MEET OUR TEAM
The People of Phoenix
President of Charleston
Matt is a graduate of The Citadel and oversees our Charleston, Augusta, and Savannah Operations. He was introduced to Phoenix by participating in a summer internship program while he was attending college. In 2009 he began managing Phoenix Landscape Management and later became Vice President of the Charleston Operations. Matt holds his pesticide applicators license and also demonstrates his talents including landscape design, floriculture design, implementation, and maintenance through educating and guiding managers and crew. He believes that the key to success is outstanding customer service which makes him an asset to this organization through all his wisdom and dedication to this business.
President of Charlotte
While Jeremy was growing up, he loved to help his granddad on the family land. His love for nature and seeing the fruits of his labor, led him to begin a landscaping business while in his early years. Jeremy attended Clemson University and graduated with a degree in Horticulture. In 2014, Jeremy was hired as an Area Manager with PLM and moved to Charlotte. Jeremy’s business acumen led him through several promotions, his most recent to ownership of the Charlotte Operations. His gregarious personality makes his customers and co-workers smile, but his vision and commitment to do whatever it takes is what makes him an invaluable leader to our team.
Vice President of Greenville
Kevin has 30 years of industry experience beginning when he was a teenager and started his own landscaping operation. Kevin decided to work for a landscaping company to learn about running a business. In 1994, Kevin began his own landscaping company, Thompson’s Lawn Care, where he acquired hands-on experience by working with nurseries and golf courses. In 2001, Kevin’s reputation was well-established, and he accepted an Area Manager position with PLM. His talents go beyond landscaping, as he has proven to be a key component in PLM’s operations, including developing and training much of our young talent. Kevin currently serves as PLM’s VP of Operations, focusing on Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, and the surrounding upstate regions.
Vice President of Sales
Tim has 31 years of industry experience starting with Southern Lawn in 1989. Tim managed their operations prior to starting New South Landscape, which had operations centers in Greenville and Columbia, South Carolina. In 2001, he sold his interest in New South to start a partnership with Phoenix Landscape Management as he is Co-Owner. He has the experience in the overall management of the operations for all our military contracts in the Southeast. Tim has been an integral part of growing our Greenville, Columbia, Charleston, and Augusta locations.
Business Development Manager
Adam started with PLM in 2009 as a laborer in Greenville, SC while working on a degree in Landscape Architecture. His hard work and talent for designing landscape installation was quickly rewarded with a promotion to Supervisor. In 2010, Adam took another promotion at our Charlotte Branch as an Area Manager. In 2012, he moved to our Coastal Branch to operate the St. James Community for several years. Currently, Adam is the Regional Manager for the Charlotte NC and Columbia SC operational branches.
(Augusta & Savannah)
Justin grew up in the mountains of North Carolina and Virginia. He attended Clyde A. Erwin High School graduating in 2006. His parents instilled a strong work ethic and professionalism in him from a young age. Justin loved the outdoors which drove him to accept a position at the Biltmore Estate in the Horticulture department. As the Grounds Keeper, he developed a love for maintaining the turf, later accepting a Crew Leader Position with TPS Landscaping, and in May 2017 he began his career with Phoenix. During his spare time, he enjoys and treasures his time with his family and all the University of Virginia sports.
Sara was raised on fresh air and NASCAR in Upstate New York. After graduating with a degree in education from Ithaca College, she moved to Charlotte to pursue a career in the racing industry. Sara taught elementary school for a year before landing a full-time NASCAR job as a tire specialist. For fourteen years, she enjoyed the fast-paced industry, supplementing her income working in the landscape industry. Eventually, Sara owned and operated her own residential landscape business. Looking to take her career to the next level, she joined Team Phoenix. Even though Sara has found a new career that she loves, she still enjoys taking her kids to the race track on the weekends.
Gio grew up in South Beach Miami enjoying the beautiful beaches and wildlife. His athletic ability and work ethic made him a football star in high school and earned him a spot on Florida International University’s team. After finishing his degree in marketing and landscaping engineering, he worked designing the landscaping for nuclear sites in Georgia. Although he is new to the Charlotte area, he enjoys the friendly people and the delicious restaurants the city has to offer. He loves working for Phoenix, where he says it’s the perfect-sized company and has a great company culture.