Role at Groundworks: Partner & Founder of Groundworks Landscaping since 2002, Lead Landscape Designer, Account Manager/General Manager of Operations
Education/Certifications/Awards: SUNY Cobleskill, Cobleskill, NY, B.A. Applied Science and Environmental Design, Dynascape Certified Landscape Design, GRAND/MERIT AWARD in NALP, 2014, 2015, 2016 as lead landscape designer
Favorite Plants: Fagus sylvatic ‘Beech tree’, Stewartia pseudocamelia, Caragana Pendula’ Weeping Pea
Favorite Pastime: Camping in Cooperstown and Disney or anywhere! Enjoys watching anything related with the Food Channel as well as the METS, building landscape models, an accomplished tennis player in women’s leagues and was named to EHHS Hall of Fame for Softball, Volleyball, Tennis. Loves her pets Charlie and Ruby along with their friends at the Silich residence.
Role at Groundworks: Marketing Coordinator and Accounts Receivable
Education/Certifications/Awards: High Point University, High Point, NC, B.A. Sociology & Anthropology, Minor in Communication
Favorite Plants: Magnolia, Astilbe, Lavender, Hydrangea
Favorite Pastime: Spending time with my husband, family and two rescue dogs. Traveling, crafting and music.
Role at Groundworks: General Manager of Company Operations
A.A.S in Digital Photography from Suffolk County Community College
B.S in Art with a Concentration in Photography from State University of New York, Oneonta
10 Hour Osha Certified
30 Hour Osha Certified
First Aid and CPR Certified
Favorite Plants: Lagerstroemia, Lavender, Red Sunset Maple, Japanese Maple, Hornbeam, Slender Silhouette
Favorite Pastime: Football, Baseball, Running and Spartan Races
Role at Groundworks: Director of Design/Build and Site Management
Education/Certifications/Awards: Graduating in May 2019, Suffolk County Community College, A.A.S Liberal Arts
Favorite Plants: Lavender, Peony
Favorite Pastime: Hang out with family and dog Reggie, Baseball, Football
Role at Groundworks: Partner & Founder of Groundworks Landscaping since 2002, Landscape Designer & Account Manager/Marketing & Advertising
Education/Certifications/Awards: Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH B.A. Speech/Com Business Marketing, Certifications in landscape design and plant identification courses, GRAND/MERIT Award in NALP-National Association of Landscape Professionals 2015, 2016
Favorite Plants: Lagerstroemia ‘Crape Myrtle’ Natchez, Zelkova, Hydrangea ‘Limelight’, Hibicus Syriacus ‘Diana’, Lavender, Camilla, tulips and daffodils
Favorite Pastime: Spending time with husband, Andy and children Erica, Matthew and Patrick in backyard or camping in Cooperstown, watching the METS and being around her pet BEAR and newly added puppies Bailey and Harley. Her other passion is doing TRX, small group classes and personal training at her fitness studio called SILICH CORE + STRENGTH in the heart of East Hampton Village; loves playing piano and singing; enjoys running in cool cities like Boston, Wash DC, Santa Monica, West Palm Beach and has done numerous races and the Marine Corp Marathon.
Role at Groundworks: President/Partner & Founder of Groundworks Landscaping since 2002, Chief Financial Officer/Production Supervisor
Education/Certifications/Awards: Penn State University, State College, PA, B.S. Cum Laude, Business Finance, Certified Landscaping Management and Commercial Pesticide Applicator
Favorite Plants: Mimosa tree ‘Albizia Silktree’, lagerstroemia ‘Crape Myrtle’, ‘Cryptomeria Japanesae Cedar, Cotinus Smoke Bush
Favorite Pastime: Enjoys any kind of sports, especially the METS; huge fan of FANTASY Football and Baseball; running, spending time with his Labrador BEAR & family at home, camping, Cooperstown, running and also has done many races including the Marine Corp Marathon. Yes he beat his wife by 4 minutes and both completed in sub 4!
Role at Groundworks: Landscape Site Supervisor
Education/Certifications/Awards: SUNY Cobleskill, Cobleskill, NY
Favorite Plants: Acer gruseyn ‘Paperbark Maple’, Viburnum ‘carlesii’, Hypericum Hidcote St. Johns Wort
Favorite Pastime: Enjoys watching the Yankees, fishing, spending time at Napeague with his family!
Role at Groundworks: Director of Landscape Estimating and Financial Operations
Education/Certifications/Awards: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, Summa Cum Laud B.A. Business Finance
Favorite Plants: Monkey Puzzle Tree, Hibiscus, Mandevilla vines, ornamental grasses & Bird of Paradise
Favorite Pastime: Playing baseball and softball, Travis tournament, traveling, Staten Island visits!
Role at Groundworks: Landscape Production Crew Manager
Education/Certifications/Awards: Mercer University, B.A. Environmental Sciences
Favorite Plants: Birch trees, boxwoods, ferns, ornamental grasses
Favorite Pastime: Sundays at Napeague Beach with family & friends; riding his quad; music
Role at Groundworks: Financial Administrator
Education/Certifications/Awards: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Favorite Plants: Monkey Puzzle tree, Gardenia, Hibiscus, Dianthus, Hydrangeas, bulbs of any kind!
Favorite Pastime: Spending time with family and friends; playing with her puppies, beach walking with Kent; gardening and planting pots!
Landscape Maintenance Division Manager
BA in Horticulture
Role at Groundworks: Landscape Maintenance Division Manager/ Project Manager
Education/Certifications/Awards: Farmingdale State University. Farmingdale, NY. B.A. in Horticulture. NALP Certified. OSHA Certified.
Favorite Plants: Sciadopitys verticillata, Japanese Umbrella Pine
Favorite Pastime: Learning and challenging myself to something new every winter, whether it’s becoming a certified personal trainer or a published poet. Waking up early and being in the gym at 4am. Working at Stephen Talkhouse. Continuing my horticultural education and personal interests to become the brightest version of myself.
Role at Groundworks: General Property Care Manager
Favorite Plants: Dogwoods, cherry trees, shrub roses, lavender
Favorite Pastime: Spending time in her condo in West Palm Beach with her family; doing events like supporting the Soldier Ride; working out with Linda at Silich Core + Strength!
Role at Groundworks: Planter Design and Maintenance
Favorite Plants: Hydrangeas, Spaeth indoor plants, succulent plants, pansies, ivy
Favorite Pastime: Spending time with her two children and husband; gardening and doing pots for clients;