founders

John Gachina, Founder
John Gachina 1951 – 2015, Founder
  • Business Administration, DeAnza College
  • Ornamental Horticulture, Foothill College
  • C-27 contractor’s license
  • Certified Landscape Technician (CLT) in Maintenance and Irrigation, CLCA
  • Charter Certified Landscape Professional (CCLP), NALP (formerly PLANET)
  • Certified Irrigation Water Auditor, Irrigation Association (IA)
  • QAL, Qualified Applicators Certificate & License, California Dept of Pesticide Regulation
  • Past State Chairman, CLCA Public Relations Committee
  • Certification Board of Governors, Associated Landscape Contractors of America
  • Founding father of now-national Certified Landscape Technician program
  • Featured speaker at Foothill College and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • Landscape industry experience since 1977
  • Founded Gachina Landscape Management in 1988
H. Jaclyn Ishimaru-Gachina
H. Jaclyn Ishimaru-Gachina, President / CEO
  • AA De Anza Jr. College, Literature
  • BA in American Literature, San Francisco State University
  • Corporate Buyer, MACYS California – new store openings, manufacturing partnerships, P & L 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

meet the management team

operational excellence

William Cruz, Peninsula Senior Branch Manager
William Cruz, Peninsula Senior Branch Manager
  • 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
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
Bill Horn, East Bay Branch Manager
Bill Horn, East Bay Branch Manager
  • CLT in Maintenance and Irrigation, NALP
  • Certified Landscape Professional CLP, NALP
  • California C-27 Landscape Contractors License #935132
  • California State Pesticide Applicators License #103242
  • Landscape maintenance, construction & environmental restoration experience since 1983
  • Exceptional leadership, management and communication skills
  • Operations, administration, sales & marketing, fleet & equipment management, budgets & sales management
  • Risk management, proactive safety education & training, & personnel aspects including recruiting, hiring & training
  • Risk management, proactive safety education & training, & personnel aspects including recruiting, hiring & training
  • National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) – Board of Directors, Lead Instructor at Renewal & Remembrance (Arlington National Cemetery)
  • Green Industry Expo – Board of Directors, Treasurer, Vice President
  • Joined Gachina Landscape Management in 2018
Cristina Prevarin, Sustainable Landscape Manager
Cristina Prevarin, Sustainable Landscape 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
  • Fluent in English, Spanish, Italian & Latin – written and verbal
  • Landscape industry experience since 1997
  • Joined Gachina Landscape Management in 2005
Tyler Stocking, South Bay Senior Branch Manager
Tyler Stocking, South Bay Senior Branch Manager
  • 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
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
corporate leadership
Denise Ritch, Human Resources Director
Denise Ritch, Human Resources Director
  • 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, Finance Director
Sharon Chao, Finance Director
  • 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
Stacie Callaghan, Marketing Manager
Stacie Callaghan, Marketing Manager
  • BSc, Business Administration, Marketing, San Jose State University
  • Minor in Psychology
  • Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA), Irrigation Association
  • BOMA Silicon Valley Community Outreach Committee Chairperson, 1999, 2000, 2001
  • BOMA Silicon Valley Associate Member of the Year, 1999-2000
  • Real estate association involvement: BOMA SV, IFMA SV, CAA – Tri County, CACM, ECHO, BCN Networking Group
  • Landscape industry, marketing and customer service experience since 1993
  • Joined Gachina Landscape Management in 1997
Dan Wolf, IT Director
Dan Wolf, IT Director
  • 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
Gina Phillips, Business Development Manager South Branch
Gina Phillips, Business Development Manager South Branch
  • BSc, Psychology, University of Iowa
  • Undergraduate studies in ornamental horticulture including plant design, plant health and identification
  • Specialties including Exterior and Interior Landscape and Holiday Design
  • Real estate association involvement: BOMA SV, IFMA SV, CAA – Tri County, CACM, ECHO, BCN Networking Group, BOMA SF, CREW
  • Landscape industry, sales and marketing experience since 1994
  • Joined Gachina Landscape Management in 2005
Rose Marie Nichols, Business Development Manager Peninsula & SF Branches
Rose Marie Nichols, Business Development Manager Peninsula & SF Branches
  • Studied Computer Networking University of California, Los Angeles
  • Real estate association involvement: IFMA SF, CAA – Tri County, CACM, BCN Networking Group, BOMA SF, CREW
  • Customer service and sales experience since 1989
  • Landscape industry experience since 2014
  • Joined Gachina Landscape Management in 2014
Bryan Thomas, Business Development Manager East Branch
Bryan Thomas, Business Development Manager East Branch
  • DeAnza College Spanish Language Program
  • Fluent in both the English and Spanish languages – written and verbal
  • 6 years landscape operations experience
  • 10 years landscape maintenance sales experience
  • BOMA Oakland / East Bay Community Outreach Committee
  • Real Estate Association Involvement in BOMA Oakland / East Bay, CAA – Tri County and CACM
  • Joined Gachina Landscape Management in 2015
Rafael Gonzalez, Lead Mechanic
Rafael Gonzalez, Lead Mechanic
  • Forklift Operation Certified
  • Tune-up and brake Operations Certified
  • Ford Engine Diagnostics Certified
  • Experienced in landscape operations and production
  • Manages a quality fleet of 180 vehicles and over 3,000 pieces of equipment
  • Fluent in both the English and Spanish languages – written and verbal
  • Joined Gachina Landscape 1996
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