Our Juniper Management Team

  • Mike Duke

    Mike Duke

    Chairman: Mike started in the industry over 35 years ago with a truck, a mower and some general landscape equipment. What Mike lacked in man power he more than made up for in his drive to learn and…

    Mike Duke

    Chairman: Mike started in the industry over 35 years ago with a truck, a mower and some general landscape equipment. What Mike lacked in man power he more than made up for in his drive to learn and…

  • Brandon Duke

    Brandon Duke

    President: Brandon Duke joined Juniper in 2008 after graduating with a Bachelor’s of Business Management from Liberty University. Brandon grew up in the landscape industry. Creating an environment has always been his passion and his creative nature has…

    Brandon Duke

    President: Brandon Duke joined Juniper in 2008 after graduating with a Bachelor’s of Business Management from Liberty University. Brandon grew up in the landscape industry. Creating an environment has always been his passion and his creative nature has…

  • Dan deMont

    Dan deMont

    Vice President: Dan joined the Juniper team in 2011 after a 5 year relationship with Juniper as one of their primary vendors. As a Regional Sales Manager for one of the biggest landscape industry suppliers in the United…

    Dan deMont

    Vice President: Dan joined the Juniper team in 2011 after a 5 year relationship with Juniper as one of their primary vendors. As a Regional Sales Manager for one of the biggest landscape industry suppliers in the United…

  • Rick Manley

    Rick Manley

    Director of Irrigation: Rick started in the irrigation industry in 1985. With careers in distribution, contracting and as an independent consultant his main focus has been on education and design development. Throughout his years he’s worked with some…

    Rick Manley

    Director of Irrigation: Rick started in the irrigation industry in 1985. With careers in distribution, contracting and as an independent consultant his main focus has been on education and design development. Throughout his years he’s worked with some…

  • Lew Marotti

    Lew Marotti

    Director of Landscape: Lew has over 30 years of experience in horticulture and over 20 years in landscape construction. He graduated from Florida Southern college with a horticultural degree. Lew is the definition of customer service. One of…

    Lew Marotti

    Director of Landscape: Lew has over 30 years of experience in horticulture and over 20 years in landscape construction. He graduated from Florida Southern college with a horticultural degree. Lew is the definition of customer service. One of…

  • Jacey Duke

    Jacey Duke

    General Contract Manager: Jacey graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor’s of science in marketing. After being in the banking industry for 5 years, she decided to go to work for the family business. Jacey is…

    Jacey Duke

    General Contract Manager: Jacey graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor’s of science in marketing. After being in the banking industry for 5 years, she decided to go to work for the family business. Jacey is…

  • Jay Winborn

    Jay Winborn

    Director of Maintenance: Jay began in the Green Industry in 1982 as the owner and operator of a small landscape company. From that point to now, he’s had the opportunity to build on his experience and knowledge to…

    Jay Winborn

    Director of Maintenance: Jay began in the Green Industry in 1982 as the owner and operator of a small landscape company. From that point to now, he’s had the opportunity to build on his experience and knowledge to…

  • Josh Kelley

    Josh Kelley

    RLA - Senior Landscape Architect Josh is a fifth generation Florida native and forth generation Florida horticulturalist. He has a lifetime of experience in the landscape and nursery business. He is a graduate of The University of Florida…

    Josh Kelley

    RLA - Senior Landscape Architect Josh is a fifth generation Florida native and forth generation Florida horticulturalist. He has a lifetime of experience in the landscape and nursery business. He is a graduate of The University of Florida…

  • Michelle Cady

    Michelle Cady

    Maintenance Sales Manager: Michelle Cady has over 20 years of landscape experience. Her love of landscaping started in early 1993 working for one of Minnesota's leading landscape companies. She moved through the ranks and held several positions, including…

    Michelle Cady

    Maintenance Sales Manager: Michelle Cady has over 20 years of landscape experience. Her love of landscaping started in early 1993 working for one of Minnesota's leading landscape companies. She moved through the ranks and held several positions, including…

  • Kyle Keepers

    Kyle Keepers

    Maintenance Operations Manager: Kyle has over 15 years of landscape, maintenance and contracting experience. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a turf grass and business management degree in 2003. He began his career as golf course…

    Kyle Keepers

    Maintenance Operations Manager: Kyle has over 15 years of landscape, maintenance and contracting experience. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a turf grass and business management degree in 2003. He began his career as golf course…

  • Byron E. Smock, CPA,…

    Byron E. Smock, CPA,…

    Chief Financial Officer: Byron has over 35 years in experience in Accounting/Financial Management. For most of his career he has been active in public accounting and was Partner in charge of Financial Reporting at a local firm in…

    Byron E. Smock, CPA,…

    Chief Financial Officer: Byron has over 35 years in experience in Accounting/Financial Management. For most of his career he has been active in public accounting and was Partner in charge of Financial Reporting at a local firm in…

  • Benita Copley

    Benita Copley

    Construction Division Controller: Benita has almost 30 years of experience in the Accounting field at various levels. Most of her accounting career has been spent in service to landscaping and other construction companies. Having worked in companies as…

    Benita Copley

    Construction Division Controller: Benita has almost 30 years of experience in the Accounting field at various levels. Most of her accounting career has been spent in service to landscaping and other construction companies. Having worked in companies as…

  • Ruth Fitch

    Ruth Fitch

    Maintenance Division Controller: Ruth joined the Juniper team in November of 2015. Ruth relocated to Fort Myers from Youngstown, Ohio, in 1997 to take a position as a financial advisor with Prudential Securities. She also was a controller…

    Ruth Fitch

    Maintenance Division Controller: Ruth joined the Juniper team in November of 2015. Ruth relocated to Fort Myers from Youngstown, Ohio, in 1997 to take a position as a financial advisor with Prudential Securities. She also was a controller…

  • Jeanne Mikkelsen

    Jeanne Mikkelsen

    Human Resources Director: Jeanne Mikkelsen has over twenty four years of experience in human resources. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Spanish from Rutgers University and her Master’s degree in Administration from Nova Southeastern University. She…

    Jeanne Mikkelsen

    Human Resources Director: Jeanne Mikkelsen has over twenty four years of experience in human resources. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Spanish from Rutgers University and her Master’s degree in Administration from Nova Southeastern University. She…

  • Tony Gartner

    Tony Gartner

    Branch Manager (Venice): In the mid 90’s, Tony relocated from Chicago, Illinois to Southwest Florida and began his career in the landscape industry. Tony has over 20 years of experience in both landscape and irrigation from the field…

    Tony Gartner

    Branch Manager (Venice): In the mid 90’s, Tony relocated from Chicago, Illinois to Southwest Florida and began his career in the landscape industry. Tony has over 20 years of experience in both landscape and irrigation from the field…

  • Kellie Brixius

    Kellie Brixius

    Contract Manager (Venice): After moving to SWFL from our nation’s capital Kellie found Juniper. With over 20 years’ experience in the landscape construction industry she understands the importance of getting a job done the right the first time…

    Kellie Brixius

    Contract Manager (Venice): After moving to SWFL from our nation’s capital Kellie found Juniper. With over 20 years’ experience in the landscape construction industry she understands the importance of getting a job done the right the first time…

  • Jennifer Reiff

    Jennifer Reiff

    Contract Manager (Naples): Jennifer has been in the landscaping industry for over 13 years. Her favorite part of the job is that she is always learning and growing. She plays a significant role in managing daily office tasks…

    Jennifer Reiff

    Contract Manager (Naples): Jennifer has been in the landscaping industry for over 13 years. Her favorite part of the job is that she is always learning and growing. She plays a significant role in managing daily office tasks…

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