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DIRECTOR OF HORTICULTURE AND DESIGN
FLEET/FACILITY, WINTER OPERATIONS MANAGER
Ivan started the company in 1989 after graduating with
a B.S. in marketing/advertising utilizing his
grandfather’s malibu classic and a rebuilt trailer
donated by a family friend. Today he is the proud leader
of a team of over 55 professionals operating as an
award-winning design build and maintenance firm.
His personal mission is to inspire and change people’s
lives through transformational leadership.
Desiree has been with the Great Lakes team since 2014,
and on the leadership team since its development in
2016. Having a degree in Photographic Technology, she
spent several years working in the event industry prior to
landing in the green industry by happenstance. She has
since developed a passion for our industry and has never
looked back. When away from Great Lakes, Desiree can be
found traveling afar with her family or camped out in their
5 th wheel.
Hector or Ramon as some like to call him, started at Great Lakes
in 2004. He loves the outdoors, nature, and likes
to transform usando la naturaleza y un diseno inovador.
He enjoys being on a job site as it allows him to mentor
crew members, interact with clients and witness
a backyard transform into an oasis right before his eyes.
Jeremy began his landscape career in 1997 and graduated
from MSU with a bachelor’s degree in horticulture with
an emphasis on design. As a member of the leadership team
who started at Great Lakes in 2005, his passion for plants
and design has aided his design style and capabilities,
leading him to become an award-winning landscape designer
Kathy, who has been in finance for over half her life,
started at Great Lakes in 2011. With her in-depth knowledge
of the company’s finances, she has become a valuable member
of our leadership team and one many go to with questions.
In her spare time Kathy enjoys camping and spending time
with her family.
Rick joined the team in 2017, the leadership team in 2018,
and is passionate about trucks and equipment as well as
snow removal in its entirety, making the position a perfect fit.
He began working on cars with his father at a young age
building hot rods and started working on cars professionally
in 2007. His snow removal passion started when he was
12 years old going door to door with a shovel,
saving money until he bought an ATV with a plow.
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