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Our 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 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.

Rodney Woodard


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

Office Assistant

Maintaining equipment records, keeping track of the crews and recording all the work done are just a few of the many tasks Barbara performs to keep things running smoothly and efficiently. She enjoys spending her free time with her young daughter and family.

Eric Russell

Mowing Division Manager

Eric leads our mowing crews and is responsible for quality control, man hours, equipment upkeep, and employee training. Eric is always on the lookout for ways that our crews can be more efficient on and off the job.

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.

Maintenance / Landscape Sales

Dave has worked up through the ranks of Grasshopper Gardens since 2010.  With experience in Mowing, Lawn Fertilization and Property Maintenance, he has extensive knowledge to provide our clients with estimates in nearly all aspects of services we offer.  He spends his off work time caring for his young daughter Chloe, yet finds time to be instrumental in the growth of our sales team and quality of services.  His invaluable dedication has proven to be an asset to our team. 

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Just a note to say "thank you" and how pleased we were with the work you recently did on our property.  It was a pleasant experience from the start.

-Shelley S.

“Best fall cleanup (or spring cleanup) ever. Not a leaf or pine needle left on my lawn or garden beds. Their work was impeccable. If I was here when they left, I would've tipped them.”

-David O.

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