ASLA - Vice President West Coast
Jerry has a passion for and has thoroughly enjoyed being in the landscape maintenance and construction management industry for over 26 years. Jerry holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Idaho. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a licensed Landscape Architect and Landscape Contractor and is a Certified Rainbird Maxicom Technician Programmer.
Jerry started his landscaping career as a Landscape Architect in 1993. Since then he has held a variety of positions including Region Manager & Division Sales Manager for four years at TruGreen Landcare, Northwest Acquisition Leader & San Diego Region Manager for three years at ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance, and Director of Maintenance
Jerry has a nineteen-year-old son who is going to post graduate school in Boise, Idaho. Jerry is an avid outdoor sports enthusiast who loves to hike, fish, golf, mountain bike, and ski.
GENERAL MANAGER – SOUTH DIVISION HORIZON DISTRIBUTORS, INC
Shawn has spent his entire 35-year career tied to the use, maintenance and care of outdoor spaces. Starting his career as a golf professional, Shawn transitioned first to golf course superintendent and then to the supply side of the business with Rain Bird Golf in product application, business development and new product development. The last 23 years Shawn has been with Horizon Distributors, Inc, holding many senior level positions with the company as it moved from private ownership to a publicly held company of POOLCORP (NASDAQ: POOL). Currently, Shawn is the South Division General Manager and responsible for all business and operations in Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina and the Caribbean. Shawn is a native of Arizona and lives in Gilbert where he enjoys time outside riding mountain and road bikes, hiking and golfing.
Digital Marketing & Communications, CORONA TOOLS
Chris is a marketing, communications and social media strategist for Corona Tools, a leading global brand and manufacturer of quality garden and landscape tools based in Corona, CA since 1928. Joining the organization in 2010, he manages the brand experience with end-users across all forms of digital and print media, website and e-commerce website, and developing digital content to engage, educate and support marketing efforts across the company’s distribution channels.
Prior to 2010, Chris spent 14 years in a product marketing, development and sales with a B2B audio technology firm, working directly with top consumer electronics manufacturers throughout the world. His experience brings a wide range of skills and know-how for bringing new products to market and effectively communicating how they benefit the customer.
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