Ryan Gardiner

Position: Senior Director of Client Services

Ryan has over 23 years of experience in the horticultural industry holding positions in snow removal, irrigation, landscape installation, operations, and client services and management. He has been with HighGrove since 2009, assisting clients such as the Atlanta Braves at The Battery, Jones land LaSalle, McDonald Development, and many more. His passion for the industry, and the HG team and their valuable clients, has made him an integral part of the HG team.

Chris Dobson

Position: Director of Business Development

Chris has over 25 years of field sales experience working with numerous Fortune 500 companies. His background includes managing and developing solutions for his clients to drive results and increased asset value. He enjoys spending time with family, UGA football, and hunting. Chris coaches the Union Grove Gladiators, an exceptional needs flag football team from McDonough..

Eric Pence

Position: Senior Client Relations Manager

Eric has 30+ years of experience in the horticultural industry, having held positions in landscape maintenance and install operations, branch management and client services. He is originally from Hodgenville, KY and obtained a Bachelor of Science from Berea College. Eric has been with HighGrove since 1998, assisting hundreds of clients such as Northside Hospital, The Galleria, The Concourse, Cox Communications, Emory Healthcare, KIMCO, The Shopping Center Group and numerous others. His work ethic, professionalism, and passion for helping others makes him an integral part of the HG team.

Ryan Traeger

Position: Senior Client Relations Manager

Ryan has 23+ years of experience in the horticultural industry as a small business owner, commercial estimator and Senior Client Relations Manager. He attended Kennesaw State University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration, then later, attended Chattahoochee Tech for Horticulture. He has been with HighGrove since 2011, assisting top clients such as the Simpson Organization, Holy Innocents Episcopal School, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, Drew Charter Schools and Holy Spirit Church. Ryan prides himself on creating long standing relationships with HG’s clients, that lead to exceptional results. His passion for landscaping is reflected every day in his work at clients properties.

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at highgrove partners

As HighGrove Partners continues to grow  and play a leading role in the green industry  , we recognize that our greatest challenge in finding great people. Our team members are our most vital asset and we strive to retain and develop them to their fullest potential. If you're interested in an exciting career in the green industry, we hope you consider HighGrove Partners