Our Team

Meet Our Team

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Andrew Blanchford

President

Andy grew up in southeast Pennsylvania.  He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree from Pennsylvania State University in Landscape Contracting.  He is a Certified Plant Professional and is the only Certified Landscape Industry Manager in Montana. When not at work he has fun with his family. He also enjoys travel, trail running, skiing, and the great Montana outdoors.

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Abby Dobson

General Manager

Abby grew up in Nome, AK. She attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins where she received her BA in Communication Studies. Abby began her career in administration and accounting in Denver before moving to Bozeman in early 2016.  She enjoys cooking, gardening, and getting out in the great Montana outdoors with her husband and their two dogs.

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Åsa Pape

Operations Manager - Garden Services

Åsa is a native of Sweden and the Operations Manager for our Garden Services team. She has a B.S. in Education from Uppsala University and taught in the public schools in Sweden. She also guided outdoor adventures for many years before moving to Bozeman in 2007. Here she found a passion for gardening and a great workplace at Blanchford Landscape Group in 2016. The mix of your gardens and our people is what she loves the most. When not at work, Åsa enjoys the great outdoors and time in the pottery studio.

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Build Production Manager

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Carrie Rule

Garden Services & Holiday Decor Sales & Account Manager

Carrie realized shortly after receiving a BA in Speech Communication from Montana State University that the confines of an office job were too restricting. After four years in the corporate world,  she returned to her Montana roots to pursue her passion for working outdoors where she landed employment with the USFS collecting plant data and fighting forest fires. Her love of plants and digging in the dirt ultimately led her to Blanchford Landscape in 2017. Her diverse experience includes native plant ID and mapping, floral design, interior plantscaping, garden center management, garden maintenance, and project management. She is an avid gardener and her flower garden was a featured property on the Bozeman Emerson Garden Tour.  In the off-season, she can be found seeking out powder stashes at Bridger Bowl and beyond and mountain biking in the desert Southwest.
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Chelsea Ley

Garden Services & Holiday Decor Sales & Account Manager

 Born and raised on a vegetable farm in New Jersey, Chelsea grew up loving the outdoors and being in touch with nature. She then moved to Charlottesville Virginia where she attended college at the University of Virginia and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Sociology. This is where she developed her connection with the mountains (or hills). In 2020 Chelsea decided to move out West to really dive into the outdoors and play in the big mountains, while also creating  a life with her partner and three pups. Working with people and the outdoors has always been a perfect combination for Chelsea. Being able to create the perfect outdoor space for clients to enjoy is what keeps Chelsea coming back for more.

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Monty Tipps

Garden Services & Holiday Decor Sales & Account Manager

Growing up in small town Montana helped develop Monty’s love for the outdoors. After graduating from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing, Monty knew he wanted a job that involved working with amazing people in the wonderful landscapes that Montana offers. When not at work, Monty enjoys riding his dirt bike, finding new places on foot, and hanging with friends. If he is not out enjoying one of these activities, you can find him with his Corgi, Mac!
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David Todd

Fleet & Facilities Manager

David has been in the Bozeman area for over 13 years, attending MSU and receiving a BA in Environmental Studies. He has been in the Landscape business for 10 years brings experience from all different aspects. David has been passionate about automotive power sports his entire life racing snowmobiles, motorcycles, dirt bikes, ATV’s and hot rods. He also enjoys the peace and quiet found in a boat floating a remote river or following trails leading deep into the Forest on his horses.

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Ross Downer

Field Project Manager

Ross graduated from Old Dominion University in 2007 and immediately headed West. He then headed North, then West again, and after a few more stops finally arrived in Southwest Montana in 2012. Five years after "just a winter" of skiing, he found Blanchford Landscape Group. As someone who believes in the physical and mental health benefits of being in nature, Ross was a natural fit  as Project Manager creating outdoor living spaces with BLG where he is able to use his passion to create while enjoying the beauty, weather and scenery that Montana has to offer.

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Devin Beck

Garden Manager

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Meg Gordon

Crew Leader

Meg is originally from Weare, NH and moved to Bozeman in 2022. She has a degree in Environmental Planning and a certification in Permaculture from Plymouth State University. After looking for a change in career and with a love of gardening, Meg found Blanchford! She enjoys creating beautiful outdoor spaces and a career that keeps her active and in tune with nature. When not working, Meg can be found doing yoga, tending to her veggie garden, snowboarding and skiing.

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