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Staff of Snow Creek Landscaping

“Tim Boone and his organization is reliable, innovative and knowledgeable in their field. Because of their work, the Landscape & Grounds Management Association of NC has presented them with Environmental Merit Awards for  two of the most highly visible properties we own.”

—T.M. Vice President, Biltmore Farms Commercial

Tim Boone, President
From Snow Creek’s modest beginnings in 1989 to its stature at the cutting edge of green landscape and design, Tim Boone’s leadership and management have helped Snow Creek grow into a multi-million dollar landscape firm renowned for its sustainable, eco-friendly environments.
Tim’s knowledge of native plants and ecosystems stems from his childhood upbringing in a Western North Carolina agricultural family. Over the years, he has acquired deep understanding of the delicate balance between man and nature in Appalachia. Snow Creek clients benefit from Tim’s experience with designs and installations that blend harmoniously with their environment, producing a return on investment by continuously regenerating and renewing themselves.

Always seeking to grow, Tim continues to expand his credentials as a Registered Landscape Contractor with regular attendance at regional and national conferences, workshops and green events. His commitment to detail, to his clients, and to the environment are hallmarks of every Snow Creek project.

Picture 016Shea Carrington, Vice President of Operations
(Landscape Management & Gardening)

Tennessee native Shea Carrington represents Snow Creek on many fronts, managing the Landscape Maintenance, Gardening, Enhancement, Natural Resources, and Snow Removal divisions within the company. With a strong focus on prompt, quality service, and efficient production, Shea provides his clients with the best product at a fair price, backed by a commitment to stay with each project through to a satisfying conclusion.

Prior to joining Snow Creek in 2005, Shea worked in many facets of the horticulture industry, including lawn maintenance, landscaping, and nursery work outside of Nashville, natural resource and arboriculture work in Jackson, Wyoming, and sports turf management in Knoxville. Throughout his 25 years in the industry, Shea has worked diligently to balance customer satisfaction with sound horticultural principles.

Shea received his Bachelors degree in history from Middle Tennessee State University, and currently holds certifications from the International Society of Arboriculture and from the North Carolina Association of Nurserymen.

Jimmy GastonJimmy Gaston,  Sales –  Landscape

Starting as a crew member and working his way up through management positions, Jimmy is one of the most experienced and well-rounded staff members at Snow Creek. His understanding of what it takes to get the job done on the ground, as well as from an administrative perspective, is what has made Jimmy a vital part of the Snow Creek family for more than 20 years. His knowledge, experience, and inviting personality makes him an effective leader on and off the job site.
As a born and raised Asheville native, he also brings a certain passion and commitment to this area. His interest in canoeing, fishing and general outdoor activities keeps him outside as much as possible with his wife and two kids. This area is rich with outdoor adventure from Pisgah National Forest to the French Broad river – and jimmy takes advantage of it all!

Jeremy King, Sales – Maintenance and Landscape
Jeremy grew up in Western North Carolina, which fueled his interest in getting a degree in Horticulture & Landscape Design. From managing a successful Landcape company for over 10 years, to his extensive Lean Manufacturing knowledge and training – Jeremy understands the ins and outs of finishing a job efficiently. As our sales and project manager, Jeremy brings to his welcoming and knowledgable skill set with each client he works with. As a native to this Asheville area, he thoroughly enjoys the beauty of WNC and the many amenities the area provides.  You can find him spending time outside around Henderson County with his wife and their 5 children.

Oh, and did you know he was 2006 Time magazine Person of the Year?

Bernie Hampton,  Sales – Maintenance and Landscape

While Bernie grew up in Tennessee and often traveled the Asheville area, the last 13 years has been spent in Louisiana. Graduating from Louisiana State University with his Bachelors of Landscape Architecture, he brings to the team his understanding and passion for design, while also utilizing his experience in project management and sales. With 20 years of experience overall, he is able to bring confidence and knowledge to all degrees of a job. His early work as nursery support, landscape crew member has helped mold him into an effective team player – understanding what it takes to be successful from the ground up.

Snow Creek works hard to create a holistic approach with it’s clients – from consultation and design, to construction and management – and Bernie brings the skills needed to support that mindset. For 9 years, he helped build better relationships through all aspects of landscape development and maintenance as his role as Business Developer in Louisiana. Today, he brings that knowledge and experience to Western North Carolina to help better serve our clients throughout the entire process of reaching their landscaping needs.

Bernie looks at life as an opportunity to learn and grow, and is natural problem solver. With that, comes new paths, places and challenges. Everyday is a new experience to enrich our lives – something that resonates with Snow Creek’s mission. As a new resident of Waynesville, he is excited to raise his children with his wife in this beautiful area. As he says, “there is so much exploring to do in this area!”

Ricky Gothard,  Landscape Estimator

Originally from South Carolina, Rick started off life with a passion for the outdoors and understanding the plants in his area. After attending Clemson University, he moved to Asheville where he began working as a superintendent for local general contractors. In 2014, he joined the Snow Creek team as an estimator after having over 14 years experience in project management and estimating.

What attracted Rick to Snow Creek was our sustainable approach to landscaping with native plants and best practice. By combining his experience with estimating and construction with his passion for plants, he has been able to also grow he is own knowledge and understanding of the natural landscape of Western North Carolina.

His interest in fishing, learning about different plants, and riding his motorcycle, has allowed him to fully take advantage of what the greater Asheville area has to offer. Just on the Blue Ridge Parkway alone, he can enjoy riding his bike while admiring the natural diversity of this environment. From his perspective, “People come from all over the world to do those things here……and I am already here.”

CalebCaleb Heimlich,  Tree Service / Natural Resource Manager

Caleb Heimlich was born in the rich bottom lands of the Ohio River Valley, navigating the family farm using giant northern red oak and burr oaks as markers before he could tell the two apart.  He went on to earn a degree in creative writing, which greatly aided him later in life being frequently posed the question: “What exactly is an arborist?”

Later, he held a variety of jobs including a substitute teacher, bartender, and librarian.  All employment which essentially boils down to helping people find what they believe will be helpful to them.  It was when he found climbing that he knew he had found a life calling.  Spending weekends as a rock climbing guide after hours at the library he gradually found a way to blend his passion for trees, climbing, and education all at once.

He moved to Western North Carolina in 2007 to become an arborist and fell in love with some of the oldest mountain ranges in the world.  He is still excited to be learning more and more about the wonderful ecosystem we live in and is happy to share.

Sam Lewis, Landscape Supervisor

Education
BA Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University

Sam, a born and raised native of WNC, has been able to take his interest in horticulture from FFA (Future Farmers of America) in high school all the way to his position at Snow Creek. As a supervisor, he draws from his experience as a crew member, as well as his designing experience, to help over see the process. When he is not working, you can find him playing golf, going on drives, or just generally being outside.

 

Mitch Mull, Landscape Management Supervisor

Mitch is a Waynesville native who currently resides in Weaverville with his wife and three dogs. He holds an associate’s degree in Horticulture from Haywood Community College and bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Education: Professional Services from North Carolina A&T
University, and is a North Carolina Certified Plant Professional. He has worked at Snow Creek for 9 years (combined). In his spare time Mitch enjoys running, hiking, gardening, brewing beer, and taking in everything Asheville.

 

 

Amanda Sabo, Gardening Supervisor

Originally from Athens, Illinois, she grew up around both vegetable and flower gardens with her family. This influence at an early age is what seemingly projected her education path towards more of an environmental focus. While studying at at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Amanda deciding to focus on a degree in plant and soil science, with an emphasis on horticulture, specifically green houses. This path is what helped push her towards discovering every aspect of nursery life.

After a working briefly at nurseries in both North and South Carolina, she found herself progressing through the ranks at Snow Creek Landscaping. Here she can be found both in the office and out in the field, working with a team of gardeners and helping build our client relationship. Her knowledge and inviting presence allows her to really push Snow Creek to a high standard.

Read more about Amanda in our blog!