History & Mission


Landscape Management shares a comprehensive mix of content designed to stimulate growth and take our readers to their next level.

In 1962, James Nelson recognized an opportunity to publish specialized information for those in the new field of applying pesticides to outdoor environments. As editor of Pest Control (now Pest Management Professional), Nelson launched Weeds and Turf. Three years later, the magazine made a name change to Weeds Trees & Turf and carried that title until 1987, when the named changed to Landscape Management. In 1999, the magazine expanded from a general turf book, covering golf and sports turf, to one focused solely on helping green industry professionals grow their landscape and lawn care businesses. We serve this same audience, and purpose, today.

Landscape Management magazine is a publication of North Coast Media, LLC. owned and operated by Kevin Stoltman, President & CEO.

Editorial team

Seth Jones
(785) 542-2627

A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Seth Jones began his career in the green industry working for Golf Course Management in 1999. Throughout his professional career he has won numerous awards, including first place Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association awards, and accumulated an impressive list of interviews, including such names as George H.W. Bush, Samuel L. Jackson, Lance Armstrong and Charles Barkley. In addition to his role on LM, Jones is editor-in-chief of Golfdom magazine and Athletic Turf.

Joseph Ciccolini
Digital Media Content Producer
(216) 363-7925

Joseph Ciccolini received his Bachelor’s in Journalism from Kent State University. He spent his time there creating news reports across various forms of media such as video, audio and print. Prior to joining NCM, he was an intern for 89.7 WKSU producing and voicing multiple broadcast stories.

Robert Difranco
Associate Editor
(216) 675-6001

Rob DiFranco received his Bachelor’s in Journalism from Kent State University. In addition to Landscape Management, he also works on our sister publication Golfdom. Prior to joining NCM, Rob was a reporter for The Morning Journal in Lorain, Ohio.

Marisa Palmieri Shugrue
Special Projects Editor
(440) 537-4308

Marisa Palmieri edits for focused and featured stories, and works with our readers and editorial team to manage and execute the annual LM150 list of largest landscape companies. She also assists sales and clients with sponsored content.

Tracie Martinez
Art Director
(216) 280-6127

Tracie is the Art Director for Landscape Management and fellow NCM publication Pest Management Professional. During her tenure, both magazines have won numerous design awards from the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. She received her Bachelor’s in Visual Communication from Ohio University, graduating summa cum laude in 1995, and has been working in the publishing industry ever since.

Editorial Advisory Board

Landscape Professionals
Richard Bare, Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga.
Troy Clogg, Troy Clogg Landscape Associates, Wixom, Mich.
Pam Dooley, Plants Creative Landscapes, Decatur, Ga.
Paul Fraynd, Sun Valley Landscaping, Omaha, Neb.
Mike Haynes, The Loving Companies, Charlotte, N.C.
Luke Henry, ProScape Lawn & Landscaping Services, Marion, Ohio
Chris Joyce, Joyce Landscaping, Cape Cod, Mass.
Aaron Katerberg, Grapids Irrigation, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Jerry McKay, McKay Landscape Lighting, Omaha, Neb.
Bryan Stolz, Winterberry Landscape & Garden Center, Southington, Conn.
Greg Winchel, Winchel Irrigation, Grandville, Mich.

Industry Consultants
Neal Glatt, GrowTheBench, Laguna, Calif.
Marty Grunder, The Grow Group, Dayton, Ohio
Phil Harwood, Tamarisk Business Advisors, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Jeffrey Scott, Jeffrey Scott Consulting, New Orleans, La.

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