We are blessed to have a great team of people who love what they do and are committed to the highest standards of decency, workmanship and integrity. We make these standards a reality by employing strict standards of conduct including random drug testing and criminal background checks, uniforms with shirt tails tucked in, and no foul language, smoking, or loud music on any jobsite. We invest in continuous training and have the latest certifications in all areas of our operation.
We do this so you can be comfortable and confident of our performance when we are working on your property. Our team boasts some of the most talented people in the industry and we look forward to putting our skills to work for you.
Jarod Hynson, President
Jarod started Earth, Turf, & Wood in the spring of 2000. Getting his start with a lawn care company in his teens, his experience spans 35 years in the green industry. His underlying passion is to create well-thought-out outdoor living environments that help create memories for families and friends. Jarod was raised in Central New Jersey, pursued Human Resource Management at Messiah College, and resides in Mohnton, PA. He enjoys spending time with his wife Kristy and their three children. He currently serves on the board for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In his spare time, he enjoys just being outdoors, whether vacationing in the Adirondacks or playing with his kids.
Mary Dresser, RLA ASLA, Registered Landscape Architect
Mary Hatch Dresser is a Registered Landscape Architect with a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia School of Environmental Design. Mary has designed landscapes for 37 years and joined ETW exclusively in 2009. Mary is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and is also a member of the Shade Tree Committee in Strasburg Borough where she resides. Mary prides herself in carefully listening to her clients to professionally meld their ideas and personal criteria with sound, experienced design practice.
Zach Horst, Production Manager
Zach has worked in the landscaping and hardscaping industry since 2013. He's passionate about his work and very detailed-oriented. Prior to this, he spent 8+ years in the Army and currently serves in the Army Reserves. He resides in Lititz and enjoys spending time outdoors in his spare time.
Alex Baldwin, Estimator
Alex’s interest in the landscape industry started when he was 12 years old while maintaining the lawns of multiple clients in his neighborhood. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University. He has held numerous job titles within the landscape industry over the years, and It brings him great joy helping clients achieve their hardscape, and landscape design dreams. Alex was born, and raised in Lancaster County, and recently returned home in 2022 after living on the West Coast for the last decade. He enjoys spending his free time in nature with his wife Kim, and their three children.
Bryan Malak, Project Manager
Since 2007, Bryan has been working on all types of landscaping and hardscaping projects, big and small. Each project's unique aspects fuels his continued passion for creating spaces our clients regularly enjoy. He resides in Lancaster City and enjoys spending family time outdoors, playing with his kids, and fishing any chance he can get.
Mark Davis, Project Manager
Mark joined the ETW team in April 2018. He earned a degree in Criminal Justice from Liberty University but has greatly enjoyed his career change to working in landscaping and hardscaping. Mark’s love of the outdoors and working with people makes him a great project manager. Mark lives in Ephrata with his wife and enjoys hunting, football, and the great outdoors.
Kendall Wanner, Project Manager & GROW Specialist
Kendall’s interest in landscaping started at a young age as he grew up helping his dad with landscaping projects for friends, family, and their church. Since then, he has earned an Associate’s Degree in Landscape & Horticulture Technology from Pennsylvania College of Technology where he further developed his skills in pruning, plant identification, design concepts, etc.
Here at Earth, Turf, and Wood, he enjoys the challenge of creating and maintaining functional and aesthetically pleasing environments to be enjoyed for years to come. In his free time, Kendall can often be found hiking or backpacking, taking in the beauty and stillness of God’s creation.
Chris Coutumas, Project Manager
Chris's introduction to the landscape construction trade started at a very early age, building masonry walls out of fieldstone at his childhood home with his father and grandfather. He has generations of stone masons and bricklayers in his family and was lucky enough to learn the tricks of the trade from very well-experienced masons. He started landscaping for a living in 1997 and opened his own landscaping business in 2007, and operated for 12 years.
Chris joined ETW in 2021 and loves the meticulous nature of what we do here. While not at work, Chris loves to spend his time with his daughter Alexandra and girlfriend Marie. The three of them love the outdoors, and enjoy all outdoor sports, as well as hiking, kayaking, and finding new adventures.