Our Landscaping Team
Suzanne Strout
Project Manager

Suzanne Strout has 35 years of experience in the service industries. Her “client-comes-first” attitude and inherent connection to the earth characterize her position as project manager of MDI Grows landscaping projects.  Suzanne apprenticed under one of the area’s premier landscape gardeners, and has owned and operated her own small company specializing in garden installation and maintenance. She spent several years in nursery sales where she assisted landscape designers and landscapers in choosing the appropriate plants for the many different site conditions that Maine’s inland and coastal situations create. Her impeccable attention to detail, passion for natural landscapes, and her hands-on approach guarantee that the team at MDI Grows achieves its goal of providing you with the landscape you desire.


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Landscaping Support Team

Zachary Gilhooley

Zachary Gilhooley knows and appreciates the satisfaction of working with and in nature. His professional background includes outdoor education, youth leadership, and time in the service industry. His extensive experience in estate grounds keeping, caretaking, and landscape maintenance is an asset to any project, and his thoughtful attention to each client’s needs helps ensure success.

Bobbie Burdick

Bobbie Burdick of Burdick & Associates Landscape Design supports our field team. Trained in horticulture and landscape architecture, she ensures the field work matches and supports your landscape plan, whether that plan is on paper or is firmly rooted in your established grounds. Bobbie provides additional horticultural expertise while coordinating the ordering of plants and other landscape materials for gardens or the natural Maine shoreline.

Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith has been an active gardener since childhood. Her professional experience includes extensive work with estate gardens and landscapes as well as time spent with a local arborist. Well versed in the practical arts, she brings to MDI Grows an appreciation for the natural cycles our native flora and fauna along with her self-described “old school” work ethic.

Deb Wallace

Deb Wallace has provided bookkeeping and IT services to the Downeast area for more than 25 years. From systems training to accounts management, Deb has supported a variety of area businesses and organizations. She is a former QuickBooks Professional Advisor and holds a Bachelor of Science from The University of Maine, Machias.

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