For over 20 years, Seth Balvanz has been working in various sectors of the green industry. Starting in his teens at a Christmas tree farm and landscaping company, he has since worked in arbor, landscaping, lawn care and snow removal in both Iowa and Illinois.
Seth graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor of science in horticulture before moving to Illinois to work as an account manager for a large landscape and snow removal company. There, he became an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist.
Seth joined the Wright Outdoor Solutions team as the sales manager in 2019 and enjoys spending time in the field meeting clients and discussing their needs. With a special interest in trees, his favorite is the gingko. As one of the oldest trees in existence, it is considered a living fossil and thought to have inhabited the earth for over a hundred million years.
When Seth isn’t busy on a jobsite or working with his team members, you can find him giving presentations to clients and community organizations where he shares his knowledge of the green industry, his passion for arboriculture and the various ways that Wright Outdoor Solutions can both transform outdoor living areas and bring the outdoors in. In addition to sharing his knowledge with the public, Seth is also passionate about educating the next generation of green industry professionals and recruiting the next pool of talent.
In his free time, Seth enjoys cheering on his favorite sports teams and spending time outdoors camping, fishing and bike riding. An avid traveler as well, he has visited six countries and hopes to continue adding to that list.