Maintenance Operations Manager
What did you do before you started at Plants Creative? I have had a very broad work life. As a matter of fact most people can’t believe I have done so much in such a short period of time. After high school I enlisted in the Marine Corps. Then I worked on deep sea tankers for a while and literally circumnavigated the globe. I have been to Antarctica (McMurdo bay to be exact). I have lived all over the country from coast to coast. So needless to say I'm not afraid of travel. I am always up for an adventure. I have worked in landscaping in various roles from production to sales for over 15 years for several companies before coming to Plants Creative.
What is your area of interest in landscaping and/or your area of expertise? I really don’t have a set interest in landscaping I love it all. I love to see a project go from concept to completion. I am definitely a "plant guy". The weirder or more exotic the plant is the more I want it. I am a big proponent of “pass along” plants and I thoroughly believe that a weed is just a plant in the wrong spot. I have numerous plants at my home that were half priced, throw aways, or discounted that I have turned into specimen plants with just a little attention.
Where did you get your landscape knowledge? I started my landscape career in 2003 working at a historic home and garden as a grounds assistant. I learned the majority of my horticultural knowledge from the horticulturist, designers, botanists, and landscape architects I worked with at this historic garden. After that I worked as an Operations Manager and an Account Manager for the largest landscape company in the country. This is where I learned the art of production and management. I was a Business Development Manager and the Senior Account Manager for a large residential/commercial landscape company for a couple years. Then I was a Estate Manager for a very large private estate. I managed every aspect of the landscape division for this estate.
What do you like to do in your spare time? I like spending time with family. I like to travel, I like adventure sports, hiking, biking, kayaking, and pretty much anything to do with the outdoors. I am usually studying or trying to learn multiple new things at one time.
Plants Creative is proud to support Semper Fi Fund, Matt's Charities for Birthdays choice, by making an annual donation on his behalf. Semper Fi Fund is dedicated to providing urgently needed resources and support for post-9/11 combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.