The Jean Brooks Landscapes team includes full-time designers, gardeners, and builders. Their backgrounds are diverse including art history, design, architecture, studio art, studio musicians, horticulture, IT, and carpentry. This range of talent allows us to continually solve design challenges with creativity and perspective.
Jean Brooks is a landscape designer and contractor with over 25 years experience in residential design and construction. Since launching the company in 1991, she has completed numerous projects throughout New England.
Tim MerrillVice President, Construction Manager
Tim joined the Jean Brooks team in 2008 after attending the University of Maine where he studied Mechanical Engineering. His love of the landscape was fostered growing up on Cape Cod. Over the past decade at JBL, Tim has sculpted beautiful landscapes all over New England.
Brad SnowIrrigation, Operation Manager
Brad’s irrigation training began in 1992. He has been building and servicing the highest quality irrigation systems ever since. Along with his expertise, he always brings good humor and bright spirit to keep everyone on the team focused and motivated.
Maryellen SullivanLead Designer
Maryellen has over 25 years of experience designing gardens in Boston and surrounding communities. A graduate of the Conway School of Landscape Design and a Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional, she brings seasoned knowledge. A Cambridge native, she can be found walking in the Arnold Arboretum, the Blue Hills, or along the Neponset River.
Ben StaffordConstruction Foreman
A graduate of Suffolk University, Ben has been with JBL for 8 years. Ben brings a perfect blend of artistic insight and construction proficiency to each of our projects. His attention to detail and standard of excellence is an inspiration to us all.
Marissa Anne WilsonGarden Maintenance Team Lead
Marissa brings a wealth of horticultural and design experience to the team. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where she developed a passion for sustainable design and Green Architecture. Her innate understanding of how Mother Nature interacts with our designs provides an invaluable perspective!
Jason SkiboMaintenance Crew Lead
Starting in 2014, Jason has learned every facet of Jean's landscaping process from design to long-term maintenance. A graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, he is immersed in the world of horticultural and brings that expertise in implementation and functionality to every job via his impeccable eye for detail. Offsite, Jason can be found attending/playing shows at local music venues.
Losson ParkinsonInstallation Crew Lead
Born and raised on a beautiful farm in Jamaica, Losson has been developing his green thumb for the majority of his life. Working with Jean for 10+ years, his perspective on our most challenging and successful projects is invaluable. Our go-to person for urban implementation challenges, invasive/harmful species solutions and diseased plant revitalization.
Wes SmithConstruction Team Lead
A native of Cape Cod, Wes has a natural acumen for brining concept into creation. Wes brings a wide range of landscaping experience to the team. Paired with his outgoing and pleasant demeanor, this makes him an incredible team leader. From the first day on site to the last day of installation, Wes knows what it's going to take to ensure everyone's expectations are managed, met and then exceeded.
Cody DoucetteDirector of Administration
Having worked in every division of the company throughout his life, Cody's unique perspective helps him ensure the company innovates as quickly as it grows. He oversees the implementation of new technology, processes, vendor relations, and recruitment. His role helps us be more connected to our clients and community and on the cutting-edge of innovation.
Katie HutchensLandscape Designer
Katie is a problem solver with a specialty for urban landscape design and working in challenging spaces. She joins us from Vermont and is a graduate of the University of Vermont. Her natural inclination for the process of concept to design to installation is makes her critical to the team, plus she provides both a hand drawn design style and digital design/visualization perspective!