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Experienced Management

Lourdes Haro, General Manager

Lourdes brings over 10 years of progressive project management experience in construction, sales and training to her role as General Manager. She is responsible for guiding our service staff and support systems to achieve customer satisfaction, growth and sustainability consistent with Rubicon’s strategic goals, social mission and core values.  Lourdes possesses Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and International Area Studies from U.C. Berkeley and a Project Management Certification from U.C. Berkeley Extension.  

Leeanna Schoeder, Deputy General Manager

A recent addition to the Rubicon team, Leeanna brings over 35 years of experience in the horticultural and landscape industry.  As Deputy General Manager for Rubicon Landscape, she takes a hands-on approach to leadership, and company innovations.  Responsible for providing leadership, knowledge, and execution of operational initiatives, her energetic attitude creates a positive and productive atmosphere, perfect for team building and customer satisfaction.   As a contributor to industry networking, she currently is serving as Secretary, and Newsletter Editor on the CLCA East Bay Chapter Board of Directors.  She is a state Certified Nursery Professional with Advancement in insects, diseases, and weeds, a Designated Dealers Agent for the State of California, as well as a licensed C-27 Landscape Contractor. Leeanna loves working in the green industry, which thrives on education and training, something she is passionate about.  Leeanna received her BA in Business Leadership with a Minor in Marketing from Ashford University, and is a strong supporter of life-long learning opportunities. 

Steve Jeffery, Project Manager

Steve has been with Rubicon Landscape for over 15 years, serving as a Project Manager and Estimator for our Landscape Installation divison. Steve has degrees in Plant Science and Ornamental Horticulture, is Bay-Friendly Qualified, and brings more than 25 years of management experience in the retail nursery, landscape installation and commercial landscape maintenance to his projects.

Eric Hage, Account Manager

Eric was hired as a Foreman for Rubicon in 2013, and promoted almost two years ago to Account Manager. Eric earned his B.A. in History, and a minor in Business Management from the University of Pacific in Stockton California. In addition, he also studied Environmental Horticulture at Foothills College in Los Altos, proving he is a believer in life-long learning. Passionate about landscape improvement, and helping the environment, he is a impressive benefit to our team. He excels in teamwork, and customer service going  the extra mile for our customers and staff.

David Caldwell, Peninsula Account Manager

David brings a strong customer service background to Rubicon Landscape gained from 30 years of experience in the building maintenance and property management industries.

Charlie Kansaku, South Bay Maintenance Supervisor

Charlie has served for 15 years as a Rubicon Landscape team member and has over 25 years of experience as a maintenance supervisor and site superintendent in the commercial landscape maintenance and installation industry.

Fernando Romero, San Francisco Account Manager

Fernando has been with Rubicon since 1997 and currently supervises our San Francisco based landscape crews. He has a Qualified Applicators Certification in Landscape Maintenance and Right-of-Way.

Yaphet Teklu, Business Analyst

As Rubicon Landscape’s  Business Analyst, Yaphet analyzes, assess, and reports on landscape division performance; includes writing advanced queries from raw data from various sources.  He builds analytic and business tracking tools. Supports the Landscape Management Team implement solutions including documentation, standardization, and improvement of administrative, financial, and project management functions especially leveraging effective software usage.  Yaphet has an MBA from Webster University, and a  BA in Marketing Management.   He also has Certifications as a Front End Web Developer (General Assembly), Google AdWords, Google Analytics, and Inbound Marketing (Hubspot).