The TruNorth Management Staff
Doug Bonnell – General Operations Manager
Patti Bonnell – Office Manager
Mark Polinko – Landscape Architect
Jeff Elshoff – Project Manager
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.
Doug Sippel – Estate Management Supervisor & Sales/Design
Since the late 1980’s Doug has physically worked in the field to develop his expertise in the landscape industry.
His exceptional work ethic and leadership abilities are marked by the detail he insists upon in the beautiful work he creates. Doug is a natural at visualizing landscape design and helping potential clients portray their landscaping expectations.
Zach VanDyke – Foreman
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 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.