The Landscape Expo - Long Beach (TLE-LB) is hosting over 60 CEU approved seminars and workshops. Tracts include: the TLE Tree Academy, irrigation, design, firescaping, maintenance, sustainability, turf, pest control, plant selection, water, composting, drought, MWELO, business and how to! All you need to grow. CEU credits can be earned from the following associations: APLD, DPR, IA, ISA, NALP, PGMS, QWEL, TCIA.
Allister has 26 years of experience in the field of landscape architecture, irrigation design and contracting. Allister is a CA licensed Landscape Architect.
Arin Boughan has 19 years of experience in the landscape supply industry covering wholesale, retail, brokering and manufacturing various types of bulk landscape materials. Dr. Kolodge currently serves on the Board of Directors for California's Association of Compost Producers (ACP) and is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC).
Mr. Lopez is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona Polytechnic University. He earned his Bachelor's in Science in Agricultural Biology with an emphasis in Integrated Pest Management.
With more than 12 years of experience in landscaping and 8 years experience in the irrigation industry, Brandon serves as the Chino Basin Water Conservation District's Conservation Specialist I.
Bryan is a Parks Administrator with the City of Santa Clarita. He holds a Qualified Applicator Certificate from the California DPR and is an active member in both the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) and the California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS).
Craig Borland has worked for Toro Irrigation/Irritrol for the past 20 years. During that time, he has managed the Controller Repair Department and the Service Center Repair program.
Dr. Kolodge currently serves on the Board of Directors for California's Association of Compost Producers (ACP) and is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and a Trainer of Record (ToR) for California's Storm Water Industrial General Permit.
Dawn Fluharty currently serves as a Regional Technical Manager for Arborjet, of Woburn, MA, an ISA national member. In her current role, Dawn provides training and support to arborists, foresters, municipalities and industry leaders, who are evaluating treatment options for tree pests & diseases across the northwestern United States.
Dawn Hollingsworth, CLD, FIALD, WELL AP is Principal of Darkhorse Lightworks. In addition to her professional practice, Dawn teaches at Otis College of Art and Design and serves on the Board of Directors for the International Landscape Lighting Institute, along with Jim Ply. He is also Principal of Oak Crest Landscape with over 34 years of professional experience in all facets of landscape design and installation.
Doug Callison is the Senior Water Conservation Manager for Rain Bird in Southern California and Hawaii. He is involved with new product development and works with commercial users to develop water conservation solutions.
Douglas has two master degrees in land management, has written five books, and has led three other statewide public education campaigns. Doug teaches at Cal Poly Pomona, within the departments of Landscape Architecture and Regenerative Studies.
Eric Triplett, known as "The Pond Digger," is the owner and operator of The Pond Digger Waterscape Design & Construction Company, and the creator of Helix Life Support Pond Filtration Systems.
Greg Rubin was recently named the 2018 Horticulturist of the Year by the San Diego Horticultural Society. He is the president and founder of California's Own Native Landscape Design, Inc.
Greg is a Licensed Landscape Architect with nineteen years of experience in landscape architecture, landscape construction, landscape maintenance management, and water conservation.
Janet Hartin is a nationally and internationally recognized environmental horticulturist who has conducted research and education as a University of California Cooperative Extension Horticulturist in Southern California for 34 years.
Jim Baird has been the Turfgrass Specialist at the University of California, Riverside since 2008. His primary responsibilities include conducting research and providing outreach for the California turfgrass industry.
Jim McClain is SVP of Business Development for Agribiotic Products, Inc., a worldwide marketer of Agribiotic Microbes with SumaGrow™, a formula of microbes for agriculture and horticulture developed at Michigan State University.
Jodie Sheffield is the Sod & Seed Specialist in charge of Research and Development for Delta Bluegrass Company located in Stockton, California.
Joe has been in the industry since 1980 and has diverse experience as a backflow tester and certified arborist. He has qualified as a QAC and QAL and taken on the CLCA Water Management program. He also consults on water resource management and MWELO compliance.
John Greenlee is the founder of Greenlee Nursery, the oldest specialty grass nursery on the West Coast. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses and The American Meadow Garden.
Jorge Ochoa is the lead instructor for the Long Beach City College horticulture program. He has previously worked for the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks cataloging rare and unusual trees.
Jose has been involved in tree care over 35 years. He is an ISA certified arborist, WCISA certified tree worker, American Red Cross Certified Instructor, Altec certified aerial lift instructor and a safety educator for tree workers.
Joseph Gallegos is the inventor of the Aquifer Pipe, a new category of irrigation, that can be used for greywater distribution to landscapes.
Judith Guido, Chairwoman of Guido & Associates, has been helping Green industry companies successfully grow their people and profits for more than 25 years, and was inducted into the GREEN Industry Hall of Fame.
Julie is a Senior Environmental Scientist with the CA Department of Water Resources specializing in landscape water use efficiency and green building for 18 years.
Kathy Kellogg Johnson is Chairman of the Board and Corporate Secretary for Kellogg Garden Products – an all-organic garden products company founded in 1925. In her 35 years in the Garden Industry, Gisele has accumulated a wide range of experience and knowledge. She earned her degree in Ornamental Horticulture from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo.
Keith is the Client Relations Manager of Citygreen USA, driving product awareness and client engagement, while also spreading the message of sustainability.
Ken has over 18 years of Storm Water Compliance experience including SWPPP development, Inspections and Compliance Training. For the past two years, Ken has been an active board member of the CISEC organization, as well as an Ambassador for the Western Chapter of IECA, International Erosion Control Association.
Kip Northrup is the President of Blue Thumb located in Saginaw, Michigan. Kip has been in the industry for over 20 years and frequently speaks at various events about fountains, ponds, and waterfall systems.
Krista Reger has over 15 years of experience in the water industry. Most recently, she worked at the Long Beach Water Department where she managed and expanded their award-winning Lawn to Garden program.
Kristen Wernick, CNPS Outreach Coordinator, is a California native plant and horticulture enthusiast with a passion for teaching and engaging others in native plant gardening.
Marco Schiavon, Ph.D., is an Assistant Researcher in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. His primary research interests include potable water conservation for irrigating turfgrass areas, salinity management, physiology of turfgrass in response to drought stress.
Mark has been in the landscape industry for over 30 years, and has also worked for Irrometer and Rainbird. He is the past president of the SCTC and was inducted into the Green industry Hall of Fame.
Michael Bernier, founder and lead designer of Bernier Design Group, a full-service landscape and outdoor living design & build firm, is a champion for sustainable design and installation practices.
As a partner at Abdulaziz, Grossbart & Rudman, Milene Apanian assists contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, sureties and owners prevent and resolve disputes on all types of public and private construction projects.
Nicholas Staddon, has been working with plant breeders, hybridizers, and professional Plant Explorers for the last 25 years, scouring the globe for new creations and discoveries in the plant world.
Oscar J. Sanchez lives in Los Angeles. He has been a Certified Arborist for about 4 years and planted thousands of trees in the Los Angeles area with volunteers (some court appointed).
Richard served on the board of the CLCA since 2005 as the Education Director and from 2008- 2016 as President of the Inland Empire Chapter. He founded the Green Industry Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Association of Latino Landscape Professionals in 2010.
Richard Restuccia has been associated with the green industry for over 20 years, currently as Vice President of Water Management Solutions at Jain Irrigation.
Rob Moore has designed gardens in San Diego, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties. Recent honors include California Landscape Contractors Association awards in 2017 and 2018, as well as Best of the Best local businesses in Brea.
Stephanie Landregan is the Director for the Landscape Architecture Program and the Horticulture and Gardening Program at UCLA Extension. Jon E. Keeley, is Senior ST research scientist with USGS, adjunct professor at UCLA, former program director at NSF, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and ESA Fellow. David Haas is the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Region Urban Forester for Los Angeles and Ventura counties
Steven Montenegro has spent 5 years with the USDA Forest Service and 19 years in a municipal setting. He is an ISA Certified Arborist & Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor.
Susan Krzywicki is a California native plant landscape designer in San Diego County. She was the first California Native Plant Society Horticulture Program Director, a 50-year-old and 9,000 member-strong advocacy organization.
Susan Sims is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, CA Urban Forester, and an ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. Susan and her husband Gary have owned Sims Tree Health Specialists, Inc., since 1972.
Dr. Vassey, originally from Atlanta and formally a professor of turfgrass, landscape and golf course management at Cal Poly, SLO, is now the Superintendent at the Norman Course at PGA West in La Quinta, CA.
Tim Fernald is the National Agronomic Instructor with Ewing's Education Department. Tim is a California Agricultural Pesticide Control Advisor (PCA) and California Qualified Applicator(QAL).
Tim Crothers is the Plant Health Care Manager for West Coast Arborists, Inc. in Anaheim managing municipal tree pest control, fertilization, diagnostics, arborist reports and tree risk assessments.