Backstory: Regina Bozalis

September 10, 2018 -  By
Regina Bozalis headshot; Photo: Regina Bozalis

Photo: Regina Bozalis

Regina Bozalis

President
Turf Team Outdoor Scapes
and Management
Oklahoma City

Education

Westmoore High School
Oklahoma City
Class of 1991

Oklahoma University
Norman, Okla.
Business
1991-1992

University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Okla.
B.A., Business
Class of 1995

Work Experience

1987-1990
Sutherland Lumber
Various roles
Oklahoma City

“I mixed paint and worked my way up to cashier. I learned about working with people and customers and dealing with money.”

1990-1991
Exchange Bank
Bank Teller
Moore, Okla.

1991-1993
Equity Bank
Customer Service/Teller
Oklahoma City

1994-1996
Express Personnel
Worker Compensation Accountant
Oklahoma City

1997-present
Turf Team Outdoor Scapes
and Management
President/Owner
Oklahoma City

“I did the accounting, sales and scheduling when we first started, but my passion has always been gardening and design. Now, I spend most of my time on quality control and meeting with customers.”

Did you know?

Regina Bozalis and family; Photo: Regina Bozalis

Photo: Regina Bozalis

In Aspen, Colo., on one of her favorite recent travels with family. From left: son Jay; daughter Sarah; Bozalis; son Cooper; husband, David; and daughter Maddie.

Regina Bozalis at Go Red event; Photo: Regina Bozalis

Photo: Regina Bozalis

“I’m involved with Go Red for Women and a local women’s business group called The Posse. (Turf Team) also donates to the YMCA, Wounded Warrior Project, Oklahoma University Children’s Hospital, and we support many of the schools around town.”

Regina Bozalis and Turf Team Outdoor Scapes team; Photo: Regina Bozalis

Photo: Regina Bozalis

“The best part of what I do is getting to work on my hobby every day—I’m excited to go to work. And because we’re spending more time with each other at work than with our families, let’s have fun.”

Regina Bozalis and members of Turf Team Outdoor Scapes; Photo: Regina Bozalis

Photo: Regina Bozalis

Turf Team sponsored the 2017 Oklahoma University Medical Children’s Hospital golf tournament. From left: Ken Settle, J Hensley, Bozalis and Jeff Davidson (Turf Team vp and Bozalis’ brother).

Bozalis is a Native American member of the Chickasaw Nation, and Turf Team is a Tribal Employment Rights Office-certified company with the Muskogee, Potawatomi, Chickasaw and Cherokee tribes.

Word of wisdom

“Play the game better than anyone else.”

“Take advantage of the doors that are open to you; never forget how blessed you are to be a part of your community.”

“If you take care of business, the business will take care of you.”

“All we do is done as a team, so we must encourage all of our employees, suppliers and subcontractors to work together for success for all. As professionals on the team, we are responsible to each other to perform at a higher level.”

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About the Author:

Abby Hart is the managing editor of Landscape Management. A native Clevelander, she spent 10 years in Chicago, where she was operations manager of a global hospitality consultancy. She also worked as managing editor of Illumine, a health and wellness magazine; and a marketing specialist for B2B publications. Abby has a degree in journalism from Boston University’s College of Communication.

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