Tim Schmidt has been working and playing in the Central Oregon area for the past 15+ years. Upon graduating from South Dakota State University where he received a Bachelors of Science degree in Landscape Design, Tim then took his first job at a landscape design firm in the Chicago, IL area. Here he received accreditations of Certified Professional Nurseryman award. Later Tim spent 3 years in the Saint Louis, MO area working at a landscaping firm. Moving to the Bend area in 2001, he has been in the landscape profession for more than 20 years. In 2007, Tim partnered up with Tom Busik to form the company Land Effects Inc.
- Bachelor of Science in Landscape Design (South Dakota State University)
- Certified Professional Nurseryman
- Award Winning Designer
- Full Phase Oregon Licensed Landscape Contractor
Tom Busik is a native to the Central Oregon area. He grew up developing his interests in plants, soil and turf and grass management and took on many jobs working with local golf courses. After a degree in horticulture specializing in Turf Grass Management, he pursued his dream of becoming a Golf Course Superintendent. With nine years of Assistant/Superintendent experience, Tom decided to further his passion and took over a Landscape Maintenance Division of a large Central Oregon landscape company. Within a few years, Tom decided it was time to venture into his own business and partnered with another talented landscape professional to create their own company. Tom brings a synergy of creative ideas and experience to Land Effects Inc.
- Bachelor of Science in Turf Grass Management (Oregon State)
- Oregon Certified Backflow Tester
- Full Phase Oregon Licensed Landscape Contractor
Victoria Leason, Office Administrator
Victoria Leason is the office administrator for Land Effects with many years in business administration including extensive work with CPAs, tax preparers and attorneys covering all aspects of business operations. Victoria previously worked in administration for firms in construction, aviation and technology fields.
At LEI her responsibilities include accounting, billing, payroll, operations, and also customer service; happily assisting clients when they phone or email the LEI office.
A native Oregonian, Victoria’s family had a ranch in Central Oregon for 42 years. Victoria held a Private Pesticide applicator license for 10 years and now has a Commercial Applicator, and still carries on contract haying and cattle operations in her spare time.
- Commercial Pesticide Applicator License – Ornamental Turf Herbicide
Andy Bridwell, Landscape Designer
Andy has been designing and building landscapes over the past 10 years.
He enjoys collaborating with clients to create an aesthetically pleasing and functional outdoor space that complements their individual needs and lifestyles.
Prior to living in Bend, Andy has provided landscape design & build services in AZ, MT, and WA.
Outside of work, you will find Andy fly fishing and enjoying the Central Oregon outdoors.
John Brandon, General Manager/ Maintenance Dept.
I moved to the Central Oregon area over 15 years ago where I met my beautiful wife. My wife currently teaches high school social studies at a local school. I am the proud father of a 10 year old son and an 8 year old daughter. I have coached many of their sport programs including football, basketball, soccer (with several undefeated seasons), and the occasional nerf battle. There is truly no other place that I would rather live than Central Oregon. As a previous owner of a successful landscaping business, I know what it takes to succeed. My philosophy is simple. I believe that if take care of your employees, they will take care of our customers and continue to come back. After over a decade of experience, expertise, and commendable work, I will continue to ensure quality landscaping for the Central Oregon community.
Dave Wydra, Maintenance Manager EC
Growing up in Central Oregon had a major influence on the development of my passion for the outdoors. As an avid backpacker, skiier, cyclist and angler, I grew to embrace the natural beauty and serenity of my surroundings and acquired a love of things that grow. This ardent interest in the outdoors ultimately motivated me to pursue a profession which allowed me to spend as much time as possible outside. For just over 20 years I refined my agronomic and construction skills working in golf course managment. In 2014 I decided it was time for a change and became a member of the Land Effects team, where I can apply my knowledge and experience to the landscaping profession.
- College courses in Turf and Soil Science, golf course design and irrigation design.
- Rain Bird and Toro central control programming courses
- Rain Bird Certificate of Irrigation Design
Jeff Barndollar – Irrigation Technician
Jeff and his family moved from northern California to Bend Oregon in the fall of 2016. Previously, Jeff was a Landscape contractor in California for 15 years where he owned and operated a full service landscape company. In 2015, Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication from California State University of Chico.
Jeff joined Land Effects at the start of the 2017 season as an irrigation technician and is now a certified backflow tester as well. He is proud to be a part of the Land Effects team and looks to apply his knowledge and experience to help Land Effects continue to grow and improve as a company.
Richard Miller, Irrigation Technician
Richard Miller is originally from Wyoming, having lived in Bend, Or. since 2004. Richard is a Service Tech. with 20 years of experience in all phases of irrigation including parks, golf course, residential, commercial, and in agricultural systems. He also services, repairs and maintains water features, lighting systems, pump systems, and performs backflow device testing. Hobbies include camping, boating, and outdoor activities. Richard and his wife Patty also own and operate the Deschutes County ROCKS Boxing Team, and is the Oregon Golden Gloves and Silver Gloves boxing director. His passion is volunteering as a Boxing coach, providing opportunities, and an outlet for youth of all ages in the community.
Accreditations: Attended Western Wyoming Community College while
serving an electrical apprenticeship.
- Oregon certified Backflow device tester
- Oregon Low voltage licensed repair and installer
- 2-wire system irrigation repair and installation
- First-aid and CPR certified
Cameron Anderson, Irrigation Technician
Born and raised in Southern Oregon, I attended Oregon State University. After a short stint living in Connecticut, I was very fortunate to land in Bend in 2011. I began my career here in the golf industry, holding positions ranging from irrigation technician to course superintendent. I began with Land Effects summer 2017 and enjoy the variety of tasks and clients that I get to interact with on a daily basis.
I could not imagine a better place to live than Bend. I got married a few years ago and my wonderful wife is a 3rd grade teacher here in Bend. We are expecting our first child in July 2018. In my spare time I volunteer with the Big Brother, Big Sisters program, enjoy golfing and spend a lot of time at Odell Lake.
- Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences in Turfgrass Management
- Oregon Certified Backflow Tester
Eric Stuart, Construction Foreman
I have lived in Bend Oregon for 30 years I enjoy the outdoors camping, fishing, and playing basketball. I am married and have two wonderful girls. I have been in the landscape profession for over 12 years. I started out laying pavers when i was 18 and did that for three years. I then moved on to landscape maintenance for another company and was maintaining numerous accounts and was a crew leader for 5 years. I started working for Land Effects back in 2012 and have been working in the construction field. I have put together some amazing landscapes over the years, with two of my projects winning the COBA tour of homes best landscape awards! I have really enjoyed working for Land Effects and take a lot of pride in the landscapes my crew and I build!
Josh Bourdage, Construction Foreman
Hi, I am Josh Bourdage born and raised in Oregon. I have had the pleasure of being with Land Effects since the beginning. I take pride in my hard work and dedication to the company and have enjoyed seeing how much pride goes into making this company grow everyday. On my down time I love to spend time with my beautiful wife and our amazing son Cooper, taking walks to the park and hanging with friends and family. I truly enjoy being able to be outside and do something I love everyday.
Tim Morrison, Construction Foreman
Originally from outside New York City, Tim finally made his way to Bend in 2016. Growing up with a love of the outdoors is what brought Tim into the landscape industry years ago. Working at a small, high-end company in the northern suburbs of Boston helped develop his love for quality landscapes. After working the ski industry for several years, Tim decided to get back into the landscape industry while not giving up all his hiking, running, biking and snowboarding opportunities. Now with 10 years of landscaping experience, He loves meeting and exceeding Land Effects customers’ as much as chatting about the latest trail conditions.