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Gib Durden, CLP

Position: Vice President / Business Development
Interests: family, golf, University of Georgia athletics


Gib graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, and received his Certified Landscape Professional (CLP) from the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) in 2007. Gib began his career as a landscape architect for the Fulton County Department of Grounds where he assisted in the land planning for the Wolf Creek Trap and Skeet Range used during the 1996 Olympics. Gib joined Post Landscape Group/HighGrove Partners in 1997 as Sales Manager and currently serves as Vice President, focusing on business development.

Mark Knaggs

Position: Vice President of Sales & Client Services
Interests: music, sports, reading, quality time with family


With a BBA in Marketing from Georgia State University and an MBA in Finance from Kennesaw State University, Mark has a proven track record with over 25 years’ experience in sales, sales management and marketing. Mark has extensive experience in developing and providing customized solutions to many Fortune 500 companies. These effective solutions were all based on one simple philosophy: a passionate commitment to understand and listen to the specific needs of the client. Since joining HighGrove in 2008, Mark’s role is focused on leading and developing our Client Relations Managers in attaining their client retention and sales goals.

Erin McCutcheon, CPA

Position: Chief Financial Officer
Interests: reading, traveling, time with family and friends, college football


A graduate of the University of Georgia with a Masters in Accounting and of Florida State University with a Bachelor in Finance, Erin has over 20 years’ experience in corporate accounting and financial management. Erin began her career at Arthur Andersen as a Valuation Staff Accountant and spent three more years in public accounting as a Tax Senior. After moving to private industry, she spent nearly 11 years working as a Controller in the construction and renovation field. In her role as Chief Financial Officer at HighGrove, Erin oversees all financial elements of the company, including strategic planning, corporate accounting and reporting, risk management, internal controls, tax management, treasury, budgeting, and various special projects.

Gary Tomlinson

Position: Vice President of Operations
Interests: deer hunting, quality time with family


Gary brings to HighGrove over 20 years of experience in all aspects of the commercial landscape industry including maintenance, turf management, enhancements, irrigation, arbor care, safety, fleet management and purchasing. As Director of Maintenance since 2007, he directs and oversees all of HighGrove’s field operations and maintenance personnel.

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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