Meet Our Crew

Brian Frank

Brian entered the landscape industry in 1983 and has been at Milieu since 2004. His background includes landscape maintenance, snow services, landscape construction, and drainage/grading.

Brian is a Certified Landscape Professional, Certified Turf Grass Manager, BS Engineering (University of Michigan), and MBA (University of Wisconsin).

Brian enjoys his days meeting with clients and interacting with the incredible staff at Milieu.

Eric Maloney
General Manager

Eric Maloney returns to Milieu Landscaping after a five year hiatus. A landscaping industry veteran with deep roots in the area, he oversees operations.

Rebecca Depa
Design Build Director

Rebecca received a bachelors degree in landscape architecture with a minor in horticulture from the University of Illinois. During her undergrad, she had the opportunity to study abroad at The University of Sheffield where she took planting design and planning courses.

She has been practicing in the residential design/build market for over six years.

She enjoys the personal connections she gets to make with clients and finds developing residential spaces very rewarding.

Matthew Ahlgrim
Landscape Designer
Dave Hare
Client Care Manager

Dave Hare joined our team in 2013. His knowledge of horticulture adds a bonus element to his already expert ability of working with clients to produce the results they desire.

He also supervises crews to keep operations running in an organized manner.

Rachel Kehm
Client Care Manager

Rachel started at Milieu Landscaping in 2014. Her skills include a specialization in annual container design.

She spends the majority of her time with clients, seeing to their exact wants & needs to create landscapes they will love for years to come.

Kyle Meckert
Client Care Manager
Fernando Portillo
Landscape Supervisor / Irrigation Specialist

Fernando Portillo has been with Milieu Landscaping from the beginning. He is an important member of the Milieu family.

An irrigation specialist and field supervisor, Fernando adds a specific skill-set to the company.

Luis Patino
Landscape Supervisor

Luis has worked in the landscape industry for over 20 years. He is an expert mason and horticulturist. He is an integral part of the landscape and snow operations.

Angel Castaneda
Landscape Supervisor
Matt LaRocca
Landscape Supervisor
Ron Reed
Landscape Supervisor
Paulina Castaneda
Dana Schaffer
Customer Service Representative

Dana Shaffer came to Milieu Landscaping in 1997. Since then she has been a vital member of the Milieu family.

She boasts a variety of skills and is dedicated to ensuring clients are beyond satisfied with their services.

Carrie Matthies
Jacky Polen
Office Manager

Jacky Polen began working at Milieu Landscaping in 2005. An integral member of the team, she expertly completes a multitude of jobs.

Her diligence & intelligence keep the company organized and on task. She has a wide range of computer & accounting knowledge and skills.