Landscape Management Staff

LM Mission Statement and History


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Our 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.

Mailing address for the editorial staff:

ncm_logoNorth Coast Media
ATTN: Landscape Management
1360 East 9th St.
Suite 1070
Cleveland, OH 44114

Editorial team

Marisa Palmieri

Marisa Palmieri, Editor-in-Chief | (216) 706-3764

Marisa Palmieri has won numerous awards for her coverage of the landscape and golf course markets from the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA), the Press Club of Cleveland and the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In 2007, ASBPE named Palmieri a Young Leader. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, cum laude, from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism.

Abby Hart, Managing Editor | (216) 706-3756

Abby Hart oversees the editorial production of Landscape Management and Golfdom. 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.

Sarah Webb, Associate Editor | (216) 706-7932

Sarah Webb holds a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University, where she studied journalism and Spanish. She also worked as a reporter at the campus newspaper, The Torch, and as an editor of the university’s nonfiction journal, Spectrum. Prior to her role at NCM, Sarah was an intern for Cleveland Magazine and a writing tutor.

Kelly Limpert

Kelly Limpert, Digital Media Content Producer | (216) 363-7933

Kelly Limpert is a graduate of Ohio University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. Her background in newswriting, strategic social media, video editing and advertising aids LM in developing a strong online presence. Kelly also creates digital content for Golfdom


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Martin Whitford, Editorial Director | (216) 706-3766

Martin Whitford, an award-winning journalist, is North Coast Media’s editorial director and publisher of Pest Management Professional. Whitford brings with him more than 25 years of experience in business-to-business integrated media. He served in the U.S. Navy during the first Persian Gulf War.

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LM Editorial Advisory Board

Landscape Professionals
Richard Bare | Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga.
Bill Bemus | Bemus Landscape, San Clemente, Calif.
Chris Joyce | Joyce Landscaping, Cape Cod, Mass.
Jerry McKay | McKay Landscape Lighting, Omaha, Neb.
Greg Winchel | Winchel Irrigation, Grandville, Mich.

Industry Consultants
Dan Gordon | Turfbooks, Newton, N.J.
Kevin Kehoe | 3PG Consulting, Laguna, Calif.
Phil Harwood | Pro-Motion Consulting, Farmington, Mich.
Adam Linnemann | The Green Executive, Columbia, Ill.
Frank Ross | 3PG Consulting, Alpharetta, Ga.
Jeffrey Scott | Jeffrey Scott Inc.!, Trumbull, Conn.
Jody Shilan |, Upper Saddle River, N.J.

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