Wesley Aldana – Team Leader
Wesley grew up in New York and Griffin, Georgia where he graduated from Spalding High School in 2010. Wesley’s background in the restaurant business gives him a service minded attitude and work ethic that speaks for itself as he heads up the management of south Atlanta’s finest properties. Properties that he is responsible for include Gardens of Fayetteville Assisted Living, Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Goldencrest Assisted Living at Eagles Landing and Goldencrest Assisted Living in Morrow, Walden Community in Stockbridge as well as many fine estates and residences in the southern crescent of south Atlanta. Wesley is a Certified Georgia Pesticide Applicator and a GA DOT certified driver.
Toby Denham, Landscape Designer
With a bachelor in Fine Arts degree from Georgia State University and 35 years in the green industry, Toby combines his earlier field experience in nursery and install together with two plus decades of designing hardscapes and softscapes for residential and commercial clients all over Georgia. Toby is a GGIA Certified Plant Professional and resides in Fayetteville with his wife Nancy who is also a local green industry Professional.
Isaac Freeman, Office/Project Manager
Isaac graduated from Heritage High School in Conyers, Ga in 2005. Isaac has worked professionally as a land surveyor and for 5 years as an Apple Product Professional, Apple’s highest level of certification. Isaac runs the CLI office and handles project work to keep our client’s properties in best condition and enhancements timely addressed. His hobbies include traveling with his wife and cheering for his beloved Florida Gators every Saturday in the Fall.
Josh McEntyre, Team Leader
Josh McEntyre graduated from Griffin High School in 2013 and worked professionally in plumbing, electrical and erosion control prior to joining the CLI team. Josh has passed his ICPI (Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute) test and is working on completing his certification and is a GA DOT certified driver. Josh and his family live in Griffin where he enjoys spending time outdoors when he isn’t building a paver patio, walk or driveway for one of our clients. Completed projects include Magnolia House and Gardens Wedding and Event Center in Jonesboro, Pepperton Park in Jackson Georgia, multiple locations of Eagles Landing Family Practice as well as many estate and private residential projects.
John Newman, BLA, President
John’s background in the green industry began in 1986 with the Southeastern United States’ most successful developer of multi-family housing, Post Properties Inc. John received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia in 1990. He also received the Post Properties’ Doug Bates Memorial Scholarship for outstanding vocational and academic performance in 1988. He is a Georgia Certified Plant Professional (#450). John and his work have been featured in publications such as the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, USA Today and has won numerous industry awards over his 30 plus year career. He was also featured on HGTV’s Groundbreakers in 2008. John has served on the Board of Directors of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Directors of Community Gardens of Henry County. Projects completed include Christian City, Magnolia House and Gardens, Eagles Landing Family Practice, Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Pepperton Park City of Jackson Georgia, McBrayer Park City of Hampton, Pro Studio at the Garden Cottage, Gardens of Fayetteville Assisted Living, Riverbend Assisted Living, The Woods Assisted Living, Morningstar Assisted Living, Lost Valley at Lake Spivey HOA, Walden Community HOA and several nationally acclaimed private estates.
Jill Newman, Director of Special Projects
Jill handles plant procurement, container garden design and implementation as well as coordination of specific expos and events that the CLI team participates in. Jill studied Pre-Pharmacy at UGA and is Vice President of the New Creation Christian Academy Booster Club in McDonough, GA where her son David is president of the school’s chapter of NHS and was voted as MVP of the school soccer team. This qualifies Jill as a soccer mom as well!
Joey Witman, Team Technician
Joey has been in the landscape field since 2010. He participated in Future Farmers of America, baseball and had 4 years of agriscience classes at Luella High School where he graduated in 2013. Joey has been on both maintenance and install teams over the last 3 plus years including care for Gardens of Fayetteville Assisted Living, Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Goldencrest Assisted Living at Eagles Landing and Goldencrest Assisted Living in Morrow. Completed projects include Walden Community HOA, Eagles Landing Family Practice, Pepperton Park Jackson Georgia as well as several private estates and residences. Joey is a GA DOT certified driver.