President & CEO
Gary Moss is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Moss Landscaping, Inc. He is a 1984 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and has over 35 years’ experience in the landscape business. Gary is a native of Houston, where he and his wife have raised their three children. The descendant of Greek immigrants, he is very proud of his Greek heritage, and currently serves on the board of trustees for the Annunciation Orthodox School and the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. He also serves on the board of trustees of the Memorial Park Conservancy, the board of the Texas chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and the advisory board for the Houston Botanical Garden.
Chief Operating Officer
Joey Canahuati is the Chief Operating Officer of Moss Landscaping, Inc., charged with responsibility for the company’s day-to-day operations. Joey began working in the landscape business shortly after graduating from Texas A&M University in 2001 with a degree in Landscape Architecture. He joined Moss Landscaping in 2002 as a designer and has held various leadership roles in the company prior to assuming his current position as Chief Operating Officer. Joey is a registered Landscape Architect in the State of Texas, and is licensed as a landscape irrigator and backflow prevention assembly tester. When he is not at work, you can find Joey spending time with his wife and three beautiful children.
Chief Financial Officer
Jamie Mitchell is our Chief Financial Officer, responsible for our accounting, administration and facilities management teams. Jamie has worked for Moss Landscaping since 2003. He received his degree in accounting from Auburn University in 1985. Jamie is happily married and the proud parent of two adult children. When he’s not at work or with his family, you can find Jamie cheering on his Auburn Tigers or traveling with his border collies for sheep training and trailing.
Senior Vice President – Construction
Brian Lokey joined Moss Landscaping in 2016 as a landscape designer and project manager. In this position, he worked with our clients on the design, planning and management of their landscaping projects. Now, as our Senior VP of Construction, Brian oversees and leads the Construction, Design and Build Departments to ensure every project is implemented efficiently and according to plan. A native of Springdale, Arkansas, Brian earned a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Arkansas in 2011 and has worked in the landscape business since 2012. Brian and his wife live in Montrose and are proud parents to two boys. Brian and his wife enjoy the many attractions Houston has to offer. They love the outdoors and can easily be found at a park enjoying the weather, hiking and camping through National Parks, biking through Montrose, or anywhere else adventure may take them.
Vice President – Maintenance
A member of the Executive Committee, Ishelle oversees the Tree Division as well as our Irrigation Services Division. She is responsible for ensuring that these two divisions are operating effectively within our organization. She also oversees the Chemical Division and the Maintenance Division within the Maintenance Department. Ishelle joined Moss Landscaping in 2010. She is licensed as a landscape irrigator, and studied graphic design before pursuing a career in horticulture. She loves walking properties with our clients to learn how we can make a difference in their garden. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Ishelle and her family love to spend time outdoors, especially hiking, camping and bike riding.
Construction Project Manager
As a Construction Project Manager, Fernando helps oversee the implementation and completion of our landscape installations. He is a licensed landscape irrigation technician and has been with Moss since 2010. Fernando was previously with our Maintenance division where he managed over 50 client properties ensuring each landscape remained healthy and beautiful. He recently made a transition over to our Construction division where he can use his experience to help manage the overall installation of our landscape designs. Fernando loves to travel with his wife and spend quality time with friends and family. We are thankful to have him on our team!
Construction Project Manager
Originally from Hempstead, Long Island, Wilfredo has lived in Houston since 2006. He has been working in the landscaping industry since 2011 and will be graduating from the University of Houston in December 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. As a Construction Project Manager, Wilfredo schedules upcoming projects, procures materials, and communicates with our Designers throughout the entirety of each job. In his free time, Wilfredo enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and going to local breweries.
Landscape Architect & Project Manager
A native Houstonian, Kaitlin graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Landscape Architecture and recently became a registered Landscape Architect. Following graduation, Kaitlin began her landscape design career in Anchorage, Alaska before returning to her home state of Texas. With several years of design-build experience in the Houston area, we are thrilled to have her on the Moss Landscaping team. As a landscape architect and project manager, she oversees every step of the landscape process, from conceptual design to installation. Customizing a client’s garden to fit their needs is what Kaitlin loves most about her position and she enjoys helping clients re-imagine their outdoor space to add comfort and versatility to their daily routine. When she’s not designing, Kaitlin loves golf, swimming and spending quality time with family and friends!
Landscape Designer & Project Manager
While from Oklahoma originally, Jon has lived in Houston for 12 years. He attended Oklahoma State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture. As a part of Moss Landscaping’s design team, Jon works closely with our clients to design and implement master planned gardens. His responsibilities include project management, hand and digital rendering and coordination with our irrigation, drainage, and planting departments to oversee the installation of each project. When he’s not working, you can find Jon traveling – either to Oklahoma to see his family, or to Mexico to go scuba diving!
Landscape Designer & Project Manager
Ed is originally from Parma, Ohio but has lived in Houston since 2000. Ed has two undergraduate degrees and a Masters in Landscape Architecture. His favorite thing about Moss Landscaping is the ability to work with other creative-minded people just like himself! Ed works closely with clients and subcontractors to design and implement his plans, which includes tree service, irrigation and drainage, lighting, hardscaping and landscaping. Ed enjoys riding his bike and playing softball during his free time. When he travels he loves to explore historic properties and gardens. We are excited to have him!
Enhancements & Sales Manager
With over 25 years of experience in landscaping, Carrie brings a wealth of plant knowledge to our team. She joined Moss Landscaping in 2014 after spending 17 years at True Green where she served as a regional sales rep, marketing director and taught agronomics. At Moss, Carrie is our Enhancement Specialist, which is a term we use to describe any garden improvement that does not require a formal design plan. You can find Carrie installing everything from new seasonal color arrangements to planting rows of trees. Carrie renovated a client’s dry creek bed which corrected a drainage issue while adding new visual interest to their wooded backyard. Originally from Memphis, Carrie moved to Houston in 1981 with a background in business. Carrie is a trained wedding photographer and owned her own portrait studio for many years before finally making the transition to her true passion, gardening. Her greatest joy is building close relationships with her clients and “making things perfect and beautiful.” She has been accused by her neighbors of trimming her lawn with scissors. Great gardens require great care and we are lucky to have a talent like Carrie working so hard for our clients.
Landscape Sales Consultant
Originally from Rochester, New York, Nicholas lived in Dallas for 15 years before moving to Houston. As a landscape designer with over 20 years of experience, Nicholas brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our design/build team. As a Landscape Sales Consultant, Nicholas works on enhancements to properties as well as creating landscape designs. Working closely with his team and homeowners are what Nicholas appreciates most about his position. When he’s not at work, Nicholas enjoys spending time with his wife and their golden retriever, Lexi. They also enjoy anything outdoors, including (but not limited to) hunting, fishing, boating, golfing and relaxing on the beach!
Design Associate & Estimating
Joshua Robbins came to our team from his home state of South Carolina where he studied landscape architecture and horticulture at Clemson University. While in college, Joshua began working in commercial landscaping as well as interning for USC Design and Construction. He moved to Houston in the spring of 2015 to further his career and joined the Moss Landscaping team later that fall. As our design associate, Joshua works closely with the design team to assist with project estimating, performing site analyses, securing permits and preparing plans. His favorite part of his job is seeing a project go from a conceptual drawing to installation and knowing that he helped create something that will be appreciated by others for years to come. In his spare time, Joshua enjoys reading, fishing, and playing sports. His parents now live in Austin and he is looking forward to spending more weekends in the Texas hill country.
Originally from Tamaulipas, Mexico, Francisco has lived in Houston since 2013. He has a bachelor’s degree in Architecture & Urban Landscaping. Francisco has been in this industry since 2015. As a Design Associate, he works in AutoCAD, assists the design team in production, and designs and collaborates with the team. When Francisco is not working, he loves to spend time with his wife, sisters, and parents.
Sales Arborist and Safety Coordinator
Gilbert grew up in San Antonio, but has lived in Houston since the 90’s. He has a degree in Biology and Urban Horticulture, and is also an ISA Certified Arborist. Gilbert has worked in the landscape industry throughout his whole life, and is excited to be on the Moss team. Gilbert is in charge of all tree work including but not limited to selling, scheduling, and ensuring that all tree work is done impeccably. He loves being outside, so this is the perfect job for him! Outside of work, Gilbert loves to exercise, camp, and hike.
ANASTACIO “TACHO” BETANCOURT
Originally from Mexico, Tacho has lived in Houston for more than 30 years. He is a licensed irrigator, certified backflow tester and has been with Moss since 1998. As our Drainage and Irrigation Manager, Tacho leads the foremen each morning to discuss and plan current projects. He also works closely with the designers during the initial phases of each project to develop accurate budgets and irrigation plans. Tacho and his wife are the proud parents to three daughters and a son. In his free time, Anastacio enjoys hunting, playing pool and watching soccer.
Seasonal Color Specialist
Hilary joined Moss Landscaping in the spring of 2013 as our Seasonal Color Specialist. Her love of gardening and ability to choose complimentary colors and textures make her a great asset to our team as well as our clientele. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in forestry. During her undergraduate years, she served as a teaching assistant in the dendrology class (tree identification) and loved exploring the wild forests of the region learning about the natural history of the area. After college, she spent a semester in Baja, Mexico studying natural history with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), then attended a wilderness medical course to become a First Responder. Hilary is an ISA Certified Arborist and has worked for the City of Houston as an Urban Forester. Hilary and her husband have three beautiful children and enjoy playing sports and visiting the Houston Arboretum. Her children are very comfortable riding atop bags of soil and making room for the extra flat of flowers that always seem to be in the car.
While originally from Minnesota, Mindi has called Texas home for more than 25 years. She began her career in nursing before starting her own tree farm where she was a co-owner for 15 years. Now, after 19 years in the landscape industry, Mindi brings a wealth of knowledge to our firm and a passion for caring for people and their homes. She has been with Moss Landscaping since 2016 and oversees our residential clients in Montgomery, Spring and the Woodlands. Her responsibilities include walking each property regularly for quality checks, managing irrigation controllers and training her crews on proper maintenance techniques. She also meets with her clients often to discuss their landscape’s progress and what we can do to improve their garden further. In her spare time, Mindi enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.
WILLIAM CAMPBELL III
Originally from Cypress, William has lived in the greater Houston area his whole life. William is a graduate of Sam Houston University where he studied horticulture and agricultural mechanics. Landscaping runs in his family and William was managing landscape construction for his father’s company before he even graduated college. With experience dating back to 2006, William brings a wealth of knowledge to our maintenance department. As a landscape maintenance supervisor, William ensures each property is cared for properly and that our crews stay organized. He also performs regular quality control checks on each property to ensure that each client is receiving the best care possible. His greatest joy comes from seeing a beautiful, perfectly manicured garden that the client is proud of. Meeting and surpassing expectations is the biggest reward for William. As the youngest of three siblings (and the only boy), William considers his big sisters his best friends and, in his free time, he spends as much time as possible with his family.
Junior moved to Houston in 2014 from sunny California! In college, he studied horticulture and landscape design and has worked in the garden industry since the early 2000’s. As a maintenance supervisor, Junior is responsible for ensuring his properties are well maintained and cared for. Junior’s favorite part about his job is being a part of the team that makes our projects come to life! He jokes that he took his first steps as a child at the Tree of Life Nursery in San Juan Capistrano, California and has been in the landscape world ever since. Junior and his wife, Arianna, have three daughters (the youngest of which are twins) and they love playing soccer, riding bikes together and spending quality time with friends and family.
Irrigation Services Coordinator & Permitting
Susie joined Moss Landscaping in the fall of 2008 and manages our Irrigation Services Department. She and her husband, GySgt. Arthur Tristan Ret., have three wonderful daughters and a son who is on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. When time permits, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. Susie is an active member of The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and The VFW Ladies Auxiliary who proudly honor and serve our veterans and military.
Joseph has worked with the Moss accounting team since 2014. With a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Joseph ensures that all clients’ accounts remain up-to–date, invoices are mailed in a timely manner and works closely with department heads to prepare reports and manage financial data. He and his wife have two amazing daughters. In his free time, Joseph enjoys playing softball and watching baseball, especially his favorite team, the Texas Rangers.
Leo is a true Houstonian who has lived here his whole life (except his college years)! Leo graduated from UT San Antonio with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. This is his first career in the Landscape industry, and he is thrilled to be here! Leo comes from a large family, and in his free time – loves spending time with them! He also likes to make music, ride bikes, and enjoy a nice drink on the weekends. We are thrilled to have him on the Moss Team!
Daniela joined our team in 2012 as an administrative assistant and quickly impressed the company with her initiative, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Now the Director of Human Resources, Daniela is responsible for all employee relations, personnel records and ensuring Moss Landscaping stays well-staffed with the most qualified candidates. A native Houstonian, Daniela has graduated with a degree in public relations from the University of Houston with a minor in Spanish. Her favorite hobbies include DIY projects, finding new places to eat in the area, traveling with her husband and spending quality time with family, friends and her sweet dogs.
Originally from the Dallas area, Allison moved to Houston in 2016. Shortly after, she met her now husband, Jay, and decided to stick around Houston long term! With a degree in business administration and a focus in marketing, we are fortunate to have Allison in Marketing at Moss Landscaping. She is a quick learner and already proving herself to be a valuable asset beyond her primary role. As a Marketing Coordinator, Allison updates our website & social media, plans events, and works with the team to help in any way she can. Outside of the office, Allison enjoys walking, spending quality time with her husband, and playing with her French bulldog, Frank!