MEET THE TEAM

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AGLI GOXHAJ

FOUNDING CO-OWNER

Agli is a founding co-owner of Simply Green Landscaping. He oversees customer and employee relations, marketing, sales and overall company operations. Agli moved to the US from Albania when he was 16 years old, and spent his younger years in West Virginia. He moved to Charleston, SC in 2005 after graduating from Marshall University where he earned his degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Agli and Josh met on their first week at Marshall University, and have worked together ever since. They founded Simply Green Landscaping in 2007, and continue to work to grow the company. Agli is married with three beautiful children and enjoys outdoor adventures and spending time with his family.

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JOSH RUTAN

FOUNDING CO-OWNER

Josh is founding co-owner of Simply Green Landscaping and oversees the installations and design team. Growing up in Telluride, Colorado, a ski town in the San Juan Mountains; Josh found his way to the mountains of West Virginia and Marshall University. This is where his friendship with co-founder, Agli Goxhaj, began and the business adventure started. Josh graduated from Marshall University in 2004 and after several years working in the food and beverage industry, Josh and Agli decided to start their own business in 2007. This was the beginning of Simply Green Landscaping where over the years not only has the business grown, but so has their friendship. Josh is also married, and they enjoy hitting the Colorado slopes and ski any chance they get!

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KRYSTA MARTINEZ

GENERAL MANAGER

Krysta came to Simply Green Landscaping in 2014 when it was just the owners running the show with the crews. Not only overseeing the office operations, she worked closely with Agli on developing systems and growing the business. After years of hard work, she is able to branch out of the office and take on the role of Business Development. In this role she will be able to solidify company systems, grow the business in sales, and further strengthen our relationships with our clients! In her free time, Krysta is a volunteer coach for a local youth field hockey program, as well as, a CrossFit coach. If you are lucky enough to stop by our office, you will meet her English Bulldog, Lola!

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BROOKS SWANGER

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Brooks was born and raised in the Charleston area and attended Clemson University, where he studied landscape architecture. After graduating in 2004, Brooks worked under Landscape Architect’s such as Sheila Wertimer and Robert Chestnut mainly designing historic gardens. Over the years Brooks has gained invaluable knowledge about plant material and hardscape design and has now brought his passion to Simply Green Landscaping. During your free consultation, Brooks will be the one helping you design the yard of your dreams. To see samples of his work, please visit our Portfolio page.

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JESS NEWTON

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Jessica grew up all over the US and Canada and has lived in Charleston for over ten years. She attended the College of Charleston where she studied elementary education and communications. She has a background in digital marketing and preschool teaching. She handles administrative tasks like scheduling and customer service. She works closely with Krysta to ensure total client satisfaction and top-notch service. She has a daughter in elementary school and enjoys yoga and making art in her free time.