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Contact: Lisa Stryker
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS NAMES NEWEST CLASS OF TRAILBLAZERS
Trailblazers are Seasoned Industry Experts Who Act as Mentors
Fairfax, Va., December 5, 2018 - The National Association of Landscape Professionals announced its newest Trailblazers; individuals who are nominated by their peers for making significant and long-term contributions to the landscape industry. Trailblazers mentor other landscape professionals through the Trailblazer program.
Trailblazers are selected because of their excellence and achievement in the areas of lawn care, design/build/installation, interior plantscaping, irrigation & water management, and landscape management.
The following are the new 2018 Trailblazers:
- Barry Schneider, President, Surrounds Inc. of Sterling, Virginia
- John Puryear, President, Puryear Farms, Gallatin, Tennessee
- Michael Prokopchak, President, Walnut Hill Landscape Company of Annapolis, Maryland
- Alan Richmond, Vice President, Southern Botanical of Dallas, Texas
- Brian Edward, Manager, Colorburst, of Brentwood, Tennessee
- Marc Funderburk, President, LandPatterns Inc. of Dallas, Texas
The Trailblazer Mentor Program connects Trailblazers and mentees for on-site mentoring. This colleague-to-colleague mentoring and networking program allows both emerging and established companies to gain insight and advice from the pros on how to develop and grow their businesses. /p>
The National Association of Landscape Professionals represents an industry of approximately 1 million landscape, lawn care, irrigation, and tree care professionals. Through national advocacy campaigns, the association is growing the industry and its workforce. NALP offers its members professional development through education, networking, and training, and increases the professionalism of the industry through certification and accreditation programs. For more information about NALP, visit www.landscapeprofessionals.org. Also, visit Loveyourlandscape.org for landscape information or visit LandscapeIndustryCareers.org to explore career opportunities.