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Manager Sales

Seattle, WA
September 28, 2018

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Bruce Bates

Objective I would like to use my extensive career knowledge, experience and education in horticulture, green management, landscape development, construction and maintenance management, to help guide a growing company towards better success.


2004 to Present

Landscapes Unlimited Environeering, LLC


Currently in Seattle, WA. Since 2015. Design/sales

and project management on many high end projects.

Dallas for 3 years, consultant to landscape contractors.

Last 12 years in Idaho/Wyoming, design/build/consulting

Land Planning, consultation, design, management and implementation

Land use development, site planning, grade & drainage planning, compliance management, gas/oil field reclamation


Contracts included:

Estate Design Consultant for Apple Computers

Los Gatos, California, 6-2008 through 5-2009 one year special contract

COO of Star Valley Ranch Association,

Redevelopment & management of golf courses, recreational facilities & HOA, 2007/2008

Organic gardening consultant for the Master Gardeners program

Landscape consultation, design, construction & maintenance

Emphasis on high-end residential properties, Horse properties

Full business management, organizational & accounting practices: QuickBooks, Asset Manager, MS Office Suite, AutoCad, Land F/X, MS Project, Sketch-Up, Dynascape, Pro Landscape, Pool Studio

Special projects/consulting in Palo Alto California, Lawrence Kansas, New York City New York, Denver Colorado

Management and business consultant to the Green Industry.


Landscapes Unlimited Environeering Lake Tahoe & Reno, NV


Land Planning, consultation, design, management and implementation

Land use development, site planning, grade & drainage planning, compliance management

Landscape consultation, design, construction & maintenance

Wholesale & contract growing nursery operation

Organic vegetable truck farm operation for local Farmers Market

Emphasis on residential properties, parks and recreation

Out-building design and construction, livestock management

Full business management, organizational & accounting practices

QuickBooks, Asset Manager, MS Office Suite, AutoCad, Dynascape, MS Project


B & B Enterprises Sebastopol, CA


Garden Center and Landscape Contracting Company

Full service garden center, Terrell’s Gardens

Full wholesale/retail greenhouse and growing nursery

Full service landscape contracting company

5000 Sq. Ft. growing greenhouse operation for retail bedding plants

Two full service florist shops, Greener Times & Terrell’s


Full business management, organizational & accounting practices


Rogers Gardens Newport Beach, CA

Sales Manager

Premier So. California Retail Garden Center

Sales Manager for professional garden sales team of 8

Over saw development and training of sales staff

Responsible for written landscape & garden advice columns in the L.A. Times, Orange County Daily Pilot and Orange County Magazine

Held “Plant Doctor” advice position for fielding client questions

Preformed on-site client landscape consultations & design


Concurrently taught Ornamental Horticulture, Irrigation

Practices for the Professional & Organic Gardening Practices at Orange Coast Community College, in the evenings for adult education


Huntington Botanical Gardens San Moreno, CA


Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens

General Horticulturist of gardens, greenhouses and propagation

Volunteer coordinator for 30 garden docents

Increased rare plant sales from $9K to $40K in one season

Propagated new & rare plant species gathered from annual expedition


Moana Lane Nursery & Landscape Reno, NV

Nursery Sales

Northern Nevada’s Largest Garden Center & Landscape Company

Sales of plant materials, soil amendments, garden chemicals

Occasionally participated on the landscape construction crew

Participated in the installation of some of the very first

Xeriscape projects in the Western States

Education 2006-2007 Almeda University Boise, ID

Master’s in Business Administration

Emphasis on Business Systems

1974-1977 University of Nevada Reno, NV

Plant, Water & Soil Science

Minor in Landscape Architecture

Minor in Ornamental Horticulture

1972-1974 Reno High School Reno, NV

Graduated with Honors as a Junior

Special Skills Knowledgeable and experienced in all facets of business operations:

General business management, accounting, payroll, employee

management, promotions & advertising, regulations &


42 years experience in plant nursery management, landscape consultation, design, installation & maintenance procedures

Computer literate and experienced with:

MS Excel, Word, Publisher, QuickBooks, Asset Manager, AutoCad, MS Project, Dynascape

Knowledgeable in all facets of construction:

Site planning, excavation, grading, drainage, foundation, framing, roofing, flooring, plumbing, electrical and HVAC

Qualified operator of skid-steers, backhoes, loaders & dozers

Proficient in carpentry and with all power & hand tools


Licensed Landscape Contractor in California, Retired

Director on the California Landscape Contractors Association

Director on the Redwood Chapter California Nurserymen


Certified California Nurseryman

Certified Instructor for the California College System, 1978 to

1980, Horticulture, Organic Gardening, Plant Identification

Published Landscape & Garden columns in The LA Times, Orange County Daily Pilot, Sebastopol Times, Orange County Magazine

Projects: Design, Over-site & Implementation

Long range planning to rebuild infra-structure & landscape at

Star Valley Ranch, redesigned 9 & 18 hole golf courses

Eleventh Street Interpretive Community Park, Reno, Nevada

Ferrari Carano, Gardens and Grounds, Sonoma

County, California Don Carano, casino owner)

Glen-Higo Lake Animal Sanctuary Complex, landscape design and construction Verdi, Nevada

Vine Street Apartments, Building & Landscape, Reno, Nevada

Mt. Rose Mini-Storage, Landscape, Washoe County, Nevada

Reno Crisis Center, Landscape

Hundreds of residential landscape projects, as pictorially documented

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