ALUM OF THE MONTH: MICHAEL SEIBERT, COUNTRY LANDSCAPES, INC. (CLEAR LAKE BRANCH)May 1, 2018
Michael Seibert graduated in Horticulture with an emphasis in Landscape Design and Build with a minor in Agronomy.
Michael’s major job responsibilities are: Assistant Crew Foreman, Nursery Operations, Horticulturist, Foundation Plantings Designer.
We asked Michael what he likes most about his position. I love seeing designs fold out to become really awesome builds. Our crew focuses on lakeside projects in Clear Lake most of the time, which requires us to use our barge. I never thought that I would be a part of a landscape company that could haul several tons of materials and equipment (including excavators, skid loaders, etc.) across a lake. After long days of building, I come home to do design work on the side and use what I have learned on the job site and incorporate those skills into my designs. Country Landscapes supplied me the table, pencils, markers, etc. knowing that I would be perfecting my design skills to use for the company in upcoming projects.
Following is the advice Michael offers to current students: Always look for that job that will make you happy and treats you right and never be afraid to possibly start something of your own!