Meet our team

layer-7Chris Baliko

Co-owner, Accredited Organic Land Care Professional, Connecticut State Licensed Arborist

Chris Baliko has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The University of Connecticut as well as an Associates of Science degree in Horticultural Technology from Northern Virginia Community College. He has over twelve years of experience in the landscape maintenance and installation fields. He is an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and a Connecticut State Licensed Arborist. He has managed high-end residential accounts in Fairfield County, including clients from the entertainment, media, and sports fields. He is a co-founder of Growing Solutions, LLC.

layer-8Paul Fujitani

Co-owner, Horticulturist, Accredited Turf Manager, Accredited Organic Land Care Professional, Connecticut State Custom Grounds License

Paul Fujitani Co-Owner of Growing Solutions LLC, earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Horticulture and Turf Management from the University of Rhode Island. He is a NOFA accredited Organic Land Care Professional and holds a Connecticut State Custom Grounds License.

With more than 20 years experience in the landscape maintenance and installation fields, Paul has developed a strong sense of design and attention to detail. He has designed and maintained gardens for high-end residential homes and commercial properties in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut. Paul has excelled in building long term working relationships with his clients.

brid-craddockBrid Craddock

Landscape Designer, Connecticut Master Gardener, Accredited Organic Land Care Professional

Brid Craddock is actively involved is sustainable landscape design here in Fairfield County. She has been designing landscapes, perennial gardens and wetland areas for over a decade. She became expert in fine garden design through working with Sydney Eddison in her extensive perennial gardens.

She is currently serving as President of the Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD). She is currently serving on the Zoning board in Newtown Connecticut as she has for the past eight years. She began her design career with a degree in interior design and followed her love of nature into landscape design. She holds two year certificates in horticulture and landscape design and is a N.O.F.A. (Northeast Organic Farming Association) accredited professional.

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