Meet the Madison Earth Care Team!
Welcome to the Madison Earth Care team page! Get to know our team members here, and feel free to contact us with any questions. If you are interested in joining the team, you can explore our current career opportunities on Indeed!
Rachel Blundon Klein: 2nd Generation Owner – CANP, AOLCP, MSW
Rachel graduated from Clark University with BS degrees in communications and psychology. She also recieved 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 working to receive her certificate in Horticultural Therapy from the New York Botanical Gardens.
Rachel is passionate about the healing/relaxing power of Nature & Gardening. Through her formal Horticultural Therapy training and her gardening experience, she has learned how to bring this concept into our client’s gardens as well as our garden center.
After working in every area of the Family Business for most of her life, Rachel made the transition to 2nd Generation owner. As her parents, Bob and Melissa phase out of the Business in the next few years, Rachel will become full owner. She is excited to continue to work with Madison Earth Care customers that have known her parents and to get to know new customers as well! Rachel loves spending her time off hanging out and working in her own gardens with her dog, Taco.
Call Rachel at the office at 203-421-4358 or email her at email@example.com.
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 15 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 now looks forward to working with you to complete the vision you have for your landscape.
Jay enjoys spending his spare time outdoors with his family. It can be as simple as a family walk with his wife Meredith, daughter Theia, and Fred the dog, or spending time in the vegetable garden with his daughter watching her plants grow.
Call Jay at the office at 203-421-4358 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Call Melissa at the office at 203-421-4358 or email her at email@example.com.
Abby Blundon: Marketing Manager & Plant Buyer – 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. She has worked at the family business, in nearly every position, over the last 10 years and, after a short time away has returned full time to Madison Earth Care, where she is in charge of marketing and plant buying.
Abby is the youngest daughter of Bob and Melissa and lives in Madison with her rescue pup, Kaia, who you’ll often find hanging around and office, too. She is quickly catching the family green bug and learning different gardening and landscaping tips and tricks at every opportunity!
Call Abby at the office at 203-421-4358 or email her at Abby@madisonearthcare.com.
Grant Losapio: Landscape Designer – CANP, ASLA
Grant is a graduate of the UCONN Landscape Architecture program. He joined the Madison Earth Care team first as an intern, then came back full time after graduating and is now our head designer. Grant is currently completing the licensing process to become a landscape architect and is especially interested in creating a landscape that is both earth and user friendly. He has worked on a variety of sustainable landscape projects of many sizes and has a wide variety of experience and strengths.
Having lived in Connecticut his whole life, Grant currently resides in Cheshire where he enjoys cooking and going on hikes in his spare time. Grant is also an animal lover, and is especially fond of dogs.
Call Grant at 203-421-4358 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gisella Weissbach-Licht: Garden Services Manager – CANP, AOLCP, CFA, Master Gardener
Gisella, a life-long gardener, turned her hobby into a profession after retiring from a career in higher education administration. She has a Master’s Degree in Education, is a CT Master Gardener, accredited by the Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association, and certified in Organic Land Care. Due to her passion for learning she is continuing her training as Landscape Design Consultant with the Federated Garden Clubs and Connecticut Florist Association Floral Design School.She enjoys all aspects of gardening and takes great pleasure to leave a home with beautifully maintained gardens where the unique needs of the plants have been tended to.
Gisella has lived with her husband Jakob in Branford since 1979. They have two sons, Sebastian and Nicholas, who have long left the nest. Their current “children” include two dogs, Jackson and Soraya, as well as a new kitten Cora, who all cannot wait to be outside and get down and dirty.
Call Gisella at 203.421.4358 or email her at email@example.com
Carol Tichy: Business and Office Manager
Carol has worked as the Office Manager at Madison Earth Care Services for over 14 years, 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 college with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education and a Minor in Spanish.
While Bob runs the day-to-day operations of Madison Earth Care, Carol, also a long time Madison resident, is the queen of the office, keeping the company running smoothly and efficiently.
Call Carol at the office at 203-421-4358 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sally Wilcox: Bookkeeper
Having grown up in Madison, Sally is a lifelong local who is well acquainted with the area. While she is relatively new to Madison Earth Care, she has worked as a bookkeeper for area businesses for many years and is very experienced in both small businesses and the horticulture field.
Sally now lives in Killingworth with her husband and has 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren! She enjoys gardening at her home and is a big fan of the straw bale vegetable gardening technique.
Call Sally at the office at 203-421-4358 or email her at email@example.com.
Taylor Lavenu Gendron: Garden Center Manager
Bio coming soon!
Call Taylor at the office at 203-421-4358 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johnathan Dillon: Landscape Sales
Bio coming soon!
Call Johnathan at the office at 203-421-4358 or email him at Johnathan@madisonearthcare.com.
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.