our (awesome) Team

On each and every project, our amazing team is your team, completely. With over twenty-five years of serving the Boston area, we know how important it is to hire and work with the best talent. That's why we chose them, and that's why our clients choose us. 
Jim Douthit - owner, lead designer | a Blade of Grass
Jim Douthit
owner, lead designer
Jim is the founder of a Blade of Grass. All who have worked with Jim know him for his big heart and love of beautiful gardens. It’s what has allowed his business to thrive for over 25 years and drives his award winning, unparalleled sense of design.
Tom Wilhelm - senior designer | a Blade of Grass
Tom Wilhelm
senior designer
As senior designer Tom brings years of experience and knowledge to the Blade design team. Featured in publications such as Design New England, his garden creations complement location and architecture, providing his clients a retreat of rich color and texture for every season.

. Mass Certified HorticulturistAPLD Accredited
Heather Lashbrook Jones - senior account manager, maintenance | a Blade of Grass
Heather Lashbrook Jones
director of marketing, senior account manager, maintenance
Heather's keen eye for visual aesthetics and her high standard of workmanship are the cornerstone in the Blade brand. Her background in apparel design and archaeology give her a unique approach to the landscaping field. For her, the smallest details take on the greatest importance.

. Mass Certified Horticulturist
Miriam Hellweg - sales manager & account manager, maintenance | a Blade of Grass
Miriam Hellweg
director, maintenance
Miriam began her career at Blade over 15 years ago as crew member, and still loves getting her hands into the dirt. With an eye for detail and encyclopedic knowledge of plants, she excels at caring for our clients properties.

. Mass Certified Horticulturist, Mass Certified Arborist, NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional
Scott Cornish - operations manager, installation | a Blade of Grass
Scott Cornish
director, design/installation
Scott is a New England native with a proven track record of building high performing teams and creating business systems and processes to deliver complex landscape construction designs on time and on budget. He values transparency and keen problem solving best demonstrated by his alacrity to address solutions and stakeholders directly, kindly, and expeditiously. Also an avid runner and crossfitter, you will often see Scott’s canine sidekick Troy waiting less than patiently in the truck for their next bout of exercise.
Kate Notman - senior landscape architect | a Blade of Grass
Kate Notman
senior landscape architect
Though Kate worked on a variety of project types prior to joining Blade, residential design is something she has always loved. Nothing makes her happier than seeing a client appreciate and get good use of their new outdoor space. Kate especially enjoys working out tricky grading plans and creating intricate hardscape details.

. Certificate in Landscape Design, Masters Landscape Architecture, MA (RLA) License #1583
Colin Hand - sales manager, design | a Blade of Grass
Colin Hand
senior designer
Pete Cadieux - estimator & support, design | a Blade of Grass
Pete Cadieux
sales manager, design
Joanna McCoy - senior designer | a Blade of Grass
Joanna McCoy
senior designer
Peter Dizinno - account manager, maintenance | a Blade of Grass
Peter DiZinno
sales manager, maintenance
Sean McNabb - account manager, maintenance | a Blade of Grass
Sean McNabb
account manager, maintenance
Ross Willand - assistant operations manager, maintenance | a Blade of Grass
Ross Willand
Abdul Abuhajeb - irrigation manager | a Blade of Grass
Abdul Abuhajeb
irrigation manager
install, maintenance, and irrigation crew
Our Crew
installation, maintenance, irrigation
Our crews are amazing! Sun, rain, and even the occasional snow, they prove themselves to be diligent, dedicated, and solely focused on our clients' properties. Many have been with us for 10+ years, mastering their landscaping and fine gardening skills, and training in each new generation. We are so grateful to have such a talented (and fun) team to work with every day.

want to join our team?

We're always looking for talented (and fun) people to make our team even more amazing. If you're an experienced account or project manager, fine gardener, mason, crew leader, irrigation technician, or just love landscape design, get in touch.