Office Team About - Country Club Lawn and Tree

Matt Brooks

OWNER

Matt started Country Club Lawn and Tree Specialists, Inc. in 2001, with a goal of building an elite lawn service company in the metro east area. Since the inception of Country Club Lawn and Tree has grown to now employing 27 employees and servicing over 5000 customers. Matt is active in the community as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus in Edwardsville. Matt is a 1997 graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Botany. Also, Matt is a certified arborist and is here to assist with all your tree and landscape questions. Matt enjoys hunting, playing golf, spending time with his family, is an avid Cardinals fan and classic car enthusiast. He resides in Glen Carbon with his wife Karan and son Augie.

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Matt Brooks

Matt Brooks

OWNER

Mark Black

CO-OWNER

Matt first met Mark just over 16 years ago while working for an industry competitor. Their passion for the business led them to begin working together building Country Club to the size it is today. Mark is a 1996 graduate from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a degree in Agribusiness Economics. Mark is very active in the community of  Highland, IL. He is an avid Cardinals fan, enjoys time spent with his family and golf when time allows. He resides in Highland with his wife Trista and son Jaxton.

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Mark Black

Mark Black

CO-OWNER

Leslie Huber

OFFICE MANAGER

In June 2011 Leslie joined the team as our office assistant. Leslie offers excellent customer service and always goes the extra mile for our customers and staff. She assists with answering of your questions and concerns regarding lawn care. Truly a professional at heart, you will be greeted with a pleasant voice each and every time you call in. When away from work, Leslie enjoys camping, floating, NASCAR and time spent with friends and family. She resides in Wood River with her husband Steve and son Andrew.

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Leslie Huber

Leslie Huber

OFFICE MANAGER

Mindy Jenkins

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

Mindy joined the CCL team in July 2016 as a Customer Service Representative.  In my role as CSR, I provide a wide variety to meet our clients’ needs. This includes performing customer service functions and coordinating communications between our clients and technicians. My daily responsibilities include activities such as verifying price quotes, sales orders, etc.  I work closely with our clients and their customers, providing an enhanced level of professional service by offering support and guidance as necessary to ensure customer delivery and satisfaction.   I enjoy the fast pace and solving critical issues that arise from the daily work of supporting our customers.  Outside of the office, I love to spend time with my daughter Dallas, especially watching her sports events. I also enjoy graphic design.

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Mindy Jenkins

Mindy Jenkins

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

Shirley Shott

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER

Shirley joined the CCL team in March 2016 as a CSR and due to the growth of the company was promoted to HR Manager in July 2016.  Shirley directs and manages all human resources programs, including benefits, compensation, employment, employee activities, training and communications, policies and procedures, employee relations and strategic planning.   She process customer payments, as well as provides administrative office support and responds to general Human Resources questions and inquiries.  Outside of work you will find her sporting her “Chiefs and/or Cardinals” gear and cheering them for the WIN!  Shirley was born and raised in Belvedere, IL, later residing in Wisconsin and continues her passion/collection of lighthouses and snowmen.  Today, she resides in Troy, IL and loves spending time with her family and 5 grandkids.

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Shirley Shott

Shirley Shott

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER
Production Manager About - Country Club Lawn and Tree

Tom Greenlee

PRODUCTION MANAGER

In August 2004 Tom joined the company as a lawn technician and was promoted to Production Manger in January 2011. He leads a team of 13 full-time technicians servicing our clients each and every day. Tom is involved in every aspect of our operations but specializes in the technical side of the business. Tom manages’, trains and works directly with all 13 of our technicians. In addition, he handles any ``advanced`` lawn care or customer issues which may develop on a client lawn. Tom is well versed in any and all lawn care conditions which may arise here in the metro east. Tom enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, fishing, landscaping and is a "Storage War" participant.  He resides in Godfrey with his daughter Sommer.

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Tom Greenlee

Tom Greenlee

PRODUCTION MANAGER
Sales Team About - Country Club Lawn and Tree

Lisa Anderson

SALES AND MARKETING DIRECTOR

Lisa joined the management team in March 2008 as the Sales and Marketing Director. She is responsible for social media marketing, web content, and all around business promotions in addition to incoming sales and customer service in the field.   Her contagious personality and commitment to excellent customer service has helped our company to achieve record sales goals and, more importantly, earn a reputation of outstanding customer satisfaction.  Being a lifelong resident of Belleville, she strives to build and maintain long lasting relationships with our customers so that that their lawn care experience is one they will never regret.

Outside of work, Lisa enjoys being a dedicated football and baseball mom to her 12 year old son Alex.   She enjoys working side by side with her husband Dan on projects and riding their Harley on beautiful weekends.

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Lisa Anderson

Lisa Anderson

SALES AND MARKETING DIRECTOR

Steve Hess

SALES ASSOCIATE

Steve joined the Country Club Lawn team in August 2012 as a licensed and certified lawn technician.  Shortly thereafter he was promoted to the sales team in April 2013.  Steve is a graduate of Triad High School and previously managed the operations of the family owned business in Marine,  IL.   He married his wife, Deanna, in 1985.   He has 2 children, Abby age 17 and Shawn age 23.

Steve is such an asset to the team due to his ability to transition between the sales and production side of business depending on the season.  He has always had a passion for stock cars and enjoys a good Nascar race when not enjoying a day at the winery with his wife.   "The family atmosphere we have here is what makes coming to work so rewarding   “The passion everyone has for lawn care is really inspiring; it makes me excited to come to work every day!”

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Steve Hess

Steve Hess

SALES ASSOCIATE

Mark Wadlow

SHOP MANAGER

Mark joined the Country Club Lawn team in August 2015 as an aeration team member who considered quitting twice.  But his belief and determination told him to “hang on and now look where he is today!”  In December 2015 he was promoted to Shop Foreman and remembers thinking, “we are going to have to add-on someday” and he done amazing things to our shop!   Mark brings many years of experience as a Parts & Maintenance Manager from 2 different companies.   His #1 goal is to stop unnecessary spending.   When not working, you will find Mark working on his 76 ‘930 Porsche and listening to Rock & Roll music.  His favorite quote: Matthew 7:3-5

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Mark Wadlow

Mark Wadlow

SHOP MANAGER
Lawn Technicians About - Country Club Lawn and Tree

Behind every great company are great people; we are so proud of our lawn technicians. They spend countless hours training, working, and perfecting their craft.  Technicians:  Brian, Cody, Darrin, Josh, Chris, Mike, Jeff, Rick, Collin, Jeff & Steve are the hands and feet of what makes Country Club Lawn and Tree simply superior.

John Sanchez

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

I was hired in August 2015 as a member of the aeration team and look forward to my new role as a lawn technician in 2016. I bring to the company many years of maintenance experience. Born and raised in the Wood River area, I look forward to taking care of customers in the surrounding area. My hobbies include softball, playing poker, hockey and hunting outdoors.

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John Sanchez

John Sanchez

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

Ian Wheat

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

My name is Ian Wheat and a resident of Alton, IL and graduate of Roxana High School.  My first year as a Country Club Lawn technician began in the spring of 2015.   Servicing my customers in Edwardsville, Maryville and Glen Carbon has been very rewarding and appreciate how they welcomed me this past season.   I enjoy speaking and educating my customers on proper lawn care and creating this long lasting “partnership.”

I enjoy being outdoors spending time with my friends and family. Lastly, during the summer I enjoy playing sand volleyball, softball, camping and weekend float trips.

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Ian Wheat

Ian Wheat

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

Shawn Hess

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

I started my career with Country Club Lawn and Tree in the fall of 2015 with the aeration teams. It was an honor to then be  promoted in the spring of 2016 to lawn technician. I enjoy creating lawns my customer love coming home to in  Pocahontas,Pierron, Highland, Troy, St. Jacob, Maryville, Glen Carbon, and Collinsville. When not at work, I enjoy Blues hockey games, hiking, and camping.

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Shawn Hess

Shawn Hess

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

Darrin Boatman

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

I joined the Country Club team in July 2008 and love my job servicing my customer in the cities of O’Fallon, Mascoutah, Albers and Lebanon. At the end of the day I know I have created a lawn “they will love coming home to.” My weekends and evening are spent with my family and fishing when time allows.

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Darrin Boatman

Darrin Boatman

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

Josh Morgan

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

I joined the Country Club team July 2012 with previous lawn care experience. I am thankful for the time and training that I have received from my managers and fellow technicians when it comes to being held to a higher level of expectation and results. My weekends are spent outdoors riding motorcycles, fishing, camping and playing golf.

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Josh Morgan

Josh Morgan

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

Kevin Emery

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

I guess you could say I am an “old timer” being one of the first 3 technicians to be hired as a lawn care technician back in March 2007. When free time presents itself, I enjoy playing softball, fishing, hiking and camping in the month of December.

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Kevin Emery

Kevin Emery

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

Chris Miner

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

I am originally from Northeast Kansas and moved to Illinois in 2001. My wife, son and 2 golden retrievers now call the metro east home. I joined the Country Club team in April 2009 and appreciate the opportunity I have had to work with my customers from Waterloo to north of O’Fallon. I am a huge sports fan – Kansas Basketball, Blues Hockey and St. Louis Cardinals. Most of my free time is spent in ice rinks watching my son play select hockey for Affton as well as the O’Fallon High School team.

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Chris Miner

Chris Miner

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

Mike Pritchett

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

I have been with Country Club Lawn and Tree for just over 7 years. I am a fun loving, easy going type of guy. I appreciate all types of sports but mainly golf but most of all I love being outdoors. I am passionate about my job and grateful for the opportunity I have had to service my customers over the years. At the end of the day I look forward to returning home to my wife Jen, my daughter Evie and another one on the way.

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Mike Pritchett

Mike Pritchett

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

Rick Mayhan

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

I joined the Country Club Team in August 2012 as a member of the aeration crew and was then promoted to a licensed lawn technician in March 2013.   I appreciate my customers and their continued business in the cities of Jerseyville, Godfrey, Alton, Edwardsville.   I reside in Worden and married with a 14 year old Jesse who has severe Hemophilia Type A. When not working I enjoy volunteering for the local Hemophilia Chapter and helping those new to the Bleeding Disorders Community. You can find me on my Harley enjoying time with my family on any given nice weekend or evening when time allows.

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Rick Mayhan

Rick Mayhan

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

Kyle Ambrose

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

I joined the CCL team in August 2015 servicing customers in Godfrey, Alton and Jerseyville and I LOVE IT!  It has allowed me the opportunity to service my community and create solid customer relationships which is very important to me.  When not at work I enjoy playing music, swimming when possible and spending time with my family.   I am also a self proclaimed movie buff.

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Kyle Ambrose

Kyle Ambrose

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

James Williams

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

Thank you to all my customers in the Belleville,  O’Fallon, Lebanon area for welcoming me as your technician.  My career as a Country Club Lawn technician began June 2015 and I am looking forward to another great year.   When I am not at work I enjoy quality time with my fiancé Tabetha and walking my dog Max.   Most of my free time is spent outdoor whenever possible hiking, fishing and biking.  Once again, thank you – I look forward to working with you!

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James Williams

James Williams

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN
Tree and Shrub Manager About - Country Club Lawn and Tree

John Huff

TREE and SHRUB MANAGER

John joined the team in March 2004 as a lawn technician. Several years he transitioned into the role of Office Manager from January 2009 to December 2010. John brings 18 years of knowledge that has earned him an additional promotion in January 2011 as Tree and Shrub Manager. Over the course of the years our clients know and ask for John by name….everyone knows John! He is an avid fisherman and enjoys his summer trips with his family and friends down south. John resides in Belleville with his 2 Pugs, Robby and Bobby.

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John Huff

John Huff

TREE and SHRUB MANAGER
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