Meet our Good Nature Team

 

THE GOOD NATURE CLEVELAND, AKRON, AND COLUMBUS TEAM

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Hello! I started Good Nature in 1999 with the help of my parents who encouraged me and let me live in their basement for a few years. Since then, thanks to open minded clients and hardworking, committed, and smart coworkers, we've been able to bring our healthy organic lawn care approach to more people in more cities than I ever thought possible back in 1999. Thanks everyone!

About me. I grew up in the country, outside of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Growing up, I put our lawn to the test, playing just about any sport you could play on it. Mostly football, but also soccer, baseball, running bases - you name it. You could say I developed my passion for lawns and especially lawns safe to play on at an early age.

Today my wife and I are back in Chagrin Falls with our son. In our spare time we like working in the yard and playing touch football. Not much has changed in the last 20 years!


A Cleveland native I have always had an interest in the outdoors and the environment. After graduating from Cleveland State University I held sales positions with local companies selling computers and computer software and industrial tools. After becoming a sales manager for an industrial distributor I subsequently lost my job after 9/11. Shortly thereafter, I contacted Good Nature Organic Lawn Care and was hired on to do sales, applications and office work (a little bit of everything). I am a licensed applicator and Certified Turfgrass Professional doing mostly customer service work. I also help to organize and present seminars to local groups and garden clubs on organic lawn and landscape care.


I enjoy working out, playing recreational sports like basketball, softball, football. Also like Watching Browns, Indians and Monsters games. I'm a Certified Applicator through the State of Ohio and a Certified Turfgrass Professional through the Professional Landcare Network. I have a B.A. from Kent State in Communication Studies


Hi, I'm Michael Burton. I am the mechanic for Good Nature Organic Lawn Care. I was born and raised in Willoughby Ohio in 1982. Currently I am a Cleveland Heights home owner. I came to Good Nature to repair and improve Good Nature's trucks and equipment and to improve the overall effectiveness of its service department so that our equipment works better longer. I like working at Good Nature because of the friendly people, great customers and the positive impact and growth potential of organic lawn care. In my free time I enjoy racing, playing drums, outdoor activities and working in my garage or the yard.


Hi I am Kurt Keyerleber. I grew up in Rocky River and I have always loved football, reading, and gaming. I graduated from the Ohio State University in the Environmental Science Department. I like working at Good Nature because it ties in to what I learned at school about keeping our environment a safe place to live in, and I get to work with a lot of great people.


Hi! I'm Tim. I was born in Brazil and lived my childhood in the city of Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas. I like working at Good Nature because I love being outdoors and like the concept of doing lawn care in a way that doesn't harm nature and people. In my free time I like to do photography. I most enjoy taking wildlife pictures and being in the woods.


Hello. My name is Edward. I grew up in Willowick. I enjoy working at Good Nature Organic Lawn Care because we are doing something positive. By spreading the idea of organics, we are able to positively affect the environment and people around us. It is also nice to work with other people who care about the same things. Outside of work, I enjoy weightlifting, wrestling and cooking (and eating). I also enjoy reading and writing. Another big interest of mine is wildlife and animals and I would even go as far as to call myself a zoo enthusiast.


My name is Matthew Papsidero, I grew up primarily in Chagrin Falls, but also have lived in South Euclid and Orange. I graduated from Orange high school in 2000. I then headed to Denver Colorado, where I attended Regis college a small liberal arts school. I spent most of my time rock climbing and fishing, but managed to graduate with a major in Sociology and a minor in Environmental Science. After working several jobs that were not for me I found a home at Good Nature. Everyone has a passion for the environment and living a green lifestyle, which is reflected in our dedication to our customers and our work


Hi, My name is Tim and I have worked at Good Nature Organic Lawn Care since 2009. I grew up in Dublin,Ohio and now reside in Northwest Columbus with my wife Sarah and our son Hudson. In my off time I enjoy Ohio State football games and spending time with family and friends. I like working for a company who helps protect our environment with earth friendly products and services.


Originally from Cleveland, and studied at Ohio University. I started with Good Nature Organic Lawn Care back in the spring of 2006. In 2008, we opened Good Nature in Columbus, and I am currently the co-owner and branch manager. I love being a part of Good Nature because we use materials that are Earth friendly and it is satisfying to improve a lawn in a safe way. The all-natural way of thinking continues to grow, and it is encouraging to see the interest spread throughout the Midwest. I am a Certified Turfgrass Professional through the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, and I am also a martial arts practitioner. I look forward to each season, working with great people and bringing organic lawn care to more families in Columbus


My name is Troy Hunter and I grew up in the large town of Mantua, but have now made my way to Lakewood. I joined Good Nature because this company represents something that I am proud to stand behind. It is refreshing to be a part of a work environment that is looking to change an industry and its surrounding community for the better. In my spare time I enjoy my heart break as a Cleveland sports fan, checking out many of the great restaurants in the area, golfing and spending time with friends and family.


Hello! I grew up in Parkman Ohio with five miles of woods and the Grand RIver to stomp around in throughout my childhood. I have always had a great appreciation for everything natural. Good Nature represents what I believe is the best approach towards protecting and gradually improving our waterways and environment. When I'm not working on keeping the Good Nature website updated with new information, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, photography, writing, and eating out.


I started working with Good Nature Organic Lawn Care Company in 2009 and have moved through a few positions within the office. I currently am working in Customer Service (we've probably talked! ) I also handle the billing department side of things here at Good Nature & Good Nature Organic branches throughout the Ohio area. I've met & had the good fortune of working along many interesting, motivated folks over this time. On the personal side, I am found frequently volunteering on a number of projects throughout the community.


My name is Brad Garris and I have been working at Good Nature since February 2014. I am a student at the Ohio State University studying business marketing.


Brian McHugh joined Good Nature in 2014. Brian enjoys hiking and exploring new cities, and is currently working towards his journalism degree.


I started working in Sales at Good Nature in the spring of 2015, the busy time of the year! I had been selling business to business products for many years and was looking for change. After meeting with Alec and hearing the passion he had for his business, I decided to join the team! What a great move for me! Learning about organic products, talking with our clients and giving them solutions that offer a safer and healthier approach to lawn care, has enriched my life.
I grew up in Independence, Ohio and currently reside there with my wonderful husband Jim, our dog Willy and cat Chewy. They all appreciate the organic approach as well!


Hi, I'm Jen. I started with Good Nature after a fortunate meeting with Alec McClennan; post-graduation from Baldwin Wallace University for spring 2015. Ironically, I was a Good Nature customer prior to working for the company. I assist in the office and manage orders for our organic online stores. I was so excited for the opportunity to come to Good Nature! I have always had a passion for animals, nature and the environment & Good Nature has offered me the opportunity to follow my passion to not only make a difference personally but also assist others in leading more sustainable lifestyles. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my husband & fur-son (cat) Nemo I love to read, watch documentaries and volunteer my time with different non-profit, environmental & special interest organizations.


My path lead me to Good Nature several years ago & I have never looked back. I love working for a company whose values align with my own. It is important to me that we keep unnecessary chemicals out of our waterways & our beautiful Lake Erie. When I'm not at Good Nature, I advocate to make the world a more peaceful & compassionate place, walking my dogs at the beach, enjoying live music & eating vegan food galore.


Hello! I am enjoying my outreach position with Good Nature. I have been a lifetime resident of Northeast Ohio, currently residing in Brookpark. I have been serving on the Rocky River Watershed board since 2011, striving to protect our environment for my children, grandchildren, and future generations. I attend numerous educational seminars and public awareness events in my community to connect and collaborate on producing a positive effect on our planet. I enjoy playing and coaching ice hockey in my free time.


Hello, I am Bruce Onutz. I am an International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist. At Good Nature Organic Lawn Care, I manage the tree and shrub health care and organic garden programs in the Cleveland and Akron areas.

I grew up in the Cleveland area and graduated from Hiram College with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. After graduating from college, I was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines and Paraguay where I worked with farmers to teach the value and use of trees in their farms and communities. Most of my professional career has been in the green industry including working for landscape and lawn care companies, a retail garden center, and as an urban forester, and as a biology teacher.

I currently live in Ohio City with my wife and son. We enjoy camping, hiking and cross-country skiing in Northeast Ohio's Metroparks and National Park, and gardening around our home. Trees are an important natural resource for your yard and our community. Please contact me for environmentally responsible ways to protect your valuable resources. And please plant more trees!


Jason manages the Good Nature finances and has had a great impact on helping us become even more cost efficient and green in the office by making more information available digitally and paperless. Jason was excited to work at Good Nature because he felt he could help the company be sustainable in the business of organic services, which is one of our core values.

Jason has always lived locally in Lorain County with his wife, kids, two cats and two dogs. He is also a big CAVS fan, never missing a game! When not supporting his favorite team, he loves spending time outside with his family and two dogs.


Hi, I'm Aaron and I am passionate about organics and love working outside. I have spent ten years working in organic agriculture. When not working at Good Nature, I enjoy going camping and gardening.


Hi, I excited about helping make Columbus organic! I love to work and spend my free time outdoors hunting, fishing, and camping with my dog Trixie. Chase Castle is a local of Hillard, Ohio and huge Buckeye fan.

From Our Clients

“ We have been pleased by the professional service of the Good Nature staff, and have recommended them to our friends. ”

Paul and Mary Jenks

“ We love our front lawn and so do dogs, kids and their parents. ”

Greg Slawson and Candice Lee

“ I also like supporting working with a locally owned and operated company that provides a personal touch. I have recommended Good Nature to my neighbors and friends and will continue to do so. ”

Eileen Muray

“ The question for me is NOT "Why would you use Good Nature?" The question is "Why wouldn't you?" ”

Dottie Barnard

“ I hired Good Nature to take out my old lawn , prepare the soil, and then reseed it. Alec, the president, talked to me about the service. He pointed out that the grass seed available now is much more hardier and a better choice for my lawn. To try and mix that in with other grasses was never going to get the same results as starting from scratch. Good Nature also had a payment plan that made it very affordable. I was able to make a major investment and manage my finances. ”

Jean Appleby
"Making the world a little better place, one organic landscape at a time"
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