The Maryland Turfgrass Council is a non-profit corporation governed by the Officers and Members of the Board of Directors. The Officers and Directors have one vote in all matters before the Council.

The officers include a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Past President. The offices of Secretary and Treasurer may be held by the same person. All officers are elected from the general membership to two-year terms, except the Past President.

There are currently nine Directors who represent different facets of the Maryland Turfgrass Industry. The Directors are elected from the general membership to three-year, two-year and one-year terms.

The Executive Director is a non-voting member of the Council, employed to maintain membership records, publish newsletters and assist Council activities.

There are currently six Advisers who are selected by the Board of Directors, and who serve as non-voting members of the Board. They include faculty of the University of Maryland, personnel of the Maryland Department of Agriculture and Maryland Agriculture Commission.

For more information about the duties of MTC Officers and Board of Directors, see the Constitution and By-laws.


2017 MTC Board of Directors

Executive Director

Vernon Cooper

MTC Executive Director

All States Turf Consultants; Owner/ Agronomist

Email: Execdir@Mdturfcouncil.com

Vernon has served on the MTC Board of Directors from 1975 to 2014 as an advisor and board member. Spring of 2014 he accepted the position of Executive Director. His goal is to continue the MTC's support of research by continuing to provide education in different venues, such as our new and improved MTC Turf News.

President

Jamie Roell

Anne Arundle County Recreation and Parks

Email: rproel09@aacounty.org


Vice President

Geoffrey Rinehart

National Arboretum, Washington, D.C.

Email: Geoffrey.rhinehart@ars.usda.gov


Past President

Bill Warpinski

Central Sod Farm, Owner

Email: Bill@centralsodmd.com


Secretary

Cheryl Gaultney

MTC Secretary/ Treasurer

Email: Sandqueen10@aol.com

Cheryl has served the MTC since 1976. She is the guiding finacial guru of the Council.

Treasurer

Carol Dubbs

Email: ldubs@verizon.net



Three- Year Term

Lester Dubbs

Larchwood Landscape Company

Email: ldubs@verizon.net


Two-Year Term

Kimberly Bohn

Newsom Seed

Email: Kimberly@newsomseed.com


One-Year Term

Ben Ellis

The Courses at Andrews; Golf Course Superintendent, South

Email: Benjamin.Ellis@aafbgc.com

MTC Committee(s): Media, Golf Tournament, M.A.T.E


One-Year Term

Chuck Wilkes

Pennington Seed Co.

Email: cwilkes@penningtonseed.com


Three-Year Term

Les Phelps

Phelps Lawn Care; Owner

Email: les@phelpslawncareinc.com


Three-Year Term

Doug Lechlider

Laytonsville Landscaping; Owner

Email: Doug@laytonsvillelandscaping.com


Three-Year Term

Dave Nehila

Genesis Turfgrass

Email: dave@genesisturfgrassinc.com

Dave Nehila started as an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent after earning his two year certificate from the IAA at UMD.  After serving as an Asst. GCS at two different clubs, Dave worked in the golf course construction business for a couple of years before landing his first job a Golf Course superintendent.  Dave did two stints as a GC superintendent at two different clubs in the Baltimore area.  Dave then worked for a golf and sports field construction contractor.  From there, Dave served as the Baltimore Orioles Head Groundskeeper.  After three seasons there, he took an opportunity to work with Genesis Turfgrass, Inc. and has been with them for the past 9 years.  Dave’s current position allows him to work with all facets of the industry that he had previously worked in. 


Two-Year Term

Ryan Howard

Winters Run Golf Club, Golf Course Superintendent

Email: rhoward@wintersrun.com



One-Year Term

Cliff Cullison

PD&E LLC.

Email: Cullisonclifton@gmail.com

Cliff Cullison works for PD&E, LLC. PD&E, LLC is located in Annapolis, MD and has maintenance contracts at USNA, Fort Meade, Indian Head and other US facilities. Cliff spends the majority of his time as the T & O grounds supervisor at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. He is a certified fertilizer and pesticide applicator. He has his license in the categories of core, turf, ornamental, forestry and aquatic.  Cliff also works in landscape design and installations. 



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