Our Team of Lawn Care Experts

We are a team of experienced lawn care experts who value our relationships with customers, pay attention to details, and work together toward the same goal of 100% customer satisfaction. You can be sure that you are in the best hands every step of the way with our team!

Team of Lawn Care Experts

Matt Winter

Matt Winter was born and raised in Overland Park, KS. At the young age of 11, Matt began mowing lawns for his neighbors and discovered his passion for working in the outdoors. While in High School, Matt and his friend Craig worked together mowing up to 60 lawns per week after school and on the weekends. While in College Matt went out on his own, started hiring employees, and formed Matt’s Lawn Care. Matt’s Lawn Care also started offering landscaping and fertilizing services. After college Matt decided to continue doing what he loved and what he knew by turning Matt’s Lawn Care into MW Lawn & Landscape, INC. in 2000. Since 2000, MW Lawn & Landscape, INC. has grown from 5 employees to over 40 and continues to grow every year.

Nicole Winter

Nicole Winter was born and raised in the Kansas City Area and has a BA from Ottawa University. Nicole began her career in Property Management spending 6 of the years as a Property Manager. Having been a Property Manager, Nicole knows the stresses and expectations of running a commercial property along with working within a budget. Nicole has been working with MW Lawn & Landscape, INC. since 2005.

Matt Kinsman

Matt Kinsman was born and raised in Mission, KS. Matt attended Baker University on a football scholarship and graduated in   2009 with a degree in Business Management. Matt has been working in the service industry for the past six years and brings with him experience in operations, budgeting, production and managing personnel. Matt joined MW Lawn & Landscape, INC as the Operations Manager in September 2016 and has quickly become an integral part of our team. 

Susan Fears

Susan grew up in Prairie Village and later graduated from Kansas State University. Susan started at MW in September 2019 as an office administrator, and now takes care of accounts payable and receivable. After 25+ years employed in Marketing and Design, this is refreshing new territory. She provides valuable customer service and is gaining full knowledge of the operations at MW Lawn. She is excited to grow into a vital member of the team. 

Stefani Galloway

Stefani was raised in Gardner, KS and has several years of experience in customer service. She joined the MW Team in 2020 and if you have called the office, you have likely been greeted by her cheerful voice. She has two kids and enjoys spending her free time outdoors. Gardening, canoeing, and hanging out at the lake enjoying the sun are some of her favorite past times. 

 

Blaine York

Born and raised in Talladega, AL Blaine grew up going to auburn football games which led to his love for the college town and university. 

Blaine graduated from Auburn with a bachelors in horticulture and worked for 4 years in the landscape maintenance industry in addition to 1 year in the landscape construction/install industry.  

Blaine is a huge college football fan and his endeavors in Kansas City have also led to a profound love for the NFL. His most recent move to Kansas City was for his wife of 3 years so that she could pursue her dreams in the medical field.

Craig Lofquest

Born and raised in the Kansas City area, growing up in Olathe, KS.  Craig has worked in the lawn and landscape industry for 16 years.  Craig is married and has two young boys and enjoys spending time with his family.  When he is not busy at their weekend sporting events, he loves to spend time outdoors.  These interests include swimming, fishing, and camping or just having family and friends over for a barbecue.  Craig joined the MW Lawn & Landscape team last year and has vast experience in Construction, Operations, Maintenance Production, and Account Management of the Green Industry.  Craig has brought his passion for the industry along with great communication and knowledge of the industry to the team at MW.

Jay Huke

 Jay Huke, A Kansas City native, devoted to Royals and chiefs, lover of hot sauce, and is overall just a down-to-earth family guy, got started in the golf course industry. He began with golf course maintenance in high school, and throughout his time spent in college. After college he moved into residential maintenance and sales, where he was a Lawn Route Manager–Jay even owned his own company for several years! 

 

After being in the Green Industry for over 20 years, Jay joined MW Lawn & Landscape in late 2018. He brought an array of Green Industry experience, and is MW’s very own fertilizer guru! He builds his life around his family, dedication to customer relationships, meanwhile always trying to have a good time while balancing the two!

 

 

Andrew Baumann

A native-born Kansan Andrew grew-up south of Kansas City in the rural Missouri countryside.  Playing outdoors, tending livestock, and growing vegetable gardens with his parents were part of his early livelihood.  He enjoyed spending summers with his grandparents at their lake house on Lake of the Ozarks- where he helped his grandfather build rock retaining walls, install patios, and plant unique flora.   Thus, he gained an interest in horticulture and landscaping, obtained a college degree involving the use of plants, and has continued to work in the Green Industry since 1998. Andrew was the owner of his own landscape business in the Hilton Head Island area of South Carolina for 10 years during which he designed, installed, and maintained beautiful coastal, landscapes.  After selling their business and home, Andrew and his wife Angela decided to return to KC to be closer to all immediate family. 

Mitchell Latimer

Mitchell was born and raised in the Lee’s Summit, Missouri area. From a young age, Mitchell had an interest in lawn care and began working in the landscape industry at the age of 8. Mitchell took his passion and developed it into a career that he loves. Mitchell has done everything from Mowing to Landscaping to Operations and now Account Management. All these positions have turned Mitchell into the Lawn & Landscape Expert he is today. Mitchell has one son and enjoys spending time with family, going to the lake, and perfecting his smoked meats.

Colin Rickel

Colin was born & raised in Johnson County and has always had a knack for fixing anything mechanical. With some support from mentors and friends along the way, he was able to turn that into a career that he loves. He has over 7 years of experience in lawn and landscape shops and has been with MW Lawn & Landscape for over 2 of those. In his free time he enjoys hanging out with family & friends, pouring babbitt for classic cars, riding my Harley around town or taking my 4-wheeler to Waynoka, Oklahoma and Chadwick, Missouri. He also enjoys fishing, boating, archery, cooking.

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