Meet the Madison Earth Care Team!
Welcome to the Madison Earth Care team page! Get to know the team members at our garden center and feel free to contact us with any questions. When it comes to landscape maintenance, the members of our team are seasoned professionals. They know how to make yards in the Clinton, Madison, and Guilford, CT area flourish. As one of the favorite garden centers in the area for the past 50 years, we have all the plants, gardening tools, soil, stone, and landscaping items that you could need, and our professionals can help you find it.
If you are interested in joining the team, you can explore our current career opportunities on Indeed! Alternatively, if you would like more information on our lawn care services or landscaping services, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We would love to bring our skills to your yard and perform the landscaping services you need most.
Rachel Blundon: 2nd Generation Owner – CANP, AOLCP, MSW
Rachel took over the family business as a 2nd generation owner after working in every area of the Family Business over the last 20 years. She graduated from Clark University with BS degrees in communications and psychology. Rachel also received her MS From UCONN in Social Work, with a concentration in Horticultural Therapy. She has earned accreditation from the Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association and as a Certified Organic Land Care Professional. Rachel is passionate about the healing power of Nature & Gardening. Through her formal Horticultural Therapy training and her gardening experience, she has learned how to bring this concept into our clients’ gardens as well as our garden center.
Call Rachel at the office at 203-421-4358 or email her at email@example.com.
Jay Trottier: General Manager
Jay joined the Madison Earth Care team in 2016. Jay graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in ornamental horticulture and design. He is a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional. Jay has over 18 years’ experience in landscape design, construction, and property maintenance. He has spent the majority of his career focused on providing personalized landscape services for Connecticut’s most distinguished landscapes. He looks forward to working with you to complete the vision you have for your landscape.
Call Jay at the office at 203-421-4358 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abby Blundon: Administrative Director – MBA, CANP
Abby graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Advertising and a Masters degree in Business Administration. She is also certified as a Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional. Abby is also Rachel’s sister and has worked at the family business, in nearly every position, over the last 15 years and runs the administrative and office side of Madison Earth Care.
Call Abby at the office at 203-421-4358 or email her at Abby@madisonearthcare.com.
Spence Quintin: Production Managers and Landscape Supervisor
Spencer started working at Madison Earth Care in 2017. He began his career in the landscaping business in 1982 and never looked back. Along with running his own business for 20+ years, Spencer also worked in lead roles in establishing other small businesses in the area. At Madison Earth Care he performs all aspects of landscape installation and maintenance including construction and masonry. Spencer has also piloted an in house safety initiative program here at MECS to maintain our high standards of quality and safety in the field for all of our employees.
Call Spence at the office at 203-421-4358 or email him at Spence@madisonearthcare.com.
Carol Tichy: Office Manager
Carol has worked as the Office Manager at Madison Earth Care since 2002, despite it being her retirement job. In the past, she lived many lives, including those of a school teacher and a corporate employee. Carol graduated from Connecticut State College with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education and a Minor in Spanish.
Call Carol at the office at 203-421-4358 or email her at email@example.com.
Katie Clifton: Accountant
Katie joined Madison Earth Care in 2021. She graduated from St. John Fisher College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Call Katie at the office (203) 421-4358 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taylor Higgins: Administrative Support
Having grown up in Madison, her first job was helping out her Aunt Carol in the office at MEC and she loved the work environment. After some time away, she realized she wanted a job that truly made her happy; one that she could look forward to every day, so she returned to Madison Earth Care in 2019. She enjoys the opportunity to learn more and more about landscaping every day!
Call Taylor at the office (203) 421-4358 or email her at Taylor@madisonearthcare.com.
Jess Wolfer: Garden Center & Gift Shop Manager
Jess has been with Madison Earth Care since October of 2020. Growing up on her Grandfather’s farmland in North Haven, Jess has always felt connected to all things that grow and is thrilled to continue to build community here at MEC while honing her skills with all things green!
From 2008-2020, Jess had worked within the field of Early Childhood Education, moving from assistant teacher, to head teacher and ultimately joining the Administrative Team as Manager of the Infant & Toddler Program at Friends Center for Children, a New Haven-based, High Quality Non-Profit Early Childhood Learning Center. While at Friends, Jess partnered with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to help pilot their Early Childhood R.U.L.E.R program and extend emotional intelligence learning into the Infant and Toddler Curriculum and Classroom.
Call Jess at the Garden Center at (203) 421-4358 or email her at email@example.com.
Robert Belli: Landscape Sales Team
While Robert started working for Madison Earth Care in 2018, he brings over 30 years of landscaping experience with him, ranging from Sales and Production Management to Personnel Training and Quality Control. Robert looks forward to working with you to deliver the utmost quality and providing the highest level of customer service imaginable. From the initial estimates to overseeing final installations, Robert’s eye for detail and easy going manner bring every aspect of a project together seamlessly.
Call Robert at the office at 203-421-4358 or email him at Robert@madisonearthcare.com.
Tom Craig: Landscape Sales Team
Specializing in Landscape Design, Tom has over 10 years of experience and training in the Landscaping industry. Tom graduated from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) with a B.S in Environmental Design & Sustainable Development. He has also received certification as a Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional. He has a passion for plants and truly enjoys working with customers to make their visions come to life within the landscape.
Call Tom at the office at 203-421-4358 or email him at Tom@madisonearthcare.com.
Luke Manalli: Landscape Sales Team
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Matt Winschel: Landscape Sales Team
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Isai Flores-Romero: Landscape Supervisor
Isai has been working at Madison Earth Care since 2009. He works in all aspects of the landscaping business but he specializes in Mowing and maintaining immaculate lawns for our clients. He also oversees our crews in Spring and Fall Cleanups and brings his attention to detail to every home.
Teofilo (Filo) Cabrera: Landscape Supervisor
Teofilo has been working at Madison Earth Care since 2002. Along with mowing and Spring clean ups Filo also provides skilled maintenance on our low emissions, propane powered machines to ensure that everything operates safely and smoothly. He enjoys passing on Madison Earth Cares commitment to quality workmanship by training new and seasonal employees with his immense patience and ever present smile.
David Quintin: Landscape Supervisor
David started working at Madison Earth Care in 2018. He has worked in the industry for his entire career, beginning with working for a family owned landscaping business. He moves through all aspects of the business here at MECS from mowing to planting and pruning and specializes in masonry and landscape construction.
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James Randall: Garden Services Manager
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Gisella Weissbach-Licht: Garden Services Team, CANP, AOLCP, UCONN MG
Gisella began working at Madison Earth Care in 2015. She has a Master’s Degree in Education, is a CT Master Gardener, accredited by the Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association, and certified by NOFA in Organic Land Care. Gisella specializes in perennial gardens and is especially passionate about caring for roses. Gisella also creates stunning containers and designs a wide variety of indoor and outdoor holiday decorations for Madison Earth Care clients.
Melissa Blundon: Garden Designer & Senior Manager – CANP, AOLCP
Melissa has been a partner in Madison Earth Care Services since marrying Bob in 1983 and has over 20 years of experience in garden design and garden maintenance. She earned her Landscape Design Consultant Certificate with the Federated Garden Club and is also a Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional and an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional.
Melissa specializes in perennials, but has a wide knowledge of a wide variety of plants. She enjoys creating beautiful and meaningful gardens for her customers and working one-on-one with each customer, to design the garden of their dreams.
Bob Blundon: Founder – Retired
Bob Blundon, a Madison resident for over 50 years, founded Madison Earth Care Services when he was just 19 years old. After 46 years, he has officially handed over the reins (and his years of accumulated landscaping knowledge) to his daughter, Rachel.
While Bob will continue to reside in Madison, where he will spend his free time taking care of his two favorite green things, his John Deere tractor collection and pristine lawn, he is also looking forward to spending more time on a beach with his toes in the sand.
Frank Campos – Retired
Frank started with Madison Earth Care in 1998. He has worked in all areas of the business and has grown in his skills, quality and attention to detail along with the company. Frank now oversees crews during Spring and Fall Clean- ups, garden maintenance and landscape construction.
Frank enjoys spending time with his family and enjoying good movies together on his time off.