01 Gothic JonGeorgio  Jon Georgio: Chief Executive Officer

Jon is a graduate of California State University in Northridge with degrees in Finance and English and has completed the Management Development Program for Entrepreneurs (MDE) at UCLA. He is a current member of the Cal State Northridge Advisory Board. As CEO, Jon has ultimate responsibility for leading the company toward its strategic goals. Jon and his family are very active in the Santa Clarita Valley community and support several charitable organizations and local schools. Jon resides in Santa Clarita with his wife, Mardi, and together they have three children.

02 Gothic RonGeorgio  Ron Georgio: Chief Executive Officer – Maintenance Division

Upon graduating from high school, Ron worked and traveled extensively throughout the world. He was the President of a large manufacturing company in Atlanta and has consulted for manufacturing companies in the Midwest and East Coast. Ron rejoined the family business in 1999 and was tasked with starting and growing a maintenance division within Gothic. As CEO, Ron is responsible for the strategic planning of the maintenance division and also sits on the Gothic Board of Directors. In his spare time, Ron loves traveling, poker, and horseracing.

03 Gothic ClarkeLaVine  Clarke La Vine: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Clarke earned a Bachelors degree in Business/Economics and a Masters degree in Business Administration from UCLA. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1986 and started with Gothic in 1996. His responsibilities include the oversight of the finance, banking, accounting, and risk management functions of the company. Clarke is a Southern California native and has lived in the Santa Clarita Valley since 1996. He is married with three children and enjoys traveling, golfing, and poker nights with friends.

04 Gothic NadaDuna  Nada Duna: Chief Operating Officer (COO) – Maintenance Division

Nada is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in horticulture and also earned a master’s degree in plant pathology from the American University of Beirut. A 30-year veteran of the industry, Nada received an achievement award in 2018 from the National Association of Landscape Professionals which recognized her for her many contributions to the landscape industry. As COO, Nada will lead the growth and performance of the maintenance division and develop the next generation of Gothic’s leaders through her dedicated style of servant leadership. Nada enjoys painting, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her husband Ray and two children.

05 Gothic NickArena  Nick Arena: Vice President – Administration

Nick is a lifelong native of Southern California and is a graduate of San Diego State University with a degree in Business Administration. Before coming to Gothic, Nick worked for prominent home builders and real estate development companies throughout the American southwest. Nick works with Branch and Regional personnel to assess equipment and infrastructure needs, requisition trucks and equipment, and oversee internal building projects. Nick is a licensed California real estate broker, a California General Contractor, and has a California Landscape Contractor’s license.

06 Gothic NickDePasquale  Nick DePasquale: Executive Vice President – Maintenance Division

Nick is a lifelong resident of Southern California and has been with Gothic since 2000. He is a graduate of UCLA and holds several industry certifications including Certified Arborist, Landscape Industry Certified Manager, and Qualified Applicator. In his role, Nick is responsible for making sure that all maintenance Branches have the necessary resources to deliver Gothic’s mission statement by providing clients with the highest quality of service. Nick enjoys boating, surfing, fishing, and spending time with his wife and three children.

07 Gothic SandiMalmquist  Sandi Malmquist: Director of Human Resources

Sandi brings more than 40 years of corporate management experience to the Gothic team. She is a graduate of the University of California – Redlands with a degree in Business Management and a Senior Certified H.R. Professional. Sandi’s responsibilities include recruitment, training and development, performance management, employee relations, benefits, and payroll administration for more than 2,000 Gothic employees in four states. Sandi and her husband reside in Valencia and love spending time with their family.

08 Gothic DanCullen  Dan Cullen: Director of Information Systems / Technology

With more than 35 years of experience in corporate IT, Dan led the overhaul of Gothic’s information system technology, which created the infrastructure for Gothic to expand for many years to come. His daily job responsibilities include the design, selection, and implementation of our internal and external hardware platforms, along with providing troubleshooting and support for multiple Branch locations throughout the Southwest. Dan enjoys traveling, camping, and outdoor adventures with his wife and daughter.

09 Gothic KarenKlein  Karen Klein: Director of Business Solutions

Karen has a Bachelors degree in history from UC-Berkeley and has held senior administrative roles with prominent national companies. In her role as Director of Business Solutions, Karen focuses on simplifying business processes, improving efficiency, and translating business needs into software solutions. She also provides direct administrative oversight to each of the maintenance Branches throughout the Southwest. In her spare time Karen enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband their three dogs.

10 Gothic RonnyArevalo  Ronny Arevalo:  Director of Safety

Ronny was born in El Salvador and moved to the USA when he was 14.  After graduating from high school, Ronny served his country in the US Navy.  Ronny has been in the safety industry since 1998 and joined the Gothic team in 2006.  His responsibilities include oversight of the Regional safety teams, managing claims, and driving the culture of safety through the entire company.  Ronny has completed numerous OSHA certification programs, the California Workers Compensation Claims Administrator program, and is currently working on the California Workers Compensation Claims Professional designation.  In his spare time, Ronny enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, working on classic cars, and traveling abroad. 

11 Gothic MattJones  Matt Jones: Corporate Controller

Matt is responsible for the oversight of all accounting processes to ensure that they are in conformity with established GAAP standards. In addition to compliance, Matt works on streamlining accounting procedures and works closely with other departments to improve processes. Matt’s tenure with Gothic began in 2004, he credits his success to his ability to be flexible in an ever-changing industry. Outside of work, Matt enjoys hiking, camping, weight-lifting, and spending time with his family.

Adriana  Adriana Sandoval: Maintenance Division Controller

Adriana brings more than 20 years of accounting experience, including 15 in the landscape industry, as she leads our accounting team in the maintenance division. She is a graduate of Woodbury University in Burbank, CA. with a degree in Business Administration. In her spare time, Adriana loves spending time with her family (husband, two sons, and daughter), traveling, and marathon running.

13 Gothic DarrinShannon  Darrin Shannon: California Regional Construction Manager

Darrin is a graduate of Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo with a degree in Agricultural Business with a focus on Marketing. Darrin started with Gothic Landscape in 2001 as a Construction Superintendent, worked managerial roles in both sales and operations, and was promoted to California Regional Construction Manager in 2018. In his role, Darrin will provide strategic planning and managerial oversight to the Construction Branches located throughout California. Darrin resides in Riverside, California with his wife, Annette and their children. Darrin’s hobbies are going to Dodgers games and spending time with his family.

14 Gothic MattBusse  Matt Busse: Construction Branch Manager – Arizona

Matt started with Gothic in 1999 and is a Certified Landscape Professional through the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association. Matt was promoted to Branch Manager in 2012 and has led the dynamic growth and performance of the Arizona Region. He has a passion for delivering service and value to his clients and sees growth as a pathway to provide more opportunities for his team members. Matt partners with builders throughout Arizona in several charitable outreaches. In his spare time Matt enjoys camping with his family.

15 Gothic ChrisChapman  Chris Chapman: Construction Branch Manager – Nevada

Chris joined the Gothic team in 1995 and has more than 30 years of landscape industry experience and is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Chris manages the Nevada construction operations and is responsible for strategic planning, developing team members, and driving a customer-centered culture. Chris resides in Las Vegas with his wife, Rosita, and enjoys outdoor activities such as ATV-riding, hunting, and fishing.

17 Gothic MarlaneBarneveld  Marlene Barneveld: Maintenance Regional Manager – Northern California Region

Marlene is a native of New Zealand and a graduate of Massey University with a degree in Horticultural Science. She started the San Jose Branch in January, 2017 and continues to grow and expand Gothic’s presence in the Bay Area. She specializes in sustainable landscapes for an assortment of commercial property types and leads by utilizing attributes that are integral to New Zealand’s culture: Honesty, integrity, and collaboration. Marlene enjoys hiking, gardening, traveling with her partner of 20 years, and sailing.

18 Gothic TonySayegh  Tony Sayegh: Maintenance Regional Manager – Valley Coast Region

Tony has been with Gothic since 2010 and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University – Chico. In his role as Regional Manager, Tony will drive performance in a region extending from the Santa Clarita Valley west to Ventura County. Tony cares deeply about his employees and is passionate about delivering Gothic’s mission statement to his valued clients. Tony and his wife live in Valencia and enjoy world travel, particularly throughout Europe and the United States.

19 Gothic AutumnConover  Autumn Conover: Maintenance Regional Manager – Southern California

Autumn is a native of Southern California and has been in the horticulture industry since 1989. She has been an I.S.A. Certified Arborist since 2009 and also holds her California Qualified Applicator’s License (QAL). Autumn joined the Gothic team in 2018 and leads the Region which includes Orange County, San Diego, and the Inland Empire. She is an active member of her community in Orange County and enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.