executive team

H. Jaclyn Ishimaru-Gachina
H. Jaclyn Ishimaru-Gachina, President / CEO
  • BA in American Literature, San Francisco State University
  • AA De Anza Jr. College, Literature
  • 2019 NALP Woman’s Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certificate (WBENC)
  • Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC)
  • Board of Trustees, JobTrain
  • Marketing and Development Committee, JobTrain
  • NALP Emerging Leaders Program, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University
  • Corporate Buyer, MACYS California – new store openings, manufacturing partnerships, P & L, training & hiring and merchandising
  • Corporate Executive Recruiter, Bernal Associates – technology sector for Silicon Valley/SF Bay Area
  • Residential property management and interior design
  • Co-founder Gachina Landscape Management 1988
William Cruz, Director of Operations
William Cruz, Director of Operations
  • BSc, Industrial Engineering, UCA University, El Salvador
  • CLP, Landscape Industry Certified Manager, NALP (formerly PLANET)
  • QAL, Qualified Applicators Certificate & License, California Dept of Pesticide Regulation
  • Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscaper, Construction & Maintenance, ReScape California
  • CWM, Water Management Certification Program, CLCA
  • QWEL, Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper, recognized by the EPA as an irrigation auditor
  • Bay Area Storm Water Certified (Pollution Prevention-surface cleaner)
  • South Bay Water Recycling Manager (Santa Clara County)
  • Fluent in both the English and Spanish languages – written and verbal
  • Landscape industry experience since 1997
  • Joined Gachina Landscape Management in 2004

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Tyler Stocking, Director Strategy & Impact
Tyler Stocking, Director Strategy & Impact
  • BSc, Operations and Technology Management, Utah Valley University
  • AAS, Facilities Management
  • California Contractor’s (C-27) License Holder, 2015
  • QAL, Qualified Applicators Certificate & License, California Dept of Pesticide Regulation
  • Graduated with Six Sigma Green Belt, JIT methodology
  • Bay Friendly Qualified Landscaper in Maintenance and Design, ReScape California
  • CLCA Water Manager Certified
  • Landscape industry experience includes maintenance, enhancement, water management and sustainable & organic landscape practices
  • Fluent in both the English and Spanish languages – written and verbal
  • Landscape experience since 2006
  • Joined Gachina Landscape Management in 2014
Denise Ritch, Director Human Resources
Denise Ritch, Director Human Resources
  • BSc, Business Administration, Florida State University
  • Strategic planning, market research, and resource development since 1983
  • Champion of the Gachina Culture
  • Lead HR Life Cycle
  • Joined Gachina Landscape Management in 2002
Sharon Chao, Director Finance
Sharon Chao, Director Finance
  • AS, Business Administration, City College of San Francisco
  • BSc, Business Administration, San Francisco State University
  • Five years experience in banking industry
  • Accounting experience since 1995
  • Joined Gachina Landscape Management in 1995
Dan Wolf, Director Information Technology
Dan Wolf, Director Information Technology
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering Controls and Manufacturing, San Jose State University
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Semiconductor, medical and education industries experience since 1996
  • IT and engineering operations management experience since 1997
  • GE Edison Engineer – Technical Leadership and Development Program
  • Started IT services consulting business 2009
  • Joined Gachina Landscape Management in 2017

operational management team

Samuel Anderson, Peninsual Associate Branch Manager
Samuel Anderson, Peninsula Associate Branch Manager
  • BA, US History, Humboldt State University
  • AS, Environmental Horticulture Program, Foothill College
  • CLT in Irrigation & Ornamental Maintenance, CLCA
  • Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscaper in Maintenance, ReScape California
  • QAL, Qualified Applicators Certificate & License, California Dept of Pesticide Regulation
  • Peace Corps, Mauritania, West Africa, 2007-2009 – Agroforestry Agent promoting sustainable agriculture practices
  • Landscape industry experience since 2009
  • Joined Gachina Landscape Management in 2012
Lauren Galanes, San Francisco Branch Manager
Lauren Galanes, San Francisco Branch Manager
  • Master’s degree in Humanities & Leadership: Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community from New College of California
  • GRP – Accredited Green Roof Professional from GRHC, design, installation and maintenance of green roofs
  • Design/Build/Maintain (C-27) Contractor 1993-2004 San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, specialized in design, horticulture, masonry, sustainable designs
  • Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscaper in Design, Construction & Maintenance, ReScape California
  • Permaculture Design Certificate from the Northern California Permaculture Institute
  • CMT/Acupressure Practitioner: 1000hr program in Traditional Chinese Medicine with studies in Feng Shui.
  • Landscape management, maintenance & construction experience since 1990
  • Joined Gachina Landscape Management in 2013
Raul Guerrero, Associate Branch Manager
Raul Guerrero, West Associate Branch Manager
  • AS Ornamental Horticulture, Kishwaukee Community College, Illinois
  • CLT in Ornamental Horticulture, CLCA
  • QAL, Qualified Applicators Certificate & License, California Dept of Pesticide Regulation
  • 2nd Place Landscape Installation – 2012 Student Career Days, PLANET
  • 5th Place Hardscape Installation – 2012 Student Career Days, PLANET
  • 2012 Outstanding Horticulture Student
  • Fluent in both the English and Spanish languages – written and verbal
  • Joined Gachina Landscape Management in 2013
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Adan Leon, East Bay Associate Branch Manager
  • BS, Business Administration and Marketing, San Jose State University
  • Accolades include managing a $3 million annual revenue property and 45 employees
  • Landscape industry experience since 2013
  • Landscape industry experience includes maintenance, enhancement, and irrigation.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish – both written and verbal
  • Joined Gachina Landscape Management in 2019
Debra Macias, South Bay Associate Branch Manager
Debra Macias, South Bay Associate Branch Manager
  • BA, General Art Studio, San Jose State University
  • Sr. Account Manager at a National Landscape Company in charge of large commercial portfolios 2011-2017
  • Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscaper, Maintenance, ReScape California
  • Landscape experience includes enhancement, irrigation, maintenance, production, crew management, design, and client services
  • Clients include The Irvine Company Office, The Irvine Company Retail, and Bixby Land Company
  • Werner Fall Protection Competent Person Training
  • Fluent in English and Spanish—written and verbal
  • Landscape industry experience since 1993
  • Joined Gachina Landscape Management in 2017
Cristina Prevarin, Sustainable Landscape & PHC Manager
Cristina Prevarin, Sustainable Landscape & PHC Manager
  • BSc, Agricultural Science, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
  • CLP, Landscape Industry Certified Manager, NALP (formerly PLANET)
  • LEED Green Associate, Green Building Certification Institute
  • QAL, Qualified Applicators Certificate & License, California Dept of Pesticide Regulation
  • Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscaper in Maintenance, ReScape California
  • CWM, Water Management Certification Program, CLCA
  • CLT in Ornamental Maintenance & Softscape Installation, CLCA
  • Certified Irrigation Water Auditor, Cal Poly
  • On-going studies to complete the (CLT) and Arborist certifications in landscape management
  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED and Bloodborne Pathogens Certified
  • Fluent in English, Spanish, Italian & Latin – written and verbal
  • Landscape industry experience since 1997
  • Joined Gachina Landscape Management in 2005
Chad Sutton, Water Resource Manager
Chad Sutton, Water Resource Manager
  • BSc, Business Management, University of Utah
  • Watersavers Irrigation, Inc. 2008 – 2014
  • CWM, Water Management Certification Program, CLCA
  • QWEL, Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper, recognized by the EPA as an irrigation auditor
  • CLT in Irrigation, CLCA
  • HydroPoint Accredited Contractor, OptiFlow Installation – Level 3
  • Certified South Bay Water Recycling (SBWR) Site Supervisor
  • Created a SMART controller division focused on irrigation efficiency and conservation
  • Landscape industry, irrigation and business development experience since 2008
  • Technology industry experience
  • Joined Gachina Landscape Management in 2014

Contact us at (650) 853-0400 to meet with an experienced team member.

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