Michael F. Aquilino

Founder

Michael F. Aquilino

Founder

Michael founded Outdoor Pride in 1988 after 18 successful years in the corporate banking industry of greater Boston. Michael’s vision for Outdoor Pride is the same vision that made him successful in his banking career. He surrounds himself with talented individuals who share in his same beliefs regarding what makes a professional company successful: dedication, accountability, leadership, positive communication, and a culture that focuses on a team approach, rather than an individual. Michael now serves as a mentor and coach to Senior Management, allowing them to grow professionally and develop their divisions.

Along with being involved in several industry organizations, Michael strongly believes in giving back to the community. He has created a corporate culture that allows for successful and positive outcomes for all.

Dale Aquilino

CEO

Dale Aquilino

CEO

Dale Aquilino became the acting CEO upon her retirement from over 30 years as a VP in the Corporate Services World. Dale’s leadership comes from her experience in operations and building up management/departments to support business initiatives that produce high performing teams. Aligning her values to those that embody our founder’s culture has been a driving force behind Outdoor Pride’s success. Dale’s role is to ensure that all employees have an active part in the overall success of the company. As CEO, she empowers all employees to commit excellence, ethics, and expertise for exceptional customer service. It is through Dale’s vision and strategic planning that allows Outdoor Pride to consistently remain innovative within the industry to maintain a healthy and sustainable business.

Mark J. Aquilino

President

Mark J. Aquilino

President

Mark is a long-time employee of Outdoor Pride. He transitioned to a full-time position in June of 2006 and has worked his way through the ranks, landing himself a lead role in the management of the maintenance and snow divisions in 2010. Mark’s knowledge and understanding of corporate operations was instrumental in developing a new management structure that better aligned the company with its vision and culture set forth by the CEO. In his role as Vice President, Mark oversees all operations of the company and is responsible for sales and marketing. Mark has redefined both the short-term, and long-term, objectives of the company, with the primary emphasis being managed growth through a better understanding of the marketplace, while ensuring a competitive edge. Mark’s core business philosophy for employee and client retention will certainly be the driving force for Outdoor Pride’s continued success.

Robert Johnson

Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

Robert Johnson

Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

Robert joined Outdoor Pride in December of 2011 to assist in leading our exceptionally talented team of managers to grow and develop. He is devoted to maintaining Outdoor Pride’s reputation within the industry as an elite, year-round, service provider. Robert brings over 20 years of contract services experience and his understanding of the industry has helped us improve upon our financial models. These improvements, along with his innovative ideas, have allowed us to become more competitive in the marketplace. Robert is a key component of our philosophy: to be a client and employee-centered company.

Robert obtained his Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from NH College and his Master of Business Administration degree from Southern New Hampshire University. He has received numerous awards in business management, as well as leadership and project management, and holds a financial management certification.

Brianna Parr

Business Manager

Brianna Parr

Business Manager

Brianna started at Outdoor Pride in late 2011. Originally hired as an office executive, she has demonstrated and produced innovative ways to capture our client, employee and vendor needs, thus leading to her current position. Brianna manages our hundreds of employee, as well as client, administrative and operational needs. She also manages the ongoing marketing efforts of the company. Her dedication and passion to our clients and employees exemplify how we at Outdoor Pride build strong and lasting relationships. She is a valued addition to our team and her efforts have played an instrumental part in our continued success.

Brian Ducharme

Vice President of Operations

Brian Ducharme

Vice President of Operations

Brian Ducharme brings 16 years of lawn and tree care experience to the Outdoor Pride team. He has a passion for landscape enhancement and takes pride in providing only the best results to his clients. Brian leads a landscape and snow management branch comprised of dedicated employees bringing excellence to our clients through his leadership, dedication, and customer service skills. Brian believes in total customer satisfaction and strives to surpass this on each and every job. Brian’s efforts have allowed for continued growth of his branch both in sales and customer satisfaction.

Brian holds pesticide licenses in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine.

Kyle Greenlaw

Snow & Production Manager

Kyle Greenlaw

Snow & Production Manager

After a number of years working for Outdoor Pride on a seasonal basis, Kyle joined the team in a full-time capacity, and has proven to be a true asset for Outdoor Pride. Kyle’s experience and extensive knowledge in snow and construction management has given him the opportunity to successfully work with many of Outdoor Pride’s customers. Kyle shares a true passion for innovation, which has assisted the company in remaining current with the newest technology and industry standards in landscape and snow management. Kyle is another great example of how Outdoor Pride retains and develops their employees.

Michael Santolucito

Senior Operations Manager

Michael Santolucito

Senior Operations Manager

Michael started as a crew leader in our corporate client segment. His attention to detail, along with his hardworking mentality and dedication to clients, is well known throughout the company. At the start of his career at Outdoor Pride, Michael adopted many company philosophies and has applied them with great results. This success brought him to his current position, managing one of our largest corporate campuses. Michael is a firm believer that through educating and training his team, Outdoor Pride will continue to remain an industry leader.

Michael is certified in small engine repair, heavy equipment operations, and landscape design and maintenance. He also holds his pesticide license in Massachusetts.

Don Stockman

Turf & Horticulture Manager

Don Stockman

Turf & Horticulture Manager

Don is an enthusiastic member of the Outdoor Pride Senior Management Team. He comes with 11 years of experience in the greenhouse and nursery industry, as well as 26 years working in operations management for the commercial tree and shrub divisions for national landscape firms. Don has supervisory licenses for pesticide use in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. Don oversees the lawn care division, as well as heads up our company safety and training program. Outdoor Pride is fortunate to have Don’s horticultural and industry knowledge. He has a passion for proper land use management and gardening in both the urban and rural settings with a focus on environmental and sustainable approaches, both of which have had a growing emphasis within the industry. He has been, and will continue to be, instrumental in the education of our staff, and just as important, our clients.

Don holds a Bachelor of Plant Science from the University of New Hampshire, as well as several state, industry, and environmental awards for his work in landscape management.

Justin Kasynak

Production Manager

Justin Kasynak

Production Manager

Justin came on board with Outdoor Pride in 2012. His landscape and heavy equipment experience brought several year-round talents to Outdoor Pride. His largest contribution has been in mentoring and training new team members. He is of the same belief that employee development is key to our success in operations. Justin’s eagerness to meet and exceed client expectations can be seen in the product that he and his team deliver on a regular basis. His commitment to all aspects of landscape and snow management has given him the opportunity to thrive within the industry, particularly at Outdoor Pride.

Bruce Kenney

Fleet Service Manager

Bruce Kenney

Fleet Service Manager

Bruce has been the primary Fleet Service Technician since 2011. He has helped to create and manage maintenance systems for our hundreds of pieces of equipment used for both landscape and snow operations. Bruce brings years of experience that has allowed us to extend the useful life of our fleet of equipment. He has implemented training programs instructing employees of the proper maintenance of equipment and equipment trouble- shooting, and ensures our compliance with state laws and regulations.

Bruce honorably spent many years in the military serving in the Fleet Management program at West Point.

Andrew Giragosian

Senior Operations Manager

Andrew Giragosian

Senior Operations Manager

Andrew, a New Hampshire native, joined Outdoor Pride's maintenance division in 2010. Andrew joined our team after graduating from the University of New Hampshire with an A.A.S. in horticulture and landscape operations. Andrew possesses extensive experience in grounds maintenance as well as snow management. He understands the importance of furthering his education in related fields and plans on doing so with Outdoor Pride. Andrew shares Outdoor Pride’s philosophy of building lasting relationships with customers, and believes the foundation of those relationships starts with job performance that is second to none. With Andrew's lead by example and positive attitude along with his dedication to safety, his quality of work can easily be seen through the training of his crews. Andrew is a big believer in employee development and strives to allow opportunities for all of his team members to further develop themselves. It is with this effort that Andrew secures a high employee retention rate.

Christopher Leary

Senior Account Executive

Christopher Leary

Senior Account Executive

Chris Started his landscape career as a residential landscaper in 2007 as a freshman in high school, working during school and summer vacations. During winter he took care of many of the neighborhood driveways – snow blowing and shoveling them when he was home from school. Chris then started working for Outdoor Pride in the winter of 2011 between semesters while he attend college at Norwich Academy. He continued working during summer vacations and holidays while home until graduation in 2014, where he was hired on full time. Since Chris has joined the team he has established himself as a rising leader within the team. His passion, positive attitude, ability to learn and not only lend any type of helping hand have propelled him to run large corporate sites during landscape and summer seasons.

Degen Kelly

Senior Operations Manager

Degen Kelly

Senior Operations Manager

Degen is a passionate member of the Outdoor Pride Management Team. He comes with 13 years of experience in both the greenhouse nursery and snow removal industry; as well as 5 years of experience with environmental compliance, sustainability and restoration ecology. Degen holds multiple pesticide licenses for pesticide use in New Hampshire and is also a LEED Green Associate. He oversees the daily operations at our largest corporate facilities where he applies his up-to-date understanding of the most current green building principles and best practices to the surrounding landscape environment. Outdoor Pride is fortunate to have Degen’s horticultural knowledge and is our "go-to-guy" for our fellow team members to assist with any plant based questions or issues. He has a passion for the natural environment and always looking to incorporate more sustainable approaches into daily operations and all aspects of snow and landscape management.

Degen holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science from the University of San Francisco, Associate of Horticulture from North Shore Community College, as well as several industry accreditations.

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