Rocky Mountain Trees & Landscaping Mission:
- To create Sustainability through the highest quality products and practice.
- Inspire eco-consciousness through research and education for both Rocky Mountain Trees and our Community
Heather is our Garden Center & Planter Basket Manager and has been playing in the dirt since childhood. She took an opportunity to work in the gardening industry in 1999 during her college summer break and it was during this time she fell in love with tending to beautiful flowers and planting custom planters. Since then, she has been gardening as a complement to the ski industry in both New England and Colorado and joined the Rocky Mountain Trees and Landscape team in 2015. Her experiences have given her exposure to planting and maintaining gardens, building patios and rock walls, planting trees, and designing planters. Heather loves to be outdoors and continues to enjoy learning more about the Colorado backcountry and environment through her adventures with her husband and their dogs.
Steve Curtiss, Owner and President.
I grew up in a small rural town in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison. In 1992, I received a BS in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin. From there I moved to Crested Butte following my dreams of becoming a ski bum. I started working for Rocky Mountain Trees in the summer of 1990, and after graduation, I moved to Crested Butte permanently. In 1996 my wife Nel and I became owners of the company and have run it ever since.
Since moving here, I have achieved certifications in the Colorado Certified Nursery Professional, Certified Landscape Technician, and Landscape Irrigation Auditor. I also serve on the Board of Riverland Industrial Park, as well as the Design Review Committee for Skyland Residential Community in Crested Butte.
I also enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities including mountain biking, skiing (many kinds), hockey, hiking, hunting, fishing, and spending time with my wife Nel, and my two boys Dylan and Cameron.
I was recruited to work at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in 1989 after receiving a degree in Business/Marketing from Michigan State University. I fell in love with the Gunnison Valley and began working at RMTL in 1993 with my husband, Steve. We have two boys, Dylan and Cameron and love to ski, bike and play hockey. I have achieved my certifications for the Certified Colorado Nursery Professional, Advanced Master Gardner and Permaculture Design Consultant. I love to teach what I have learned about composting, organics and ways we can help preserve our special valley. Photo by: www.alisonwhitephotography.com
Dan heads up the landscaping and snow removal division. He’s in charge of ensuring quality no matter the project. He has the ability to translate your landscaping dreams into a reality. He started his landscaping career in 1999, working on high end landscapes in Aspen, Co. In 2003 he moved to Boulder, Co, where he gained extensive experience building and maintaining water features. Dan has been with Rocky Mountain Trees and Landscaping since 2008 and in 2010 built an ALCC “Excellence in Landscaping” award winning project.
Landscape, Irrigation and Snow Removal Manager
I have been in the Gunnison valley for 24 years. I have worked at Crested Butte Mountain Resort as a ski instructor for 24 years and Rocky Mountain Trees and landscaping for 19 years. I started working in the Garden Center and moved to the tree planting crew, irrigation crew and lawn care crew. I have been the Forman of the South route Maintenance crew for over 10 years. I am Certified Landscape Technician specializing in Turf maintenance and Ornamental Maintenance through the ACLL. I am also a Certified Colorado Master Gardner. I am the current Maintenance Manager for Rocky Mountain Trees and landscaping. I love gardening, and playing in the dirt. I also love to ride horses, skiing, camping and just about anything outdoors.
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