Meet Our Team

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Rick Clark

Owner / Tree Division Manager

Nebraska Certified Arborist / City of Lincoln Licensed 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.

Jacob

Jacob Gabig

Landscape Designer

Bachelors of Science in Horticulture / Landscape Design / City of Lincoln Licensed Arborist

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 shares his reverence for nature with his 3 young boys, teaching them all about the natural world. He hopes to spread his love of nature to as many people as possible by providing you with a beautiful an functional landscape to enjoy for many years.

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, a NCMA certified retaining wall installer, and a City of Lincoln Licensed Arborist. He has more than a decade 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 10 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.

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Sheila Schrader

Landscape Designer

Bachelors of Science in Horticulture / Landscape Design / Nebraska Certified Arborist / City of Lincoln Licensed Arborist

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 nine 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.

 

Sheila continues her education by attending seminars and conferences on a wide variety of horticulture and arborist topics especially rain garden design, plant selection, and installation.  She is certified through the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute for paver installation and through the National Concrete Masonry Association for segmental retaining wall installation.  She is a certified arborist through the City of Lincoln as well as the State of Nebraska and a member of the Nebraska Arborist Association.  Sheila is also a member of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum.  She also volunteers in the Village of Malcolm taking care of their parks as a founding member of the Malcolm Garden Club now in its seventh year.

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Sam Rech

Landscape Designer / Project Lead

Bachelors of Science in Horticulture / Landscape Design / City of Lincoln Licensed Arborist

Sam grew up in rural Seward County and attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She loves children and started her education in elementary/special ed teaching. She realized her true passion was nature and being outdoors so she switched majors to Horticulture with an emphasis in design. She has been in the field since her graduation in 2015. She has designed and installed plantings as well as hardscapes. She has continued her education by becoming an ICPI certified paver installer, NCMA certified wall installer, and a City of Lincoln Licensed Arborist.

 

She recently purchased a house with her boyfriend, John, which they will be sharing with their plethora of pets; two dogs, a cat, and two goldfish. She enjoys getting outside with the dogs at the lake or gardening in her yard. She also like to spend time with her large family.

Steven

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

City of Lincoln Licensed Arborist

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.