Our Staff of Landscape Professionals
Our Management, Technical, & Supervisory Staff has:
- Over 250 years of collective experience in the landscape industry
- Fourteen college degrees
- Numerous professional licenses including licensed landscape architects
. . . . And a genuine passion for what we do!
Landscape Architecture/ Project Management
Philip Loughman - President
More than thirty years of experience in the landscape design/build industry and in campus planning, landscape architecture and capital project management for three major university systems. Registered Landscape Architect with Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and MBA degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana/ Champaign. Member of the advisory boards for the Boulder County office of the Colorado State University Extension Service. Also President of Plant Source, Inc. and is a consultant in the green industry and higher education administration.
Becky Waugh Hammond - Landscape Architect
Boulder native with nineteen years of local experience in the landscape design/build industry and is a licensed landscape architect. She has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Stanford University. Prior to joining L.I.D.in 1998 she designed playgrounds for municipal clients and was the principal of her own Landscape Design/Build firm. Previous experience also includes thirteen years as a business owner/operator and public lecturer in Native American art. She has just completed a two-year term on the Boulder advisory board to the Better Business Bureau and served on the ProGreen program committee for the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado.
Erica Gutke -- Assistant to Landscape Architects
A recent graduate from Westwood College in Interior Design with excellent CAD skills, Erica joins us with experience in operating a small landscape firm in Denver. We are happy to have added another enthusiastic and hardworking Colorado native to our team.
Construction, Maintenance &
Chris Gallagher – General Manager
More than thirty years of experience in the landscape industry including twenty-two years with L.I.D. and a BA in Geography from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Responsible for oversight of bidding, scheduling, coordinating and providing quality control.
Amber Kraft - Maintenance 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.
Jeff Franklin - Irrigation Manager
More than thirty years of experience in landscape and related industries and L.I.D.'s longest employee, having been with the company for 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).
Jo Swanger - Irrigation & Maintenance Coordinator & Assistant to Landscape Architects
Jo joined L.I.D. in 2008 as a member of the design department using her B.S. in Interior Design from Westwood College. She has recently expanded her role to include coordinating the Irrigation & Maintenance departments as well.
Trish Jensen- Accounting Operations
A Colorado native with over fifteen years of accounting and business operations experience. Responsible for accounting operations, purchasing, human resources, benefit administration and business service agreements.
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3131 North 75th Street - Suite 100
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Phone: (303) 440-7833
Fax: (303) 440-6041