrap-booking, needlework, and reading.

Sharon Schmidt - CEO


Amanda King - Administrative Assistant &
Web Page Designer



Amanda King has lived in central Kansas her entire life.  She is the daughter of Sharon Schmidt and niece of Darren Schmidt.  She and her husband, Jeremy, have three children.

Amanda attended Pratt Community College.

Amanda serves as Administrative Assistant, Secretary, and Web Page Designer for Certified Tree Service, LLC.  She will most likely be the voice on the other end of the phone should you call the company.  Amanda helps coordinate the behind-the-scenes and day-to-day activities to help ensure all aspects of the company run smoothly.

Amanda also serves as Secretary/Treasurer for her church, Open Door Ministry and she is the Director of Mom to Mom in Pratt, Kansas.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, needlework and baking.