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 – 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.


Kevin Vischer – Maintenance Route Lead

Kevin Vischer – Maintenance Route LeadKevin 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.


Noe Cortez – Maintenance Lead and Utility Specialist

Noe Cortez – Maintenance Lead and Utility SpecialistNoe 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.


David Redd – Maintenance and Utility Tech

David Redd – Maintenance and Utility TechDavid 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.


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.