Caldwell, Collier Elected to TCIA Board

The Tree Care Industry Association elected Kevin Caldwell to a three-year term on its board of directors. He is president of Caldwell Tree Care, Roswell, Ga.

Terrill R. Collier was installed as the chair of TCIA’s board of directors. He has been the owner, operator and president of Collier Arbor Care, Clackamas, Ore., since 1980.


The Connecticut Nursery & Landscape Association elected a new board of directors for 2009. The board includes Dawn Coffin, president; Todd Burnett, vice president; Steve Bousquet, treasurer; Bob Heffernan, executive secretary; Seb Ruffino, past president; Dave Taddei; Darryl Newman; Peter House; and Kevin Sullivan.

Thirty-eight people passed the 2008 Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional program. They include Igor S. Almeida, Mary Broas, Stephanie Butterick, Sarah S. Chamberlin, Mayland Clark, Richard Crouch, Arthur Fawell, Caroline Finnegan, Karen M. Fitzpatrick, Bonnie Fox, Joshua Frick, Steve C. Gowing, Justin J. Harrison, Christopher Hart, Tami Lynn Hayes, Michael Hehir, Greg Hillmann, Rebecca Holley, Judith Chute Hsiang, Abbey Johnson, Erica Johnson, Jori Johnson, Laura LaFlamme, Jan Lesnikoski, Christy Lucas, Raymond Martin, Janet McAllister, Ellen Moriarty, June Y. Moulis, Margaret A. Orzel, Karen Pierson, Carolyn A. Reiners, Nate Sharkey, Susan Sternberg, Bryan Stolz, Kristen VanCott, Marco Vitiello and Todd Warner.

Online advance registration portals are available for the CANP certification course (starts August 18) and the CNLA Summer Field Day (July 16, Imperial Nurseries, Granby). Exhibitors in the summer trade show can purchase exhibit space online as well. For more information, call 800-562-0610 or visit

ANLA Presents Award, Launches Web Site

The American Nursery & Landscape Association presented its 2008 Retail Rising Star Award to Mark Ziemba, general manager of Russell’s Tree & Shrub Farm, East Amherst, N.Y. Ziemba has been with Russell’s since 2001. The company was founded in 1991 and is owned and operated by Russ Gullo.

ANLA launched a new Web site at The site features easier navigation, detailed member profiles and the Knowledge Center.