Our Dedicated Team

We’re a family owned and operated business that continues to grow and welcome new people into the Grasshopper Gardens family. We have a dedicated team of 100 members working to provide the very best in landscaping and landscape design. Our team and culture is one that thrives on exceeding client expectations and offering high-quality services to residents throughout the Capital Region. We look forward to working with you to maintain your lawn and design the landscape of your dreams!

Executive Team

  • John M. DeLisle

    President / Founder

    John started Grasshopper Gardens in late 1992 early 1993. He lives in the town of Northumberland with his beautiful wife Kiersten, and their three children Cade, Chase and Peyton. During his free time John enjoys being with his family and many outdoor activities. His many favorite pastimes include landscaping and gardening at his home, horseback riding, hiking, hunting and fishing. His passion at Grasshopper Gardens is building a team with a culture that thrives on exceeding client expectations regularly!

  • Jamie Farnsworth


    Jamie has worked at Grasshopper Gardens, Inc. since 1993. Jamie has been instrumental in helping to develop the structure and culture within the company. She lives in the Town of Moreau with her husband, two children and miniature Schnauzer. She enjoys spending her free time with her family.

  • Amy Quinn

    Human Resources Director

    Amy started at Grasshopper Gardens in February 2021, she brings her enthusiasm and passion to helping our team achieve their goals. She expresses these skills in hiring, encouraging professional development, and implementing a great overall employee experience. Amy lives on a horse farm in Schuylerville with her husband, Shawn where they raised their four children. She enjoys traveling throughout the country cheering on her family as they compete in rodeos.

  • Rodney Woodard


    Rodney has 28 years of experience in the landscape industry. He is a graduate of Suny Adirondack with an associate’s degree in business administration. His dedication and passion for his position have been proven through consistent growth and success. The key element to his success is customer service and understanding the needs of each of his customers. Rodney married his high school sweetheart, Stephanie, and happily married for 29 years. He has 2 wonderful daughters, Hannah, and Emily, and  4 grandchildren. Outside of work, Rodney enjoys spending time with his family, landscaping around the house, and hunting.

  • Jeremy DeLisle

    Sales & Marketing / Lawn Care Division Manager

    Jeremy began working at Grasshopper Gardens while in Junior High and has worked in all divisions of the company through the years. He has been managing the Lawn Care and Sales Team for the past 16 years. Jeremy has an AS in business management from SUNY Adirondack. Jeremy lives in the Town of Northumberland with his amazing wife Ashley and their three children Alayna, Ashlyn and Ian. He enjoys spending time with his wife, three children and two shih tzus.

  • Christy Roselle

    Office Manager / Head of Scheduling & Customer Care Department

    Joined the Grasshopper family in 2016. Christy works closely with the production managers to provide efficient scheduling and quality control to make sure our customers’ expectations are met. Enjoys spending time with her finance Eric and her son Jacob, and their 3 dogs.

  • Patrick Mannix

    Marketing Director

    Pat joined the Grasshopper family in February 2021 as our Marketing Director. His background includes 35 years of Commercial Printing Sales and Management. Pat works closely with the Sales Team, creating print and digital campaigns for new customer acquisitions and eCommerce web sales. He enjoys everything outdoors with his wife, family, and 3 awesome grandchildren.

Customer Service Team

  • Barbara Powhida

    Accounts Payable / Equipment Maintenance Administrator

    Barbara joined the Grasshopper family in 2013. Barbara has been conducive in maintaining equipment records, scheduling equipment services, and ordering parts. Barbara’s goal is to keep all equipment in excellent working condition. Outside of work Barbara enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and a challenging workout!

  • Sabrina Hilleboe

    Accounts Receivable

    Sabrina joined the Grasshopper family in 2017. Sabrina is the manager of the accounts receivable department. Outside of work she enjoys watching her kids play sports, traveling, playing cards, camping, hanging out with her family, and just enjoying life.

  • Makenzie Ellis

    Fertilization Scheduler / Customer Care

    Makenzie joined the Grasshopper family in November of 2020. She resides in Saratoga and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Management from SUNY Purchase. Prior to working at Grasshopper, Makenzie worked in the Performing Arts field. She enjoys spending her free time doing things with family.

  • Rebecca LaNoir

    Construction Scheduler / Customer Care

    Becca joined the Grasshopper team in 2021 in the Construction Division, she works closely with the Construction Crews to provide the best client experience possible. She has a degree in Business Anthropology from Plattsburgh State University and her background includes positions with Six Flags, The Glens Falls Hospital and Sky Zone. Outside of work Becca enjoys gardening and spending time with family and friends.

  • Sydney Quinn

    Bed Maintenance Scheduler / Customer Care

    Sydney started with Grasshopper Gardens in October of 2021 as an office assistant and quickly progressed in her time here. Her primary responsibilities include the daily scheduling of the Bed Maintenance and Winter Maintenance departments. She graduated from Schuylerville Central School in 2020 and lives locally on her family’s horse farm. Sydney enjoys traveling with her family, supporting them as they compete in rodeos, and spending time with her dog Chubs.

  • Jackie Walkup

    Office Assistant

    Jackie has worked for Grasshopper Gardens since March of 2020. As a part-time Office Assistant, she answers the telephone and assists in the accounting department. The part of her job she loves most is talking with the customers. Jackie lives in Northumberland with her husband. In her spare time, she likes to read, sew and have fun with her family and grandchildren.

Service Advisor Team

  • David Schofield

    Sales Manager

    David joined the Grasshopper family in 2010. David started out working in the field and worked his way up into the sales manager position. David lives in Glens Falls with his beautiful wife and 3 children and loves kayaking, DIY projects, gaming with friends, and overcoming obstacles to improve your property!

  • Ray Tennant Jr.

    Lead Landscape Estimator & Drafter / Creative Designer

    Ray joined the Grasshopper family in 2012, during his sophomore year in high school, and has moved up the ladder quickly during his time here. Ray started out working in the field, later becoming a crew leader in 2 different divisions. The experience he gained in the field has really helped him succeed in his current position as a Landscape Estimator and Drafter. He is also a member of our Creative Team helping with design work, marketing, and website maintenance. During his free time, Ray loves spending quality time with his friends and family. He also really enjoys being outdoors and playing sports.

  • Stew Leonard

    Service Advisor

    Stew Leonard joined Grasshopper Gardens in February of 2020. He currently assists in the sales team effort. Stew lives in the Town of Moreau with his wife Mary and three cats, Polly, Maisie, and Boo. He enjoys working on landscaping projects at his home and looks forward to spending time outdoors at the lake or with his wife and four grandchildren.

  • Tricia Tanner

    Service Advisor

    Tricia joined the Grasshopper team in March of 2021 as a Landscape Service Advisor. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from SUNY Cobleskill along with 16 years of sales experience. Outside of work, Tricia enjoys camping and hiking the High Peaks with her Husband Josh and 2 children, Ira and Ashleigh.

  • Cade DeLisle

    Accounts Payable / Irrigation Administrator

    Cade is the second generation of Grasshopper Gardens. He is a graduate of  Norwich University with a business management and marketing degree.  He also enjoys spending time with family, camping, fishing, hunting, and outdoor activities.

  • Shawn Morgenstern

    Sales Advisor

    Before joining the Grasshopper family, Shawn worked in sales of home improvement and equipment products. Using his past experiences in sales and project management, he has excelled in his current position with Grasshopper Gardens. When not at work, Shawn enjoys golfing with friends and listening to music.

Production Team

  • Robert Studnicky

    Construction Division Manager

    Bob has been with the company since late 2007 and was promoted to construction manager in the summer of 2010. He handles the day to day operations of our design build and landscape installation team. He, along with the construction team, look forward to the opportunity of turning your backyard into a paradise.

  • Rich Rouse

    Mowing Division Manager

    Rich started his career in 2009 as a laborer for 9 years. His hard work, dedication and desire for improvement earned him the position of Mowing Division Supervisor. Rich is proud to say that Grasshopper Gardens has truly enhanced his life. Rich and his wife Ashley enjoy spending time outdoors with their children, camping, hiking and fishing

  • Dan Higgs

    Irrigation Service Manager

    Dan has been on the Grasshopper team for 8 years and working in the Landscape Industry for over 30 years. His knowledge and experience keep our Irrigation Services running smoothly and efficiently. When not at work, Dan enjoys hiking, oil painting and gardening.

  • Bobbie Brooking

    Nursery/Greenhouse Grower and Administrator

    Bobbie joined the Grasshopper Team in 2017 as Nursery and Greenhouse Supervisor. She earned her Associates Degree in Computer Graphics from North Country Community College and her Bachelor’s Degree from Empire State College. She previously worked as a Floral Designer for 9 years. Bobbie enjoys everything outdoors from Kayaking and Bicycling to Gardening and Foraging for mushrooms and wild edibles. She especially enjoys spending time with her husband and dog.