PLANET Announces New AEF Leadership

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) announced the members of the 2008 PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) board of directors. They include:



J. Landon Reeve, IV, CCLP

Chapel Valley Landscape Co.

Woodbine, MD



David J. Frank, CCLP

David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc.

Germantown, WI


Rod Bailey, CCLP

Alder Springs Enterprises, LLC

Duvell, WA


Ronald Damgaard

Otto Damgaard Sons, Inc.

Kaneville Tree Farms, Inc.

Kaneville, IL


Phil Fogarty

Weed Man

Euclid, OH


Tom Fochtman, CLP

CoCal Landscape

Denver, CO


Joe Kujawa, CLP

Kujawa Enterprises, Inc.

Oak Creek, WI


Ronald Kujawa, CCLP

Kujawa Enterprises, Inc.

Oak Creek, WI


Jim Martin, CLP

James Martin Associates, Inc.

Vernon Hills, IL


Jim McCutcheon, CLP

HighGrove Partners, LLC

Austell, GA


John Marchionda


Charlotte, NC


Gilbert Peńa

John Deere Worldwide Commercial & Consumer Equipment

Cary, NC


David Snodgrass, CLP

Dennis’ Seven Dees Landscaping, Inc.

Portland, OR


Rich Wilbert, CLP

Robert Howard Associates, Inc.

Boulder, CO


Tanya Tolpegin


Herndon, VA


Committed to the advancement of the industry, the PLANET AEF — an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational foundation — has raised more than $2 million through the generous support of landscape and lawn care professionals, industry suppliers, and others in the green industry.


Since its inception in 1998, the foundation has funded educational excellence by awarding scholarships to students enrolled in landscape contracting and horticulture programs at two-year and four-year colleges and universities across the nation. These future leaders define the standards of professionalism and will use their education to meet inevitable challenges in the industry.


For more information about the PLANET AEF scholarship fund, e-mail Cheryl Claborn, call 800-395-2522, or visit