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CEO Prior to joining DLC in 2001, John owned a successful residential landscaping company. Among his many accomplishments, John is an ISA Certified Arborist, holds a B.S. in Spanish from Northern Arizona University and a M.I.M from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird).
Founder Jeff co-founded DLC in 1989 and enjoyed the opportunity to develop and grow the company for over 25 years. He now assists in specific areas of the organization with projects that promote increased value.
COO As COO, Ray oversees the maintenance operations, the shop, tree department and provides support services. Ray has been with DLC for more than 10 years, and most recently served as Branch Manager, overseeing all of the West Yard Operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from ASU.
Branch Manager Mike has been with DLC for more than 10 years. He is an Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association Certified Landscape Professional, an Office of Pest Management Licensed Pest Control Applicator and an International Society of Aboriculture Certified Arborist.
Branch Manager Janet manages our North Yard operations. She has worked in many different departments, but enjoys working with our partners the most. Janet effectively leverages her cross-department experience to provide unique solutions for our Communities.
Branch Manager Jim has been in the landscape industry for 37 years — 20 of those at DLC. He has extensive experience providing high-level oversight to large-scale landscape projects, and he has successfully led landscape operations at some of the most premier HOA Communities in the Valley. An experienced manager, Jim has also overseen several in-house departments at DLC, making him extremely familiar with all operational aspects of landscape maintenance.
Director, Arbor Management Erik is our resident horticultural expert. With a background in plant nurseries, he brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. As the Director of Arbor Management, Erik’s passion for trees keeps him at the forefront of the industry in Arizona.
Director of Special Projects As the new Director of Special Projects, Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. Most recently as the Manager of our East Branch Communities, Matt knows what it takes to keep our Partners satisfied and their Communities looking sharp.
Director, Water Management Mark is DLC's water management guru. He and his team manage billions of gallons of water annually. It's no easy feat, but Mark and his team of experts consistently produce water savings for our partners -- often to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars.
CFO Jenny has 19 years of accounting experience, and joined DLC 5 years ago. Previously, she worked as Accounting Manager for both DLC and CSW. Jenny also became a member of DLC’s Senior Leadership Team in 2015. She brings an accounting degree, a bright, learning mind and a gift for people management to her position.