Our Team

Meet Our Team

Andrew

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.

Mason

Mason Shaffer

Landscape Designer

Mason has a degree (B.S) in Ornamental Horticulture and a graduate degree (M.S.) in Landscape Architecture. He offers this marketplace a unique set of talents with proficiencies in all things plants, garden design, landscape and natural systems within the context of Montana. He has a diverse portfolio of projects from mountain to urban settings, from small courtyards to large estates. Mason is the Founding Director of a grassroots non-profit organization that is determined to create Montana’s first world-class botanical garden. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four little girls camping, golfing, fishing, or gardening.

Stacy

Stacy Kersens

Operations Coordinator

Stacy is actively engaged in the continuous journey of gardening while exploring her artistic inclinations though a focus on perennial and container plantings.  Stacy is a Certified Plant Professional and is currently one of MNLA’s Integrated Pest Management Practitioners.  If Stacy is not tending or harvesting, she can be found in awe along the waterways and trails of this stunning region.

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Abby Dobson

Business 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.

Åsa Pape

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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