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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, Landscape Architect & President Emeritus, 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.
Creating unique and functional landscapes that endure for years is the reason why Phil first began his career as a Landscape Architect. He is a registered Landscape Architect with Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.
To contact Phil, email p.loughman@lidlandscapes.com.

Lisa Sangelo, Landscape Designer, L.I.D. Landscapes

Lisa Sangelo, BLA - Landscape Designer

Lisa began her career at L.I.D. Landscapes in 2013. She has fifteen years of experience designing and restoring gardens in Colorado.  She earned her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Western Australia, is a Master Gardener, studied Horticultural Science at Murdoch University, and is currently working toward licensure with ASLA.

Lisa is a key member of the L.I.D. Design team, contributing her talents in residential design to developing concepts, construction details, presentation drawings, Computer Aided Design and project management. Having travelled extensively and worked in the arenas of recreation planning, natural and visual resource management and hospitality, Lisa is glad to have the opportunity to apply her passion for people and the living and built environments to her work at L.I.D.

 During her free time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and playing music.

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

Amber Kraft, Maintenance Account Manager, L.I.D. Landscapes

Amber Kraft - Landscape Designer

Amber has been a part of the L.I.D. team since 2007. She has been a main part of the Maintenance and Design/Build departments since she began her career at L.I.D. She is also a Master Gardener with comprehensive knowledge of plant care and pathology, soils and management of landscapes.

She joined L.I.D. Landscapes because of her passion for improving the environment and her love of plants, gardens and horticulture. Her accomplishments include helping with the design and maintenance of award winning projects. Furthermore, Amber is a Colorado native whose education includes a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Masters in Horticulture from the Colorado State University.

Outside of work, Amber enjoys gardening at her home, volunteering and rafting the Colorado River. 

To contact Amber, email a.kraft@lidlandscapes.com

Matt O'Brian, Landscape Designer, L.I.D. Landscapes

Matt O'Brian, CLT - Landscape Designer

Matt is a graduate from the Colorado State University with dual-majors in Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Design & Contracting and in Landscape Business, with a minor in Business Management. With stops along the way at several local Landscape Architecture and Contracting firms, he's been involved in extreme project diversity. 

Hired in 2013, he has experienced several positions including administration, design assistant, snow plow driver, maintenance and enhancement foreman, and a trainer for laborers and foremen. Currently, Matt is one of our skilled Landscape Designers. He enjoys designing and maintaining the construction of functional and sustainable outdoor spaces in the residential community.

Matt is a Certified Landscape Technician (CLT) with an emphasis in Softscape Installation and has obtained his Class A Commercial Driver's License.

Outside of work, Matt coaches high school rugby, loves to travel, and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

To contact Matt, email m.o'brian@lidlandscapes.com.

Dan Quakenbush, Operations Associate, L.I.D. Landscapes

Dan Quakenbush - Operations Associate

Dan, a Colorado native, has been with L.I.D. since the summer or 2014. His first positions were Irrigation Technician and a Landscape Crew Member. Dan comes to L.I.D. with a bachelor’s degree in horticulture and an emphasis in designing, building and maintaining landscapes from the Brigham Young University – Idaho.

Dan has a diverse background in landscaping, having worked at nurseries and multiple landscaping companies throughout the west coast. He joined L.I.D. Landscapes because of his passion to create interactive spaces and beautiful landscapes. Now, Dan's duties include assisting designers and managers with proposals, bidding, and designing.

In his free time, Dan spends time with his wife, hikes and skis the mountains of Colorado, and works on his fly fishing techniques. 

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


Scott Natter, General Manager, L.I.D. Landscapes

Scott Natter, CLP, CLT - General Manager

Scott started at L.I.D.'s parent company in Chicago, James Martin Associates, in 2006 where he participated n the design and completeion of several award winning projects. 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 Bachelor of Science in Landscape Management from the Brigham Young University. He is a Certified Landscape Professional and Certified Landscape Technician, CLP, CLT.

Outside of work, Scott enjoys camping with his family, rock climbing, and white water rafting. In addition, he is an active leader in the Boy Scouts of America.

To contact Scott, email s.natter@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-seven years with L.I.D. He began his career at L.I.D. as a Landscape Install Laborer. Currently, Chris is our Landscape Operations Manager and his primary focuses are the daily scheduling and supervising of each installation, fleet management, oversight of bidding, and providing quality control. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

His leadership and quality of work have led to multiple recognitions and awards. Furthermore, Chris is proud to have established L.I.D.'s recycling program in 2000 which has been a vital part of each crew's yard operations.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, playing music, and spending time in the outdoors.

To contact Chris, email chris@lidlandscapes.com.


Russ Swanson, Maintenance Team Manager, L.I.D. Landscapes

Russ Swanson, CLT - Maintenance Team Manager

Russ joined the L.I.D. team in 2015. He has 25 years in the landscape industry including sales and management in residential and commercial construction, maintenance and irrigation. He's enjoyed his career in the landscape industry because he loves to create and maintain landscapes in which others can enjoy.

He received his Associates Degree in Architecture/Structural Drafting from the Denver Technical College. He is a Certified Landscape Technician (CLT) with an emphasis in Irrigation.

His maintenance department duties will include scheduling, business development, account management, overseeing the maintenance team administrators, and coordinating safety and training measures.

In his free time, Russ enjoys spending time with his wife, the outdoors, fly fishing, hunting, cyclng, and camping.

To contact Russ, email r.swanson@lidlandscapes.com

Barrett Boos, Operations Associate, L.I.D. Landscapes

Barrett Boos - Operations Associate

Barrett joined L.I.D Landscapes in June 2014 after graduating from the Colorado State University. He received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture with concentrations in Nursery and Landscape Management as well as Landscape Business along with 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's led several Enhancement and Maintenance crews during his tenure. Throughout the winter, Barrett will be a part of L.I.D.'s Snow Operations.

In his free time, Barrett is passionate about spending time with his family and friends, skiing the slopes of the Colorado mountains, and fishing for bass and trout in the lakes and rivers of Colorado.

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


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

Jeff Franklin - Irrigation Manager

Jeff began his career with L.I.D. in 1985 as an Irrigation Technician and a Mechanic. He joined the landscape industry because he loves the outdoors and enjoys improving clients’ irrigation systems. Jeff is a CLIA Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor which he received his certificate from the Irrigation Association.

His comprehensive experience includes designing, installing, and repair of irrigation and pumping systems. Jeff is recognized throughout the Boulder area as the most knowledgeable irrigation troubleshooter, and has worked on numerous projects in the Boulder area including the irrigation systems on the University of Colorado’s campuses.

He has stuck with L.I.D. for so long because he appreciates how much the company has grown since he first started and would like to see it grow even more.

In his free time, Jeff enjoys canoeing and kayaking, and making Boulder small batch pickles.

To contact Jeff, email j.franklin@lidlandscapes.com.

Matt McMillan, Maintenance Irrigation Manager, L.I.D. Landscapes

Matt McMillan - Maintenance Irrigation Manager

Matt has been in the landscape industry for over twenty years working with L.I.D. for over half that time. Matt started at L.I.D. in 2000 as a Crew Foreman. Matt has also worked as an artist both commercially and privately since receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Combined with his technical training and experience, this gives him a unique blend of aesthetic and technical knowledge.  This knowledge placed him in numerous opportunities 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. 

Currently, his responsibilities include managing the Irrigation Department, and Irrigation Business Development. He has helped with the process of building several award winning projects with L.I.D. Matt is also involved with Safety & Training, working with the L.I.D. team for a safe work environment and an informed and educated team.

Outside of work, Matt is passionate about art, outdoor sports, his family, and traveling.

To contact Matt, email m.mcmillan@lidlandscapes.com.

Eric Sabin, Irrigation Technician, L.I.D. Landscapes

Eric Sabin - Irrigation Technician

Eric was hired in May of 2014 to support the Irrigation department as an Irrigation Technician. He received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture from the Colorado State University. He focused on Irrigation in school and is passionate about water conservation and using water efficiently in the landscape.

Eric's past experience includes his internship with a Colorado based company building and maintaining water features. 

Outside of work, Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and son, biking, and competing in triathlons around the state of Colorado.

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


Stacey Bryant, Administrator, L.I.D. Landscapes

Stacey Bryant - Administrator

Stacey has been a part of L.I.D. since Fall of 2014. She is a vital part of client relations because she directs the clients to the department that best fits their project needs. Our relationship with each and every one of our clients is extremely important to us, and Stacey does an amazing job of making sure each client has an amazing experience with L.I.D. Landcsapes.

“I love that we offer a service which enriches our clients’ lives by transforming spaces into beautiful environments that reflect the clients’ personality”. She is currently in charge of L.I.D.'s billing and  accounts payable and receivable. Stacey trains new employees to understand and become proficient with newly implemented software.

Stacey’s interests include hiking the mountains of Colorado, water skiing, and traveling to California and Louisiana. 

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

 Business Development

Brian Share, Operations Associate, L.I.D. Landscapes

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 has contributed to the Irrigation department as a scheduler, the Maintenance department as a Crew Foreman, and the Design/Build department as a client relations associate.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in society and policy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in May 2013. His internship with the Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance and previous work experience positioned his career in the landscape industry.

Brian’s current duties include assisting with Commercial and Residential Business Development and analyzing and tracking vital information for each landscape department. He will be a part of our Snow Operations during the winter and is excited to add his experience to the team and be a part of our over thirty-five year history.

When not at work, Brian loves to go to football and baseball games, and ski and hike the trails Colorado mountains have to offer.

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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