Lexington Lawn and Landscape
Dan Stever works at Lexington Lawn and Landscape as the director of business development and the senior horticulturist. He is currently the chair of the Lexington Tree Board. Dan has three degrees in horticulture and has worked in the green industry for more tor more than two decades. Dan is the author of the book, Meet me in the Garden.
Dr. Jonathan Larson
UK Department of Entomology
Jonathan L. Larson is originally from Indiana and graduated from Purdue University, with received his Ph.D. from UK. His area of expertise is in the ecotoxicology of insecticides and what their impacts are on beneficial invertebrates.
Dr. Joe Boggs
Ohio State University Extension
Assistant Professor with OSU Extension, Hamilton County, and the OSU Department of Entomology
Specializes in tree and shrub diagnostics and pest management
Averages over 100 teaching presentations per year.
Served two terms on the Board of the Ohio ISA Chapter
UK Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Dr. Ellen Crocker is a postdoctoral scholar working with Kentucky’s Forestry Extension group at UK and as a member of the Forest Health Research and Education Center based in UK’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. Her background is in plant pathology and her current focus is on education and outreach related to eastern forest health issues such as invasive plants, insects, and pathogens.
UK Plant Pathology
Researcher and Diagnostician
Julie is an agricultural research specialist and plant disease diagnostician in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Kentucky.
UK Department of Entomology
Adam does research in Entomology and Ecology. Their current project is 'Conservation Strategies for Monarch Butterflies in Urban environments'. He is looking at spatial configuration of conservation plantings to maximize the discovery rate and utilization by monarch butterflies and bees and invasive species interactions.
Joe is a native Kentuckian, who grew up in Lexington. Before his education and training in Landscape Architecture, Joe attended University Michigan as a psychology major, lived in a year in Spain, then moved to Vail, Colorado where he had many jobs, including ski instructor, landscaper, and Spanish tutor.
After completing his B.S. in Landscape Architecture at UK and his master’s degree in Landscape Architecture at UPenn, Joe has worked at several offices, including Andropogon in Philadelphia, where he worked on mostly green infrastructure projects. At Perry and Associates in Vancouver, Joe worked on campus masterplans and parks for a year. At PGA Design in Oakland, CA, Joe was a project manager for student housing plans at UC Berkeley, urban mixed‐use developments in downtown Oakland, and large housing developments in San Francisco. After three years in California, Joe returned home yet again where he became licensed as Landscape Architect. In 2016 he open his own design‐build business, Marwil Landscape Architecture, where he developed landscape plans for mostly residential and commercial clients. Joe became an employee at Bell Engineering in March of 2018, and he began work on the Alumni Drive Stream Restoration Project in the Spring of 2019.
Dr. Bill Fountain
UK Professor of Arboriculture
Extension Professor of Arboculture and Landscape Management
Dr. Bill Fountain is a graduate of Mississippi State University (BS - Horticulture) and Louisiana State University (MS & PhD - Horticulture) and has been at the University of Kentucky since 1979 where he has an extension - teaching appointment with emphasis in Arboriculture and Landscape Management. Bill has been on the ISA Board of Directors since 2000. He has served on numerous ISA committees and was selected as a True Professionals Winner in 2010. Bill is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and an ISA Certified Tree Risk Assessor. He has taken two sabbatical leaves in Southeast Asia and travels there frequently to provide training for the ISA Arborist certification program and Best Management Practices. These efforts have been instrumental in leading these countries into the ISA Arborist Certification program and becoming ISA Associate Organizations.
Dr. Travis Shaddox
UK Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Dr. Shaddox develops best management practices for the lawn, golf, sport turf, and sod industries. Specifically, his research focuses on soil fertility and turfgrass nutrition with consideration given to reducing costs and environmental risk from the application of granular and foliar nutrients. In addition, Dr. Shaddox continues to develop reliable interpretations of soil and tissue tests for turfgrasses.