Staff Certifications for Grounds Services

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Our Grounds Services employees are highly trained and certified by a number of educational institutions and professional agencies. For a list of our staff's current degrees and certifications, please see the table below. You can sort this list by employee name, crew or certifying agency.

 

 

 

 

 

Employee Name Crew Certification or Degree Certifying School or Agency
David Birnie Specialist Water Distribution Operator- Level D- 2 State of CA Department of Health Services
David Birnie Specialist Water Treatment Operator- Level T- 2 State of CA Department of Health Services
Michael Burdzinski Supervisor Tree Crew Certified Arborist International Society of Arboriculture
Michael Burdzinski Supervisor Tree Crew Stanford Managers Academy Stanford University
Carlos Ceballos Irrigation Certified Landscape Technician Irrigation and Maintenance NALP/PLANET/CLCA
Carlos Ceballos Irrigation Certified Landscape Technician Irrigation Design NALP/PLANET/CLCA
Ryan Cheers Supervisor Turf Crew B.S. Turf Management, Horticulture Iowa State University
Andy Coleman Groundskeeper Certified Landscape Technician Horticulture Technician NALP/PLANET/CLCA
Andy Coleman Groundskeeper Certified Landscape Technician Turf  Management NALP/PLANET/CLCA
Kyle Colson Grounds Area Mgmt. Lead Qualified Applicator Certified Department of Pesticide Regulation
Jeremy Cook Groundskeeper Qualified Applicator Certified Department of Pesticide Regulation
Julie Day Horticulturist B.S. Environmental and Ornamental Horticulture Cal Poly State University- San Luis Obispo
Julie Day Horticulturist Certified First Detector Plant Diagnostic Certified First Detector Plant Diagnostic  Network
Julie Day Horticulturist Certified Landscape Technician Turf and Ornamental Maintenance NALP/PLANET/CLCA
Julie Day Horticulturist Qualified Applicator Certified Department of Pesticide Regulation
Ruben Gutierrez Irrigation Lead Maxicom Installation Level I Rain Bird Corporation
Ruben Gutierrez Irrigation Lead Maxicom Water Manager Level I Rain Bird Corporation
Corey Kronkhyte Irrigation Lead Irrigation Installation, Design, Technician Rain Bird Corporation
Chris McGilvery Grounds Area Management Lead B.S. Political Science and Sociology U.C. Berkeley
Chris McGilvery Grounds Area Management Lead Certified Landscape Technician Ornamental Maintenance NALP/PLANET/CLCA
Chris McGilvery Grounds Area Management Lead Qualified Applicator Certified Department of Pesticide Regulation
Mary Nolan Manager Qualified Applicator Certified Department of Pesticide Regulation
Mary Nolan Manager Masters of Business Administration University of Phoenix
Mary Nolan Manager B.S. Agricultural Science University College Dublin, Ireland
Eduardo Ochoa Irrigation Confined Space, First Aid Stanford In-house
Angel Parra Irrigation Confined Space, First Aid Stanford In-house
Catherine Parrish Grounds Area Management Lead B.S. Natural Resources University of Delaware
Max Pinedo Manager M.S. Forest Science University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Max Pinedo Manager Certified Arborist International Society of Arboriculture
Francisco Preciado Irrigation Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor Irrigation Association
Juan Quezada-Gonzales Groundskeeper B. S. Environmental Management and Protection Humboldt State University
David Reed Supervisor Irrigation Certified Landscape Technician Turf  Management NALP/PLANET/CLCA
David Reed Supervisor Irrigation DPR, IRR, IA, Operator Installation, First Aid Penn State- Advanced Turf Management
David Reed Supervisor Irrigation MaxiCom Operator Water Management Rain Bird Corporation
David Reed Supervisor Irrigation Qualified Applicator Certified Department of Pesticide Regulation
David Reed Supervisor Irrigation Stanford Managers Academy Stanford University
Joe Riggs Grounds Area Management Lead Certified Landscape Technician Ornamental Maintenance NALP/PLANET/CLCA
Joe Riggs Grounds Area Management Lead Qualified Applicator Certified Department of Pesticide Regulation
Rebecca Swanson Groundskeeper A.A. Landscape Horticulture Merced College
Leonardo Villalpando Groundskeeper Bachelor of Science UC Merced
Leonardo Villalpando Groundskeeper Qualified Applicator Certified Department of Pesticide Regulation
Bryce Weaver Irrigation Confined Space, First Aid Stanford In-house