Staff

“Our strength lies in our collective knowledge and diverse skill-set.  Every member of this team brings something truly special to the project.”

Dan Crow and Matt Jones
Outdoor Expressions 
Co-owners

Dan Crow
Co-owner and Lead Designer

Dan studied landscape architecture at Michigan State University and launched Outdoor Expressions in 2002.  Prior to that, he served as head gardener of Michigan’s historic gubernatorial residences in both Lansing and Mackinac Island, mastering and maintaining the beautiful public gardens and private, residential landscapes.  Dan’s creativity and extensive horticulture knowledge have been featured on HGTV, PBS’s GardenSMART, Detroit Hour and have earned him accolades in The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press, and The Grand Rapids Press.  

Matt Jones
Co-owner

Matt has been installing landscapes for more than 17 years, but it’s his love for dry stone walls and structures that bring exciting new options to any garden project.  As a certified brick paver installer through the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), Matt makes retaining walls, patios, walkways, water features, plants, and landscape lighting his specialties. He’s got a natural feel for stone working that can only come with years of experience, and his passion for learning new techniques in hardscapingto ensure an inspired design and installation. 

Krista Chamberlain
Operations Manager

Krista, a 20 year veteran of the Landscaping Industry, joined Outdoor Expressions in 2015 and serves as Operations Manager.  Krista keeps daily operations running smoothly and is a wonderful leader and vital asset to the team.  From estimating and design, to scheduling and client relations, Krista provides a high level of expertise and organization.

Francisco Horta
Hardscape Foreman and Commercial Snow Manager

Francisco, with the company since 2008 and a foreman,  is a certified brick paver installer through the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI).  He’s a tremendous asset to the team, not only for his solid hardscaping skills but for his ability to learn quickly and collaborate so well with other team members. Francisco also handles the company's commercial snow and ice management.  

Ken Danes
Account Manager and New Business Development

Ken is a recent addition to the Outdoor Expressions team and works as our commercial accounts manager as well as new business development.  He brings over 20 years of sales and marketing experience to the company and we are excited to have him on board!

Malia Korte
Maintenance Manager

Malia Korte’s specialty at Outdoor Expressions is garden maintenance. Malia is hardworking, reliable, and pays attention to all of the details in your garden to keep it looking beautiful and well-maintained - some might say picture-perfect! She prides herself on learning new plants, staying up-to-date on innovations in garden design and maintenance and getting to know our clients and the way they want their gardens to look!

Scott Reeb
Softscape Foreman

A member of our company since 2015, Scott leads our Softscape team and handles our Fertilization operations as a state certified applicator of pesticides and herbicides.  Professional and focused, Scott is a team player whos been part of the industry for almost 20 years.  His attention to detail and ability to work well with others makes him an important part of our team.  

Erin Crowe
Office Manager and Bookkeeper

Erin joined the Outdoor Expressions team in the fall of 2015 and handles invoicing, payroll and other assorted office tasks. A Michigan State University graduate, Erin brings office experience from her time as an Admininstrative Assistant for the Department of Defense as well as time mangement and multitasking skills. She enjoys helping our customers and continuing to learn about the landscaping industry.

Matt Nowicki
Deliveries and Purchasing

Matt has been with the company since 2014 and is one of our most versitile employees with abilities in hardscape, softscape and maintenance.  He skillfully manages our deliveries and purchasing.  Matts' ability to multitask and his positive attitude make him easy to work with.  

Diego Horta-Alcantar
Crew Leader

Diego is extremely hard working and always willing to go the extra mile for our customers and team members.  He works primarily with our Hardscape crew and is knowledgeable, experienced and finishes projects in a timely manner.  

Jimmy Cornish
Lawn Supervisor

Jimmy is a recent Michigan State graduate with a degree in Environmental Sciences who supervises our Lawn mowing services and staff.  Detail focused, Jimmy works hard to keep our customers happy and their lawns looking sharp.