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.
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.
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.
Office Assistant, 2017-Present
Jaeda moved to Maryland in 2016 after living in the British Virgin Islands for nineteen years where she worked as an Executive Assistant for an architectural/landscape design company and as the Director of Development for an international school. She began working for Exterior Image in September as an administrative assistant and is looking forward to implementing new marketing ideas and future events.
She enjoys learning about the plants growing in the nursery and plants native to this region. During her free time she enjoys boating with her husband, sewing and gardening.