Jay is the Founder and President of J. W. Townsend Landscapes and hold a B.S. degree in accounting from Virginia Tech. With over thirty-one years of industry experience, Jay is a Virginia Certified Horticulturist with the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association. Jay enjoys the outdoors, especially sailing and fishing with his sons and wife.
Leigh joined J. W. Townsend, Inc. in July 2010. He has a B. S. degree from Clemson University in Construction Science and Management. He is also a VNLA Certified Horticulturist, a VA Pesticide Technician, and he is a LEED accredited professional. Leigh enjoys spending time with his wife, working in his yard, hunting, fishing and Clemson football – Go Tigers!
Adam came to JWT in 2005 as a gardener in the Fine Gardening division and has worked in practically every division of JWT. He studied Turf and Landscape Management at Virginia Tech and is also an Advanced Horticulturist through the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association. He has over twelve years of horticultural experience and is truly passionate about people, plants and landscape construction. When he's not working on award winning landscape projects, he enjoys spending time with his family, especially his two daughters Haden and Myla.
Kelley has an accounting degree and an English degree from VA Tech. She likes Hostas, Heuchera, Irises, Azaleas, Periwinkle, and home-grown tomatoes. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking and playing with her dogs, reading, hiking, and avoiding housekeeping.
Tracey graduated from Mary Baldwin College and has a professional background in IT, finance and marketing. She was a trading analyst for BP Energy Company for many years and then worked for the County of Greene, marketing the County's Tourism industry and business properties. In her spare time she enjoys all things "techie", fishing, kayaking, spending time with her family, especially her two nieces, and hanging out with her canine companions.
Geoff hails from Maine and holds a degree in Agribusiness and Resource Management from the University of Maine in Orono. Since moving to Charlottesville in 2004, he has worked on and managed fine properties and estates throughout Albemarle county. Geoff has a class A CDL, is a VNLA certified horticulturist and holds a pesticide applicator certification. When not at J.W. Townsend, Inc., he enjoys anything to do with water and spending time with his family and dogs.
Lynn has been with JWT since 2010.
Phil is Vice President and Installation Manager. He attended the University of South Carolina and Virginia Tech. Before joining J.W. Townsend, Inc. in 1991, Phil worked in the nursery industry assisting with the production of field grown shade trees and ornamentals. Phil is a Certified Horticulturist with the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, a Licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicator and a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture. Phil lives in Charlottesville with his wife and two children. He enjoys hunting, fishing and competitive shooting. email@example.com
Mike joined JWT in 2001 after studying horticulture at Piedmont Community College. In addition to over 13 years of experience working at JWT, he is a Virginia Certified Horticulturalist, Certified Pesticide Applicator and holds a Virginia CDL class license. When he's not installing award winning landscapes, Mike enjoys hiking, target shooting and cooking BBQ.
Marcus has worked for JW Townsend for seven years and has been a Foreman for nearly that long. He is a great guy who loves to spend time with his family and hunt and fish as much as possible!
William (Todd) has a B. S. degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech. He is a VNLA Certified Horticulturist and is a pesticide applicator. He joined J. W. Townsend, Inc. in March 2006. Earlier in his career, he owned a nursery as well as a landscape construction company that specialized in patios, walkways, and water features. He is a great cook, and also enjoys spending time with his family, running, hiking, and woodworking.
Dakota grew up in the beautiful hills of Earlysville Virginia. A graduate of Albemarle High School, Dakota joined JWT in 2011 as a planting assistant. Since then, Dakota has thrived as a member of the meadow installation team as well as many other garden installation projects and recently became a VNLA certified horticulturist. In his spare time, Dakota enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his beautiful wife.
Kevin has been with J.W. Townsend Landscapes since March of 2012.
Steve is our Vice President and Garden Maintenance Manager. Steve grew up on his family’s farm in Orange, Virginia and studied horticulture at Piedmont Virginia Community College. He has more than 10 years of experience in the industry and is an Advanced Virginia Certified Horticulturist with the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association as well as a Certified Arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture. Steve lives in Louisa with his wife and three children. They enjoy gardening, hiking and traveling.
Ernesto rejoined our group in June 2013 after working for J.W. Townsend 2005-2010 as an installation project manager. He has over 10 years experience in the field, and has been certified by both the VLNA and ISA and holds a Class A CDL. Ernesto loves to spend time with his family and coaches his son's soccer team. His hobbies include permaculture and organic gardening. He spent a few years traveling, surfing, and working at organic farms.
Edward (Bud) moved to the Charlottesville area in 2006, and joined J. W. Townsend, Inc. in 2007. He is a graduate of N. C. State University. He is a member of the Virginia Turfgrass Council, and is a VNLA Certified Horticulturist and commercial pesticide applicator. He looks forward to travelling across the country again soon; in the meantime, he enjoys gardening, hiking, and reading.
Luke is a Penn State graduate with a B. S. in horticulture and has over 10 years of experience in the industry. He is a VNLA certified horticulturist and holds a commercial pesticide applicators license. Luke joined the team in 2014 after moving from his home in Philadelphia. He enjoys traveling, hiking and snowboarding with his wife as well as playing music with friends.
Danielle holds a B. S. in Psychology from JMU and a certificate in Landscape Design from University of Richmond. She is a VNLA Certified Horticulturist as well as a Registered Technician for pesticide application. Danielle joined J. W. Townsend, Inc. in April 2010 after working in sales and landscape design at a local garden center. She enjoys many outdoor activities including gardening and being on the river but she mostly enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys.
Travis holds a horticulture certificate from Stratford University and is a VNLA Certified Horticulturist as well as a certified commercial pesticide applicator. Prior to joining J.W. Townsend Landscapes in 2010, he was the Grounds Manager at Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C., a Crew Leader at Ritz Carlton in Juniper Florida and held an externship with Brookside Garden in Wheaton, MD alongside a Master Gardner. Travis loves college football, spending time with friends and family and exercising his creative skills in woodworking.
Avery joined our team last fall after working at Monticello's Center for Historic Plants. She earned a Bachelor's in Environmental Science from UVA and is an Advanced Virginia Certified Horticulturist with the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association.
Brandi is a Texas Tech graduate with a B. S. in Environmental Conservation. She has seven years’ experience in horticulture and recently became a Virginia Certified Horticulturist. Brandi joined the fine gardening team at J. W. Townsend Landscapes two days after she and her husband relocated to Charlottesville from Texas in June 2014. In her time away from work, Brandi loves to garden and spend time with her family. You can read more about Brandi on this blog post: http://wp.me/p4uUa1-s0
Gerard was raised in Poland before moving to the U.S. in the late 80's. Having the privilege to see both sides of the world allowed him much insight into how beautiful it is outdoors. Gerard found his true passion when he joined JWT as a horticulturalist in 2012. He enjoys the seemingly endless task of garden planning and loves inspiring people to get outdoors and enjoy nature!
Rollin was born and raised in Indiana. He joined J.W. Townsend in 2013 and recently became a VNLA certified horticulturist. Outside of work, he enjoys watching sports with friends and playing music. He also loves to travel and has a goal of visiting all 50 states!
Robert is an Alliance College graduate with a B. S. in Business Management, is a registered pesticide technician, and is a certified VNLA horticulturist. He began his career in the industry right here in Charlottesville 25 years ago. When he is not working, he likes to spend time with friends and go hiking and camping. Go Hoos.
Andrew earned a Bachelor's in Horticulture from Virginia Tech in 2004. He is a NC Certified Horticulturist and is a VA certified pesticide technician. Andrew enjoys hiking in the Blue Ridge in the spring, redbuds in bloom and working in the vegetable garden.
Conrad began working with JWT in June of 2016. He is a VNLA certified horticulturist and a registered spray technician. Conrad has over 12 years of landscaping experience in the field and working at garden centers. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife and family, and pruning in the garden.
Jeffrey is a Team Leader on our Fine Gardening / Landscape Management team. Jeffrey studied at The University of Rhode Island ad Salve Regina University. He is a Certified Horticulturist with the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association and is certified as a pesticide applicator. Jeffrey brings to JWT a wealth of experience in the horticulture industry and has worked with us since September of 2015.
Brandon is one of our valued Turf Assistants. He studied computer science and recreation / tourism management at Concord University and he studied turf management / golf course management at Rutgers University. He brings six years of turf management to the team. Brandon is a registered pesticide applicator with the State of Virginia.
Joe joined JWT in March of 2016 with 11 years in the industry. He is a registered spray technician with a passion for transforming landscapes into masterpieces. Joe's philosophy is "the soil is my canvas and I just use God's nature to paint it."
Thomas is a member of our Turf team. He brings to JWT horticultural experience as he formerly worked at Farmington Country Club as a Groundskeeper. He is a Certified Horticulturist with the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association and is certified as a Pesticide and Fertilizer applicator.