OUR TEAM

IDAHO

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BOB WHEELER

Co-President
  • BA Economics, Boise State University
  • Operations and management experience since 1986
  • 8 years at United Parcel Service
  • Founded The Cutting Edge Lawn Company in 1995
  • Merged with Total Maintenance Solutions in 2015 to form Cutting Edge Landscape
BEN HELTON<br>Co-President

BEN HELTON

Co-President
  • Founded Total Maintenance Solutions (TMS) in 2007
  • TMS Regional expansion to 8 surrounding states in less than 5 years
  • Merged with The Cutting Edge Lawn Company in 2015 to form Cutting Edge Landscape
  • Industry experience since 2002
CLYDE LINGO<br>Construction General Manager

CLYDE LINGO

General Manager / Construction
  • Guest Speaker for University of Idaho, Boise State University, and College of Western Idaho
  • Master Gardener Corporate Summit speaker on conservation, the green industry, sustainability, and water sciences
  • CLT, Certified Landscape Technician
  • Softscape Chairman for 8 years
  • Industry experience since 1989
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2002
MARCUS ATKINSON<br>CFO

MARCUS ATKINSON

Chief Financial Officer
  • BA Business Administration, Carroll College
  • Finance and accounting experience since 2005
  • Served as Finance Manager for medical research at St Luke's Health System
  • Served as Accounting Lead at TitleOne 
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2018
SHANE NEWCOMB<br>Director of Sales / Maintenance

SHANE NEWCOMB

Director of Sales / Maintenance
  • BA Communications, Boise State University
  • Played a key role in developing organ donor legislation in Idaho
  • Responsibilities include leading the account management team, business development, client relations, and managing snow operations
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2006
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TAMERA WHEELER

Marketing Projects Manager
  • BBA Marketing, Boise State University
  • Recipient of Accomplished Under 40 Award
  • Served as Marketing Projects Manager for Sysco Food Services
  • Marketing and projects management experience since 1990
  • Industry experience since 1995
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2006
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SHAYNE GEIB

Operations Manager / Construction
  • First designated Idaho CLT, Certified Landscape Technician
  • Idaho State CLT Chairman 2007-2013
  • Landscape company owner for 10 years
  • Experienced in all aspects of landscape and irrigation construction including erosion control
  • Industry experience since 1983
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2012
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JEFF DEE

Human Resources Manager
  • Master of Business Administration 
  • B.S. Psychology – Business Minor
  • Lean-Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (process improvement methodology) 
  • Retail management and hospitality experience since 2008
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2017
JAMES KIBBEE<br>West Maintenance Operations Manager

JAMES KIBBEE

West Operations Manager / Maintenance, CLT, ISDA PA, PCO
  • PA, Professional Applicator, Idaho State Dept of Agriculture
  • PCO, General Pest Control Operator, Idaho State Dept of Agriculture
  • CLT, Certified Landscape Technician
  • CLT Judge since 2010
  • Industry experience since 2003
  • Responsibilities include west branch operations
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2005
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JACOB STOLWORTHY

Operations & Integration Manager / Maintenance
  • Industry experience since 2008
  • Experience in building construction
  • Responsibilities include scheduling, dispatching, routing, data analysis, facility maintenance, software and expansion integration, and operational efficiencies
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2009
HAILEY BODLE<br>Construction Sales Manager

HAILEY BODLE

Sales Manager / Construction, CNP
  • CNP, Certified Nursery Professional
  • INLA Board of Directors
  • Studied Ag Business at TVCC
  • Studied Ag Business and Crop Science at University of Idaho
  • OSHA 10 Responsible Person
  • Industry experience since 2002
  • Experience includes wholesale nursery, sales manager and purchasing manager
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2014
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MITCH HINTZE

Director of National Accounts, CA, CTP
  • AA Biology, College of Southern Idaho
  • CA, ISA Certified Arborist
  • CTP, Certified Turfgrass
  • BOMA Board of Directors
  • Industry experience since 1995
  • Landscape company owner/operator for 10 years
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2016

UTAH

MIKE WILSON<br>General Manager / Utah

MIKE WILSON

General Manager / Utah
  • BS Economics, University of Utah
  • Owner of Community Landscape Services (CLS) 
  • Achieved 14 consecutive years of revenue growth
  • Industry experience since 1999
  • CLS acquired by Cutting Edge in 2019
MIKE WILSON<br>General Manager / Utah

Douglas Belshe

Maintenance Manager, PA
  • Certification in Ornamental Horticulture, Utah State University
  • PA, Professional Applicator, Utah
  • Certified Backflow Technician 
  • Responsibilities include maintenance operations, enhancements, and client relations
  • Fluent in Spanish and ASL
  • Industry experience since 2003
  • Joined CLS in 2006 (Cutting Edge acquisition 2019)
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LEE YATES

Construction Operations Manager
  • Responsibilities include leading the construction team, plan review, logistics, quality control, and client communication
  • ICPI Certified
  • Heavy equipment operator since 2008
  • Industry experience since 2006
  • Joined CLS in 2017 (Cutting Edge acquisition 2019)
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DANNY KNIGHTON

Designer
  • BA Landscape Architecture, Colorado State University
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Maintenance crew foreman for 5 years
  • Industry experience since 2007
  • Joined CLS in 2012 (Cutting Edge acquisition 2019)