OUR TEAM

Meet Our Team

Bob Blundon: Founder

Bob, a Madison resident for over 50 years, founded Madison Earth Care Services when he was just 19 years old, and has been gaining landscaping knowledge ever since. With over 45 years of experience, Bob and his company have become leaders in the Connecticut Landscaping industry.

Bob is the father of three girls, all of whom, also, reside in Madison, and have, at one point or another, worked at Madison Earth Care. He is also a big fan of green, taking great pride in both his John Deere tractor collection and his vast, pristine lawn. 

Call Bob at the office at 203-421-4358 or email him at bob@madisonearthcare.com.
Rachel Blundon

Rachel Blundon Klein,  2nd Generation Owner
CANP, AOLCP, MS: 

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 lives in Madison with her husband Alex, and her dog, Taco.  

Call Rachel at the office at 203-421-4358 or email her at rachel@madisonearthcare.com.
Melissa Blundon

Melissa Blundon: Garden Designer & Senior Manager
CANP, AOLCP

Melissa has been a partner in Madison Earth Care Services since marrying Bob in 1983. She 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.

She has a wide knowledge of plants and specializes in perennials. Melissa enjoys creating beautiful and meaningful gardens for her customers and works one-on-one with each customer, to design the garden they desire.

Call Melissa at the office at 203-421-4358 or email her at melissa@madisonearthcare.com.

Abby Blundon: Retail & Purchasing Manager, Marketing Coordinator
MBA

Abby graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Advertising and a Masters degree in Business Administration. 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 manages our Garden Center.  

Abby is the youngest daughter of Bob and Melissa and, like the rest of her family, lives in Madison. She is quickly catching the family green bug and learning to give green a chance at every opportunity!

Call Abby at the office at 203-421-4358 or email her at Abby@madisonearthcare.com.
Todd McCann

Todd McCann: Landscape Designer
ASLA

Todd is a graduate of the UCONN where he earned a BS in Landscape Architecture.  Todd has worked in the Landscape Industry for over 25 years. He enjoys working closely with clients to understand their vision. He strives to create functional yet meaningful and memorable exterior living spaces. 

His designs incorporate this by weaving together both the natural and man-made elements to develop a landscape that suits the specific environment. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the National Home Gardening Club and the Connecticut Nursery & Landscape Association.

Todd has been married to Laurie for 25 years and together they have 2 wonderful adult children. Todd was born and raised in the Midwest but he’s been a Killingworth resident for 27 years.

Call Todd at the office at 203-421-4358 or email him at todd@madisonearthcare.com.
Heather Hild Atwater

Heather Hild Atwater: Landscape Designer

Heather comes to Madison Earth Care after working for her own landscape design company, Land Design, and designing landscapes for several well-known nurseries in the Madison, CT area. With an extensive knowledge of plant materials and ecological design, she offers sustainable solutions to landscape needs. 

A graduate of the Landscape Architecture program at UConn, Heather has also completed the Master Gardener class and has done additional coursework at the New York Botanical Gardens. She has been designing since 2002. 

Heather and her family have resided in Madison since 1997 and have raised their two sons Nate and Bert here as well as their Springer Spaniel Captain Squash (Cappy for short). She and her husband, also Nate, are avid Sailors. In the winter time Heather enjoys downhill and cross-country skiing.

Call Heather at the office at 203-421-4358 or email her at heather@madisonearthcare.com.
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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 as a designer in 2016.  

Grant has many strengths but is especially interested in creating a landscape that is both earth friendly and user friendly.  He has worked on a variety of sustainable landscape projects of many sizes.  

Grant lives in Cheshire and in his spare time he enjoys cooking and going on hikes. Grant loves animals, especially dogs.

Call Grant at 203-421-4358 or email atgrant@madisonearthcare.com
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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. 

Under her leadership the Garden Services Crew deadheads, prunes, weeds and provides a wide variety of services including garden sitting while you are enjoying a stressfree vacation. She is especially passionate about caring for roses. In addition, she creates stunning containers for all seasons utilizing annuals as well as some perennials. She also loves to design a wide variety of holiday decorations when MEC rolls out its holiday program. Her creativity at Madison Earth Care has extended out of the garden and into weddings and special events with beautiful arrangements.    

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 mecgardenservices@gmail.com 

Carol Tichy

Carol Tichy: Business and Office Manager

Carol has worked as the Office Manager at Madison Earth Care Services for over 12 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 carol@madisonearthcare.com.
Angelo Lupone

Angelo Lupone: Sales & Customer Relations

A Clinton resident, born and bred, Angelo graduated from the University of New Haven with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, which he put to use over the 35 years that he worked in his own family business, Lupone’s. Angelo has been with Madison Earth Care since 2007, handling sales and customer relations, as well as many other tasks. 

With 40+ years of experience in sales and customer-oriented fields, Angelo has quickly adapted the Madison Earth Care ways and become an integral part of our operations.

Angelo continues to reside in Clinton with his wife.  Despite being a Clinton lifer, Angelo prefers palm trees to most native ones!

Call Angelo at the office at 203-421-4358 or email him at angelo@madisonearthcare.com.
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Sam Neri: Office Administrator

Sam is a life long Clinton resident who graduated from UConn with a Bachelors degree in English in 2012. She has worked in retail and customer service for the last 10 years and recently joined Madison Earth Care as Carol’s right hand woman in the office. 

While Sam is relatively new to the landscaping industry, she is taking up every opportunity to learn more and picking things up very quickly.

While Sam is officially an office administrator, she also serves as the sanity keeper for the office and store staff when they are overwhelmed, keeping things moving smoothly at all times! 

Call Sam at the office at 203-421-4358 or email her at Landscape@madisonearthcare.com.
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Sam Neri: Office Administrator

Sam is a life long Clinton resident who graduated from UConn with a Bachelors degree in English in 2012. She has worked in retail and customer service for the last 10 years and recently joined Madison Earth Care as Carol’s right hand woman in the office. 

While Sam is relatively new to the landscaping industry, she is taking up every opportunity to learn more and picking things up very quickly.

While Sam is officially an office administrator, she also serves as the sanity keeper for the office and store staff when they are overwhelmed, keeping things moving smoothly at all times! 

Call Sam at the office at 203-421-4358 or email her at Landscape@madisonearthcare.com.
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