TNLA Leadership

TNLA depends on literally hundreds of volunteers to provide its services. Our Board of Directors and region leadership are elected annually by the membership. TNLA operates under Bylaws and Policies adopted by the organization and the Board of Directors.

TNLA has two standing committees - Education and Certification.

TEXAS NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION – BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MARCH 1, 2016 - FEBRUARY 28, 2017

Chair
Billy Long, TCLP

Billy Long Enterprises, Inc.
PO Box 17261
San Antonio, TX 78217-0261
210-496-7289

Immediate Past Chair
Johnette Taylor

Roundtree Landscaping, Inc.
4819 Vicksburg Street
Dallas, TX 75207
214-824-7038

 

Chair Elect
Bill Carson

Native Texas Nursery
16019 Milo Rd
Austin, TX 78725
512-276-9801

President
Amy Graham

Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
7730 South IH 35
Austin, TX 78745
512-280-5181

Director, Region I
Kevin Grossberndt

Color Spot Nurseries
7960 Cagnon Rd
San Antonio, TX 78252-2202
210-228-2136

Director, Region II 
Jay Williams
Landscape Art, Inc.
2303 Dickinson Ave
League City, TX 77573
281-309-0500

 

Director, Region III
Herman Ray Vess, TMCNP

Bruce Miller Nursery
4350 VZ County Road 1903
Edgewood, TX 75117
903-896-4611


Director, Region IV
Jason Craven

Southern Botanical, Inc.
1525 Hinton St
Dallas, TX 75235
214-366-2103

 

Director, Region V
Mike Whisenand

Whiz-Q-Stone
4501 East Loop 820 South
Fort Worth, TX 76119
817-429-0822


Director, Region VI
Steven Akers

Back to Nature, Inc.
P.O. Box 190
Slaton, TX 79364
806-745-1833

 

Director, Region VII
Todd Kinney, TMCNP

KBW Supply
102 North 13th Street
Donna, TX 78537
956-464-4491

 

Director, Region VIII
Jared Pyka

ValleyCrest Landscape Development, Inc.
1219 Dessau Road
Austin, TX 78754
512-272-3876

 

Supplier Director
Tim Little

Ewing Irrigation Products
2223 Lombardy Ln.
Dallas, TX 75220
214-902-9530

Grower Director
Kevin Norris

Landmark Nurseries, Inc.
1100 E. Sandy Lake Road
Coppell, TX 75019
972-471-6300

Landscape Director
Scott Rigsby, TCLP

Silverado Lawn & Landscaping, LLC
3651 Elmo Street
Midlothian, TX 76065
214-477-4983

 

Retail Director
Joshua Bracken, TMCNP

Nicholson-Hardie
5600 W Lovers Lane Ste 148
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 352-1397

   

 

 


Education Committee

 

Charge:

-  Review the educational needs for all segments of the industry

-  Develop educational activities for all segments of the industry

-  Speaker Selection

-  Make recommendations to the Board of Directors as to how to implement educational activities

-  Act as a liaison between the Association and any entity that has an active horticultural program

Composition:

The Education Committee will be composed of subject matter experts for business segments (retail, landscape, grower, supplier); one (1) representative from the Certification Committee; one (1) representative from a business school; five (5) additional at-large members; and educational institution liaisons, serving a one (1) year term.  The Chairman and Committee Members will be appointed by the TNLA Chairman of the Board.


Chairman
Marce Ward, TMCNP
Calloway's Nursery

5613 Overland Dr
The Colony, TX  75056-2662
817-222-1122


Business School Rep
Dr. Charles Hall
Ellison Chair in International Floriculture

202 Hort/Forest Science Bldg.
2133 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843
979-458-3277


Educational Institution Liason
Dr. MengMeng Gu
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 

Department of Horticultural Sciences
College Station, TX 77843
979-845-8567


 

Educational Institution Liaison
Dr. Cynthia McKenney
Texas Tech University

Dept. Of Plant & Soil Science
M.S. 2122
Lubbock, TX  79409
806-834-0722


Educational Institution Liaison
Jared Barnes, Ph.D
Stephen F. Austin State University


PO Box 13000, SFA Station
Department of Ag, SFA
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

936-468-7850


Dr. Whitney Griffin

Educational Institution Liaison
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

2133 TAMU
College Station, TX  77843
979-862-5991

 


Committee Members

Victor Flaherty, TMCNP
Plants For All Seasons


21328 SH 249
Houston, TX  77070
281-376-1646


Kendra McKeon
Villages Landscaping And Plant Care LLC

721 Blalock Rd
Houston, TX 77024
713-614-2334


Whitney Milberger-Laird
Masuen Consulting

21011 Silver Chase Lane
Richmond, TX  77406
713-899-2844


Michael Brown, TCLP+WS
The Grass Is Greener... Landscape, Inc.


11023 Shaenfield Rd
San Antonio, TX  78254
210- 687-1720


Kenneth Howard, TMCNP
Ran-Pro Farms, Inc.


2509 Twelve Oaks Lane
Colleyville, TX  76034
214-869-8366


Jessica Robertson
Backbone Valley Nursery

4201 FM 1980
Marble Falls, TX  78654
830-693-9348


David Yonis, TCLP
Smith Lawn And Tree

3200 Handley Ederville Rd
Richland Hills, TX  76118
817-825-1935


 

Certification Committee

 

Charge:

-  Coordinate marketing of certification to general membership and public.

-  Solicit sponsorship opportunities.

-  Oversight of subcommittees and Task Forces.

-  Actively pursue the coordination or combining functions of all 

    certifications.

-  Coordinate with Education Committee CEU opportunities.

-  Coordinate Strategy

-  Exam Development

-  Exam Administration

Composition:

The Certification Committee will be comprised of five (5) members with designation of Texas Certified Nursery Professional or Texas Master Certified Nursery Professional and five (5) members with designation of Texas Certified Landscape Professional or Certified Landscape Technician, serving a one (1) year term.  The Chairman and Committee Members will be appointed by the TNLA Chairman of the Board. 


Chairman
Kyle Cahill, TCLP+WS
Southern Botanical, Inc.

1525 Hinton St
Dallas, TX 75235
214-366-2103

 

Committee Members

Kirt Faulkner, TCNP+WS
KBW Supply

6910 Fernmoss St.
San Antonio, TX  78238
210-509-1723


Rachelle Kemp, TCLP, TMCNP
Four Seasons Nursery, Inc.

5624 Rosalie Dr
Waco, TX 76708-5698
254-752-4046


John Leifester, TCLP
Dedicated Landscape Solutions

PO Box 460189
San Antonio, TX 78246
210-771-7081


Derek Little, TCNP
AGSCI

3227 Garden Brook Dr
Dallas, TX  75234-2308
972-243-8930
 


Kristi Long, TCNP
The Gardens At The Ridge

13439 S Ranch Rd 783
Kerrville, TX  78028
830-896-0430


Greer Pitmann, TCNP
Southwest Wholesale Nursery

2220 Sandy Lake Rd
Carrollton, TX  75006-3407
972-245-4557


Jon S. Richardson, TCLP+WS
BIO Landscape & Maintenance, Inc.

26410 Wedgewood Park
Cypress, TX 77433
713-462-8552


Scotty Rigsby, TCLP
Silverado Lawn & Landscaping

3651 Elmo St
Midlothian, TX  76065-6624
214-477-4983


Sam Weger, TMCNP
Calloway's Nursery

4200 Airport Fwy Ste 200
Fort Worth, TX  76117-6200
817-222-1122