Staff

Dustin Strube

Area Manager


Dustin_bwDustin graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. He has over 5 years of client service and management experience that makes him a valued asset to the Landscapes USA team. He is a licensed irrigator and his eye for creative design ensures our clients that he will be able to turn any property into a visual appealing environment. He has a firm belief that earning trust with his clients will lead to a lifelong client/vendor relationship. When he’s not working, he enjoys fishing, watching football and being outdoors.

 

Josh Rutz

Area Manager


Josh grew up in Wichita, Kansas; but made his way to Texas as soon as he could. With summers spent working at a local nursery and as a member of the golf course staff at Terradyne Country Club, Josh quickly learned the importance of creating positive customer relations and gaining a well-rounded plant background. Josh received his Bachelors of Science in Horticulture with an emphasis in Landscape Design from Kansas State University in May of 2014. During his four years at K-State, Josh actively participated in the KSU Horticulture Club which traveled and competed at PLANET Student Career Days put on by the Professional Landcare Network. Aside from classes and spending Saturdays watching K-State football, Josh served as the President of his fraternity on campus. Being part of a team at Landscapes USA is something Josh values and actively participates in.  His attention to detail, great communication skills and “can do” attitude are an asset to all of his clients.

 

Zach Rutz

Area Manager


Zach_bwZach graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Horticulture and an emphasis in Landscape Design. He loves his job because he is always doing something different. He’s always had a love for landscaping and helping properties look beautiful. He is a licensed irrigator and as he’s gained experience, he has used his knowledge to educate his clients on their landscape. When he’s not taking care of his clients, you can find him spending time at the lake with his family.

 

Zane Morris

Account Manager


zaneZane is a 2015 graduate from OSU with an AS degree in Turfgrass Management. He has 7 plus years of experience in landscape maintenance. Justin moved to Austin in May of 2015 to begin his career in the golf course industry, and he came to Landscapes USA from the University of Texas Golf Club. He takes great pride in helping clients improve their turf quality and landscape to enhance the property.

From his past experiences, he has a great eye for detail and customer service skills that assist in his everyday tasks.

When he is not working, Zane enjoys spending time with his wife, playing golf, watching Oklahoma football, and grilling.

 

Chelsea Anderson

Enhancement Manager


ChelseaAndersonChelsea graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Horticulture and Design. She has over 9 years of landscape management experience and 7 years of landscape design experience which she uses to provide our clients with excellent design work and enhancement management. She is in charge of our floral program and also manages current maintenance clients. She is a licensed irrigator and is ready to answer any questions you have regarding your landscape.

 

Heath Deen

Business Development Manager


heath2Heath holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication & MBA from Oral Roberts University. He is originally from Bossier City, Louisiana, and he lived in Mexico for a couple of years and is fluent in Spanish.

Heath started with Landscapes USA in November of 2005. He loves interacting with people and serving the needs of his clients. He has been married since 2008 and has two sons. In his free time, Heath can be found spending time with family and friends.

 

Elliot Sanchez

Irrigation Manager


elliot2_bwElliot has four years of field experience, which includes evaluating irrigation systems, repairs, and installs. He communicates with property and maintenance managers to resolve any issues regarding irrigation systems. Additionally, he works with property managers to insure their landscapes continue to flourish.

 

Mario Alfaro

Equipment Manager


Emmanuel Alfaro_2Mario has over 14 years of experience with landscape equipment. He graduated from Don Bosco University as an automotive technician engineer and has worked with Landscapes USA since 2007. He keeps all of our equipment (from trucks to trailers and mowers to blowers) up to date and working properly. He can fix pretty much anything!

 

Wayne Conrad

Partner


Wayne_bwWayne brings over twenty-five years of landscape operations management expertise to the LUSA team. He has a proven track record of growing revenue, while at the same time increasing productivity and ROI in all aspects of operations, as industry leaders in both the commercial landscaping and golf course management arenas. He holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Agronomy from Texas A&M University, and is the recipient of numerous prestigious landscape industry awards, including recognition by the Texas Turfgrass Association, the North Texas Golf Course Superintendents Association, and the Texas Association of Landscape Contractors.