Jay is the Founder and former President of J. W. Townsend Landscapes and hold a B.S. degree in accounting from Virginia Tech. With over three decades 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 twenty 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.
Lynn has been with JWT since 2010.
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.
Todd is a Landscape Architect and Sales Associate. He has a B.A. degree from Gettysburg College in Environmental Studies and a Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture from the University of Maryland College Park. He is also a Pesticide Technician and a registered Landscape Architect in Maryland and Virginia. Before joining J.W. Townsend Landscapes in 2016, Todd worked in the Baltimore area as a registered Landscape Architect and managed the Installation Team at a local landscape nursery. Todd enjoys working outside in his garden and having fun with his wife Kristen and two daughters Kendall and Meghan.
Phil is Vice President and Installation Manager. He attended the University of South Carolina and Virginia Tech. Before joining J.W. Townsend 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 enjoys hunting, fishing and competitive shooting.
Mike joined JWT in 2001 after studying horticulture at Piedmont Community College. In addition to his 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 joined J.W. Townsend in 2006 and has been a Foreman for nearly that long. When he is not installing beautiful landscapes enjoys fishing, hunting, raising hunting dogs, and spending time with his family.
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.
Todd joined J. W. Townsend Landscapes in November 2018. He has a B. S. degree from Concord University and is a Registered Pesticide Technician. He has been installing landscapes since 2014 and has a background in design and nursery management. Todd enjoys listening to music and going to concerts when he's not creating beautiful landscapes.
Steve is our Vice President and Garden Maintenance Manager. Steve was raised on his family’s farm in Orange, Virginia and studied horticulture at Piedmont Virginia Community College. He has more than 20 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 is a true leader; he has an infectious personality, a great attitude and truly enjoys what he does for a living. In 2016 he was awarded Young Professional of the Year by the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association. He lives in Louisa, Virginia 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.
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.
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.
Rollin was born and raised in Indiana. He joined J.W. Townsend in 2013 and quickly 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!
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.
Kyle has a B. S. degree in Education and Social Studies/History. He is a VNLA Certified Horticulturist, pesticide applicator, and a certified payload operator. He joined J. W. Townsend Landscapes in August 2017. Earlier in his career, he was a teacher and taught high school Social Studies, Environmental Studies, and World Centuries. He enjoys all outdoor activities, especially vegetable gardening, fly fishing for trout and archery.
Brandon Oishi started working with us in 2017. He is an ISA Certified Arborist, a certified VNLA horticulturalist, and commercial applicator. In addition to his three years with J. W. Townsend, he has 10 years of previous experience from landscaping companies in Canada in parascape landscaping and Bishop landscaping.
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.
Thomas joined J.W.T. in the fall of 2016. He studied horticulture and landscape design at PVCC, has 22 years of landscaping experience, and is a VNLA certified horticulturalist and registered pesticide technician.
Brandon started with us originally in April of 2016 and returned in 2020 after a brief hiatus. He holds the VNLA certification, certified Crew Manager certification, and both certified fertilizer applicator and commercial applicator certifications.
Caleb joined our team in the spring of 2019 with prior experience as Groundskeeper at Farmington Country Club.
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.
Patrick started with us in the summer of 2019. With his BA in Philosophy and Religion Studies from Christopher Newport University, and registered pesticide technician certification he worked for two Parks & Recreation departments before coming to J.W.T.
Trevor joined our team in March of 2017. He studied at PVCC, and is working towards his pesticides and VNLA certifications. Since joining J.W.T. he's held positions as Head Gardener in our HotPots and Residential divisions.
Sabrina joined J.W.T. in the spring of 2018. She studied at PVCC and is a certified pesticide applicator.
Sierra was born and raised in Michigan. She joined J.W. Townsend in 2017 and recently became a VNLA certified horticulturalist. Outside of work, she enjoys seeing live music with friends, bonsai, and camping. She also loves brewing mead and kombucha.
Tate started with us in the summer of 2017 and is a VNLA-VCH certified horticulturalist, ISA certified arborist, and licensed pesticide & fertilizer applicator, and passionate home gardener.
Sam joined our team in 2019 and studied horticulture at the University of Illinois. Her experience is in sustainable farming; during college she worked harvesting and working in local farmer's markets and assisting in research or graving strawberries hydroponically. She is currently working towards VNLA and pesticide licenses and certifications.
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!
Pele joined J.W. Townsend in 2020. She holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Albright College in Pennsylvania; she also has 6 years in Virginia landscape gardening experience and 15 years of organic vegetable gardening experience in VA and PA.
Alfredo has been a valuable member of our team since 2011.
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.