Leadership, Sales & Shop

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Chris Vedrani


Chris Vedrani has been with Planted Earth since the beginning. His dedication to enhancing customer service, improving plant material quality, fostering strong relationships with landscape industry partners, and, most importantly, nurturing exceptional client and staff relationships, is what sets the tone for the company’s values. Chris has been in the landscape industry since 1986. He is a Certified Professional Horticulturist and a Landscape Industry Certified Technician (formerly CLT). He is a former Treasurer/Secretary for the Landscape Contractors Association of MD/DC/VA. His jobs have been recognized by LCA and NALP with Grand, Gold and Silver Awards.


Bert Quillin

Installation Division Manager

Bert attended West Virginia University’s School of Landscape Architecture and has been in the landscape installation industry for more than 20 years. He started his career with a large firm installing commercial projects, then moved into the residential design/build group serving the Baltimore Metro area. Bert joined the Planted Earth team in the Spring of 2014 as in Installation Supervisor and accepted the position of Maintenance Manager in Fall 2014.  In 2022, Bert accepted the position of the Installation Division Manager.

Dave Welsh

Dave Welsh

Landscape Management Division Manager

Dave joined Planted Earth in August of 2023.  Dave came to Planted Earth with over 30 years of experience in all aspects of landscaping.  He graduated college from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Economics and he maintains industry certificates as a Certified Landscape Professional, a Certified Professional Horticulturist, and a Certified Pesticide Applicator.  In spring 2024, Dave was promoted to Landscape Management Division Manager.  Dave’s goal is to reconnect people with nature and the outdoors as he strongly believes that Nature’s Beauty enriches our lives.


Mike Miller

Operations Manager Landscape Management Division

Mike joined Planted Earth in February of 2021 as a Landscape Management Account Manager.   He came to Planted Earth with over 30 years of experience in high-end residential maintenance.  He is a Certified Landscape Technician, a Certified Professional Horticulturist and a Maryland Certified Pest Control Applicator.  With Mike’s extensive experience in Landscape Management, his organizational skills and his drive to provide clients with the best of service Mike took on the position of Operations Management for the Landscape Management Division.

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Justin Spittal

Installation Sales & Development

Justin has been in the landscape industry for almost 30 years, including over a decade at Planted Earth. He has a BT in Landscape Contracting from SUNY Cobleskill and an MBA in Project Management from Strayer. He served 8 years in the Army National Guard as a Combat Engineer Officer, including a deployment to Iraq. He is a Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) and a Landscape Industry Certified Technician (CLT). He is a former Co-Chair for the CLT Field Test for MD/DC/VA and co-authored the LCA’s Landscape Specification Guidelines 6th Edition.  Numerous projects in which he helped build and manage have earned Awards at both the Regional and National levels.  Justin has held landscape positions from Foreman to Operations Manager and joined the Planted Earth Sales Team in 2021.


Jenny Finn

Installation & Enhancement Sales

Jenny started with Planted Earth at the start of 2022 in sales and landscape design.  She has been in the landscape industry for over 25 years.  She has a BS in Horticulture from the University of Maryland and is a Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH).  Jenny started in the floral industry in high school and worked as a floral designer through college.  She transitioned to working in the nursery industry working for a grower in Portland, OR before returning to Baltimore to train as a landscape designer in 2004.   Jenny is an avid gardener with extensive plant knowledge and enjoys working with clients to create an outdoor space that is both useful and beautiful.

Jessica Anderson

Jessica Anderson

Landscape Management Division Sales

Jessica started with Planted Earth in 2023.  She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with degrees in Forest Science, Recreation Resource Management and Environmental Studies. She started her career 20 years ago in the field of Environmental Education. When she moved to Maryland 2015, she transitioned to educating customers in the Retail Nursery and Landscape setting.  Jessica currently works in the Landscape Management Division in sales and marketing and is excited to continue to work with the clients, helping to keep gardens at their best.


Renee Quillin

Purchasing Manager

Renee has been employed with Planted Earth since the Spring of 2016. She attended UMBC and graduated with a Biology degree, focusing on Plant Physiology.  Renee received her CPH certification in Fall, 2021 and continues her studies in edible landscaping and medicinal herbs.  Renee was promoted to Purchasing Manager in Spring of 2020 and continues to strengthen her landscape and native plant knowledge.

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Corinne Lundquist

Estimator Landscape Installation Division

Corinne joined the Planted Earth team in the spring of 2024 as the Installation Division Estimator.  She holds degrees in Construction Management and Landscape Design. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in Communications, Corinne moved to the Netherlands where she gained international working experience in the hospitality industry. When she returned to the states, she discovered a love for plants and creating inviting outdoor spaces. She has years of experience in garden centers, as a landscape production planner, and is excited to be a part of the Planted Earth team.


Ryan Isherwood

Facilities & Fleet Manager

Ryan is a graduate of SUNY Cobleskill with a BT in Landscape Contracting and an AAS in Ornamental Horticulture from Vermont Technical College. He joined Planted Earth in the Spring of 2012 as an Installation Supervisor.  Many of Ryan’s projects received NALP & LCA awards.  Ryan was promoted to Senior Project Manager for the Installation Division and in the spring of  2022, Ryan accepted the position of Facilities and Fleet Manager.  

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Bredy Gutierrez

Yard Supervisor

Bredy joined Planted Earth in the spring of 2013 as a crew Supervisor.  He has been in the landscape industry for nearly 25 years and is a master of the skill.  Bredy especially likes working with big trees, both planting and digging.  He appreciates the art of a properly laced root ball.  Bredy promoted to the Yard Manager in 2020 and has been instrumental in streamlining the operations process at the shop.

Administrative Team

Marcie Vedrani

Director of Finance & Human Resources

Marcie has been with the Planted Earth family since the start in 2010.   As a business major, from the University of Baltimore, Marcie used her Accounting and Business passion to develop the Administrative Division.  As the Director of Finance & Human Resources, her goal has always been to provide employees, clients and vendors with great experience.  

Alicia Pina

Operations and Human Resources Admin

Alicia has been a part of the Planted Earth family since the beginning.  She has the amazing ability to manage all of the Operation’s Administrative tasks as well as Human Resources.  Her ability to multi-task coupled with her people skills made her the perfect candidate for the Operations and Human Resource Admin.  Alicia is fluent in Spanish, enjoys helping others and has a gift for managing the administrative offices as a lead member of the team.

Amy Stein

Accounting and Administrative Assistant

Amy joined the Planted Earth team in February, 2024 to assist with the growing administrative office and provide efficiencies where ever possible.  Amy has extensive office management experience from contracting to medical offices and has technical skills that will elevate the administrative management of Planted Earth.  Amy’s role as the Accounting and Administrative Assistant is just a steppingstone in her career at Planted Earth.

Account and Project Managers

Vic Cangelosi

Masonry Project Manager

Vic has been working with Planted Earth since the very first project in 2010 as the Masonry Subcontractor.   In 2023, Cangelosi Masonry merged with Planted Earth and Vic’s entire team became employees of Planted Earth.  Vic is an artist at his craft and he and his entire team are a welcome addition to the Planted Earth family.  Vic will be managing all the Masonry projects at Planted Earth.

Nick Fanelli

Landscape Mgmt Account Manager

Nick started his landscape career at the age of 15.  His love for the outdoors and hard work launched his career path from mowing lawns as a teen to summer jobs working in nurseries and garden centers.  He studied Landscape Mgmt at Montgomery college and joined Planted Earth in the spring of 2022 with over 12 years of experience.  Nick enjoys making connections with his clients about their landscape.  His passion at work is to evolve with the landscape, be efficient and  to plant trees.

Chris Fauble

Landscape Turf and Account Manager

Chris joined Planted Earth in December of 2017 as Landscape Management Account Manager. He has been in the Green Industry for nearly 20 years. Chris’s background is in turf, as he has spent his entire professional career working on golf courses. Chris is excited for the opportunity to start looking beyond the turf and into the landscape gardens.

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Virgil Gomez

Landscape Install Project Manager

Virgil has 19 years of landscaping experience, and he joined the Planted Earth Team in 2018 as an Installation Supervisor.  In January, 2022, Virgil accepted the position of Project Manager for the Landscape Installation Division.  His leadership skills, experience and his passion to educate and mentor are among a few reasons Virgil is a rising star at Planted Earth.

Carlos Pina

Landscape Install Project Manager

Carlos started his career path with Planted Earth in the Spring of 2012 as a laborer in the Installation Division.   Because of his motivation and love for the job, he quickly moved up to a Crew Supervisor and in the Spring of 2021, Carlos was promoted to Project Manager.  His hard work, dedication and attention to every detail are a few key factors that tie Carlos to the mission of Planted Earth.

Matt Risty

Landscape Mgmt Account Manager

Matt joined Planted Earth in spring of 2022 in turf applications.  He has been in the landscape industry for over 25 years.  He graduated from the University of MD with a degree in Landscape Management.  Matt is upbeat, positive, and an exciting addition to the Planted Earth family.  Matt accepted a promotion to Landscape Mgmt Account Manager in the spring of 2023.

Alex Stallings

Landscape Mgmt Account Manager

Alex chose a career in landscaping because she loves to be outside & working with plants.  She received a BFA from Salisbury University, completed the Beginning Farmer Training Program through Future Harvest, worked at a local flower Farm, &  interned at Wollam Gardens in VA before joining Planted Earth in Spring, 2020.  For Alex, the most important part of her job is assuring that the plants are happy and healthy while creating spaces that encourage her clients to spend time outside.

Shannon Sullivan

Gardening Field Manager

Shannon’s love for gardening, desire to work with her hands, and passion for the outdoors inspired to leave her corporate job and join the Planted Earth family in the summer of 2020.   Shannon excelled as a gardening supervisor, and along the way she became a mentor to many of the other gardeners.  In spring of 2024, Shannon accepted the position of Gardening Field Manager where she will be able to continue inspire and mentor the ever growing gardening team.

Crew Supervisors

Elias Artiga

Enhancement Crew Supervisor

Casey Beall

Gardening Crew Supervisor

Elmer Berrios

Installation Crew Supervisor

Carlos Chavarria

Mow Crew Supervisor

Karl Deibert

Gardening Crew Supervisor

Saul Gaitan Cortez

Mow Crew Supervisor

Sebastian Herrera

Installation Crew Supervisor

Lino Jimenez

Installation Crew Supervisor

Avery Myers

Gardening Crew Supervisor

Santos Padilla

Mow Crew Supervisor

Luis Pina

Installation Crew Supervisor

Darwin Rojas

Installation Crew Supervisor

Javier Salgado

Mow Crew Supervisor

Todd Slippey

Gardening Crew Supervisor

Sam Wright

Gardening Crew Supervisor