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Seth Elrod

Position: Client Service Manager
Interests: Family, history, camping and the outdoors.


Seth joined HighGrove as a Client Service Manager in May 2014. He has been in the landscaping industry for five years, with a background in account management and business development. Seth is a graduate of Southern Crescent Technical College with a degree in horticulture, and now serves on the advisory committee for the Horticulture program. Prior to the landscape industry, he served for four years in the Navy and worked in the building industry for five years. He is a currently involved with BOMA serving on the Community Service Committee.

Ryan Gardiner

Position: Client Relations Manager
Interests: Spending time with family, watching NASCAR and football, boating


Ryan began his career in landscaping in Buffalo, New York, in 1997. He moved to Atlanta in 1999 and worked for a small residential company as a crew supervisor, working his way up to management while taking horticulture and design classes at North Metro Technical College. In 2005, Ryan went to work for TruGreen Landcare as an area manager. As a Client Relations Manager at HighGrove since 2009, he works closely with a variety of clients who manage industrial, commercial and institutional properties.

Grant Hancock

Position: Client Relations Manager
Interests: Sports, motorcycles, fishing, hunting


Grant worked landscaping jobs through high school while participating in sports. After graduation, he worked with a small construction company, designing and installing new landscaping while earning his Bachelors degree in Landscape Design from the University of Tennessee. He worked as a landscape consultant and designer for a nationwide property management company prior to working at HighGrove.

Eric Pence

Position: Client Relations Manager
Interests: fishing, physical fitness, hiking


Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Berea College and is a landscape veteran with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. In his 13 years with HighGrove, Eric has served as an Account Manager, Branch Manager and Director of Maintenance. As a Client Relations Manager, his portfolio is comprised of a variety of clients including residential, industrial, commercial and institutional.

Ryan Traeger

Position: Client Relations Manager
Interests: tennis, travel, music, community volunteer


Ryan has been with HighGrove since early 2011 as a Client Relations Manager. Before coming to HighGrove, he worked for TruGreen Landcare as a Commercial Estimator and a Business Development Manager. Ryan also owned and operated Estate Scapes, Inc., a residential and commercial landscape management company. Ryan has a Business Management degree from Kennesaw State University.

Andrea Roderick

Position: Client Relations Manager
Interests: spending time with god daughters & friends, music, art festivals and all outdoor activities.


Andrea Joined HighGrove as a Client Relations Manager in December 2015. She has been in the landscape industry for 3 years, with over 12 years experience in account management & business development. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Elon University. Prior to the landscape industry, she worked in the fire protection industry for 12 years and moved from Florida to Atlanta in 2012. She is currently involved with CREW- Atlanta, serving on the membership committee and CAI-Georgia, serving on the PR committee.

Russ Offerman

Position: Client Relations Manager
Interests: his family, including to new baby Olivia. Running, Camping and his 3 dogs.


Russ came to HighGrove after working for LandCare, a national Landscape company. He has an extensive background in Commercial Real Estate & Marketing. He attended college in Upstate New York and has been in Atlanta for 25 years now. He has a great passion for servicing his clients and adding value to their properties.

Nick Berry

Position: Client Relations Manager
Interests: Spending time with family, playing tennis, and writing music


Nick has been in the client relations field for 5 years and the customer service field for over 10 years. He was previously a client relations manager for A Cut Above Landscape.

Jim Magill

Position: Client Relations Manager
Interests: Hunting, Music, Football & spending quality time with family


Jim joined HighGrove in August 2016. His experience in landscape began in 2001 working during the summer as a crewman for a small company in Stone Mountain. He then furthered his passion while working at the Georgia Southern University Botanical Gardens at the same time, studying art/design. Jim has spent the last 7-1/2 years in the Atlanta landscape market, holding positions ranging from crew leader to area manager as well as designer. Jim volunteers his free time by serving on the committee for the Gwinnett County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited.

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