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Check out the following paper
that Gail collected data for
and served as an advisor:
http://www.aquacraft.com/sites/
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2000%29-Impacts-of-Xeriscape
-on-Outdoor-Water-Use.pdf.

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Evergreen Landscape
Gail's Resume
 
 
 

 

GAIL D. MUELLER

 PO Box 3424

                                                                    Mammoth Lakes, CA  93546
                                                                              (760) 934-4793                                

                 

                 EDUCATION

Ø Associate of Applied Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture/Landscape Management from the Community College of Southern Nevada, May 1999.

Ø Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

Ø      Published in the 21st Annual Edition of The National Dean’s List, 1997-98.

Ø      GPA for Community College of Southern Nevada: 3.97.

Ø      Certificate of Achievement in Workplace Spanish, May 2002.

Ø Computer experience: Windows 95 & up, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point,  ArcView GIS, and Adobe PhotoShop.


         ACCOMPLISHMENTS

     Landscape Contractors License, 860408, California Contractors State License Board, June 2005.

   Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor from The Irrigation Association, March 2000.

   Water Smart Contractor in Southern Nevada.

   Certified Recycled Water Contractor for Serrano El Dorado Owner's Association.

   Certified Recycled Water Contractor for El Dorado Irrigation District.

   Free-lance writer for Sunset Magazine:

            A Water Thrifty Landscape in Las Vegas, August 2000

             Bountiful Raised Beds in Las Vegas, April 2002

             Water-Smart in Las Vegas, August 2002

             Mojave Style in Las Vegas, July 2003

             Grand Entry, April 2004

             Grow an Oasis, June 2004

Customer Service Awards: Ambassador of Courtesy awards from the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority.



           
EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

June 2005             Landscape Contractor: Owner of Evergreen Landscape, Mammoth   
to                Lakes, CA. 
CA License # 860408. Custom designs and installation of

       Present        irrigation systems. Planting trees, shrubs, and flowers, building retaining  
                     walls, installing walkways and river beds, pruning and thinning trees,
                     performing irrigation repairs, and landscape maintenance.


June 2006            Sales/Nursery Worker: Mammoth Lakes Nursery, CA. Part time, seasonal.

      to                    Answer customers’ questions regarding plant requirements and care; suggest plants for

Sept. 2006            specific locations in homeowners’ yards; explain and instruct the proper use of fertilizers,

                           insecticides and herbicides; explain to customers how to plant, prune, and water trees,

 shrubs, grass and various bedding plants; and water and prune plants as needed. 

May 2004              Landscaper: H.D. Lehmann, Inc., Mammoth Lakes, CA.

    to                     Planted shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs at single family, multifamily, and commercial

Oct. 2004             properties. Pruned and fertilized shrubs and perennials. Pulled weeds, raked leaves, and

performed irrigation repairs on both spray and drip systems as well as adjusted irrigation controllers. Occasionally worked at Pleasant Gardens Nursery, also owned by Lehmann.


July 2003
               Project Manager: Valley Green Landscape, Inc., Las Vegas, NV.

to                      Designed and supervised landscape conversions at properties that replace turf grass for

May 2004           xeriscape. Ordered plants for new projects and placed them at the property for the crews to install. Marketed new accounts and wrote bids for new projects including turf conversions, maintenance, new installations, and tree pruning.
 

March 1998         Conservation Programs Coordinator: Southern Nevada Water Authority, LasVegas, NV.                

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July 2003            Water Smart Landscape Program – One of the principal developers of this program. The customer received a credit of $1.00 per square foot of turf that is replaced with xeriscape.        
       

¨      Coordinated the Water Smart Landscape Program for multi-family residential properties. Perform pre and post conversion property inspections of the landscape to ensure compliance with the program conditions.

¨      Answer homeowners’ and property managers’ questions about plants, troubleshoot irrigation and plant problems, and measure square footage of landscaped areas. Using ArcView GIS, draw areas of turf in order to calculate the square footage, and therefore the credit amount.

¨      Sell the idea of installing xeriscape to property managers and owners.

¨       Assist landscapers and property managers with landscape designs when converting from turf to xeriscape.

¨       Provide customer with historical water consumption analysis of their property.

¨       Give presentations to HOA Boards and other community associations regarding xeriscape, water savings, ways to improve poor irrigation practices, and the drought plan.


Water Smart Contractor Program
- Developed a class required for the Water Smart Contractor Program. Taught this class which included the seven principles of xeriscape, SNWA Programs, all City and Clark County ordinances as they apply to landscapes, and converting spray irrigation to a drip irrigation system. Assembled a book that landscape contractors can use in the field, which includes City and County ordinances.


Xeriscape Conversion Study -
Assisted in data collection of a 5-year study with the Bureau of Reclamation. Water consumption for different types of landscapes were analyzed and the benefits of converting a turf grass landscape to xeriscape were determined, specifically the amount of water saved at single family homes.


Other Projects

¨      Taught gardening and irrigation classes at the Desert Demonstration Gardens, a 2-acre botanical garden in Las Vegas. Classes I have taught include Beginning Desert Gardening, Lawn to Lush: Upgrade to Xeriscape, Winterizing Your Landscape and Irrigation, Xeriscape Basics, Understanding Drip Irrigation, and Drip Irrigation Workshop.

¨       Assisted management in the design and implementation of a Watering Guide, a much-needed educational tool in Las Vegas, advising how to properly water trees, shrubs, and grass.

¨       For three years, coordinated the annual Landscape Awards, sponsored by the Southern Nevada Water Authority, and served as a judge each year.

¨       Wrote conservation tips for www.SNWA.com website.

Aug. 1997
     to
Feb. 1998

Sales/Customer Service: Star Nursery, 7330 W. Cheyenne Ave., Las Vegas, NV.

Answer customers’ questions regarding plant requirements and care; suggest plants for

specific locations in homeowners’ yards; explain and instruct the proper use of fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides; explain to customers how to plant, prune, and water trees,

shrubs, grass and various bedding plants; identify insect and disease problems; identify

plants; and water and prune plants as needed.