I started working in landscaping as a teen working for my dad’s landscape company on summer vacations and spring breaks. After high school I joined the ARMY as a UH-1 helicopter crew chief. After returning home from the Army, I went to work for several landscape companies over the years, learning each step in the landscape construction process. I completed my arborist training in 2021 and received my certification that year. I have been working in the landscape industry for 32 years now and I am back working with my father again.