Meet Your Grounds Guys Rogue Valley Landscaping Team
Nathan Gonzales – General Manager of Maintenance, Utility, and Irrigation
Nathan is the General Manager of Maintenance, Utility, and Irrigation crews. He is hard working and dedicated to his team. Nathan takes great pride in the group of men and women who have assembled here at the Grounds Guys and hopes that the teams continue to grow personally and in the company.
Mark Deforest – Field Manager for Maintenance, Utility, and Irrigation
Mark Deforest is our production and quality manager for the maintenance, utility, and irrigation crews. We were fortunate to hire Mark in the summer of 2013. He has proven to be an amazingly trustworthy and dependable part of our team. It is quite humbling working with a guy like Mark as his accomplishments are nothing short of extraordinary. Aside from his experience in landscape maintenance, he was a successful restaurant owner and a world class horse trainer. He is a world champion in horse training and his horses have won Olympic and world champion gold medals. His dedication to excellence and sound fundamentals paved his way to The Grounds Guys of Rogue Valley and we couldn’t be happier to have him.
Kevin Vischer – Maintenance Route Lead
Kevin was a gem of a find and it was a stroke of extremely good luck to find someone of this caliber. He has over 15 years of experience and owned a successful company of his own for several years. He has an amazing eye for detail and work ethic like no other. He is well versed in just about all forms of landscape maintenance and construction. He has sole custody of his three sons and has a great attitude every day when he comes to work.
Bryan Walker – Maintenance Route Lead
Bryan Walker is a turf specialist and mountain bike guru! His lawns are second to none and he does an amazing job keeping his properties in tip top shape. After injuring his ACL and being unable to work for a while, he lost his position at a different company. Luckily for us, he found his way here. He is a stickler for quality and has a keen eye and great ability to give ideas to improve your property. He has a “no nonsense” style of leadership and is not afraid to share his opinions.
Armando Narvaez – Maintenance Route Lead
Armando is a father of six with a blended family from his recent marriage in the summer of 2016. We found Armando in the spring of 2016. He has over 8 years of experience in the landscape industry. He is new to Rogue Valley and moved here from the Sacramento, CA area. He is well versed in irrigation and landscape maintenance. Armando also coaches youth soccer here in Grants Pass.
Jeffrey Walker – Maintenance Route Lead and Tech Helper
Jeffrey Walker has been a gift from day one. He has been with our company for over two years now and has since graduated high school and recently got his driving permit after constant badgering from the bosses and fellow workmates. He has overcome a lot and is without a doubt and is one of the sharpest young men we have ever had the pleasure to work with. We are so pleased to have him here and are very grateful to be a part of this young man’s life.
Jonathan Hench – Maintenance and Utility Work Lead
Finding Jonathan was another stroke of good fortune for The Grounds Guys of Rogue Valley. He answered a help wanted ad we posted and from day one has been a blessing. He is a hard worker with a great “can do” attitude. He isn’t afraid to try things and knows how to get things done. He is a licensed chemical applicator and he himself has lead multiple crews in different areas of landscaping. He is a stand-up guy and one you can count on when the going gets tough.
Noe Cortez – Maintenance Lead and Utility Specialist
Noe is a dedicated and hard worker. I can’t recall the last time that we received anything but rave reviews about his work. He is extremely skilled and has great attention to detail. He has handled even the hardest to please clients and we have come out smelling like roses. Noe is one of those guys that you just know will get the job done and done right. Since coming to the Grounds Guys Noe has also gotten a solid handle at the English language and is the father of three absolutely outstanding young boys.
Tyler Moir – Utility Support Tech
Tyler Moir is an absolutely fantastic young man. He comes from a good family here in Rogue Valley and has a great many talents. He has been instrumental in the growth and consistency of our maintenance division. Tyler holds an Associate’s Degree in Business and has several years of experience in home building construction. His ability to adapt and make good decisions causes him to stand out at our company. No matter what we ask him to do he always has a great attitude and consistently does good work. He is married and coaches pop warner football here in Grants Pass.
David Redd – Maintenance and Utility Tech
David Redd is a great guy to have around. He is as smart as they come and willing to do whatever is asked. He has a “can do” attitude and is experienced in several areas. David has a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and has spent a lot of time in South America in exchange student and work programs. David Redd is born and raised here in Grants Pass. He has spent the better part of a decade in the Portland area and has recently come home. We are very grateful to have a guy like him on our team.
Dana Gallaher – Maintenance and Utility Tech
Dana is our newest hire here at The Grounds Guys of Rogue Valley. He is a fantastic talent in the field of landscape management. He has over 14 years of experience in landscape maintenance and 10 years of construction install experience. Dana is a certified Kempo Karate instructor and has a great attitude from start to finish.
Xai Gonzales – Office Manager
Xai is the office manager at The Grounds Guys of Rogue Valley. She is dedicated and committed to the process of running the office. She oversees all of our accounts receivables, accounts payables, payroll, and our financials. She is adept at reading and understanding and teaching about spreadsheets, profit and loss statements and Cash flow charts. Xai is a mother of four daughters and still married to her high school sweetheart. Xai was a homemaker for eight years before she came to work at The Grounds Guys of Rogue Valley. Her experiences include inventory account management, accounts payables and receivables, and Payroll.
Clarissa Griesemer – Office Staff
Clarissa has been with our company for three years now and is the back bone of our operations department. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and had several years of retail management experience before she came to work here at The Grounds Guys of Rogue Valley. She has a wonderful son and a brilliant husband. Clarissa’s husband Chris is a disabled veteran, was an air traffic controller, and formerly in the US Army in linguistics. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management and has helped to consult on the business management side on occasion. Clarissa now works part time and is a great addition to our team. Clarissa has an amazing eye for detail and has a solid understanding of our business operations.
Maria Palomino – Office Staff
Maria Palomino is hard working and directed. Her parents own a local Mexican restaurant and have taught her to be an honest and hard working person. She handles the office phones and schedules for our irrigation techs. She helps insure accuracy in the schedules of our utility crews and our landscape install crews. She has been a blessing in many ways since she chose to come to work here. “If you want it done, ask Maria.”