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Sexton Landscaping

Meet the Sexton Team

Sexton Lawn & Landscape’s leadership team believe that if they take great care of our team members they will ultimately take great care of our clients. We achieve this with a clear career ladder, structured and systemized training, above average wages, tuition reimbursement, performance bonuses and a retirement plan with a company match.

Really putting our money where our mouth is, we feel this philosophy gives us our strategic advantage over our competition as well as the ability to provide superior service to our clients. We believe in the team concept so much we don’t even use the word employee.

Just like the best teams in the sporting world, we recruit, hire, train and retain the best talent and ultimately that talent serves you. Working as a team with our customers enables us to bring life to their landscape dreams while building lasting relationships based on trust and confidence in our services.

Sid Sexton

Sid Sexton


As the founder of Sexton Lawn & Landscape, Sid is a down-to-earth, honest businessman with a love for lawn care, landscape design, and delivering the best products to his clients. From the initial consultation and estimate to translating ideas into designs and installing each piece of a landscape, Sid is a hands-on owner and makes sure his clients receive the highest quality in every aspect of their landscape design, lawn maintenance and lawn care projects.

Sid works with his team as a fellow player, while still fulfilling his responsibilities of running a successful business. His “team” mentality stems from a lifetime of playing sports. He attended Missouri Valley College on a soccer scholarship, where he further developed his teamwork philosophy that “everyone has their part, and when we all do our jobs well, we can accomplish so much more than we can individually.” Director of Sales / Business Development

Starting at the age of 16, Sid spent his summers working for a local landscape company and the local country club and golf course in his hometown of Muskogee, Oklahoma. After earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in horticulture, Sid joined the U.S. Coast Guard and was stationed in Hawaii, where he met his wife, Jourdan. He was honorably discharged after two years, and began working as an account manager for a landscape company. He and Jourdan moved to Daphne in January 2004, and Sid founded Sexton Lawn & Landscape. Director of Sales / Business Development

He also worked part time with the City of Daphne’s Horticulture Department and completed Faulkner State’s horticulture program to expand his knowledge of the local plant palate. Director of Sales / Business Development

Sid is licensed in turf & ornament spraying, landscape design, and setting of landscape plants. He is also a Certified Landscape Professional (ALCLP), and continues his education through workshops, online courses and other events several times throughout the year.


Forrest Derr


While attending University of Mobile for his degree in Business Management, Forrest joined a local Office Furniture and Supply company called OEC in Mobile. He started in the warehouse and after a short time was put over the IT Department. He eventually rose to VP of Operations where he was responsible for warehousing & distribution, project management, and IT. After 18 years he was ready to take on a new challenge and joined the team at Altaworx as Director of Technology & Marketing. During his time at Altaworx he was able to gain a better understanding of finance as well as embracing EOS. He eventually rose to President of Altaworx before he left in 2023. He joined Sexton’s Lawn and Landscape with a desire to help another organization in building a business around the structure of EOS to help it become more efficient and profitable.

Tim Sansom

Tim Sansom

Director of Operations

Tim earned his bachelor’s degree in Field Biology and Ecology from Troy University in August 2001. He is certified in the setting of landscape plants by Alabama Agriculture & Industries, Wetland Delineation by the US Army Corps of Engineers, and is even certified in Wildland Firefighting by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. He has continued his education coursework through the Project Management Institute, online resources, industry publications, and workshops.

Tim’s career dates to his high school years having his first job in a green house at a starter nursery. Since then, he has gain over 30 years of green industry experience ranging from residential scale local work in central and south Alabama to large scale land management projects in the Rocky Mountains to quality / conditions assessments in the Midwest and Northeast. His green industry career has progressed over the years from growing mass quantities of plants for nursery suppliers, to working in direct retails sales at nurseries, to working on landscape installation crews, to managing landscape maintenance crews and operations. Tim has managed large crews of subject matter experts to complete multimillion dollar federal projects and has completed environmental analysis and botanical surveys for hundreds of projects.

Tim joined the Sexton Lawn & Landscape team in 2015 as the Maintenance Department Manager. He has grown with the company and has transitioned from this position to fill the role as our Business Development Manager working almost entirely with our commercial clientele with a focus on developing additional opportunities for our team members. Tim leans on the breadth of his experience and industry expertise to develop projects and plans to solve issues and improve conditions for our clients. He now serves as our Sales Manager and works with our Sales Team to ensure that we are providing the best customer experience and landscape solutions that we can.

Jamie Shobe, Finance Director

Jamie Shobe

Director of Finance

Jamie Shobe joined our team in October 2017 as our Administrative Assistant and the voice of Sexton Lawn & Landscape. She brought with her over 11 years in customer service skills and enjoys listening to clients and helping to provide solutions. She also is the liaison between the customer and our field/production team to ensure that our customers have a great experience. Since joining our team in 2017, she has since been promoted to Landscape Coordinator/Human Resources. Jamie maintains a positive attitude, a high level of professionalism and is committed to honesty, consistency, and service to others, which align with her core values.

In her free time, Jamie enjoys spending time with family and friends – especially her two children. She also loves live music, fishing, horseback riding, and shopping.

Justin Koen

Justin Koen

Foley Branch Manager

Justin Koen joined our team in August 2017 as our Director of Landscape. Stemming from a high school summer job, his love for horticulture blossomed instantly. Since starting as a laborer at a small family owned landscape and garden center in Leroy, AL in 1999, he has worked directly in almost every facet of the industry including large commercial landscape and irrigation installation, large campus landscape maintenance, Homeowners Association landscape management, installed large scale retaining walls, drainage systems, and erosion mitigation, sod, tree, and shrub nursery production, and of course his favorite, residential landscape design, installation, and maintenance.

Justin served as General Manager of Blooming Colors, a large retail garden center in Auburn, AL as he self-funded his pursuit of his B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from Auburn University (2004). He credits this role as the backbone of his career as he learned how to use active listening and apply his knowledge and skills to fill his client’s needs and wants.

After college, Justin worked as a Project Manager in West Palm Beach Florida and Atlanta Georgia before returning to Auburn to start his own residential landscape design/build firm where he could do what he really loved; working one on one with homeowners to design and build their own unique personal spaces. Fate brought him to Baldwin County in 2014 and he plans to call the Gulf Coast home from now on. Delivering the highest quality, life-long landscapes as unique as his clients are what drive him and his pursuit in continuing his education. Justin is licensed by the State of Alabama in Setting of Landscape Plants (SLP) and Landscape Design (LD) and has earned certificates as a Certified Landscape Manager and Certified Urban Forester through Auburn University at Montgomery.

He has also earned a certificate from the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute as a certified installer of concrete pavers. He is currently pursuing his International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist certification. When he isn’t designing, building, or managing landscapes he can usually be found spending time with his three young children or teaching his Sunday school class at First Baptist Church of Foley (7th and 8th grade boys). Also an avid outdoorsman, Justin is always on the lookout to find a quiet spot in the woods or a calm day to get out on the water hoping to bring home dinner.


Travis Poling

Landscape Manager

Travis grew up in Daphne, AL, moved to Mobile, AL in his 20's and then moved back to the Eastern shore to Spanish Fort, AL 5 years ago. He owns Kudzoo, LLC and was subcontracting for Sexton Landscape by building outdoor living spaces. It was a natural step for him to join the team to help manage the landscape department. He is looking forward to this chapter in his life and is happy about his move to join the team. Travis has an eye for detail and his contractor/builder experiences are a huge benefit to the department. He is married with one son and his hobbies include jiu-jitsu, disc golf, camping, and hiking.


Jamal Patrick

Production Manager

Jamal Patrick, originally from Los Angeles, California, relocated to Alabama in the 90s. He attended Spanish Fort Middle School and graduated from Daphne High School in 1997. Developing an early interest in yard work while assisting his grandfather, Jamal had to temporarily halt his activities to donate a kidney to his sister. After a hiatus, he struggled to secure stable employment until encountering Mike Miranda at Aqua Tech, who provided Jamal with the opportunity to learn irrigation. Jamal worked alongside Mike for three years until Mike's relocation and the closure of the business. Grateful for Mike's guidance in irrigation techniques, Jamal moved forward. Subsequently introduced to Pamela Pace by his friend Rodney Brown, Jamal collaborated with Pam in establishing Lady's Lawn Service in 2012. Together, they engaged in mutual education and achieved success as a team. In 2015, Pam sold the business to Sid Sexton. Joining Sexton's team, Jamal initially managed a maintenance route, gradually advancing to an account manager and currently serving as a productive manager. Sid consistently offers growth opportunities and provides the necessary tools for success in the landscaping field. Jamal perceives working at Sexton not merely as a job but as a fulfilling career, expressing profound gratitude for the company's impact on him and his family.


Tracy Patigayon

Enhancement Manager

Tracy grew up in Birmingham, AL. His love for landscaping started at an early age while visiting his relatives In Hawaii and seeing the beautiful flowers, trees, and landscapes of the islands. After graduating, Tracy began doing landscaping during the day while attending college courses at night. He learned that his heart was in landscaping by creating beautiful and functional outdoor spaces along with serving clients and the community. Tracy joined Sexton in 2019 as a maintenance team member, and since then, he has finished college with a degree in horticulture. His love of serving others expanded his role to sales and enhancement projects to help identify and serve the needs of SLL customers. His hobbies include spending time with his wife and son, golfing with friends, shooting his bow, and cheering on the Auburn Tigers.



Maintenance Account Mananger

Dalton grew up in Daphne, AL. His love for landscaping started in high school where he raised flowers and plants for his FFA chapter. Shortly after graduating, Dalton began night school for welding and started landscaping during the day time. He learned that his passion was in landscaping and serving people. Dalton joined Sexton in 2015 as a maintenance foreman and has played a role throughout the Sexton team in various departments. His love of serving others expanded his role to sales to help identify and serve the needs of SLL customers. Hobbies include playing with his two labs, cooking, fishing, or on stage playing bass guitar.


Matthew Hannaman

Commercial Sales Associate

Matthew joined the Sexton team in 2020. He initially joined the team as an Installation Department crew member and quickly elevated to the role of Project Foreman. His love for horticulture and outgoing personality made him a good fit to move into our Sales Department as our Plant Health Department Salesperson. However, given his experience and knowledge as well as his desire to continue to help build opportunities for others at Sexton Lawn and Landscape we have found that he’s best suited to provide analysis and solutions for all our service-related sales needs to businesses and commercial properties. This extends to supporting our Account Managers in a manner that will allow them to achieve the greatest turnaround times when additional help is needed for project development. In his free time, Matthew enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and cheering on his LSU Tigers.


Parker Elkins

Maintenance Account Manager

Growing up working for his father's lawn care in Albertville, AL since he was eleven, Parker started his lawn care career running weed eaters and edgers after school to leading his father's 2 lawn crews and overseeing 120 properties. He graduated from the University of Mobile in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. After spending 3 years in vehicle recycling at Counselman Automotive, 2 years managing Elkins Lawn Care, and 2 years at Joe Bullard Cadillac, Parker chose to return to the green industry where he feels most at home. Parker is best known for his contagious smile, meticulous attention to detail, and caring personality. Fun Fact: When Parker isn't at work he loves volunteering for his church and community. He regularly hosts student ministry events at his home and enjoys helping his closest friends fix up their yards in his spare time. His favorite activities are antiquing, running, shooting, golfing, snowboarding, and wakeboarding. On his weekends at home, you can find him restoring antique tools in his garage and mowing his neighbors yard for a bottle of water and lunch.

Pam Pace

Pam Pace

Landscape Project Manager

Pam Pace joined the Sexton team in July 2015, after merging her landscape business with Sexton. Pam’s background includes quality and human resource management, landscape design, landscape management and sales. Pam attained an Associate’s degree from Faulkner State University. Her position with Sexton Lawn & Landscape is residential and commercial landscape sales. Pam maintains an open line of communication between the client and company from project start to finish. She takes pride in exceeding clients expectations for all types of projects.


Natalie Barnette

Project Service Coordinator

Natalie, originally hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, made a significant life change in 2021 when she relocated to the picturesque town of Robertsdale, Alabama. With a professional background as a Welding Supervisor at Graham Spray Equipment, she brought her expertise and passion for coordination and teamwork to the Sexton Team in December 2022. As our dedicated Service Coordinator, Natalie is responsible for managing scheduling across multiple departments and spearheading the recruitment of new team members.


Karne Brashear-Hall

Administrative Assistant

Karne spent her life in Broomfield, CO; nestled between Denver and Boulder in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. For three decades Karne worked in healthcare specializing in adults with cognitive disabilities. She raised nine amazing children and relocated to Alabama in the summer of 2021. Karne is a natural communicator and has a fantastic sense of humor. She joined Sexton Lawn and Landscape in 2022 as an Administrative Assistant and she truly looks forward to taking your calls. In addition, Karne aids in staff recruitment by screening employees and on-boarding new hires. In her spare time, Karne enjoys yoga, her grand babies and travel.