Tim Schmidt

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

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.


Dave Wydra, Maintenance Manager

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


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


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.


Ruben Saunders

Comes to Land Effects with 25+ years in Irrigation repair and landscape maintenance.



David Thornbrough lll

David has joined us at Land Effects with 6 years of  landscape maintenance and Irrigation repair.