ND Landscape Team

ND Landscape, Inc is committed to the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance.  Our team of highly skilled and qualified professionals is committed to meeting those needs. Our team of professionals is certified and licensed in a range of areas, including:

National Certified Landscape Technician (CLT)
National Certified Landscape Professional (CLP)
MA Certified Arborist (MCA)
MA Licensed Home Improvement Contractor
MA General Contractor License
MA Certified Landscape Professional (MCLP)
MA Pesticide License
MA Hoisting Engineer License
MA Home Improvement License
Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)
Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA)

 

Executive Office

Nicholas DiBenedetto

Nicholas DiBenedetto

Co-Owner

Nick is a seasoned veteran of the landscape industry and founded ND Landscape, Inc. in 1982 at the age of 18. He is nationally certified by PLANET (Professional Land Care Association of America) as a CLP (Certified Landscape Professional) and is MCLP Certified (Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals).

He is a licensed Massachusetts General Contractor and has been involved in over 4000 landscape design projects. He has presented to a group of his peers multiple times at industry events pertaining to style, technique and best practices.  Nick remains involved in the day-to-day aspects of the business.

Manuel DeSouza

Manuel DeSouza

Co-Owner

Manny has 29 years experience in the landscape industry and started his career with J. Farmer Landscaping, Inc. in 1980 before he joined ND Landscape, Inc. as Co-Owner.  Manny is MCLP Certified (Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals) and is a member of PLANET (Professional Land Care Association of America).

Manny is responsible for overall operations and has overseen the entire Maintenance Operation for the past 23 years.  Manny remains involved in the day-to-day aspects of the business.

Samantha Steeves

Samantha Steeves

Controller

Samantha joined the ND Landscape team in 2013.  She has assumed responsibility as the Controller, overseeing all accounting and human resource functions.  She has been an accounting professional for over ten years in service based industries.  Samantha holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Suffolk University and is working on her Masters in Business Administration.

Samantha grew up working in her family owned nursery business and she remains an enthusiastic gardener.

Billy Butts

Billy Butts

Business Developer

Billy has been in the Green Industry for over 25 years. During that time, he has been involved in all aspects of Landscape Maintenance and Snow Removal. He has a true passion for networking and business-to-business sales and marketing. His role as Commercial Business Developer will allow him to use these talents and help grow our Commercial Landscape and Snow Division. His ability to bring value-added information to both our existing and potential clients is one of his greatest strengths. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and best practices which he frequently shares with the ND team. Billy has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and is MCLP Certified (Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional). He also holds a Massachusetts Pesticides Applications License.

Field Operations Manager

Scott Homan

Scott Homan

Design/Build Field Operations Manager

Scott is highly trained and holds many certifications and licenses. Scott is a Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional, Nationally Certified Landscape Technician and Landscape Professional, holds a construction supervisor license and Engineering License.

Scott is a valued member of the ND team as he is well versed in many areas of landscape design. Scott joined the Navy in 1975 and went to electrical school which helps him with outdoor lighting and other electrical duties around the shop. Scott has been with ND since 1986!

Jonathan Kinner

Jonathan Kinner

Commercial Field Operations Manager

Jonathan has been with ND Landscape since 2012 managing the day-to-day operations of our field staff to assure that work is executed and completed to specification. He is responsible for communicating with account managers on a regular basis regarding the work being performed at several commercial properties. Jonathan brings over 15 years of experience in turf management. He attended UMass Amherst to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Plant and Soil Science.

Account Manager

Gabe Gagne

Gabe Gagne

Design/Build Account Manager

Gabe holds a true passion for working with clients to design and create outdoor living spaces. Gabe is the liaison between the client and the construction crew and makes sure that the original vision is always the final outcome. Gabe has been with ND since 2008, yet in that short time he has made a significant impact on the lives and properties of many ND clients. Gabe has a Bachelor’s in Accounting and Finance from New England College.

John Tassinari

John Tassinari

Commercial Account Manager

John has had a passion for the green industry starting at a young age. He started out cutting lawns and doing clean ups for his neighbors. John then went on to receive his Associates Degree in Landscape Contracting from the Stockbridge School and then his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. John has been with ND for 3 years. He started as a foreman then quickly progressed to his current role of account manager for some of our commercial properties. John manages the client relationships, from the original sale through continued weekly care and customer service, serving as “One Point of Contact” for his clients. John has been with ND since 2012.

Production Manager

Jessica Phillips

Jessica Phillips

Construction Production Manager

Jessica has been with ND since 2008. She is responsible for the overall performance, profitability and results of the construction department. Jessica’s main objective is to assess approved projects and estimates of each project including cost, budgeting, time allotment, scheduling and workforce requirements. She is accountable for the absolute satisfaction of all construction customers. Jessica is a key member of the ND Leadership Team.

Designer

Kelly Ashton

Kelly Ashton

Designer/Sales for Design/Build Division

Kelly joined the ND Landscape team in 2012. She has earned her Bachelor’s in the Science of Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2010, and is currently working toward earning licensure in the practice, as well as becoming a Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional. Kelly plays a role in the landscape projects of our construction division starting at the design phase, getting involved with the clients during the sales component, then coordinating with production toward a beautifully completed landscape!

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Dr. Vicki Raffle

Dr. Vicki Raffle

PH. D., MCA,
Horticultural Specialist

Vicki, a MA certified Arborist, is highly skilled in plant identification skills, scouting insect and disease problems, cultural requirements, bed maintenance and pesticide applications. Vicki has extensive experience in plant health care.

She holds a Ph.D. and Master of Science in Forestry from Univ. of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from California University of Pennsylvania. Vicki has been with ND since 2008.