THE WIMBERG TEAM Peter Wimberg President Peter started mowing lawns and doing a variety of gardening jobs for neighbors in the early 1970’s. After obtaining a degree in Finance from Xavier University in 1984 he decided to take his already established business to the next level. After 28 plus years in both the management and sales side of the business, Peter has moved to just the management side. Peter believes that working on the business as opposed to in the business has allowed the company to better serve its clients and provide better opportunities for its employees. Learn more about Pete, his gardens and his theory on garden design, here. Hobbies: Gardening, hiking, photography, music, cycling, and Xavier basketball John Wimberg Vice President John has been with the company since its beginning, mowing lawns around the Wimberg home on Menlo Avenue starting in the late 70’s. He continued through his years at St. Xavier High School and Xavier University. After graduating in 1988 with a degree in Finance, he chose to continue working with Pete in building Wimberg Landscaping into one of the premier landscape companies in Cincinnati. He still oversees all the lawn and snow removal services and is involved in the strategic planning for the company. Read more about John, here. Hobbies: Xavier basketball and golf Natalie Selker LEED Certified Landscape Designer Natalie brings her love of incorporating nature-inspired design and sensibility to her large scale projects as well as more intimate, residential designs. She earned an undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder in Environmental Design with an emphasis in Design, and earned her Master’s degree at the University of Colorado in Denver in Landscape Architecture. She was taught to design big, which pushed her to go beyond what’s typical and expected. She applies that out-of-the-box design insight to all her projects, from pocket-sized backyards to large commercial projects. Learn more about Natalie, here. Hobbies: Spending time with her husband and two boys, traveling, as well as snow skiing and biking the many trails Cincinnati has to offer. She enjoys growing herbs and making delicious meals and baking. Connie Brasington Office Manager Connie has been part of our team since 1996. She started as a part time employee answering phones and typing estimates. In 1997 she accepted the Office Manager position. She manages our daily office operations, from customer service, accounts payable/receivables and even playing chef at our company lunches. Read more about Connie, here. Hobbies: Gardening, scrapbooking & spending time with her family and grandchildren (Caylob and Tynlee) Samantha New Client Account Manager Samantha joined the Wimberg Landscaping team in early 2017. While her initial duties included filing paperwork and other clerical tasks, Samantha quickly absorbed additional responsibility. Today, as the Client Account Manager, Samantha handles all aspects of processing new and renewal contracts, as well as accounts receivable. Samantha uses her gift of working with numbers and exceptional organization skills to ensure client needs are addressed efficiently and accurately. Hobbies: Outdoor activities, soccer, spending time with her family and dogs Tim Grubbs Operations Manager Tim has been working in the landscape industry for over 10 years. Starting as a member of an install team, he learned the intricacy of installation, design as well as maintenance firsthand. He uses his years of experience in the field to lead the Wimberg installation crews. Read more about Tim, here. Hobbies: Golfing, spending time in the pool with family and friends and watching professional football. Jennifer Smith Horticulturist & Client Services Jennifer, an award-winning pollinator garden designer, has been with Wimberg Landscaping for more than six years. The Wimberg Landscaping office pollinator gardens, and the Wimberg Landscaping Focal Garden at Ault Park, for which she designed the plant sections, received silver level awards from the Ohio Green Industry Association in 2023. Jennifer studied Horticulture and Landscape Design at the University of Cincinnati, wrote for Horticulture magazine, and was the garden writer and photographer for the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati. For many years she was the coordinator of the Adopt-a-Plot gardens at Ault Park where she has designed and maintained as many as five gardens including heading the redesign of the Wimberg Landscaping Focal Garden. Read more about Jennifer, here. Hobbies: Gardening, garden photography and traveling back roads. Kevin McQuade Landscape Designer Kevin is an experienced landscape designer who understands all aspects of landscape design and care. Kevin brings his 10 years of landscape experience to Wimberg Landscaping. Kevin marries his understanding of landscape design with his artistic sensibilities (he’s an established fine art painter) to create spaces that are rooted in good design sense while embracing the allure of nature. When he’s not designing new landscapes for our clients, he’s often found coaching his eldest son’s hockey team. Learn more about Kevin. Tyler Menker Sales Representative Tyler has been a part of the landscaping/green industry for over six years. Before joining Wimberg, he worked in the field for five years learning all aspects of landscaping (mowing, maintenance, install and sales). He has also worked for a year in the field doing installation projects for Wimberg before transitioning to sales. He studied business at the University of Cincinnati: majoring in entrepreneurship and minoring in marketing. Tyler’s hobbies include hiking, boating, and traveling or just about anything outdoors. Josh Clock Sale Representative: Lawn & Landscape Josh studied Applied Business at the University of Cincinnati, as well as Turfgrass Management at Rutgers University. Josh has been in the lawn/landscape industry for 13 years, previously working as the Assistant Superintendent of Grounds at Camargo Club in Indian Hill. Hobbies: Spending time with his wife and 2 young boys, DIY home projects, fantasy football, and watching/following professional and collegiate sports. Brigid Wimberg Manager, Team & Client Development Brigid joined the Wimberg Landscaping team in February 2020. After graduating from Xavier University with a degree in Public Relations in 2014, Brigid recruited talent for a variety of local companies. After several years in Corporate Human Resources/Recruitment, Brigid brings her eye for detail and marketing skills to the Wimberg team. Brigid is responsible for finding and retaining the best employees for the company, in addition to marketing efforts and other HR initiatives. Hobbies: Horseback riding, shopping, traveling Ashley Meyer Lawn Division Manager Ashley is a lawn enthusiast who brings her love of the lawn and excellent client relations to Wimberg Landscaping. Before joining us, Ashley managed lawn crews for over 10 years, handling crew routing, sales, customer service, and bookkeeping. Prior to that, for seven years, Ashley was a Customer Service Manager overseeing a lawn care company’s call center operation. Hobbies: When she is not busy working with our lawn crews and tending to our clients, she enjoys spending time with her family, attending their numerous sporting events, and being outside in nature. Kristi Minar Accountant Kristi is one of our newest office members. A graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Finance, Kristi has been living in Cincinnati for 11 years. Before coming to Wimberg she spent four years as a stay-at-home mom. Prior to that she worked for MillerCoors for 11 years in various finance and accounting manager roles. She loves spending time outside with her family and friends and is always looking for new exciting outdoor adventures around Cincinnati. Hobbies: Volleyball, running, hiking, boating, puzzles, watching her four kids play sports-basically anything that keeps her active. Karen Davis Karen Davis is the welcoming voice you hear when you call our offices and most likely the first person to greet you when you visit in person. A naturally gracious hostess, Karen embodies what we have long strived for at Wimberg Landscaping: a personal touch to all we do. An avid gardener, Karen first made her acquaintance with us as she was touring the gardens here, at our new office complex. The opportunity to work near her home and gardens while helping us promote native and pollinator gardening methods was an opportunity she could not resist. Hobbies: She is a hiker, scuba diver, snow and water skier, and a passionate aviator. Karen loves to spend time with her daughters and granddaughters (whenever they visit) and being in the great outdoors with her husband. She is also an avid homebody with a semi-off-grid lifestyle. Her dogs, chickens, and turkeys keep her busy along with breadmaking, cooking, canning, and gardening. History, art, and music are also enjoyed by this nature-loving granny who never has enough hours in the day. Joining the Wimberg family has proven to be the perfect balance between work and her love of gardening. Sarah Geiger-Behm Pollinator, Nature-Inspired Garden Designer Pollinator, Nature-Inspired Garden Designer Sarah’s love of, and appreciation for, the importance of natural spaces and the plants within, inspires her garden designs. In what has become her second career path, Sarah has found a way to marry her love for the outdoors with garden design and care. An experienced garden designer, Sarah saw first-hand how a home garden can inspire a neighborhood. When gardens are planted with nature in mind, and made accessible to others, that garden becomes the catalyst for other nature inspired gardens to take root in the neighborhood. To learn more about Sarah, read her One-on-One, here. Hobbies: Spending time with her family, tending to her front yard prairie garden, and exploring nature via local, and not-so-local, hiking trails. Brooke Morris Office Assistant Brooke joined the Wimberg Landscaping team in 2023. In the short time she has been with the company, she has become an invaluable member of our team. Brooke assists in everything from marketing, client support, and human resources tasks. With an eye for detail and a knack for organization, Brooke plays an important role in our operational efficiency and ensures the smooth flow of our daily activities. When she’s not balancing her many hats where at Wimberg Landscaping, Brooke can be found shopping, reading, drawing, watching rom-coms, and listening to Taylor Swift.