Our commitment to the client requires more than resources and equipment, it requires people. We consider our staff of Green Industry professionals to be our most valuable asset and without them our goal to exceed the expectations of every client will not happen. We will continue to provide training and continuing education to ensure our staff has the neccessary resources so you, the client, will continue to receive the best in customer service and product offerings. Please take time and meet a few of our staff members.
Senior Account Manager
In 2003 Rick Malarkey earned a Bachelors Degree in Horticulture at State University of New York in Cobleskill. Upon graduation he completed a internship program with Jacobsen Landscape Design & Construction in Midland Park, New Jersey. In 2006 he made the move to North Carolina and accepted a position as a supervisor for The Byrd’s Group. The following year he was promoted to an account manager. Rick serves as the senior account manager and his responsibilities are coordinating landscape management operations and client relations. He has received certifications from Vista Low Voltage Lighting installation and is a licensed in Pesticide Applications in
Alejandro Barrios started his career with The Byrd’s Group in 2001 as a labor and within a week of being on the job he was promoted to the position of irrigation foreman. He studied Industrial Electronics at Centro de Bachillerato Tecnológico Industrial y de Servicios (CBTIS) allowing him to develop an invaluable skillset. In 2008 he was promoted to Irrigation Manager where he was responsible for all aspects of irrigation installation, service, and landscape lighting. He currently serves as the project manager for our landscape installation department and holds a NC Irrigation & Landscape Contractor's License. We are very proud to have Alejandro on our team.
Sandra Monteiro, Susan Cossaboon, Giovanni Jarrin
James career interests started in upstate New York when he began working on a grounds crew to help put himself through college. Shortly after graduating with a degree in Business Management from SUNY Broome, he discovered his true passion was in the Green Industry. After years of on the job training and demonstrating leadership qualities, he was quickly promoted from foreman to manager. Looking to pursue his passions he moved south to join our team at The Byrd's Group where the landscape industry is more prevalent and year round.
Kevin Sprague is a graduate of Mississippi State University, with a BS Agronomy, and Golf Course Operations. He has been working in the industry for 24 years with extensive experience in Landscape and Golf Course Management, Sporting Turf, and Commercial Landscape installations. He is also a licensed Landscape Contractor in North Carolina and ICPI Certified Installer. He currently serves in our sales & estimating department.
Kevin enjoys in his spare time college football, hunting, and watching his two sons play sports.