FNGLA is managed by a 27-member Board of Directors comprised of member-elected representatives from our 16 active Chapters, 7 Divisions, and 4 statewide officers -- namely a President, President-elect, Secretary-Treasurer, and Immediate Past President.
Mike Marshall, President
Mike Marshall of Marshall Tree Farm in Morriston has served FNGLA as a committee member and chairman of The Great Southern Tree Conference, chaired FNGLA's budget committee, a Woody Division Leader and served on FNGLA's Board of Directors. Aside from FNGLA, Mike is active in several industry groups, including the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), and is a graduate of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute. Mike is heavily involved in sales, marketing, and production at his family business.
Sandy Stein, President Elect
Sandy Stein of The Jungle Nursery in Miami is Secretary/Treasurer. Nominated to serve as FNGLA President-Elect, Sandy Stein started in the nursery business in 1981. Serving FNGLA's Miami-Dade Chapter in many capacities including president, Sandy has also served on the FNGLA Board of Directors and as the Woody Division Board Representative. He serves as the Membership Committee chairman. Sandy is a graduate of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute and serves on local nursery boards and committees. Sandy is the owner of The Jungle Nursery in Miami, FL and also a licensed psychotherapist.
Billy Butterfield, Secretary / Treasurer
Billy Butterfield of AmeriScapes Landscape Management Services, Inc. in Orlando will serve as FNGLA Secretary/Treasurer. Billy Butterfield became active in FNGLA through his interest in its landscape certification program. He has served on FNGLA's certification committee and is one of the most experienced and rigorous certification exam judges. Billy has served FNGLA's Action Chapter in many capacities including president and has also served on FNGLA's Board of Directors, the Membership Committee and as a committee member for The Landscape Show. He sits on many local advisory boards and committees and is a graduate of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute.
Wes Parrish, Immediate Past President
Wes Parrish of Parrish Nursery in Parkland. Wes has been a member of FNGLA since 1979, serving the association in a variety of positions including as President of FNGLA, President of the National Foliage Foundation (NFF) and as Treasurer and committee member for The Landscape Show. He has also been on FNGLA's Board of Directors, active in the Broward Chapter, and has been a member of the Florida Garden Select jury. Wes and his wife Vickie own Parrish Nursery in Parkland, FL.
2013 - 2014 Board Representitives
|Action Chapter|| Jennifer Parrish |
Farm Credit of Central Florida
115 S Missouri Ave Ste 400
PO Box 8009
Lakeland, FL 33802-1447
|Allied Division || Jason E. Platzer |
BWI Companies, Inc.
3700 W Hwy 441
Apopka, FL 32703-5843
|Big Bend Chapter|| Steve McElroy |
Mack Brothers Landscape Nursery
11300 Mahan Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32309-8600
|Broward Chapter|| Vickie Parrish |
Parrish Nursery, Inc.
6151 NW 66th Way
Parkland, FL 33067-1309
|Citrus Nursery Division|| Lynn Steward |
Orange Co LP
12010 NE Hwy 70
Arcadia, FL 34266-4267
|Miami/Dade Chapter|| Sylvia Gordon |
Landscape by Sylvia Gordon
11390 SW 93rd St
Miami, FL 33176-1160
|Floriculture Division|| Dave Self |
Wyld West Annuals, Inc.
3730 161st Ter N
PO Box 1145
Loxahatchee, FL 33470-1145
|Foliage Division|| Allison Ruytenbeek |
East Marsh Nursery, Inc.
7100 Loxahatchee Rd
Parkland, FL 33067-3901
|Frontrunners Chapter|| Eric Smith |
Big Trees Plantation, Inc.
104 SW 131st St
Newberry, FL 32669
|Garden Center Division|| Kevin Riley |
Rockledge Gardens, Inc.
2153 South US 1
Rockledge, FL 32955-3726
|Highland Heartland Chapter|| Austin Bryant |
Heart of Florida Greenhouses, Inc.
7555 Crewsville Rd
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890-9801
|Landscape Division|| Margie Fox |
5117 Imperial Cove Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32210-8238
|Lake Region Chapter|| Scott Roth |
Sunshine Growers, Inc.
PO Box 6375
Lakeland, FL 33807-6375
|Manasota Chapter|| J.C. Diem |
Southern Agricultural Insecticides, Inc.
PO Box 218
Palmetto, FL 34220
|Northeast Chapter|| M.E. (Buck) Wurster |
B & L Landscape Co., Inc.
7748 Spaner Rd
PO Box 24384
Jacksonville, FL 32241-4384
|Palm Beach Chapter|| Debra Joneck |
Florida Coast Equipment, Inc.
9775 W Boynton Beach Blvd
Boynton Beach, FL 33437-4421
|Pinellas Chapter|| Victoria Bay |
Carroll Brothers Nursery
4950 38th Ave N
St Petersburg, FL 33710-2140
|Royal Palm Chapter|| Bob Cook |
Weeds and Seeds, LLC
17397 Allentown Rd
Fort Myers, FL 33967-2960
|Tampa Bay Chapter|| Friedel Scholl |
3407 W Alline Ave
Tampa, FL 33611
|Treasure Coast Chapter|| Cindy Hall |
Cobble Systems, LLC
1069 NE Crescent St
Jensen Beach, FL 34957-4714
|Woody Ornamental Division|| Robert Shoelson |
Getting Green Plant Service
PO Box 840107
Pembroke Pines, FL 33084