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Our Team

Our staff consists of a group of professionals who possess diverse backgrounds and a passion to ensure that all business is taken care of in the forums of Customer Service, Landscaping, Maintenance, Irrigation, and Wholesale Nursery needs. Green Biz staff includes Bachelor Degree holders, certified pesticide applicators, and certified backflow inspectors. We are proud to have a team of talented and dedicated individuals, trained in the latest horticulture and landscaping techniques and technology.

Meet the Green Biz Team

Operation Office

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Sylva Hensle –  Office Manager

Sylva Hensle has been with Green Biz since the Spring of 2015. She has a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science and 6 years of office and customer service experience. In the office, she assists all office operations and customer concerns. She is enthusiastic about nature and enjoys working for a company that works so hard to beautify it.

 

 

Landscape Staff

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Brian Jammer – Landscape/Maintenance Division Manager

Brian Jammer is originally from Reese, Michigan. Mr. Jammer has been on the Green Biz team since August of 2006.

As a part of the Green Biz Team Mr. Jammer is currently responsible for:

  • Daily Operations of the Landscape Department
  • Landscape Site Supervision
  • Customer/Client Relations
  • Landscape Sales/Design
  • Crew Operations

Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree in Applied Science – Landscape Architecture,
  • Lansing Community College, Michigan, 2006
  • North Carolina Certified Plant Professional
  • Certified Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester
  • DuPont Safety Certification

Professional Organizations:

  • North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Turfgrass Council of North Carolina
  • American Nursery and Landscape Association

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Bond Jordan – Landscape Supervisor

With over 25 years of experience most of them with Green Biz, you can count on Bond to ensure that your project is completely to the highest expectations.

As a part of the Green Biz Team Mr. Jordan is currently responsible for:

  • Landscape Crew/Site Operations
  • Customer/Client Relations
  • Irrigation/ Drainage/ Hardscape Design and Sales

Qualifications:

  • 25 Years in the Green Industry
  • North Carolina Certified Plantsman
  • Licensed Pesticide Applicator
  • Rainbird School of Irrigation Service Certification
  • Certified Belgard Hardscape Installer
  • Certified Segmatal Wall Installer

Professional Organizations:

  • North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Turfgrass Council of North Carolina
  • Southern Nurserymen’s Association
  • American Nursery and Landscape Association

 

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Brandon Betz– Landscape Supervisor

Brandon comes with 8 years of experience working within the Green industry. His high end experience comes from field work, management, and owning his own business back home. His move to Fayetteville brought him to Green Biz. Brandon is soon to be Plants-man Certified and has high hopes for his position. He assists in ensuring all Landscape crews get work completed right the first time.

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Kimberly Keech-Landscape Designer

Kimberly has been with Green Biz since February of 2017. She has been in the Horticulture industry for 20 years, specializing in plant care, garden designs, and interior plantings. Being a native of North Carolina, Kimberly has an in depth knowledge of all the beauty the area can produce.

As a part of the Green Biz Team Ms. Keech is currently responsible for:

  • Landscape Design, Consultations, and Sales
  • Customer/Client Relations

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of  Science  in Horticultural Science from NCSU
  • Certified Plant Professional
  • 20 years of experience in Horticulture
  • 6 years in plant management and design

Maintenance Staff

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James Tubbs – Maintenance Account Manager

James has been a member of the Green Biz team since June 2015. As the Maintenance Account Manager he organizes the Quality Control Program and all Maintenance crews to ensure they provide an excellent service to all customers. He also manages all existing Maintenance accounts and well as meeting potential clients on a daily basis providing estimates for services. His overwhelming desire for success is followed by a desire to ensure his team provides top notch service with an expedient process for all customers.

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Taylor Dunn– Maintenance Supervisor

When Taylor started working for Green Biz, he started on the field. After exceeding expectations, he moved into a Supervisor position. He now oversees crews to ensure work is completed, equipment is working, and routes are finished promptly.

 

Human Resources Staff

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Karol Coffee – Finance Director

Has been with Green Biz since February of 2011. She has over 38 years of experiences in the accounting field.

 

Marketing Staff

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Lucy Yaklich– Marketing Project Specialist

Lucy has worked for Green Biz since March of 2014. She is a recent graduate, obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication which pushed her position in the Operations Office to Marketing. With her personal experience within the company, Lucy handles social media content, graphics, and business communication at Green Biz and at our retail store, Green Side Up.

Nursery Staff

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Chad Barfield– Nursery Manager

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Dennis Holder – Nursery Facilities Manager

Dennis has been with the Green Biz team since 1982 and has as wealth of knowledge that will help you meet your wholesale needs.

As a part of Green Biz, Mr. Holder is currently responsible for:

  • Nursery Facility Site Management
  • Customer relations

Qualifications:

  • Over 25 years in the Green Industry.

Professional Development:

  • North Carolina Certified Plant Professional
  • Extensive growing experience and nursery production in North Carolina
  • North Carolina Certified Pesticide Applicator

Professional Organizations:

  • Johnston County Nursery Association
  • NC Nursery and Landscaping Association
  • Southern Nurserymen’s Association
  • American Nursery and Landscape Association

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Alan Jackson – Nursery Supervisor/Grower

Alan’s leadership in the field has helped Green Biz’s plants to reach their highest quality level in years.

As part of the Green Biz team, Mr. Jackson is responsible for:

  • Growing operations for the 130 acre nursery

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Horticultural Science, North Carolina State
  • NC licensed Pesticide Applicator

 

 

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Pam Harris– Inventory and Quality Control Specialist

Pam is responsible for all nursery plant inventory and size specifications, as well as alerting the Nursery Manager and Head Grower of insect pest, fungal, and spacing issues. She is constantly among the plants and helps to advise the Head Grower of plants which are ready to be stepped up in production.

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Kristie Horton – Wholesale Nursery Customer Service Rep

Kristie has worked at Green Biz since September of 2004. During her tenure she has worked in various positions throughout the company and strives to ensure that all wholesale customers receive the best service from the nursery division.

Company Executives

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Charles Allen IV – CEO/Founder

Mr. Allen has over 30 years experience managing business operations for a multifaceted landscaping, grounds management, lawn maintenance, irrigation, and wholesale nursery company specializing in commercial, residential, industrial and DOT landscape projects.

  • North Carolina Certified Plantsman
  • North Carolina Registered Landscape Contractor
  • North Carolina Licensed Pesticide Applicator
  • Founding Member of the Cape Fear Botanical Garden
  • -Head of Site Selection Committee
  • Current Board Member of the NC Irrigation Contractor’s Licensing Board
  • Out Standing in His Field (most of time)

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Cindy Allen – CFO/Co-Founder

Cindy Allen is the financial operations officer and corporate secretary & treasurer. Mrs Allen is a co-founder of the business, begun in 1979. As such, she has been instrumental in the organization’s financial health and growth. Minnesota born, Mrs Allen came to Fayetteville, NC thirty one years ago.

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Charles “Charlie” Allen V – Vice President of Operations

Charlie Allen is the second generation of Allen’s to enter the Green Biz Family. With more than 16 years of experience, Mr. Allen has been working with Green Biz since July of 1992.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University
  • Master of Business Administration, Methodist University
  • Licensed Landscape Contractor
  • North Carolina Certified Plant Professional
  • North Carolina Licensed Pesticide Applicator
  • Certified Backflow Inspector

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