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: 2nd Generation Owner – CANP, AOLCP, MSW
Rachel graduated from Clark University with BS degrees in communications and psychology. She 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 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 clients’ 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Jay enjoys spending his spare time outdoors with his family.
Call Jay at the office at 203-421-4358 or email him at email@example.com.
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. She has worked at the family business, in nearly every position, over the last 10 years and runs the administrative and office side of Madison Earth Care.
Abby is Rachel’s sister and lives in Madison with her rescue pup, Kaia, who you’ll often find hanging around the office, too!
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.
Spencer and his wife Kelly have five children. In his downtime his hobbies include the three C’s; Cooking, Camping and Cornhole.
Frank Campos: Production Manager and Landscape Supervisor
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.
Carol Tichy: Business and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katie Clifton: Accountant
Katie joined Madison Earth Care in 2021. She graduated from St. John Fisher College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Katie lives in Killingworth with her husband, Forrest, and two daughters, Anna and Emma.
On the weekends Katie spends her time chasing her two girls around the yard or playground.
Call Katie at the office (203) 421-4358 or email her at email@example.com.
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 high school, Taylor first pursued a career in the healthcare field, however, after having scoliosis surgery, she realized she wanted a job that truly made her happy; one that she could look forward to every day! After moving back to Madison, she had the opportunity to come full circle in 2019, when she joined the MEC Team. She enjoys the opportunity to learn more and more about landscaping every day!
In her free time, Taylor’s interests are spending time with family, friends, her animals, and always loves learning about plants, mushrooms, and insects. One of her newest hobbies is metal detecting!
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.
While not caring for plants, planning events and helping customers at Madison Earth Care, Jess can be found on a nearby hiking trail, kayaking, or performing backup vocals with local rock band, Chaser Eight!
Robert Belli: Landscape Sales
Robert started working for Madison Earth Care in 2018. He has a true passion for nature and the environment and brings over 30 years of landscaping experience 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.
Robert enjoys spending his spare time with his family and dog outdoors and tending to his annual flower garden.
Call Robert at the office at 203-421-4358 or email him at Robert@madisonearthcare.com.
Tom Craig: Landscape Designer/ Sales
Tom Joined the Madison Earth Care Team in 2020. Tom graduated from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) with a B.S in Environmental Design & Sustainable Development. Tom is the most recent member of the Madison Earth Care team to be recognized 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.
Tom enjoys spending his spare time with his fiancé, Gwen, and their dog, Sawyer.
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.
In his spare time Isai likes to spend time with his family, listen to music and keep his own yard expertly maintained.
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.
You can find Filo fishing on his days off.
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.
In his spare time, David enjoys working around the house taking care of odds and ends and taking walks in the woods.
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Gisella Weissbach-Licht: Garden Services Manager, 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. Under her leadership the Garden Services Crew deadheads, prunes, weeds and provides a wide variety of garden maintenance services, including garden sitting. She is especially passionate about caring for roses. Gisella and her team create stunning containers for all seasons utilizing annuals, perennials and even small trees. She designs a wide variety of indoor and outdoor holiday decorations for Madison Earth Care clients.
Gisella has lived with her husband Jakob in Branford since 1979. Their children have long left the nest. Their current “children” are two spirited Rosemanor terriers, Soraya and Moritz.
Call Gisella at 203.494.7905 or email her 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.
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.