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BOB WHEELER

Principal
  • BA Economics, Boise State University
  • Operations and management experience since 1986
  • 8 years at United Parcel Service
  • Founder of The Cutting Edge Lawn Company in 1995
  • Merged with Total Maintenance Solutions in 2015 to form Cutting Edge Landscape
Ben Helton - Principal - Cutting Edge Landscape in Boise, Idaho

BEN HELTON

Principal
  • Founded Total Maintenance Solutions in 2007
  • Within 5 years of business, accomplished successful regional expansion to 8 surrounding states
  • Merged with The Cutting Edge Lawn Company in 2015 to form Cutting Edge Landscape
  • 14 years experience in landscape services
CLYDE LINGO<br>General Manager – Construction

CLYDE LINGO

General Manager / Construction
  • Guest Speaker/Educator for University of Idaho, Boise State University, and College of Western Idaho
  • Master Gardener Programs Corporate summit speaker on conservation, the green industry, sustainability, and water sciences
  • Certified Landscape Technician
  • Softscape Chairman for 8 years
  • Owned an Idaho landscape construction company for 9 years
  • Landscape industry experience since 1989
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2002
Shane Newcomb - General Maintenance Manager Cutting Edge Landscape in Boise, Idaho

SHANE NEWCOMB

Operations General Manager / Maintenance
  • BA Communications, Boise State University
  • Experience includes sales and retail management
  • Played a key role in developing organ donor legislation in Idaho
  • Responsibilities include managing the snow and maintenance departments, business development, contract renewals, and customer communication
  • Joined Cutting Edge Landscape in 2006
landscape services, parking lot sealing, sweeping, striplng, snow removal

MARCUS ATKINSON

Chief Financial Officer
  • BA Business Administration, Carroll College
  • 13+ years of experience in finance and accounting
  • Served as finance manager for medical research at St. Luke's Health System
  • Served as accounting lead at TitleOne 
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TAMERA WHEELER

Controller
  • BBA Marketing, Boise State University
  • Recipient of Accomplished Under 40 Award
  • Marketing and projects management experience since 1990
  • Office management and accounting experience since 2006
  • Landscape industry experience since 1995
  • Joined Cutting Edge Landscape in 2006
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SHAYNE GEIB

Operations Manager / Construction
  • First designated Idaho CLT, Certified Landscape Technician
  • Idaho State CLT Chairman 2007-2013
  • Owner of an Idaho landscape company for 10 years
  • Experience includes all aspects of landscape and irrigation construction including erosion control
  • Landscape industry experience since 1983
  • Manages day-to-day operations of the construction department
  • Joined Cutting Edge Landscape 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) 
  • Nine years combined retail management and hospitality experience
  • Joined Cutting Edge Landscape in 2017
Cutting Edge Landscape Operations

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
  • Landscape industry experience since 2003
  • Responsibilities include west branch operations
  • Joined Cutting Edge Landscape in 2005
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JOHN BERTULIS

Senior Account Manager / Maintenance
  • BS Agricultural Business with a Minor in Management & Forestry, Western Illinois University
  • Landscape industry experience since 2002
  • Responsibilities include customer communication, business development, and contract renewals
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2012
Cutting Edge Landscape Construction Sales Manager

HAILEY BODLE

Construction Sales Manager, 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
  • Leader and Chairman for Elmore County 4-H
  • Landscape industry experience since 2002
  • Experience includes wholesale nursery, sales manager and purchasing manager
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2014
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COLE ABO

West Branch Irrigation Manager, CLT
  • CLT, Certified Landscape Technician
  • Landscape industry experience since 2003
  • Experience includes irrigation system design, installation and maintenance, landscape design and construction, landscape lighting, water features, grading and drainage, heavy equipment operation, and apprenticeship electrician
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2013
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JASON DRURY

Account Manager / Maintenance, ISDA PA
  • PA, Professional Applicator, Idaho State Dept of Agriculture
  • Experience includes landscape maintenance, construction, & pruning
  • Co-owner of pool and spa company in California for 11 years
  • Landscape industry experience since 1998
  • Manages national account properties in Idaho, Washington, Utah and Texas
  • Responsibilities include client and crew communication, enhancements, and site audits
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2010
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KEVIN PETERSON

Portfolio Account Supervisor
  • Landscape industry experience since 2004
  • Responsibilities include client and crew communication, enhancements, site audits, and contract renewals
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2008
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JACOB STOLWORTHY

Operations Supervisor / Maintenance
  • Landscape industry experience since 2008
  • Advanced Excel user
  • 7 years experience in building construction
  • Responsibilities include employee scheduling, dispatching, routing, data analysis, facility maintenance, product inventory and ordering
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2009
AJ ATKINSON<br>Projects Manager – Construction

AJ ATKINSON

Projects Manager / Construction
  • Experience includes landscape maintenance and management positions in irrigation and construction
  • Extensive knowledge in irrigation systems and water management
  • Responsibilities include project management, estimating, routing, hiring, and customer and employee communication
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2008
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ORLAND BADLEY

Central Branch Irrigation Manager
  • Experience includes all aspects of landscape including estimating, customer service, landscape maintenance, pruning, construction, and irrigation.
  • Knowledgeable in pump systems, wire tracing, multi-strand and two-wire short finding, and extensive trouble shooting.
  • Landscape industry experience since 2008; focus on irrigation since 2010
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2008
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CHAD UHLORN

Senior Designer & Estimator / Construction
  • OSHA 10 Responsible Person
  • Landscape industry experience since 2008
  • Responsibilities include estimating and designing with a focus on residential and builder projects
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2009
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MITCH HINTZE

Service Partner Manager / Maintenance, CA, CTP
  • AA Biology, College of Southern Idaho
  • CA, ISA Certified Arborist
  • CTP, Certified Turfgrass
  • BOMA Board of Directors
  • Landscape industry experience since 1995
  • Owner/operator of an Idaho landscape company for 10 years
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Responsibilities include managing service partners and plant health programs, training, quality control, and holiday lighting
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2016
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DREA ANDERSON

Billing Specialist
  • General Education Studies, Boise State University
  • State of Idaho Notary Republic
  • Administrative experience since 1995
  • Experience includes project management, marketing, internal sales promotions, and event planning
  • Responsibilities include invoicing, contract audits, customer service, and customer portal management
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2010
KEN HAND, CLT<br>Supervisor – Maintenance

KEN HAND

Supervisor / Maintenance, CLT
  • CLT, Certified Landscape Technician
  • Landscape industry experience since 1985
  • Responsibilities include training, purchasing and maintaining equipment
  • Fleet safety
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2000
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CHRIS MOORE

Project Coordinator / Construction, ISDA PA
  • Bachelor of Science, NNU
  • PA, Professional Applicator, Idaho State Dept of Agriculture
  • Experience includes maintenance, irrigation and drainage troubleshooting, residential and commercial construction projects, estimating, sales, dispatch, and project management
  • Landscape industry experience since 1992
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2017
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JASON HOOD

Quality Control Supervisor / Maintenance, ISDA PA, PCO, CLT
  • PA, Professional Applicator, Idaho State Dept of Agriculture
  • PCO, General Pest Control Operator, Idaho State Dept of Agriculture
  • CLT, Certified Landscape Technician
  • Experience includes sales, landscape maintenance, pruning, and irrigation
  • Landscape industry experience since 2003
  • Responsibilities include site inspections, reporting to department heads, and daily dispatch of maintenance crews
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2006
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LARAE WHITE

A/P & Special Projects
  • Studied Business Marketing & Communications at Boise State University
  • Customer service, sales, and administrative experience since 2012
  • Landscape industry experience since 2014
  • Responsibilities include customer communication, accounts payable, insurance verification and auditing, uniform management, and special projects
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2016
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JARED HEAD

Quality Control Supervisor / Maintenance
  • Experience includes 4 years supervisory positions including manning, routing and supervision of the pruning department
  • Landscape industry experience since 2012
  • Responsibilities include site inspections, reporting to department heads, and daily dispatch of maintenance crews
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2012
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MIGUEL GOMEZ

Supervisor / Construction, CLT
  • CLT, Certified Landscape Technician
  • Landscape industry experience since 1991
  • Experience includes the nursery industry and knowledge of all aspects of installation and construction
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2012
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NATE WHEELER

Quality Control Supervisor / Maintenance, ISDA PA
  • PA, Professional Applicator, Idaho State Dept of Agriculture
  • Experience includes production, supervision, training, and contract audit and review
  • Landscape industry experience since 2012
  • Responsibilities include site inspections, reporting to department heads, and daily dispatch of maintenance crews
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2012
landscape contractor, landscape design, landscape architect, landscaping company

BRIAN BENTLER

Designer & Estimator/Construction
  • Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Idaho
  • Experience includes AutoCad drafting, 3D modeling, and irrigation design
  • In the process of becoming a licensed Landscape Architect
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2018
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ANDREW STODDARD

West Supervisor / Maintenance, ISDA PA
  • PA, Professional Applicator, Idaho State Dept of Agriculture
  • Landscape experience since 2000
  • Experience includes maintenance, pruning, and construction
  • Responsibilities include production and west shop fleet maintenance and repairs
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2011
landscape maintenance company, landscaping company, landscape contractor

LAEDEN RIPPLINGER

Flower Program Specialist, ISDA PA
  • AAS Horticulture, Central Lakes College
  • Floriculture industry experience since 2005
  • Experience includes greenhouse production, plant stock buyer, greenhouse applications, and plantscape management
  • Responsibilities include managing the annual flower program including product sourcing, purchasing, design, installation, and maintenance
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2017
Cutting Edge Landscape, landscaping services, maintenance, parking lot striping, parking lot maintenance

JUAN MEDINA

Employee Relations Specialist
  • BS Exercise Science and Health, University of Idaho
  • Landscape industry experience since 2014
  • 4 years experience in landscape construction
  • Responsibilities include team recruitment, retention, on-boarding new team members, and implementing recognition programs
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2015