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 two young daughters and son. He currently serves on the board fro 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.
Rachel German, Landscape Design Assistant
Rachel graduated from York County School of Technology in June of 2020, with a technical certificate in Landscape Design & Agriculture. She earned her PCH (Penn Certified Hortaculturalist) in May of 2020. She has been involved in all of her school's design projects and community service. Rachel is continuing her design career at Ashworth College. She enjoys shopping in her free time and working with her dad in their gardens.
Art Nafziger, VP of Operations
Art has worked for ETW since 2005, starting out in the field installing many of the great projects that ETW has built. In 2013, he transitioned into the operation manager role where he has been able to use the skills he has acquired over the years.
He has an Associates's Degree in Design Drafting, which is a great asset in reading plans and managing unexpected challenges that come up during projects. He enjoys spending time with his family, working in his yard, and spending time in the outdoors. He resides in New Holland, with his wife and two children.
Jason McKee, Production Manager
Jason joined our team in 2009 as a transplant from New Jersey. After starting and operating his own landscape company for over 12 years he made the move to PA. He assumed the role of project manager at ETW for 10 years building some incredible projects. He has now transitioned out of the field into the role of Production Manager where he oversees all the crews. Jason comes from three generations of construction workers, virtually growing up in the business. Through the years he has learned and experienced just about all phases of residential construction and can handle any project no matter how complicated it may be.
Michele Ay, Administrative Assistant
Michele joined our office staff this year in April of 2017. She has been in the administrative office field for over 20 years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children. She also enjoys reading, painting landscapes and her 2 Yorkshire terrier dogs. Her children’s activities and sports keep her busy when she is not working.
Jeremy Stoltzfus, Project Manager
Jeremy has been in the landscape/hardscape industry for close to 15 years. He received his bachelors degree in Sport Management from York College. He is ICPI and NCMA certified. He enjoys working with clients and meeting any need that might arise during an installation. He resides in Denver with his wife, son, and dog Utley. He also enjoys watching and playing most sports, specifically baseball. Most evenings in the summer Jeremy plays slow pitch softball.
Zach Horst, Project 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 current serves in the Army Reserves. He resides in Lititz and enjoys spending time outdoors in his spare time.
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.