About Parkside

Founded in 1992 with a simple vision to offer outstanding service and partner with our clients, Parkside has built a reputation as the premier Denver contractor.

In 2020, Parkside Landscape joined with Cutting Edge Services to expand our service footprint throughout the western United States. With offices in Denver, Salt Lake City, and Boise, Parkside Landscape has the capacity and expertise to service your entire company portfolio.

Colorado

GENE BAKER<br>President

GENE BAKER

President
  • BS Economics, Colorado College
  • Operations and management experience since 1983
  • Co-Founded Parkside Landscaping in 1992
  • Merged with Cutting Edge in 2020
PAULINA OCHOA<br>Human Resources

PAULINA OCHOA

Human Resources
  • Pursuing Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification
  • Served as a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals
  • Served as a member of the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado
  • Responsibilities include planning and executing recruitment projects, encouraging career development, and implementing policies
DARLENE SEEMAN<br>Operations Manager

DARLENE SEEMAN

Operations Manager
  • Operations and management experience since 1987
  • Industry experience since 1983
  • Responsibilities include customer relations, leading the account management team, business development, and managing maintenance & snow operations
  • Experienced in all aspects of landscape maintenance operations and administration
JOSH THORNTON<br>Enhancement Manager, QS

JOSH THORNTON

Enhancement Manager, QS
  • Master of Business Administration, Texas Tech University
  • QS, Qualified Supervisor, Colorado Department of Agriculture
  • CLT, Certified Landscape Technician
  • ASCA Certified, Accredited Snow Contractors Association
  • Industry experience since 2001
  • Landscape company owner for 3 years
  • Joined Parkside in 2018
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PAM SMITH

Administrator
  • Financial Services & Operations
  • MBA Texas A&M University
  • MSCIS University of Phoenix
  • Operations, marketing and financial management experience since 1994 across multiple industry sectors
  • Responsibilities include all financial, business services, and compliance functions for Denver operations
  • Joined Parkside in 2018

Idaho

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BOB WHEELER

Co-President
  • BA Economics, Boise State University
  • Operations and management experience since 1986
  • 8 years at United Parcel Service
  • Founded The Cutting Edge Lawn Company in 1995
  • Merged with Total Maintenance Solutions in 2015 to form Cutting Edge Landscape
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BEN HELTON

Co-President
  • Founded Total Maintenance Solutions (TMS) in 2007
  • TMS Regional expansion to 8 surrounding states in less than 5 years
  • Merged with The Cutting Edge Lawn Company in 2015 to form Cutting Edge Landscape
  • Industry experience since 2002
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CLYDE LINGO

General Manager / Construction
  • Guest Speaker for University of Idaho, Boise State University, and College of Western Idaho
  • Master Gardener Corporate Summit speaker on conservation, the green industry, sustainability, and water sciences
  • CLT, Certified Landscape Technician
  • Softscape Chairman for 8 years
  • Industry experience since 1989
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2002
MARCUS ATKINSON<br>CFO

MARCUS ATKINSON

Chief Financial Officer
  • BA Business Administration, Carroll College
  • Finance and accounting experience since 2005
  • Served as Finance Manager for medical research at St Luke's Health System
  • Served as Accounting Lead at TitleOne 
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2018
SHANE NEWCOMB<br>Director of Sales / Maintenance

SHANE NEWCOMB

Director of Sales / Maintenance
  • BA Communications, Boise State University
  • Played a key role in developing organ donor legislation in Idaho
  • Responsibilities include leading the account management team, business development, client relations, and managing snow operations
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2006
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TAMERA WHEELER

Marketing Projects Manager
  • BBA Marketing, Boise State University
  • Recipient of Accomplished Under 40 Award
  • Served as Marketing Projects Manager for Sysco Food Services
  • Marketing and projects management experience since 1990
  • Industry experience since 1995
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2006
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SHAYNE GEIB

Operations Manager / Construction
  • First designated Idaho CLT, Certified Landscape Technician
  • Idaho State CLT Chairman 2007-2013
  • Landscape company owner for 10 years
  • Experienced in all aspects of landscape and irrigation construction including erosion control
  • Industry experience since 1983
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2012
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JEFF DEE

Human Resources Manager
  • Master of Business Administration, Boise State University
  • B.S. Psychology, Boise State University
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
  • Lean-Six Sigma Green Belt 
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2017
JAMES KIBBEE<br>West Maintenance Operations Manager

JAMES KIBBEE

West Operations Manager / Maintenance, CLT, ISDA PA, PCO
  • PA, Professional Applicator, Idaho State Dept of Agriculture
  • PCO, General Pest Control Operator, Idaho State Dept of Agriculture
  • CLT, Certified Landscape Technician
  • CLT Judge since 2010
  • Industry experience since 2003
  • Responsibilities include west branch operations
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2005
HAILEY BODLE<br>Construction Sales Manager

HAILEY BODLE

Sales Manager / Construction, CNP
  • CNP, Certified Nursery Professional
  • INLA Board of Directors
  • Studied Ag Business at TVCC
  • Studied Ag Business and Crop Science at University of Idaho
  • OSHA 10 Responsible Person
  • Industry experience since 2002
  • Experience includes wholesale nursery, sales manager and purchasing manager
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2014
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MITCH HINTZE

Director of National Accounts, CA, CTP
  • AA Biology, College of Southern Idaho
  • CA, ISA Certified Arborist
  • CTP, Certified Turfgrass
  • BOMA Board of Directors
  • Industry experience since 1995
  • Landscape company owner/operator for 10 years
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Joined Cutting Edge in 2016

Utah

MIKE WILSON<br>General Manager / Utah

MIKE WILSON

General Manager / Utah
  • BS Economics, University of Utah
  • Owner of Community Landscape Services (CLS) 
  • Achieved 14 consecutive years of revenue growth
  • Industry experience since 1999
  • CLS acquired by Cutting Edge in 2019
MIKE WILSON<br>General Manager / Utah

Douglas Belshe

Maintenance Manager, PA
  • Certification in Ornamental Horticulture, Utah State University
  • PA, Professional Applicator, Utah
  • Certified Backflow Technician 
  • Responsibilities include maintenance operations, enhancements, and client relations
  • Fluent in Spanish and ASL
  • Industry experience since 2003
  • Joined CLS in 2006 (Cutting Edge acquisition 2019)
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LEE YATES

Construction Operations Manager
  • Responsibilities include leading the construction team, plan review, logistics, quality control, and client communication
  • ICPI Certified
  • Heavy equipment operator since 2008
  • Industry experience since 2006
  • Joined CLS in 2017 (Cutting Edge acquisition 2019)
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DANNY KNIGHTON

Designer
  • BA Landscape Architecture, Colorado State University
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Maintenance crew foreman for 5 years
  • Industry experience since 2007
  • Joined CLS in 2012 (Cutting Edge acquisition 2019)

We believe in honesty, integrity, hard work, and long-term relationships. We strive to offer unparalleled service and to nurture customer and employee satisfaction.

Our team has the experience and resources to design, install, and maintain landscapes of virtually any size. We have had the privilege of working with loyal customers and employees for 25+ years.