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.
Wes Parrish, 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 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.
Mike Marshall, President-Elect
Mike Marshall of Marshall Tree Farm in Morriston. Mike has served FNGLA as a committee member and chairman to The Great Southern Tree Conference, sat on the budget committee, has been a woody ornamental division leader and has been on FNGLA's Board of Directors. Aside from FNGLA, Mike is active in a variety of industry groups including the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and is a graduate of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute.
Sandy Stein, Secretary / Treasurer
Sandy Stein of The Jungle Nursery in Miami is Secretary/Treasurer. Sandy has represented FNGLA's Woody Division and Miami-Dade Chapter on the FNGLA Board. He chairs the Membership Committee and has also been a member of the FNGLA Budget Committee.
Halsey Beshears, Immediate Past President
Halsey Beshears of Simpson Nurseries in Monticello. Beshears has served as President of FNGLA, President of the Big Bend Chapter, was a member of the Membership Committee since 2004, and on FNGLA's Board of Directors since 2003. Besides his FNGLA participation, Halsey is a graduate of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute; is a Founding member and past president of the Tallahassee Young Entrepreneurs Organization; and, sits on the Board of Advisors for Farmers and Merchants Bank. Married to Cristin since 2000, the couple has three little girls. In 2008, his family won the Farm Bureau Family of Jefferson County award.
2012 - 2013 Board Representitives
|Action Chapter|| Billy Butterfield |
AmeriScapes Landscape Management Services, Inc.
PO Box 568762
Orlando, FL 32856-5041
|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|| John Gose |
Lykes Brothers, Inc.
7 Lykes Rd
Lake Placid, FL 33851
|Coastal Springs Chapter|| Sonya Oatley |
C & C Peat Co., Inc.
1650 County Rd 470
Okahumpka, FL 34762-3402
|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.
12000 Lox Rd
Parkland, FL 33076
|Frontrunners Chapter|| Ed Bravo |
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|| T. Jay Higgins |
7091 Myakka Valley Trl
Sarasota, FL 34241-9676
|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|| Terri Pinder |
5500 SW Martin Hwy
Palm City, FL 34990-5592
|Woody Ornamental Division|| Robert Shoelson |
Getting Green Plant Service
7000 Volunteer Rd
Southwest Ranches, FL 33330