Two Verde Landscape Crew Members transition to jobs outside of Verde...

Verde is happy to share that we have placed two temporary Verde Landscape Crew Members with outside companies: Apogee Landscapes and Friends of Trees.

February 2014, Apogee Landscapes approached Verde to request referrals for a full time Maintenance Crew Leader. Verde Landscape Program Manager Ricardo Moreno connected Apogee with Enrique Arguello, who has worked for Verde since September 2011. Enrique has substantial experience in planting, maintenance and restoration work, and also has strong communication skills and leadership qualities. Enrique started work with Apogee late February.

March 2014, longtime partner Friends of Trees approached Verde with a draft job description for a Landscape Laborer to perform full time, temporary field work. Ricardo Moreno and Verde Data & Training Liaison Alyssa Kocsis met with Friends of Trees staff to discuss the position, potential for advancement and benefits, and to identify crew members. Verde recommended Manuel Ku. Manuel has worked for Verde Landscape since December 2010, and is experienced in providing maintenance, restoration and tree planting services. He started work with Friends of Trees in April.

Please join us in celebrating this new opportunity for Enrique and Manuel and honoring the good work they've done at Verde Landscape over the last few years, as well as join us in thanking our partners at Apogee Landscapes and Friends of Trees.

Lastly, let's clearly recognize and appreciate the strong work by Ricardo and Alyssa in service of Verde's mission and of its enterprise crew members, we are very fortunate to do this work with you...