Our Staff

The Country Arbors Team

The Country Arbors Team

Terence Cultra, Country Arbors Owner

Terence Cultra

Owner

Founder of Country Arbors Nursery. A lifetime of experience in the horticultural industry. Father of Shane and Joe, husband of Donna.

Donna Cultra, Country Arbors Owner

Donna Cultra

Owner

Landscape Designer and manages the landscape division. 25 years of experience in horticulture and landscape design.

Shane Cultra, Country Arbors Owner

Shane Cultra

Owner

Operations Manager of Country Arbors. 26 years at Country Arbors Nursery.

Joe Cultra, Country Arbors Owner

Joe Cultra

Owner

In charge of plant production. 17 years at Country Arbors Nursery.

Dave Geeseman

David Geeseman

Nursery Manager

10 years at Country Arbors. Has done almost every role over his ten years.

Julie McCarthy, Office Manager

Julie McCarthy

Office Manager

Over 15 years experience keeping us organized here at the nursery.

Phil Ronquest

Phil Ronquest

Sales Manager

Phil bring his broad knowledge of plants to Country Arbors along with his 30 plus years of sales and management experience.

Doug Heim, Landscape Architect

Doug Heim

Landscape Architect

Graduate of University of Illinois in Landscape Architecture.

Jeff Sutter

Jeff Sutter

Commercial Annual Grower

Jeff is yet another person that comes from the world of music to become a grower of fine plants. Jeff grows all our annuals that we grow for various business, universities, and groups in Central Illinois.

Willie Trujillo, Landscape Foreman

Willie Trujillo

Landscape Foreman

20 Years at Country Arbors. Leader of the finest team of landscape installers you will ever work with.

Hilarion Espinoza

Hilarion Espinoza

Landscape Crew Member

18 Years at Country Arbors. His friends call him YaYo. Our customers call him amazing.

Roberto Gutierrez

Roberto Gutierrez

Landscape Crew Member

17 years at Country Arbors Nursery. Met his wife at Country Arbors. Since then he’s been part of some beautiful landscapes and some beautiful children.

Cole Carpenter

Cole Carpenter

Assistant Manager

Julie Carlson

Julie Carlson

Retail Annual Manager

25 plus years of garden center experience. Nobody loves flowers more than Julie.

Tiffany Leisch

Tiffany Leisch

Annuals Grower

3 years at Country Arbors. She and her staff grow hundreds of thousands of beautiful flowers every year.

Maria Marquez

Maria Marquez

Growing Assistant

Over 17 years growing and taking care of plants. The plants are her babies. Has never missed a day of work in 17 years.

Abundio Brionnes

Abundio Brionnes

Tree & Shrub Production

Louisa Trujillo

Louisa Trujillo

Perennials Grower

Grows and maintains the retail flowers. Wife of Willie Trujillo but the mother to all new employees. Over 10 years at Country Arbors.

Justin Tosch

Justin Tosch

Mechanic/Photographer/Baker

Kelsey Van Slifer

Kelsey Van Slifer

Customer Service Manager/Human Resources

Rachel Melton

Rachel Melton

Graphic Designer/Marketing Manager

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Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.

Henry David Thoreau, Walden
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Louisa and Her Planting Crew
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Jack Loves His Cart Rides
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4th and 5th Generation
Julie our Annuals Manager
Julie our Annuals Manager
Dave the Zookeeper
Dave the Zookeeper
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Don’t Get In The Way of Watering
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Another Great Creation by Jeff
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Don’t put in 9
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Planting the Sign. An Annual Tradition
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