The Van Putte Gardens Team

We wouldn’t be a leader in the green industry without our skilled and knowledgeable Green Thumb staff. These are the people who are out in our nursery, greenhouse, and garden center every day, making Van Putte Gardens your number one resource for information about gardening and landscaping.

Kyle Van Putte, CNLP
CEO / President / Landscape Division Manager, Since 1987

Holly Cirella (Van Putte)
CFO / Vice President, Since 1991

Carl Van Putte
Chairman of the Board, Since 1965

Sue Van Putte
Senior Vice President, Since 1975

Jodi Avery
Assistant Manager – Gift Shop & Market, Since 2011

Nicole Bartlett
Landscape Design Consultant – Commercial Accounts, Since 2015

Richard Burke
Assistant Manager – Nursery / In-House Design, Since 2002

Kristen Davies
Landscape Design Consultant, Since 2014

Chris DeRose
Asst. Manager – Garden Center, Nursery, & Water Gardens, Since 1989

Hope Fox
Assistant Manager – Garden Center, Since 2001

Katie Gailey
Office Manager, Since 2004

Mike Griffin
Senior Vice President, General Manager, Since 1998

Jenna Holzschuh
Green Goods Buyer/Manager, Since 2015

Brittany Keyes, CNLP
Assistant to the CEO & CFO, Since 2015

Bret Matthews
Operations Manager, Since 2002

Carl McMahon
Nursery Manager, Since 2007

James Patrick
Landscape Design Consultant, Since 2016

Loren Roberts
Front End Manager, Since 1984

Steve Sadwick
Greenhouse Manager / Grower / Botanist / Horticulturist, Since 1987

Pat Schneider
Customer Service – Garden Center, Nursery & Perennials, Since 1998

Rick Stecher
Garden Center Manager & Buyer, Since 2018