Lori Ballard is a Florida Nurseryman, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) Certified Horticulture Professional, Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and a partner in the firm of Samnik and Associates, Expert Tree Consultants. Ms. Ballard has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Lori has been intricately involved as a litigation support arborist with tree and landscape nursery business damage assignments in the areas of eminent domain and insurance claims. She manages all neighbor dispute claims in the practice. She is assigned to numerous developer clients seeking tree assessments and designations. Lori has supervised the implementation of environmental preservation specifications in accordance with governmental permitting.