Meet Our Team

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Rick Clark

Owner / Tree Division Manager

Nebraska Certified Arborist

Rick is an avid outdoorsman. He has backpacked and climbed extensively in places like the Grand Canyon, the Tetons, Hawaii, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite, the Sierra Nevada and the Cascades. He brings these experiences with him when he helps create your backyard landscape. Rick is a Nebraska Certified Arborist and a member of the Nebraska Arborist Association. He is also a NCMA Certified Wall Installer and an ICPI Certified Paver Layer. Climbing trees is an extension of his passion for climbing mountains. Rick worked as a landscaper and in nurseries in his college days. He then moved into the corporate world for a number of years where he gained valuable business experience managing a large production process. Rick was a partner in a local landscaping company before starting up Lincoln Landscaping Company.

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Jacob Gabig

Landscape Designer

Bachelors of Science in Horticulture / Landscape Design

Jacob was born and raised in Lincoln and is a proud alumnus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At the University Jacob studied architecture for two years before transferring to the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources where he earned his BS in Horticulture and Landscape Design. Jacob is also an ICPI certified paver installer and a NCMA certified retaining wall installer. He has 6+ years of experience in the installation of numerous landscape features including plantings, retaining walls, flagstone and paver patios, water features, landscape maintenance, tree trimming and drainage issues. With over 6 years of practical installation experience, his trade certifications, and his technical training while at UNL, he is fully capable and ready to design and supervise installation of outdoor spaces in your yard.

Jacob was raised with an appreciation of the natural environment which came from his father’s career as a waterfowl biologist. He has enjoyed many of the small lakes and landscapes around the state, from the sand hills and prairies in the west, to the wooded Missouri river valley in the east. He fully understands and appreciates the important role these areas play in the state and our nation. He hopes to bring this reverence for nature to his work, and thus into your yards, providing you with a beautiful functional landscape to enjoy for many years.

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Sheila Schrader

Landscape Designer

Bachelors of Science in Horticulture / Landscape Design

Growing up on a farm in northeast Nebraska, Sheila was surrounded by nature and came to love the environment at a young age.  She came to Lincoln to study horticulture and landscape design at UNL and decided to make this great city her home.  Sheila and her family live on 38 acres of native and restored prairie northwest of Lincoln.  She feels very privileged to be the steward of this land and she appreciates every moment she and her son, Jacob, and her husband, Matt, get to spend outdoors enjoying its beauty.

 

With her eight years of experience as a designer in Lincoln, Sheila has been able to help many people turn the vision they have for their yards into a reality.  Sheila has a passion for educating her clients on how to best care for their landscapes with the least impact on our environment.  She loves the opportunity to design rain gardens, bioswales, native landscapes, and pollinator habitats.  Since becoming a parent, Sheila has found that she especially loves working with schools and daycare centers to create outdoor spaces for children to learn about and explore nature.  She believes that we need to get our children outside making memories that will insure that they become the environmental stewards of the next generation.

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Steve Worm

Sprinkler / Landscape Lighting Specialist
(All around fix-it guy)

Steven’s enjoyment for the great outdoors traces back to his days growing up on the farm. He currently lives in the country raising cattle and always likes to be out and about tinkering around his property. In the past, Steve was a leader of archaeological digs overseas and his hobbies include hiking, observing nature, and reading. He owned his own landscaping business for 15 years and has over 27 years of experience in all aspects of landscaping. With Lincoln Landscaping, Steve focuses on landscape lighting, sprinkler work, grading, mechanicing, and deliveries. Steve is a past member of the Otoe County Extension Advisory board as well as being a Certified Landscape Lighting Installer. He has held other outdoor related jobs such as heavy equipment operator and ranch operator.

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Ed Higgins

Maintenance Supervisor

Ed was born and raised in Nebraska, and enjoys the peacefulness that fishing, hunting and kayaking bring to him in his free time.  He has lived an adventurous life, having traveled the country by van on three occasions as well as teaching conversational English for a year at a private school in Guangzhou, China.

He attended the University of Nebraska, studying Psychology and English, but developed a deep interest in trees and plants while working for the Arbor Day Foundation’s member services team for seven years. During this time he answered numerous questions regarding tree planting and pruning, tree identification, disease and pest issues, and general horticultural questions related to planting bulbs. Ed also worked last season on Lincoln Landscaping’s landscape maintenance crew.

Ed will bring his knowledge, along with excellent customer service, to all of our mulch and maintenance clients.