September 2, 2014

Meet The Team

Eric SkinnerGeneral ManagerEric Skinner

Eric has been in the landscape industry for over 20 years.  He started Trimmers Landscaping as a vehicle to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree at Plymouth State University in Business and Physiology.   As he realized his passion for the outdoors he has made it his office.  Eric has a keen eye for layout and space utilization in the landscape as well as being able to understand clients’ personal needs and outdoor living style.  His professional interests include team building within Trimmers Landscaping and he has a passion to see each member of his team succeed. Through in-house education and outside certifications he strives to grow the knowledge of each team member.

Eric enjoys sharing many outdoor activities with his wife, two children and two dogs. His hobbies include skiing, hiking, gardening, swimming, kayaking, boating, cycling, motorcycling, rock climbing and traveling.  Organic and locally grown food is an important part of the Skinner family’s lives.

Michael Cooke – Landscape ArchitectMichael Cooke

Michael’s background is grounded in Landscape Architecture and management.  He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Pennsylvania State University with his focus on Preservation and Restoration of Period and Historic gardens.  He has been employed by several of the largest design build firms on the eastern sea-board.  His solid knowledge in design, horticulture and management has ranked him as one of the best in his field.  His professional interest includes ‘Educating the Client’, accessible gardens, writing, reduction of environmental impact and just good ‘Tree Hugging’.

Michael came to Trimmers Landscaping to help the company grow while maintaining their reputation for excellence in Customer Service and commitment to quality craftsmanship.

He and his wife relocated to this area because of the beauty New Hampshire has to offer.  His wife is seeking graduate and post graduate degrees in Gerontology.  Michael’s retreat is wading in a creek fly fishing.  He ties flies in the winter so his wife can lose them during the season.

Brian Mead – Operations/Maintenance ManagerBrian Mead

Brian Mead has been involved with Trimmers Landscaping, Inc. since 1999.  During his years here he has been able to experience the full spectrum of field and office support.  Brian started as a mowing foreman in 1999 and has progressed to the position of Operations/Maintenance Manager.  This has given Brian a wide view of the inner workings in this field.  As a self-proclaimed Type A personality, Brian serves his clients with a real passion.  Trimmers has consistently shown itself to be a forward-moving company, where employees and clients are respected and treated like family, Brian is a core part of this family.

Brian graduated from Pinkerton Academy after moving to New Hampshire from Upstate New York.  After high school he spent two years as a volunteer in Haiti.  His college education in the Rocky Mountain West focused on Wildlife and Fisheries.  His interest in native species and outdoor wildlife gives him a different view point when assisting clients in their landscape.  In his spare time he enjoys being with his family of five, fly fishing, and being in the outdoors.