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Who

—  meet Our Team —

 

 

We grew up as our community grew. As local residents, we truly care about our local habitat, which is steeped in rich history and beauty. We want our children and future generations to benefit from a sustainable and less toxic environment.  

 
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ben andrews, RLA

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT / TEAM MEMBER

1. What would surprise people about you?

Completed my pilot solo flight when I was 17.

2. What haven’t you done yet?

Hit the lottery jackpot.

3. What is your favorite plant or animal, and why?

Saucer magnolia - it was my childhood-climbing tree.

4. What is your ideal vacation spot?

The mountains, anywhere I can bike or ski.

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Jake Borden

LEAD CARPENTER / PROJECT MANAGER

1. What would surprise people about you?

Listens to a lot of sci-fi audiobooks.

2. What haven’t you done yet?

See Alaska by rail.

3. What is your favorite plant or animal, and why?

The sycamore because it has so much character.

4. What is your ideal vacation spot?

Mountain house by a lake.

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eladio colon

TEAM MEMBER

1. What would surprise people about you?

That I am very mature for a 22 year old.

2. What haven’t you done yet?

Travel the world.

3. What is your favorite plant or animal, and why?

My favorite animal is a gorilla.

4. What is your ideal vacation spot?

My ideal vacation spot is somewhere in the Caribbean.

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Nicole Goldhawn

TEAM MEMBER

1. What would surprise people about you?

I don't like pineapple juice.

2. What haven’t you done yet?

Enter a food eating contest.

3. What is your favorite plant or animal, and why?

Dogs, they have the best personalities.

4. What is your ideal vacation spot?

A beach with some good tunes.

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steve mclelland

TEAM MEMBER

1. What would surprise people about you?

That I have 5 kids and one coming.

2. What haven’t you done yet?

Take the family to Disney World.

3. What is your favorite plant or animal, and why?

My husky is my favorite animal.

4. What is your ideal vacation spot?

Would love to vacation in Hawaii.

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morgan Rayer

TEAM MEMBER

1. What would surprise people about you?

Hate avocado.

2. What haven’t you done yet?

Go to Alaska.

3. What is your favorite plant or animal, and why?

Foxes, because they’re cool.

4. What is your ideal vacation spot?

Virgin Islands.

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Edgardo Santos

TEAM MEMBER

1. What would surprise people about you?

I can juggle.

2. What haven’t you done yet?

Go to Las Vegas.

3. What is your favorite plant or animal, and why?

American Bulldog. Loyal, family friendly, protective.

4. What is your ideal vacation spot?

South Beach, Miami, sippin’ something cold.

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doug walkup

TEAM MEMBER

1. What would surprise people about you?

I bungee jumped out of hot air balloon @ 1000 ft.

2. What haven’t you done yet?

Learn to fly a plane.

3. What is your favorite plant or animal, and why?

I like exotic frogs because of their colors.

4. What is your ideal vacation spot?

At a lake in the Montana mountains and/or Alaska.

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shadow

GOOD GIRL

1. What would surprise people about you?

I am 11 years old.

2. What haven’t you done yet?

Stopped playing.

3. What is your favorite plant or animal, and why?

Groundhogs!

4. What is your ideal vacation spot?

Anywhere Matt is.

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matt benzie

PRESIDENT / OWNER

1. What would surprise people about you?

I took swing-dancing lessons.

2. What haven’t you done yet?

Hop on a freight train and see.

3. What is your favorite plant or animal, and why?

Flying squirrel. Because it can’t really fly.

4. What is your ideal vacation spot?

Home staycation.

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kurt brown

TEAM MEMBER

1. What would surprise people about you?

My age

2. What haven’t you done yet?

Go to California.

3. What is your favorite plant or animal, and why?

Dogs. They’ve really grown on me…

4. What is your ideal vacation spot?

Murrells Inlet, SC.

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michael devos

ASSOCIATE DESIGNER / FIELD SUPERVISOR

1. What would surprise people about you?

I enjoy flinging myself over waterfalls.

2. What haven’t you done yet?

Sky dive.

3. What is your favorite plant or animal, and why?

Quercus alba and Black Pear.

4. What is your ideal vacation spot?

Somewhere covered in snow.

Wendy Margolis

CHIEF MARKETING & ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

1. What would surprise people about you?

I can be pretty shy.

2. What haven’t you done yet?

I would like to seriously study ornithology and botany.

3. What is your favorite plant or animal, and why?

The Franklinia tree, for its history.

4. What is your ideal vacation spot?

Ecuador, Patagonia, Alaska and more…

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Matt NoonaN

ORGANIC PLANT HEALTH CARE SPECIALIST

1. What would surprise people about you?

I am a percussionist.

2. What haven’t you done yet?

Retire.

3. What is your favorite plant or animal, and why?

Jabberwocky because it is elusive.

4. What is your ideal vacation spot?

Hawaii.

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peter reed

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

1. What would surprise people about you?

I am two degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon.

2. What haven’t you done yet?

Get my 1962 Land Rover Series IIa back on the road.

3. What is your favorite plant or animal, and why?

Duck, it was my father’s favorite animal.

4. What is your ideal vacation spot?

If I am surrounded by water I am happy.

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victoria

DESIGN INTERN/ TEAM MEMBER

1. What would surprise people about you?

I studied art for a year to become a book illustrator.

2. What haven’t you done yet?

To have enough time to become a master at piano.

3. What is your favorite plant or animal, and why?

The muskrat because it reminds me of my dad.

4. What is your ideal vacation spot?

Somewhere cold, like Maine, in a cabin by the fireplace.

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Nate Weiss

TEAM MEMBER

1. What would surprise people about you?

My diverse taste in music

2. What haven’t you done yet?

Ski in Canada.

3. What is your favorite plant or animal, and why?

Sage (Salvia)—I applaud its resiliency.

4. What is your ideal vacation spot?

New Zealand.

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Bradley

GOOD BOY

1. What would surprise people about you?

I can fit three tennis balls in my mouth.

2. What haven’t you done yet?

Eaten chocolate.

3. What is your favorite plant or animal, and why?

Lettuce. I love the crunch.

4. What is your ideal vacation spot?

Anywhere I can swim and be with my family.

 

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