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Meet The Team

Our team is trained to take care of your property as if it were their own.

Take a few moments to learn about our talented team

(click on a team member to read more about them)

 

Alan Macbeth

Alan Macbeth
Senior Landscape Designer
alan@kingstownelawn.com
Alan is a graduate of the University of British Columbia Garden Design program, under the tutelage of renowned Landscape Architect Ron Rule. Alan spent 14 years as a member of the horticulture department at the world fa­mous Butchart Gardens in his hometown of Victoria, BC. He was promoted to the level of Senior Horticulturist, having learned and honed his skills in all as­pects of horticulture, garden design, construction methodology, maintenance, and project management. In 2002, Alan and his family relocated to Northern Virginia and joined the team at Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape.
 
As a certified member of ICPI, an active member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, and creator of an award-winning garden design, Alan offers a wealth of experience and design vision. Comfortable in a wide array of garden styles, Alan works with you through all aspects of your project: from initial consultation to design, pricing, installation management and final walk-through.
 
Like all young Canadians, Alan dreamed of earning his living playing hockey. Alan feels very fortunate to have made that dream come true playing professionally in Europe, where he made strong friendships that still last today. His start at Butchart Gardens not only inspired his passion for garden design, but served as the place where he met his wife, Tara—the director of Mount Vernon Preschool. When away from work, Alan coaches his son and other local youth at the NOVA ice hockey club, as well as watching his son play lacrosse and rugby.
 
Alan looks forward to meeting you and talking about your project. Whether large or small, simple or complex, Alan looks forward to creating a landscape that works for you!

Amanda McNiff

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Landscape Designer
amanda@kingstownelawn.com

Amanda comes from a small town in Southern Virginia which, still to this day, does not have a single stoplight. She grew up on a working farm where she learned about vegetable gardening and first realized her love for nature and the outdoors. Amanda attended Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) and received her Bachelor of Science in Horticulture with an emphasis in Landscape Contracting.

During her college summers she worked from Florida to Maine expanding her plant palette and green industry knowledge. While at Virginia Tech, Amanda was very active with the Club Water ski/Wake board Team and Delta Gamma Sorority.

After college, Amanda pursued a career as a landscape designer and has more than 10 years of experience with projects ranging from installing simple front foundation plantings to creating large scale multilevel hardscape projects. She is a Landscape Industry Certified Technician through the Landscape Contractors Association of MD, DC, VA, a Techo PRO and she is LITE Certified through Unique Lighting.

In her free time, she enjoys training for her next triathlon or running event and playing co-rec softball and volleyball. Amanda also loves traveling to visit family and friends. Her favorite place to travel is any body of water which allows her to participate in water sports!

Amanda and the team at Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape look forward to working with you to harness your vision and develop your landscape ideas into reality!

Mike Perez

Mike Perez
Senior Account Manager
mike@kingstownelawn.com

Mike is a true Northern Virginian who was born in Al­exandria and grew up in Clifton. In those days, Clifton was considered “the country,” and that is where he fell in love with the outdoors.
Mike attended Fairview Elementary, Robinson High School, and Radford University. After graduating from Radford with a business degree, he earned an advanced degree in computer programming. He spent the next 18 years in the telecommunications industry working as a multi-national account manager for McDonnell Douglas, MCI, and AT&T.

Eventually, Mike decided he was spending too much time on the road, in airports, and in hotels. He wanted more time with his growing family. A career change was in order, and opportunity came knocking. Mike decided to put his love for the outdoors to work, so he hung up his suit and tie and started a small, successful landscape company. After three years, however, unexpected health issues cut into the time and energy required to run his company. Opportunity knocked again when Mike met the owner of Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape, Krisjan Berzins. Mike soon came on board at Kingstowne, and for the past twelve years he has managed residential and commercial accounts and provided a wealth of experience and professional service to our customers.

Mike resides in Fairfax Station, VA. Despite his busy life, Mike still snags a few days off here & there so he can go bow hunting and fishing.

Tim Call

Tim Call
Account Manager
tim@kingstownelawn.com
Tim grew up in a small town in upstate New York where he spent much of his time outdoors. Not one to sit still for long, he could often be found exploring the hillsides surrounding his town or playing sports. Starting work at a young age, he enjoyed working in the family owned and operated newsstand and mowing lawns in the summer and shoveling miles of sidewalks in the winter.
 
Shortly after high school Tim relocated to the suburbs of Atlanta Georgia. It is there where he had his first official job in the landscape industry, working for two small landscaping companies.
 
After a year and a half in Atlanta, Tim took advantage of an opportunity to move a little closer to home, relocating to Alexandria Virginia, where he went to work for Oakwood Worldwide as a gardener. Who would know this would be the start of a 20 year career with the company that would see Tim work his way up through the ranks to manage all landscape, pest control, and snow removal operations for many apartment communities in the eastern two thirds of the U.S. He managed these sites for 8 years until Oakwood sold most of their portfolio. Tim then changed gears and went to work as an account manager and production manager for two local landscape companies. Tim has 7 years of account management experience and over 28 years in the landscaping industry. He is a certified turf, ornamental and general pest applicator in Virginia and Maryland.
 
When he isn’t working, Tim enjoys traveling with his wife Jo Ann and visiting family. Tim has a goal to visit every state in the U. S. and has only 17 more to go.
 
Tim looks forward to meeting you and discussing your landscape maintenance needs.

Grant Osvalds

Grant Osvalds
General Mgr. of Pest Defense
grant@kingstownepest.com
Grant was born and raised in the Northern Virginia Area attending Chantilly High School and Northern Virginia Community College, where he received his A.S. in General Studies. He finished his Bachelor’s Degree at DePaul University in Chicago, graduating with Departmental Honors in History.
 
During his college years, Grant spent his summers working as a counselor and teacher at summer camp in Michigan, as well as taking part in internship opportunities in Riga, Latvia with the Museum of Latvian Occupation and British Embassy.
 
Grant starting working at Kingstowne in May of 2015 as a Lawn and Plant Health Care Technician; where he helped service more than 2,000 of our client’s properties throughout the Northern Virginia area. Grant has assumed the role of General Manager at Kingstowne Pest Defense and looks forward to new challenges as he grows with Kingstowne family. He enjoys working outside and is fascinated with how different aspects of the environment are interwoven to create lush, healthy and beautiful landscapes for our clients. He is quick to help with any customer need whenever they arise.
When he is not informing our clients of pest defense solutions, Grant is an avid golfer, volleyball player and D.C. sports fan; attending sporting events and concerts year round. 
 
He looks forward to answering your questions, alleviating your concerns and creating a strong defensive plan to rid your home of unwanted pests!  

Pablo Martinez

Pablo Martinez
General Mgr. of Home Services
pablo@kingstownepaint.com
Pablo joined the Kingstowne family in 2007. He has more than 20 years of experience in the painting and remodeling industry. Pablo’s areas of expertise lie in residential painting, renovation and remodeling. Pablo spends most of his free time with his lovely wife Claudia and their two children, Lucas and Sophia. Pablo has a tremendous passion for providing superior service to his clients. He looks forward to meeting with you and providing common sense solutions for adding to your home’s value. “Let Kingstowne (and Pablo) Give You The Royal Treatment!”

Ann Smith-Chenevey

Ann Smith-Chenevey
Operations Manager
ann@kingstownelawn.com

Serena Corby

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Director of Client Satisfaction
serena@kingstownelawn.com

With more than 18 years of experience in account management, client care, and customer satisfaction, Serena Corby brings a fervor for providing excellent customer service to her role at Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape. She knows that Kingstowne is committed to providing all customers with the “Royal Treatment,” and says that she personally believes every customer interaction is an opportunity for a “hero moment.”

“It means being there when the customer needs you and making that personal interaction with the customer as memorable and positive as possible,” Serena adds.

Serena is a graduate of Jacksonville University and has taken a career path that’s led her through both the small business and corporate worlds. She is excited to bring the customer care skills that she has honed to the homeowners that Kingstowne serves on a daily basis. Serena herself is a local member of the community. Though she grew up in a small upstate New York town, Serena has lived in the DMV area since 1996, most recently residing right here in Alexandria. She is a proud mom to two amazing sons: Jack and Mason.

Ricardo Quijada

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Lawn Care | Turf Manager
ricardo@kingstownelawn.com

Hard work and a passion for the outdoors was instilled in Ricardo Quijada at a very young age—and has stuck with him ever since. Raised mostly by his grandfather on a farm in El Salvador, Ricardo says that the strong work ethic he learned from his grandfather stuck with him when he migrated to the United States—specifically Maryland—in 1987. After graduating from high school, Ricardo began working at Congressional Country Club—one of the most prestigious golf courses in the world, which recently partnered with the PGA. Ricardo says it was there that he truly realized he had a passion for turf management.

With that passion driving him, Ricardo enrolled in the University of Maryland and graduated in 2005 with a Golf Course Management degree. At the time, he continued his career at Congressional Country Club, ultimately becoming Assistant Superintendent. Ricardo says he was proud to be part of the preparation team for several major televised tournaments, including the US Open.

After close to two decades at Congressional Country Club, Ricardo made the decision to join the team at Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape and bring his passion for turf management to the residential community that our company serves.

Outside of work, Ricardo enjoys spending his free time with his family. He has 3 beautiful children with his wife Mimi: Diego, Ricardo, Jr., and Odaimi.