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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.

Shea 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,  Account Manager – Landscape Installation

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!

Shelly McKinney, Account Manager – Landscape Installation

Shelly McKinney has indulged her lifelong passion and award-winning skill in commercial and residential landscape design, development and project execution for two decades. Formally, Shelly was a garden & gift store owner, as well as a landscape company in Florida that solely focused on creating and maintaining inspired, elegant estate landscapes for a diverse range of new and seasoned home owners. Frequently appearing on Brevard County’s local Today Show, she would provide viewers with gardening and landscaping tips and expert insight into the proper care of vegetation for the Space Coast of Florida. Now she is proudly residing in Henderson County and a member of well-known Snow Creek Landscaping where we work in tandem successfully and where customer service is not a department – it’s a philosophy! Her goal – to create a lasting, memorable and very positive experience to clients.

Bernie Hampton,  Account Manager – Landscape Installation

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.”

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!