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!

  • 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

    CFO

    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.

  • Rodney Woodard

    COO

    Rodney has 20 years of experience in the landscape industry. His dedication and passion for his position has been proven through the years of consistent growth and success. The key element to his success is customer service and satisfaction and understanding the needs of each of his customers. Rodney married his high school sweetheart, Stephanie, and has been happily married for 20 years and has 2 wonderful teenage daughters, Hannah and Emily.

  • 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.

  • Parker Crossley

    Landscape Design/Sales

    Parker has been with Grasshopper Gardens since 2011 and has become our lead landscape designer. His background derives from 17 years of experience with interior kitchen and bath design and has extended his designs to outdoor living spaces. He specializes in the use of natural forms of hardscape to enhance your patio design and general landscaping. Designing outdoor areas as an extension of your home, his enthusiasm, creativity, and attention to detail, will provide any Grasshopper Gardens client a beautiful outdoor living space.

  • 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!

  • Robert Studnicky

    Construction 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.

  • 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 Fort Edward with his beautiful daughter and loves kayaking, DIY projects, gaming with friends, and overcoming obstacles to improve your property!

  • Ray Tennant Jr.

    Lead Landscape Estimator/Drafter

    Ray joined the Grasshopper family in 2012. Ray started out working in the field and worked his way up to an estimator position. Ray lives in Corinth and loves spending quality time with his family and friends.

  • Luke Maciariello

    Landscape Service Advisor

    Luke joined the Grasshopper family in 2018. Luke has a BS Degree from Springfield College. Luke lives in Schuylerville with his wife, son and daughter and enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports and being outdoors.

  • Zack Kienast

    Landscape Service Advisor

    Zack joined the Grasshopper family in 2019. Zack has a BS Degree from SUNY Plattsburg. Zack lives in Schuylerville with his family and enjoys camping trips and boating on the local waterways.

  • Sabrina Hilleboe

    Accounting Manager

    Joined Grasshopper family in 2017. A wife and mother of three wonderful kids. I enjoy watching my children play sports and going on vacations and enjoying life.

  • Nancy Porlier

    Construction Division Administrator

    Nancy joined the Grasshopper family 2017. Nancy supports the day to day operations of our production, design build & landscape installation teams. She lives in the town of Moreau with her husband enjoying her free time with her family.

  • 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.