Mark B. Childs
For Mark, horticulture has long been a passion of his from working in the green industry, and practical experiences with self-taught academics. He attended The George Washington University, and later graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a degree in Environmental Studies. Upon graduation, he immersed himself in the construction industry. He performed all phases of work from electrical to carpentry, and eventually landscaping. The experience of working outside with a desire for improving the environment peaked his interest in horticulture, and became his primary focus.
In a short period of time, Mark moved into a partnership after subcontracting for a Maryland based landscape company. Later moving on to owning a landscape company, Exterior Image, Inc., Mark purchased a farm in Lothian, MD in 1999. He developed a nursery from the ground up, which is now well known in the industry as Trent Hill Farm & Nursery and also serves as the operating home for Exterior Image, Inc.
Julio started with Exterior Image quite some time ago. He began his journey in the landscape industry as a crewmember and was quickly promoted to a foreman. His management of employees, attention to detail and overall knowledge of the trade has been a tremendous assist for the company. Today, Julio is responsible for quality control and management of the landscape division.
Maintenance & Gardening Manager
Corey came to Exterior Image in the fall of 2014 after 15 years managing golf courses. He has vast knowledge of turf grass management, irrigation and lighting systems, and landscape maintenance. He strives to not only meet but exceed all of our customers’ expectations. Corey graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Turfgrass Management.
During his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 young boys. Their free time in the summer is spent camping or at the beach.
Tracy joined Exterior Image and Trent Hill Farm & Nursery in May 2015 as Office Manager. She came to us with 25 years of office administration and accounting experience in the construction industry. She handles all billing, payables and office admin for both companies and is the voice you hear greeting you when you call our offices. Her plant knowledge is minimal but growing, and her desire to help all others is evident.
Tracy loves spending time with her children and friends. She enjoys live music, boating and traveling.
Becky has been involved from the inception of Exterior Image, Inc. handling all office duties necessary to help a start-up company prosper. Over the years she has trained office staff in all aspects to reduce her involvement in both Exterior Image, Inc. and her sister company, Trent Hill Farm & Nursery. Becky has a wide range of knowledge of how both companies operate and the inter-related accounting procedures between companies. She also has been instrumental in the organization and implementation of several events held at Trent Hill Farm & Nursery, to name a few-Rock n’ for A Reason, Pumpkin Chunkin, weddings, family reunions and Cornhole Tournaments. Feel free to contact us if you would like to host your event with us.
Growing up around the business, Corey has always had an interest in Exterior Image, Inc. however his involvement in soccer led him down a different path chasing the dream. Hanging up the cleats and deciding to trade in a suit & tie in order to play in the dirt, Corey joined the team upon moving back to the area in summer of 2015. His focus is business development, marketing & digital content, nurturing current and potential clients, and learning the trade.