The TruNorth Management Staff

Doug Bonnell – General Operations Manager

With over 30 years in the Green Industry, Doug specializes in landscape maintenance management of commercial and private residential properties. With a Bachelor of Business Administration degree Doug’s responsibilities include staff hiring and management, project estimating and management, and developing budgets and monitoring job costs and profits.

Patti Bonnell – Office ManagerPatti

Patti has worked as an administrator for a wide range of industries, helping to build successful businesses.  With a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Patti’s responsibilities include Accounting, Human Resources, Payroll, and managing landscape maintenance, landscape construction, property maintenance and snow contracts. She is the primary contract for customers calling or emailing about our services.

Mark Polinko – Landscape ArchitectIMG_4206

Mark is a registered landscape architect with over 30 years of design/build experience specializing in the design and project management of commercial and private residential projects. Marks drawings offer our customers a clear understanding of design principles and how they are incorporated into successful landscape designs.

Jeff Elshoff – Project ManagerJeff Elshoff MSU Horticulture Landscaping

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture and Landscape Design, Construction, and Management from Michigan State University, Jeff brings an excellent skill set, varied experience, and a broad range of knowledge in the landscaping field.  He is a Certified Green Industry Professional and a Natural Shoreline Professional, and has worked in the field as a landscape construction foreman for many years. Jeff’s ability to understand complex landscape designs and effectively manage people makes him a valuable Project Manager.

Chris Sobeck – Landscape Maintenance Supervisor



Zach VanDyke – ForemanZach VanDyke MSU Horticulture Landscaping

Zach is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture, specializing in Landscape Design, Construction, and Management. Zach is a Certified Green Industry Professional (CGIP) and has eight years experience in the landscape industry, both in the construction area as well as in a nursery setting. Zach’s strong character and work ethic is outstanding.

Taylor Kratochvil – Foreman
Taylor Kratochvil MSU Horticulture Landscaping

Taylor is a Suttons Bay/Traverse City native who has several years of landscaping experience in the Northwest region of Michigan. Taylor holds a Michigan State University Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture, specializing in Landscape Design, Construction, and Management. He also is a Certified Green Industry Professional. Taylor’s even disposition, flexibility, and strong work ethic make him a successful Foreman.



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  • Michigan
  • Leelanau County

    9355 E Bingham Road
    Traverse City, MI 49684

    TruNorth Landscaping

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