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Meet Your Grounds Guys The Grounds Guys of The 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 – Field Manager for Maintenance, Utility, and IrrigationMark 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.

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 Griesemer – Office StaffClarissa 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.