TAG: Backstory

Backstory: Edward L. Wallace

April 12, 2018By
Edward L. Wallace and Richard Cohen. Photo: Edward L. Wallace

Edward L. Wallace Owner Midwest Landscaping Long Beach, Calif. Education Grove City High School Grove City, Ohio Class of 1973 Olympic Community College Bremerton, Wash. Business Administration 1973-1975 “I ran track and played football there. My main event was the 440 intermediate hurdles.” Fort Steilacoom Community College Tacoma, Wash. Graphic Arts Class of 1977 Work Experience 1978-1980 Offset press operator... read more

BackStory: Chris Bright

March 19, 2018By
singing. Photo: Chris Bright

Chris Bright CEO Seabreeze Property Services Portland, Maine Education Middlesex High School Middlesex, N.J. Class of 1994 U.S. Military Academy West Point, N.Y. Political Science Class of 1998 University of Missouri-St. Louis St. Louis Masters of Public Policy Class of 20014 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Mass. Masters of Business Administration Class of 2007 Work Experience 1994-2004 • 2005-2014 U.S. Army Captain... read more

Backstory: Katie Felts-Martin

February 22, 2018By
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Katie Felts-Martin Co-Owner Clean Air Lawn Care St. Louis Education McGavock High School Nashville, Tenn. Class of 1992 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Ky. Class of 1997 “I studied broadcast journalism there, and I did some radio play-by-play for women’s basketball games.” Work Experience 1991-1997 Opryland Hotel Salesperson Nashville, Tenn. “I sold potpourri, worked in their high-end jewelry store and... read more

Backstory: Jessica Milligan

February 20, 2018By
Photo: Strathmore

Jessica Milligan General Manager & Vice President Strathmore Integrated Grounds Management Lasalle, Quebec, Canada Education St. Thomas High School Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada Class of 1998 McGill University Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2003-2007 “I was in university in my early 20s and then stopped to have a family. But as soon as my daughter was born, I started going to night school,... read more

Backstory: Ben Bowen

December 27, 2017By
Photos: Ben Bowen; ©istock.com/AndreyKrav

Ben Bowen Landscape Designer & Manager Ross NW Watergardens Portland, Ore. Education Home-school Portland, Ore. Class of 1996 “My family moved to Portland when I was 17. Rather than start fresh in a new school, I finished out high school using a correspondence course.” Work Experience 1992-1996 Summer Laborer Bowen’s Inc. Phoenix, Ariz. “I worked summers for my grandfather, installing... read more

Backstory: Kirk Brown

November 8, 2017By

Kirk Brown President, Kirk’s Lawn Care Limerick, Pa. Education Owen J. Roberts High School Pottstown, Pa. Class of 2010 “My high school’s horticulture class taught me skills that have been useful day to day in my business. The class confirmed my early belief that I wanted to pursue the green industry.” Work Experience 2008-2008 Intern, Hallman Landscaping Spring City, Pa.... read more