Board of Directors List

pam bedardPam Bedard, President
2201 Putnam Drive
Reno, Nevada 89503


Rick ClarkRick Clark, President Elect
Omega Environmental Solutions




Heidi Kratsch Editor Water-Efficient LandscapingHeidi Kratsch, Past President
University Nevada Cooperative Extension
4955 Energy Way
Reno, Nevada 89502

Debbie JonesDebbie Jones, Secretary/Treasurer
Moana Nursery
1100 West Moana Lane, Reno

Debbie has 40 years in the horticulture industry. She obtained her International Society of Arboriculture Certification last fall and has been a California Certified Professional for 35 years. Her previous employment within the industry includes Reno Green Landscaping, Norman’s Nursery, Kawahara Nurseries and Haight Nursery. Currently, Debbie is assisting with commercial construction and is looking forward to being a Project Manager at Moana Nursery the beginning of 2017. She was the recipient of the NLA 2nd place 2015 Residential Installation 25K to 50K Award.


Christina VolskoChristina Volsko, Director
Crop Production Services
855 E. Greg St. Suite 105
Sparks, Nevada 89431
Phone: 775-358-6166

Christina has been employed with Crop Production Services for nine years. She obtained an A.S. degree in Business from Truckee Meadows Community College. Christina has served on the Board of Directors for the Nevada Landscape Association for two years as well as serving on multiple Committees.


Robert KellyRobert Kelly, Director
Robert A. Kelly Tree Care

Bob’s career in arboriculture began in 1973 working with his Dad’s company, Joe’s Tree Service, in Tahoe City, California. Bob started Robert Kelly Tree Care in the northwest suburbs of Chicago in 1979. While in Chicago he took advantage of every course available to a working Arborist, including programs at the Morton Arboretum, the Chicago Botanical Garden, Purdue University, and Illinois State University, just to name a few. Bob moved back to the Reno area in 2004. The highlight of Bob’s career was being recognized by the Smithsonian Institute for projects preserving a historic estate in Barrington Hills, Illinois founded by the family that founded Grey Hound Bus lines.


Leslie LylesLeslie Lyles, Director
Stewardship Horticultural
5225 Shawna Lane
Reno, NV 89511

Leslie has been working in the horticulture industry for the past 29 years. She obtained a B.S. degree in Plant Science/Integrated Pest Management from UNR and an M.S. degree from UC Davis in Environmental Horticulture with a specialty in Plant Problem Diagnosis. Leslie has served on the City of Reno Recreation and Parks Commission, is a past commissioner and Chair of the Reno Urban Forestry Commission and  is Past President of the Nevada Shade Tree Council. She has taught classes in horticulture and tree care through the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Truckee Meadows Community College and has been a guest lecturer for numerous industry conferences. She has been on the NLA Board of Directors for 3.5 years and is the chair of the Publications Committee. Leslie is the owner of Stewardship Horticultural, a company specializing in horticultural consulting and structural pruning of young landscape trees.


Brian S DeanBrian S. Dean, Director
Brian Dean Consulting




trisha-strouseTrisha Strouse, Director
Legends Landscaping
324 S 18th St
Sparks, NV 89431

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