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Jeff Salsbery

President

Education: Purdue – BS in Landscape Management

About: Jeff is a former Chairman of the Board for the Carmel Chamber of Commerce and is a past Board Member of the Indianapolis Landscape Association

Carol Blanchard

Controller

Date started with SB: July 1998

Education: Ball State University

Matt Randall

Nursery Manager

Date started with SB: May 2010

Cory Whistler

Vice President of Sales, Commercial Estimator

Education:Ball State University 2000 – BLA Landscape Architecture

About: Cory is from Corydon, Indiana but now lives in Noblesville, Indiana with his wife and 2 children. Cory enjoys all aspects of the great outdoors, sports, and being a Dad.

Paul Norman

Maintenance Account Manager

Date started with SB: 2003

Education: MS – Georgia State University (1992); Indiana Accredited Horticulturist, Registered Technician

About: It’s not often that one’s hobby and vocation are the same. I guess you could say that “I love what I do and do what I love.” I enjoy the challenge of helping people improve their home’s value and protect their investments by offering customized solutions to their landscaping needs. I’m going on my 9th year at Salsbery Brothers and still “growing” as the field of horticulture is vast, constantly improving and never boring. I reside in Carmel with my wife of 21 years, Laura, and four daughters Katie, Gracie, Sarah and Lila.

Steve Goss

Maintenance Project Manager

Date started with SB: June 2001

Education: Purdue B.S.-Landscape Horticulture & Design

Certifications/Licenses: RT

About: Steve lives in Noblesville with his wife Kari and his four children Isabella, Makana, Julianna, and Xander. Steve grew up in the landscape and nursery industry and hopes to bring his knowledge and experience to our customers.

Jonathon Richards

Vice President of Operations

Date started with SB: 2006

Education: Vincennes University – Landscape Design and Horticulture.

Janice Sorenson

Office Manager and Irrigation Service Coordinator

Date Started with SB:  2008

Education:  UW Stout & MATC

About:  Originally from Wisconsin, my husband and I transplanted to Indiana where we have raised our three sons and two daughters in Carmel.  I came to Salsbery Brothers Landscaping in 2008 and head up our irrigation service department as well as manage our office.  Being a people person, I enjoy working with our outstanding staff and wonderful clients on a daily basis.  When not at work, I enjoy spending time with our family, friends, working in my yard and home decorating.

Kevin Fox

Maintenance Account Manager

Date started with SB: 2012

Education: BA – University of San Francisco

Certifications: Indiana Accredited Horticulturist

About: Kevin has over 25 years of varied experience in the nursery and landscaping industry with an emphasis on providing complete landscape maintenance solutions. Kevin resides in Fishers with his wife, Lori and their 2 children

Pete Kilanowski

Turf, Tree and Shrub Pesticide Program Director

Date started with SB: 2015

 

Garden Center Manager

Katie Benosky

Landscape Designer

Education: Purdue University – B.S. in Landscape Architecture.

Date started with SB: 2008

About: My first job in 1999 helped me discover my love for plants and the outdoors, which is why I chose a career in Landscape Architecture. I enjoy transforming a client’s landscape into a usable space that they are proud of. When I am not designing landscapes I enjoy DIYing, decorating my home, working on my own landscape, and spending time with family.

Craig Alexander

Landscape designer

Education: Ball State University 2004 – BLA – Landscape Architecture

Date started with SB: September 2014

About: Originally from Indiana, I was fortunate to pursue my career in the Chicago area for ten years, assisting people with identifying goals for their outdoor environment and then helping them realize those goals.  In joining an excellent Salsbery family of professionals, I draw personal fulfillment from helping people achieve unique outdoor spaces they can enjoy and be proud of.  When not designing landscapes I enjoy woodworking, working on my own landscape and spending time with my wife Emily and our boys.

Barry Fisher

Landscape Architect

Education:  Ball State University – BS Landscape Architecture

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Michael Wietholter

Landscape Design Assistant

Date started with SB: 2016

Education: Ball State University 2016 – BLA – Landscape Architecture

About:  Michael feels blessed to have the opportunity to work in a field that gives him so much joy. Creating personal, intimate, and unique spaces for people to love, cherish, and enjoy is very fulfilling. He loves to spend time with friends and family as much as possible. He also likes to stay active by working out, participating in various sports, and spending time outdoors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austin Salsbery

Garden Center Operations Manager

Date started with SB:  2016

Education:  Purdue University, BS in Agronomy from the College of Agriculture

About:  Austin was born and raised in Westfield, Indiana, but currently resides in Fishers. Growing up he spent summers working for Salsbery Brothers both in landscape, and at our tree farm, Sweetbay Farms. Austin graduated from Purdue University in 2014, with a BS in Agronomy from the College of Agriculture. It has been a lifelong dream for him to work at Salsbery Brothers, where he is able to work among family and peers he has known his whole life. Austin loves to remind us that, “Today is a great day for agriculture!”

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