FNGLA is managed by a 25-member Board of Directors comprised of member-elected representatives from our 14 active Chapters, 7 Divisions, and 4 statewide officers -- namely a President, President-elect, Secretary-Treasurer, and Immediate Past President.
Sandy Stein, President
FNGLA President Sandy Stein started in the nursery business in 1981. Serving FNGLA's Miami-Dade Chapter in many capacities, including president, Sandy has served on the FNGLA Board of Directors as an officer and as the Woody Division Board Representative. He has also chaired FNGLA's Membership Committee. Sandy is a graduate of the UF/IFAS Wedgworth Leadership Institute and has served on local nursery boards and committees. He is the owner of The Jungle Nursery in Miami and also a licensed psychotherapist.
Billy Butterfield, President Elect
President-Elect, Billy Butterfield became active in FNGLA through his interest in its landscape certification programs. He has served on FNGLA's Certification Committee and is one of the most experienced and rigorous certification exam judges. Billy served FNGLA's Action Chapter in many capacities, including president. He has served on the FNGLA Board of Directors as an officer and as Action Chapter's Board Representative. Billy has been on FNGLA's Membership Committee, The Landscape Show Committee and FNGLA's education committees. He sits on many local advisory boards and committees and is a graduate of the UF/IFAS Wedgworth Leadership Institute. Billy owns AmeriScapes Landscape Management Services in Orlando.
Robert Shoelson, Secretary / Treasurer
FNGLA Secretary/Treasurer, Robert Shoelson has grown up in the nursery and landscape industry starting with Betrock Information Systems in 1992 and Getting Green Plant Service in 1998. He was active on FNGLA's Certification, Short Course and Budget Committees. Robert has served on FNGLA's Board of Directors as Woody Division and Broward Chapter Board Representatives. He was president of FNGLA's Broward Chapter three times and is active in several industry groups, including the Landscape Inspectors Association. Robert is a Certified Landscape Inspector and has earned two FNGLA professional certifications -- Landscape Contractor and Horticulture Professional. He was named the FNGLA Young Nursery Professional of the Year in 2006-07. Robert is the owner and president of Getting Green Plant Services in Fort Lauderdale and the C.O.O. of Betrock Information Systems in Hollywood.
Mike Marshall, Immediate Past President
Mike Marshall has served FNGLA as a committee member and chair of the Great Southern Tree Conference; chaired FNGLA's Budget Committee; a Woody Division Leader; and, sits on FNGLA's Board of Directors as an officer. Aside from FNGLA, Mike is also a leader in several industry groups, including the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). He too is a graduate of the UF/IFAS Wedgworth Leadership Institute. Mike is very involved in sales, marketing and production at his family business, Marshall Tree Farm in Morriston.
2014 - 2015 Board Representitives
FNGLA's Board Representatives are chapter-elected with elections taking place June through August. As new representatives are known, the information below will be updated.
|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|| Terri Cantwell |
Bates Sons & Daughters
81 Bates Rd
Lake Placid, FL 33852-0202
|Foliage Division|| Alex Fell |
Kraft Gardens, Inc.
1555 N Kings Hwy
Fort Pierce, FL 34947-1420
|Frontrunners Chapter|| Shaun Brown |
Shade Tree Farm, Inc.
6650 SE 165th Ave
Morriston, FL 32668-4461
|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 |
Bridge Farm, LLC
4861 SE Chiles Ct.
Stuart, FL 34997
|Palm Beach Chapter|| Colin Friedrich |
Excelsa Gardens, Inc.
12839 25th St N
Loxahatchee, FL 33470-4724
|Pinellas Chapter|| Debra A. Butler |
Golden Rain Nursery, Inc.
4203 46th Ave N
St Petersburg, FL 33714-2933
|Royal Palm Chapter|| Robert Olinger |
Forestry Resources, Inc.
4353 Michigan Link
Fort Myers, FL 33916-2301
|Tampa Bay Chapter|| William Womack |
Tampa Bay Landscaping
5821 Maple Lane
Tampa, FL 33610
|Treasure Coast Chapter|| Cindy Hall |
Eco Solutions Marketing, Inc.
1069 NE Crescent St.
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
|Woody Ornamental Division|| Tommy Lewis |
Graco Fertilizer Co.
19652 SE 60th St
Morriston, FL 32668-3943