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Our Staff of Landscape Professionals

L.I.D. Landscapes Office

Our Management, Technical, & Supervisory Staff has:

  • Over 250 years of collective experience in the landscape industry
  • Numerous professional licenses including licensed landscape architects 

. . . . And a genuine passion for what we do!

Phil Loughman, President, L.I.D. Landscapes


Philip Loughman - Landscape Architect & President Emeritus   
Phil has forty years of experience in the landscape design/build industry and in campus planning, and has accomplished landscape architecture and capital project management for three major university systems.  He is a registered Landscape Architect with Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and MBA degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.
To contact Phil, email phil@lidlandscapes.com.

Amber Kraft, Landscape Designer, L.I.D. Landscapes

 Erica Gutke - Landscape Designer

Erica is starting her 5th season with L.I.D. landscapes.  She graduated from Westwood college with a BS in Interior Design.  She has worked on her skills and is now a valued member of the design team for L.I.D. Landscapes. We are happy to have this enthusiastic and hardworking Colorado native to our team.

To contact Erica, email erica@lidlandscapes.com.

Lisa Sangelo - Landscape Designer

Lisa has 15 years of experience living and designing gardens in Colorado.  She earned her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Western Australia, and is currently working toward registration with ASLA.  Having travelled extensively and worked in the arenas of recreation planning, natural and visual resource management and hospitality, Lisa is ecstatic to have the opportunity to apply her passion for people, plants and the built environment to her work at L.I.D.

To contact Lisa, email l.sangelo@lidlandscapes.com.

Matt O'Brian - Landscape Designer

Matt is a graduate from Colorado State University with dual-majors in Environment Horticulture: Landscape Design & Contracting and in Landscape Business, with a minor in Business Management. Hired in 2013, he has experienced a plethora of positions including administration, design assistant, snow plow driver, maintenance and enhancement foreman, and a trainer for laborers and foremen. He looks forward to continuing his training towards becoming a designer and salesman at L.I.D. Landscapes. 

To contact Matt, email matto@lidlandscapes.com.

Dan Quakenbush - Operations Associate

Dan, a Colorado native, has been with L.I.D. since the summer or 2014. Dan comes to L.I.D. with a bachelor’s degree in horticulture and an emphasis in designing, building and maintaining landscapes from Brigham Young University – Idaho. Dan has a diverse background in landscaping, having worked at nurseries and multiple landscaping companies throughout the west coast.

 To contact Dan, email d.quakenbush@lidlandscapes.com

Chris Gallagher, General Manager, L.I.D. Landscapes


Chris Gallagher – Landscape Operations Manager

Chris has more than thirty-five years of experience in the landscape industry including twenty-five years with L.I.D. and a BA in Geography from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Responsible for fleet management, oversight of bidding, scheduling, coordinating and providing quality control.

To contact Chris, email chris@lidlandscapes.com.

Scott Natter - General Manager

Scott started at L.I.D.'s parent company in Chicago, James Martin Associates, in 2006. He has been a part of the Design/Build team as a Designer/Salesman as well as the Productions Operations Manager. Scott also spent some time as the Fleet, Facility, and Yard Manager. He also joined the Commercial Snow and Maintenance team as an Account Manager and the Snow Operations Manager. He joined the L.I.D. team in Boulder as the General Manager in November of 2013. Scott has a BS in Landscape Management from Brigham Young University. He is a Certified Landscape Professional and Certified Landscape Technician, CLP, CLT.

To contact Scott, email s.natter@lidlandscapes.com.

Brock Hunt - Facilities & Purchasing Materials Manager

Brock graduated from Iowa State University in the spring of 2013 with a double major in Agricultural Business and Horticulture and a minor in Economics. Following graduation, he began his career with L.I.D. Landscapes as an Operations Associate working with the maintenance department as a maintenance foreman. During the winter Brock works with L.I.D.'s snow operations at various commercial sites throughout Boulder. He received his certification as a Landscape Technician in 2014 along with his Commercial Driver's License.

To contact Brock, email b.hunt@lidlandscapes.com.

Amber Kraft, Maintenance Manager


Amber Kraft - Maintenance Account Manager

Amber has returned to L.I.D. to assume responsibility of L.I.D.’s maintenance services after a sabbatical to do her graduate studies in Horticulture at Colorado State University. She is also a Master Gardener with comprehensive knowledge of plant care and pathology, soils and management of landscapes. Amber is a Colorado native whose education also includes a B.A. from the University of Colorado.

To contact Amber, email amber@lidlandscapes.com

Barrett Boos - Operations Associate

Barrett Joined L.I.D Landscapes in June 2014 after graduating from Colorado State University with a Major in Environmental Horticulture and a Minor in Business Administration. Barrett has acquired extensive plant care knowledge through working at several nurseries, as well as completing internships at Colorado State University’s Arboretum, and the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. He will begin his L.I.D. career leading a Maintenance Department field operations crew. 

To contact Barrett, email b.boos@lidlandscapes.com

Jeff Franklin, Irrigation Manager, L.I.D. Landscapes


Jeff Franklin - Irrigation Manager

Jeff has more than thirty years of experience in landscape and related industries and is L.I.D.'s longest employee, having been with the company for over twenty-five years. Comprehensive experience includes designing, installing, and repair of irrigation and pumping systems. He is recognized throughout the Boulder area as the most knowledgeable irrigation troubleshooter and is a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA).

To contact Jeff, email jeff@lidlandscapes.com.

Matt McMillan - Maintenance Irrigation Manager

Matt has been in the landscape industry for over 20 years working with L.I.D. for over half that time. Matt has also worked as an artist both commercially and privately since receiving his BFA from the University of Colorado. Combined with his technical training and experience, this gives him a unique blend of aesthetic and technical knowledge.  Informing that experience is an opportunity to work extensively with both Design Build and irrigation. Despite his formal title being Maintenance Irrigation Manager, Matt has the willingness and ability to address all landscape questions and needs.  Matt is also the Safety & Training Manager, working with the L.I.D. team for a safe work environment and an informed and educated team.

To contact Matt, email matt@lidlandscapes.com.

Eric Sabin - Irrigation Technician

Eric is a graduate from Colorado State University with a degree in Environmental Horticulture. He focused on Irrigation in school and is passionate about water conservation and using water efficiently in the landscape. Eric completed his internship with a Colorado based company building and maintaining water features. 

To contact Eric, email e.sabin@lidlandscapes.com.


Stacey Bryant - Administrator

Please welcome Stacey, our new administrator! She has managed offices for the past few years, and is passionate about customer service. We are very happy to have her on the L.I.D. team!

To contact Stacey, email s.bryant@lidlandscapes.com.

Business Development

Brian Share - Operations Associate

Brian joined the L.I.D. team in 2013 after a summer of conducting irrigation audits with the Center for ReSource Conservation. He received his B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado in May 2013. Brian will be involved in our Field Operations, Snow Operations, and Business Development & Marketing departments. He is excited to add his experience to the team and to be a part of our over 30 year history.

To contact Brian, email b.share@lidlandscapes.com.


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L.I.D. Landscapes

3131 North 75th Street

Boulder, Colorado 80301


Phone: (303) 440-7833

E-mail: info@lidlandscapes.com
Fax: (303) 440-6041



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