Meet Our Trusted 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.
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.”
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. 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.
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.
Resulting from the quality work produced by Sexton Landscape Maintenance crews the maintenance team has grown such that we require a full-time dedicated Landscape Maintenance Supervisor. In November of 2015, Tim Sansom joined the Sexton Lawn & Landscape team in this position. From completing estimates and proposals for customers to completing quality control visits to managing maintenance team personnel to ensuring that appropriate equipment is available for each crew, Tim spends this time ensuring that customer satisfaction and expectations are met.
Tim has 21 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. Tim’s green industry career started with his first job which was at a local nursery in Montgomery County and has progress 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 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 education coursework through the Project Management Institute, through online resources, industry publications, and workshops.
As the Office Manager at Sexton Lawn & Landscape, Amber fortifies our customer communications standards with her professionalism and positive attitude. With her passion for building & retaining relationships within the customer base and Sexton team, she maintains the open lines of communication amongst the client, the office, maintenance, lawn care, and irrigation crews, and any other party involved in delivering the best possible service to our clients.
Amber started her career in the banking industry where she crafted her customer service and public relations skills for more than 15 years. She is well versed in all things customer relations, and since joining the Sexton team in February 2013, she has customized her effective communication skills to our lawn and landscaping clients’ needs. In line with the overall mission of Sexton Lawn & Landscape, Amber takes pride in meeting and exceeding clients’ expectations for all services provided.
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.
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.
Jim joined the Sexton Lawn and Landscape team in 2013 as a landscape foreman and has since excelled to become landscape project manager. His primary responsibilities include scheduling and field project management to plant selection and orders. With many years in the landscape industry, he provides value to the company by providing direction to landscape foreman and crews. He has also obtained many different certifications that help him excel in the industry. He takes pleasure in customer satisfaction to be sure the client is pleased with the final outcome of their project.
Jim is a US Veteran and served for 5 years in the US Army. During his time in the Army he earned a Purple Heart and 2 bronze stars, one for valor. His previous experience includes 10 years golf course management where he obtained his degree in turf grass management. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities.
Robyn began her career in the landscape industry in 2014. She started as the spray technician for Sexton Lawn & Landscape and began to realize her passion for landscaping and helping others. She started to pursue a degree in landscape design and turfgrass management and finished in early 2017.
In 2017, she was promoted to Lawn Care Manager where she oversees and manages our lawn care department. Robyn takes pride in providing excellent customer service and goes above and beyond to meet the needs of each customer.
Her love of the outdoors, people, and hard work led her to seek a career that combines all of these things. Robyn takes joy in problem solving and has an interest in an integrated approach to caring for grass.
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.