Stacey Sturnot

Stacey SturnotTerra Pacific Landscape, CLCA San Diego Chapter President

Stacey is a self-confessed “Plant Nerd” with over 24 years’ experience in the Green Industry, beginning her journey installing yards for her father’s home building business in high school. She furthered her passion in high school with Horticulture classes that included Garden Design and Plant Production. This turned into a career path as she attended Milwaukee Area Technical College, earning the Associate of Applied Science degree in Landscape Horticulture. She became certified in all tracks of this degree including Design/Build, Maintenance Arboriculture, and Garden Center/Production. The skills learned at MATC and in various positions with Garden Center Sales, Production, Landscape Maintenance and Interiorscaping, led her to ValleyCrest Companies as a college recruit in 2000. She began working in the San Diego Branch supporting and managing the design, enhancement and account management teams. Stacey has spent her 16 years in San Diego working in various roles of landscape management; maintenance, construction, sales & marketing, and operation departments, including production and inventory planning at Miramar Nurseries. Stacey has been in the Branch Manager role for over 5 years and currently is managing maintenance, construction and tree care for the San Diego region at Gothic Landscape. She holds a California Qualified Applicators License, is a Certified Water Manager, member of the San Diego Horticultural Society, SD Native Plant Society and is a Past President of the CLCA – San Diego Chapter.

Stacey has won various Landscape Design awards as a student and through her work in San Diego. She is honored to be a part of the esteemed panel of judges.