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Portfolio – Experience

FOUR PAWS LANDSCAPE SOLUTIONS   ---   SHELTON, CT

AGRONOMIC CONSULTANT / OWNER, FEBRUARY 2013 - PRESENT

 

Specialty turf and ornamental company that provides solutions with focus on sustainability.

 

- Provide landscapes that are aesthetically stunning but at the same time environmentally
  responsible.

 

- Promote and advocate for the use of IPM and safety, utilizing pesticides as last alternative.

 

- Maintain a variety of properties, including synthetic and natural putting greens, tennis courts,
  ornamental and kitchen gardens, and highly-manicured turf lawns.

 

- Oversee and participate in construction projects, cultural practices such as aeration, and
  other key project components.

 

 

 

OAK HILLS PARK GOLF COURSE   ---   NORWALK, CT

GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT, APRIL 2006 - PRESENT

 

18-hole public facility designed by Alfred Tull and opened in 1969, located in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 

- Successful implementation of detailed operating and capital budgets; achieve meticulous
   grooming of the golf course, clubhouse grounds, and tennis facility.

 

- Excellent communication with the General Manager and Greens Chairman to promote fast,
   dry, and consistent tournament conditions on a daily basis.

 

- Completed several in-house construction projects, including greens expansion, sod
   nursery, modifications to existing irrigation system, and tee leveling.

 

- Initiated application for Water Diversion Permits with the CT DEP.

 

- Implemented computerized inventory system for chemicals, fertilizers, weather data,
   soil temperatures, and shop supplies.

 

- Developed green speed management program to promote conditions as dry as possible;
   use of verticutting, topdressing, growth regulators, wetting agents, and syringing.

 

- Installed Toro Strikeguard Lightning detection system in-house; implemented Toro Turfguard
  Moisture system to monitor soil moisture, temperature and salinity levels in the soil.

 

 

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT NOVEMBER 2005-APRIL 2006

 

- Integral in daily golf course setup, crew supervision and scheduling, pesticide and
   fertilizer applications, and planning for future projects such as tree removal,
   naturalization and beautification of the golf course.

 

- Attended monthly green committee meetings and prepared a presentation for a tree
   removal project at the course.

 

- Involved in significant tree removal, including selection and removal with committee
   members and staff.

 

 

 

PINE ORCHARD YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB   ---   BRANFORD, CT

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT,  MAY 2003 - NOVEMBER 2005

 

9-hole private club designed by Robert Pryde and opened in 1901.

 

- Involved in the installation of a Toro irrigation system; planned and installed modifications
   to irrigation system.

 

- Completed extensive course construction, including bunker and tee build/grow-in and
   thousands of feet of drainage system.

 

 

 

ORANGE HILLS COUNTRY CLUB ORANGE, CT

CREW MANAGER, 2000-2002

 

18-hole private club designed by Geoffrey Cornish and opened in 1921.

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