OAC-Landscaping & Floral Design

Last Updated: 7/15/2019 5:19 PM

The main purpose of an occupational advisory committee (OAC) is to strengthen the career and technical education program by making recommendations for program improvement and providing technical assistance to assure the most up-to-date curriculum content and appropriate applications of technology.

Advisory committees are a vital link between the career and technical education program, business and industry, and post-secondary education. In addition to state requirements to establish advisory committees, career, and technical administrators, teachers and citizens recognize the value of community participation in the discussion of career and technical education issues.  Advisory committees assist in assuring the relevance of the career and technical education program to the community and increase public awareness of the program.  Committee members representing business, industry, labor, post-secondary education, and the general public bring a unique perspective to education and training programs.  The OAC provides a viewpoint, which is invaluable to the career and technical education program.


OAC members for Landscaping & Floral Design are:

Bob Acker – Four Seasons Landscape Design

Melissa Adams – Owner, Four Seasons Landscape Design

Walter Barber – Owner, Precision Lawn Service

Mike Butler, Victory Gardens

Yvonne Carman – Owner, Flowers by Yvonne, Inc.

Bruce Clark – Director, Sales & Development, Moon Nurseries

Melanie Douty-Snipes – Snipes Farm and Education Center

Dave Fleming – Manager, Shady Brook Farm

Paul Fleming – Manager, Shady Brook Farm

David Heller – Owner, Flowers by David Heller LTD

Vince Hill – Assistant Superintendent, Cedarbrook Country Club

John Miller – Owner, Miller Scapes

Jon O’Brien – H20 Systems, O’Brien Landscapes

John Purcell – Human Resources, Moon Nurseries

Len Quici – BCTHS Teacher

Kevin Rose – Yard Manager, Holly Days Nursery

Liz Horan Russell – Gaspar Home and Garden

Elizabeth Sullivan – Coordinator, 21st Century Grant