GAIL D. MUELLER
1251 Concho Trail Unit 2
Gardnerville, NV 89410
Ø Associate of Applied Science
degree in Ornamental Horticulture/Landscape Management from the Community College of Southern Nevada, May 1999.
of Science degree in Chemistry from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb,1980.
Ø GPA for Community College of Southern Nevada: 3.97.
Ø Certificate of Achievement in Workplace Spanish, May 2002.
experience: Windows 10, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, ArcView GIS, and Adobe PhotoShop.
Contractors License, 860408, California Contractors State License Board, June 2005.
Landscape Irrigation Auditor from The Irrigation Association, March 2000.
Water Smart Contractor in Southern Nevada.
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.
Landscape Contractor: Owner of Evergreen Landscape,
CA License # 860408. Custom designs and installation
systems. Planted trees, shrubs, and flowers; built retaining
pruned and thinned trees, performed irrigation repairs,
and all aspects of 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
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.
Project Manager: Valley Green Landscape, Inc., Las Vegas, NV.
supervised landscape conversions at properties that replace turf grass for
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
1998 Conservation Programs Coordinator:
Southern Nevada Water Authority, LasVegas, NV.
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
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
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.
¨ 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
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;
plants; and water and prune plants as needed.