Academic and Professional Background
Experienced, Passionate and Knowledgeable
January 2019- present
Founder, New Leaf Associates, Inc., Raleigh, NC
After a successful career as a regional leader in the North Carolina green industry including owning my own landscape company for 24 years, then selling to a Lawn and Landscape Top 150 company,in addition to serving as a Trailblazer with the NALP, Carolinas Irrigation Association Board, and providing industry specific educational seminars, I know a thing or two about strategic planning, goal setting and generating additional revenue with unique add-on business ideas. My passion now lies in helping others by providing consulting services to small and medium size landscape, irrigation and lawn care businesses.
June 1995- October 2018
President & CEO, Turftenders Landscape Services Inc.,
Acquired Turftenders with 4 employees in 1995. With peak growth, Turftenders employment exceeded over 50 persons. During the 24 years in business the company, performed over 1,200,000 hours of landscape services and beautified over 3000 properties. During this time served as a Trailblazer with the NALP, Vice Chairman on the NC Irrigation Contractors License Board and was featured in several trade magazines. Additionally, the company completed 2 small landscape business acquisitions. Eventually selling the company to a Lawn and Landscape Top 150 company.
May 1993- June 1995
Owner City of Oaks Landscape Maintenance,
City of Oaks Landscape Maintenance was small commercial a residential landscape maintenance services provider. The operation was merged folded into Turftenders.
August 1993-February 1995
Senior Account Executive, Butler & Curless Associates
Sales Executive for Malcolm Baldridge award winning wholesale distribution application software developer. Shortest stint of my career, but one of the most interesting! Sold ERP software to C level execs in the Southern US from Kentucky to Texas.
April 1984- May 1993
Director of Sales, Branch Manager
Julius Kraft Company
Auburn NY & Raleigh, NC
Director of Sales for Wholesale Distribution Supply company. Managed multi branch sales force covering the NY, New England, and Mid-Atlantic states.
Opened 1st Southern Branch for Industrial Wholesale Distribution Clean-room and personal protective equipment supply company. Grew sales from zero and managed sales in the Carolina'sand Virginia.