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Olive Shiplett
CEO

One of the most valued employees of My Fertilizing Company is Olive. Born on 10/29/12, Olive is a Pitty that Ryan rescued from Fetch Dog Rescue when she was just 9 weeks old. Olive is well trained and knows many tricks. As she got a little older, Olive decided that she wanted to go into sales. You can often find Olive assisting Ryan closing deals. As of September 2015, Olive became a certified therapy dog. She volunteers at St. Mary’s Hospital in Livonia. Keep your eye out for this cute pup.

Max Walsh
CFO

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Max is a new addition to My Fertilizing Company.  Janina and Andrew rescued Max from Good Karma Puppy Rescue  when he was 8 weeks old.  Max was born on 4-9-2016 and at such a young age he is a numbers wizard.  Max does all the financial strategy and accounting work for the company.  You can find max pawing away at the keyboard and mouse most the time, but Max has big plans for the future.

Ryan Shiplett
Owner

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While attending Schoolcraft College, Ryan was undecided with the direction of his professional future. In late 2000 he had an opportunity to buy a local lawn maintenance company. After a few days of negotiating, RS Lawn Care was established in early 2001. Since 2001 Ryan has made RS Lawn Care grow from 30 clients, to over 300 clients, making RS one of the most recognizable and respected brands in the local area. Over the years, Ryan and Andrew have maintained a close relationship. Andrew actually helped Ryan get certified/licensed in Turf and Pesticide Management. One night around 11:00 pm Ryan called Andrew to see if he would be interested in starting a fertilizing company.  Within 12 hours Andrew was in and soon after My Fertilizing Company was established. 

On August 20th 2016, surrounded by loved ones, Ryan married the love of his life Mina in Akumal Mexico. They have 3 children together… Two boys named Evan and Dylan… And a little girl named Olive (aka pitty), who is a certified therapy dog. 

Andrew Walsh
Owner

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Andrew and Ryan became friends while attending Livonia Franklin High School.  After Graduating in 1999, Andrew went on to attend Michigan State University and started fertilizing lawns as a summer job. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, he accepted a position as Production Manager and helped to open a new franchise location in Columbus, Ohio.  Over the years he has had experience in many management positions from Production Manager to Marketing Director.  Andrew holds 8 certifications from the Michigan Department of Agriculture, making him one of the highest certified applicators in the state.  After 14 years in the industry Andrew made his dream come true and co-founded My Fertilizing Company with Ryan.

In 2012 Andrew married his college sweetheart Janina. Janina is a certified Master Gardener through Michigan State University and has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Western Michigan. They live in Commerce Township with their 4 Children; Janina May, Max (dog), Richard Parker and Midna (both cats). 

Trisha Hoover
Sales / Production Manager

Ashley Fritsch
Financial Controller / HR
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Janina Walsh
Office Manager

Korey Hilliker
Lawn Technician
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Brett Rose
Lawn Technician
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James Walsh
Warehouse Guru
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Brianna Stevens
Sales
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Ben Adams
Lawn Technician
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Tyler Thimmes
Lawn Technician
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Marshall Jemison
LawnTechnician
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Stephen Whitton
Lawn Technician
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Chris Parker
Lawn Technician
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GrowBot
Sales

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