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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.

Ryan Morton

Position: Client Relations Manager
Interests: Spending time with family, watch football, gym, golf, basketball and music.

Ryan Morton

Ryan came to HighGrove after working for Top Turf Lawn Care, a lawn care and pest management company. He brings over 13 years of experience in the landscape industry, while managing his very own company for 7 years. He has a great passion for servicing his clients and adding value to their properties.

Natasha Duncan

Position: Client Relations Manager
Interests: Photography, traveling, fun in the sun, volunteer service and politics

Natasha Duncan.jpgA desire to build meaningful partnerships with her customers led Natasha to the HighGrove Partners team. Her background is in sales, management, customer service, as well as the landscaping industry. Natasha holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Kennesaw State University with a concentration in both legal studies and professional politics.

Create a Rewarding Career for Yourself at HighGrove Partners

As HighGrove Partners continues to grow and play a leading role in the green industry, we recognize that our greatest challenge is finding great people. Our team members are our most vital asset and we strive to retain and develop them to their fullest potential. If you're interested in an exciting career in the green industry, we hope you consider HighGrove Partners.
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