About FNGLA

Board of Directors

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.

2014 - 2015 Officers

Marshall

Sandy Stein

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.

Marshall

Billy Butterfield

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.

Marshall

Robert Shoelson

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.

Marshall

Mike Marshall

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
Ph. 863-682-4117
Fx. 863-688-9364
jparrish@farmcreditcfl.com

Allied Division Jason E. Platzer
BWI Companies, Inc.

3700 W Hwy 441
Apopka, FL 32703-5843
Ph. 407-884-0242
Fx. 407-884-0701
jasonplatzer@bwicompanies.com

Big Bend Chapter Steve McElroy
Mack Brothers Landscape Nursery

11300 Mahan Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32309-8600
Ph. 850-671-3614
Fx. 850-671-3615
lmcelroy26@cs.com

Broward Chapter Vickie Parrish
Parrish Nursery, Inc.

6151 NW 66th Way
Parkland, FL 33067-1309
Ph. 954-680-3544
Fx. 954-340-2519


Citrus Nursery Division Lynn Steward
Orange Co LP

12010 NE Hwy 70
Arcadia, FL 34266-4267
Ph. 863-494-4939
Fx. 863-494-2655
lsteward@orangecofla.com

Miami/Dade Chapter Sylvia Gordon
Landscape by Sylvia Gordon

11390 SW 93rd St
Miami, FL 33176-1160
Ph. 305-596-4290
Fx. 305-596-4290
info@lsgsg.com

Floriculture Division Terri Cantwell
Bates Sons & Daughters

81 Bates Rd
Lake Placid, FL 33852-0202
Ph. 863-465-3274
Fx. 863-465-9568
terri@caladiumsonline.com

Foliage Division Alex Fell
Kraft Gardens, Inc.

1555 N Kings Hwy
Fort Pierce, FL 34947-1420
Ph. 772-460-1611
Fx. 772-460-2228
alex@newshootsbamboo.com

Frontrunners Chapter Shaun Brown
Shade Tree Farm, Inc.

6650 SE 165th Ave
Morriston, FL 32668-4461
Ph. 352-528-6007
Fx. 352-528-6077
shaun@shadetreefarminc.com

Garden Center Division Kevin Riley
Rockledge Gardens, Inc.

2153 South US 1
Rockledge, FL 32955-3726
Ph. 321-636-7662
Fx. 321-636-3455
kevin@rockledgegardens.com

Highland Heartland Chapter Austin Bryant
Heart of Florida Greenhouses, Inc.

7555 Crewsville Rd
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890-9801
Ph. 863-735-1199
Fx. 863-735-1081
austin@heartplants.com

Landscape Division Margie Fox
Foxy Foliage

5117 Imperial Cove Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32210-8238
Ph. 904-778-9691
Fx. 904-619-8129
margiefox17@att.net

Lake Region Chapter Scott Roth
Sunshine Growers, Inc.

PO Box 6375
Lakeland, FL 33807-6375
Ph. 863-644-8490
Fx. 863-701-9178
scott@sunshinegrowersinc.com

Manasota Chapter J.C. Diem
Southern Agricultural Insecticides, Inc.

PO Box 218
Palmetto, FL 34220
Ph. 941-722-3285
Fx. 941-723-2974
jcdiem@aol.com

Northeast Chapter M.E. (Buck) Wurster
B & L Landscape Co., Inc.

7748 Spaner Rd
PO Box 24384
Jacksonville, FL 32241-4384
Ph. 904-262-1264
Fx. 904-880-1478
bandlland@aol.com

Palm Beach Chapter Debra Joneck
Bridge Farm, LLC

4861 SE Chiles Ct.
Stuart, FL 34997
Ph. 772-353-8643
djoneck@floridacoasteq.com

Pinellas Chapter Debra A. Butler
Golden Rain Nursery, Inc.

4203 46th Ave N
St Petersburg, FL 33714-2933
Ph. 727-521-1684
Fx. 727-527-7422


Royal Palm Chapter Robert Olinger
Forestry Resources, Inc.

4353 Michigan Link
Fort Myers, FL 33916-2301
Ph. 239-334-7343
Fx. 239-334-4602
rolinger@gomulch.com

Tampa Bay Chapter Friedel Scholl
SoHo Landscape

3407 W Alline Ave
Tampa, FL 33611
Ph. 813-503-9020
Fx. 813-902-0495
friedel@soholandscape.com

Treasure Coast Chapter Cindy Hall
Eco Solutions Marketing, Inc.

1069 NE Crescent St.
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
Ph. 772-370-4713
info@ecosolutionsmarketinginc.com

Woody Ornamental Division Tommy Lewis
Graco Fertilizer Co.

19652 SE 60th St
Morriston, FL 32668-3943
Ph. 352-528-3422
graco_tlewis@windstream.net