Staff

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Tim Schmidt

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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.

Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Science in Landscape Design (South Dakota State University)
  • Certified Professional Nurseryman
  • Award Winning Designer
  • Full Phase Oregon Licensed Landscape Contractor

Tom Busik

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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.

Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Science in Turf Grass Management (Oregon State)
  • Oregon Certified Backflow Tester
  • Full Phase Oregon Licensed Landscape Contractor

Victoria Leason, Office Manager

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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, and still carry on haying and cattle operations. Hank the former ranch dog is now a regular at the LEI office. Victoria is also an avid gardener in her spare time.

John Brandon, General Manager/ Maintenance Dept.

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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

daveGrowing 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.

Accreditations:

  • 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

Andy Bridwell, Landscape Designer

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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.

Richard Miller, Irrigation Technician

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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

Josh Bourdage, Maintenance Foreman

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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 compnay 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.

Michael Duff, Irrigation Technician

056E3AB05ECF000098200002-attachment-1-attachment-1 (1)Mike Duff moved to Bend in 2012 from Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho to pursue his love for the outdoors and to enjoy everything that this vibrant community has to offer. Mike has been working in the landscaping industry since 2008 and has had the opportunity to live and work in many different locations throughout the West, expanding his knowledge in the industry. After being hired with Land Effects in 2013 Mike quickly rose to a landscape maintenance foreman where he established a reputation for quality work and a high level of customer satisfaction. Mike has since taken a promotion as an irrigation technician and is looking forward to expanding his knowledge in that field and servicing all your landscaping needs.