Staff

Who we are

Jamie

Jamie Mehringer is the President of J&D Turf as well as the Vice President of Sports Turf of Advanced Turf Solutions. He is a graduate of Jasper High School, Marian University (BS in Sports Management), and Purdue University (Associate Degree in Turfgrass Science). After ten years at Victory Field in Indianapolis, including 5 years as the head groundskeeper, he started J&D Turf in 2008. From the Indians and the Colts Practice Facility to Little League Baseball, Jamie steps foot on over 1,000 athletic fields on an annual basis. He is also a member of several professional affiliations, including the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation (past board member and president), STMA, and the Indiana STMA.

 

Michelle

Michelle Hancock, Business Manager, joined J&D Turf in the fall of 2011 after first joining Advanced Turf Solutions in July of that year. Her prior work experience includes a position as an office manager for a lawn care company in Kentucky for 17 years. Michelle attended Indiana University and Kentucky Community and Technical College System, where she studied accounting and nursing. As Business Manager for J&D Turf, Michelle oversees a variety of administrative responsibilities, bids and quotes, and sales support. In addition, she is currently serving as the President of IPLLA (Indiana Professional Lawn and Landscape Association).

 

Steve

Steve Berg, CSFM, joined J&D Turf in the fall of 2011. As a certified sports field manager, Steve brings a diverse background to J&D Turf. Prior to being a part of J&D Turf's crew, Steve was a member of the Kansas City Chief's grounds crew, an assistant grounds supervisor at the National Sports Center, and a grounds superintendent for St. Paul Academy and Summit School in St. Paul, MN. He holds a BS in Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and is an STMA member and former Minnesota STMA chapter president.

 
    Zach

A graduate of Purdue University (BS in Turfgrass Science), Zach Ferguson joined the team as a field technician in the spring of 2015 after a season with the Maryland SoccerPlex, home of the professional women's soccer team, the Washington Spirit. Through his college career, Zach was exposed to a wide variety of experiences from working on the grounds crew for the Purdue Athletic Department to working for the Indianapolis Indians and the University of Colorado.

 

Garret

Garret Haller joined J&D Turf in 2017 as a sports turf field technician. He previously spent two years on the grounds crew for the Lansing Lugnuts, a Class-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, and he has also interned with the Philadelphia Phillies. A graduate of Michigan State University with a Sports Turf Management Certification, Garret is a member to STMA and a former student representative of MiSTMA (Michigan Sports Turf Managers Association).

 

Jeremiah

Jeremiah Burke joined J&D Turf in 2017 as a sports turf field technician. He is a graduate of the University of Indianapolis (BS in Sports Management) and has interned as a groundskeeper with the South Bend Cubs.

 

Keith

Keith Bullock joined J&D Turf in the spring of 2018 as a sports turf field technician in Missouri. He previously worked in athletic field maintenance at the City of Bridgeton Parks and Recreation and has spent over a decade with the City of Chesterfield Parks and Recreation as a crew supervisor for athletic fields, grounds, and facilities maintenance and park construction projects. Keith also holds a Class A license, a Missouri Pesticide Applicator’s license and is propane and lane closure certified.

 

Andrea

Andrea Lawson first joined the team in the spring of 2017 in a dual role as an office assistant with J&D and as AP/AR specialist with Advanced Turf. In January of 2018, she moved to a full-time position with J&D to handle scheduling and orders for maintenance work and office support. Andrea has over a decade of management experience in a variety of roles and over 3 years of book keeping and AP/AR experience.

 
 

Our Sales Team

 

Evan

Evan Buckley has been a sales consultant with J&D Turf since the fall of 2014. A 2008 graduate of Purdue University (BS in Turfgrass Science), Evan has experience across many levels that J&D Turf services on a daily basis. He was an Assistant Head Groundskeeper at Victory Field, Parks Superintendent with the Town of Fishers, and Head Groundskeeper at both Noblesville and Brownsburg High Schools. Evan also serves as a board member for the Indiana STMA and is a member of the STMA scholarship committee.

 

Denis

After overseeing the golf, lawn care, and sports markets of Missouri as sales manager, Denis (Denny) Barron received the position of Director of Sports Turf Sales of Advanced Turf Solutions in 2017. He was previously the president of Missouri-based green industry distributor Agro-Logics before the company joined with Advanced Turf in 2016.

 

James

James Beever joined the team in 2016 when Advanced Turf Solutions acquired the Missouri-based green industry distributor Agro-Logics, where he was an athletic field consultant since 2012. Originally playing in Minor League Baseball, James began his career in sports field management when he was hired in 2011 by DuraEdge to the grow the brand in the Philadelphia and New Jersey markets.

 

Brian

Brian French joined Advanced Turf Solutions in January of 2017 as a LT Rich and Linemark Demonstrator and took on additional responsibilities as a sports turf sales representative in Ohio in September of that year. Prior to joining the team, he spent 10 years as an assistant superintendent at two private golf clubs in Columbus, Ohio and has experience in the lawn and landscape care from working as an irrigation specialist with Lifestyle Communities. Brian has a BS in Business Management from Ohio University and a Certificate of Distinction from The Ohio State University in Golf Course Management.

 

Brian

Brian Winka, CSFM, joined Advanced Turf Solutions in the fall of 2017 as a sports turf sales representative in Missouri. Brian brings decades of experience in grounds management as well as the expertise of a certified sports field manager. Brian was previously the Sports Turf Manager for the City of Chesterfield, Missouri for over 12 years and has also worked as an assistant superintendent at the Wing Haven Country Club and at the Missouri Bluffs Golf Club. He has been a member of STMA since 2005 and was the former president of the Gateway Chapter of STMA and still serves on the board as the Past President.

 

Brent

Brent Amann joined the team in the spring of 2018 as a sports turf sales representative in Wisconsin. Brent brings over 25 years of experience in a variety of positions including golf course superintendent, property maintenance, construction site management, territory sales management, and account management. He previously worked for H&K Sports Fields and is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Turfgrass Management Degree.

 

Dan

Dan Jennings joined as a sports turf sales representative in Michigan in the spring of 2018. He was previously a national sales representative/professional consultant with Diamond Pro and has extensive experience from past positions with the Great Lake Loons (Head Groundskeeper), Texas Rangers (Assistant Groundskeeper), and the Dayton Dragons (Director of Grounds). Dan attended Northwood University, where he studied Accounting and Business Economy and is a graduate of Michigan State with a Sports and Commercial Turfgrass Certificate.