Team


Team


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Experience is key when it comes to differentiating our team from others. Our group of licensed landscape architects, experienced supervisors and horticulturists know the industry and how it directly relates to the areas we service.

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Pete Newton, ASLA

Education

Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture, University of Arkansas, 1977, and Masters of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University, 1982

Experience

  • Started Newton Landscape Group in 1990
  • Licensed landscape architect, landscape horticulturist, state contractor and ornamental and turf pesticide applicator in the state of Louisiana
  • Member of American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Member of Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Member of Baton Rouge Landscape Association
  • Site Committee Chairman of the Hilltop Arboretum
  • Has been married to his wife, Carol, for 39 wonderful years
  • Has two sons: Greyson, a firefighter for St. George and member of Newton Landscape Group in his off-time, and Garrett, a landscape architect at Reed Hilderbrand in Boston
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Doug Crum

Education

Association of Reciprocal Safety Councils Basic Orientation Plus Safety Certification

Experience

  • Has worked at Newton Landscape Group since 2002
  • Has worked in all phases of the company in the last 16 years and is currently a Landscape Supervisor
  • Enjoys hunting in his spare time
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Craig Rhodes, ASLA

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University, 1992

Experience

  • Senior Designer at Newton Landscape Group, 1990-present
  • Rubicon Park, Louisiana ASLA Merit Award, 2006
  • Excellence in Design, Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, 1992
  • Member of the American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Member of Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Member of Baton Rouge Landscape Association
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Kelly LeBlanc

Education

Association of Reciprocal Safety Councils Basic Orientation Plus Safety Certification

Experience

  • Has worked at Newton Landscape Group since 2015
  • Worked her way from being a horticultural assistant to leading her crew as a supervisor over the past two years
  • Enjoys the outdoors and has a passion for landscapes
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Kevin Latusek, PLA

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture minoring in Business Administration, Louisiana State University, 2015

Experience

  • Landscape Architect at Newton Landscape Group since 2015
  • Licensed Landscape Architect in the state of Louisiana
  • Completed a one-year internship at dlandstudio in Brooklyn, NY, in 2013
  • Grew up in New Orleans and attended Brother Martin High School
  • Enjoys spending time with his dog, Floyd, in the afternoons
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Ricky Milner

Education

Association of Reciprocal Safety Councils Basic Orientation Plus Safety Certification

Experience

  • Landscape supervisor at Newton Landscape Group, 2005-2018
  • Licensed Pesticide Applicator for ornamental turf, aquatic pests and right-of-way industrial pests
  • Landscape supervisor at Pro-Scape from 1982-2005
  • Enjoys fishing at his camp in Grand Isle as well as home gardening
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Greyson Newton

Education

Experience

  • Has worked at Newton Landscape Group for over 15 years
  • Currently works part-time as a crew leader and delivers materials
  • Son of owner Pete Newton and the father of two