July 15, 2008
Horticulture Review is proud to introduce three new LO staff members, bringing fresh talent, energy and ideas to your association.

Ashleigh Woodhall

Industry professional and workforce development team

Ashleigh Paula Louise Woodhall has been working with Landscape Ontario for six months. With a background in public relations, she graduated with honours from Durham College, with an Advanced Public Relations diploma. Ashleigh completed her internship at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. She comes from a family of four, and recently announced her engagement to Patrick Hart.

Her hobbies include cycling and dance.  From grade 8 into college, Ashleigh was involved in cheerleading, serving as the captain of her college cheerleading team. She was a member of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)/Durham College dance team.

Her duties at LO include coordinating applicants for the Certified Horticultural Technician and other certification programs.

Ken Tomihiro

Industry professional and workforce development team

Ken is responsible for the Congress Conference and other educational symposiums, as well as trade show promotion and sales. He also coordinates special events, trade show e-marketing and websites.

With over 20 years of management experience, Ken hopes, “to provide leadership that advances a business through strategic planning, efficient and effective direction.”

After graduating with a B.Sc. (honours), Ken owned and operated his own business in the swimming pool industry, including retail, contracting and excavating, moving on to being president/owner of a pool manufacturing firm.  After nearly 20 years, Ken began a consulting business, followed by positions as manufacturing manager, education manager and executive director of the Pool and Hot Tub Council of Canada. Ken came to Landscape Ontario after serving as a trade show manager for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Ken and his wife Karen live in Toronto with their four cats. An avid fan of car racing, Ken actually drove cars on the track for a number of years. He also enjoys adventure vacations and fishing, although no one has seen any evidence of success from this endeavour.

Ken will also manage the Ontario Parks Association through LO.

Sally Harvey CLP

Industry professional and workforce development team

Sally Harvey’s name is well known among members of the Landscape Ontario family. She served most recently as the association’s second vice president, and has embraced the challenge to succeed Terry Murphy on his retirement.

She brings a vast amount of LO experience, having served as past chair of both the Interiorscape group and the Human Resource Development committee. Her committee memberships include Environment, LO Certification and CNLA Certification, for both interiorscape and CLP liaison.

Sally started her own business while still a teenager, cutting lawns in the Post Road/Bridle Path areas of Toronto. She was also employed by the City of Toronto for seven seasons as a gardener and foreman. She worked at Hyde Park Greenhouses and City Hall, being involved with high profile municipal parks and gardens as a member of the city’s team for special projects.

For 23 years she has owned and operated Green Design Landscaping, specializing in design and holidayscaping services, along with interior/exterior landscaping for the residential and commercial markets.

Sally has been an educational consultant and very active in the educational field. She has generated many programs for both elementary and secondary schools.

Within LO, Sally is highly regarded for her work with the industry’s certification programs.

Sally and her husband Rick have four daughters, Karah, 19; Jillian, 17; Jacqueline, 15; and Kassandra, 13. The family lives on rural property in the village of Beachville, where they enjoy many landscape projects. Besides spending time with family, Sally has a love for horticulture, landscape design, running, outdoor sports, and sharing our industry with others.