MEET OUR TEAM.
DEDICATED INDIVIDUALS
UNDENIABLE PASSION.

Dave Klassen

Dave Klassen

Owner, Founder

 

Dave is a young, visionary entrepreneur. He began his first company, Newport Landscaping, at the age of 16. With drive, passion and dedication, he has grown the company to now employ 50 + full time staff with an ever growing array of service offerings. He loves interacting with clients, empowering those around him and creating and managing beautiful landscapes. He is passionate about politics, business and his two daughters.

Felicia Desjardins

Felicia Desjardins

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR, HR

 

Felicia manages the office and our staff. She has more than a decade of customer service and office experience. She is a social butterfly, and passionate about art, organization and helping others. She enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, campfires, kayaking and fishing.

PABLO ARCE DIAZ

PABLO ARCE DIAZ

Landscape Construction Manager

 

Pablo Arce Diaz, BSc, Dip Hort

Pablo has been involved in the landscape/horticultural industry since childhood. As a young afficionado of plants, after attending the University of Guelph’s Horticulture degree program he worked in the growing of trees in tree farms gaining two Ontario horticultural trade licences. Later, he updated his academic knowledge by gaining a horticultural diploma and a landscape design diploma whose knowledge greatly helps in advancing his passion in creating and building inspiring landscapes.
Joe Merrett

Joe Merrett

Landscape Design & Sales Manager

 

Joe Merrett, MLA, Dip Hort, CHT, CLHM

Joe started his professional gardening career with a diploma in Horticulture (Planning and Design) in the UK graduating in 2000. Joe was a Senior Gardener for the National Trust of England prior to emigrating to Canada. Joe’s work experience in Canada has covered working as Supervisor of Horticulture for a large municipality and Toronto Zoo, as well as a Mental Health care Horticulturist and running his own landscape design and build company. Joe has obtained the Certified Horticulture CHT and Certified Landscape Horticulture Manager CLHM designations. Joe is also a graduate of the Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph. Joe is a member of Landscape Ontario and a Landscape Ontario accredited Assessor for Horticulture apprentices. Joe enjoys all aspects of nature, art, and music in his spare time. Helping clients visualize their outdoor dream space and designing it, then seeing it come to fruition is Joe’s passion and something he finds highly rewarding.

Harsh Patel

Harsh Patel

Garden Manager

 

Harsh has a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture. In addition to over 5 years of landscaping experience he also holds a landscape exterminator license. He is always implementing new ways to improve our ever-growing maintenance department. His attention to detail and years of experience creates amazing results in the field. He is passionate about spending time with his friends and travelling.

Rob vanstone

Rob vanstone

LAWN Manager

 

Rob comes to Newport Landscaping with over 15 years experience in the lawn care business and takes pride in his work.  Rob has a great eye for detail.  In his down time Rob enjoys fishing, camping and spending time with his family and friends. 

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