Mike Bjorvik, Landscape Superintendent
Mike was born and raised here in Bend. He worked in the golf course construction/maintenance field for 10 years, participating in the construction and then maintenance of four different golf courses. He attended Oregon State University and graduated with a degree in Horticulture (Turf and Landscape Management). Mike served as a landscape construction/enhancement manager for TruGreen LandCare in Portland for seven years and has held the position of Landscape Superintendent at Millsite Landscape Services for the past 10 years. Mike holds a Landscape Contractors License, Pesticide Applicators License and a CLT (Certified Landscape Technician) License.
Shane Harris, Landscape Construction Manager
Shane has worked for Millsite Landscape Services since 2011. He graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Crop Science (Turf Management), shortly after graduation he began a career in the golf industry working on courses in Arizona and Montana before moving to Central Oregon in 2004. Upon arrival in Bend, he began working at River's Edge Golf Course as assistant superintendent, then course superintendent following a promotion. After 4 years at River's Edge, Shane took a position at Widgi Creek Golf Club where he worked for 3 years as assistant course superintendent. Most recently he has been employed by Round Butte Seed Growers working as a commercial pesticide applicator. Shane has his Commercial Pesticide Applicators License.
Rick Reid, Maintenance Foreman
Rick has lived in Central Oregon for 25 years. He operated his own successful landscape company for 20 years maintaining Mountain High, Stonegate and other communities. Rick holds a Landscape Contractors License in irrigation/backflow and a Commercial Pesticide Applicators License.
Nate O'Meara, Landscape Maintenance Manager and Designer
Nate 0’Meara joined the Millsite team in 2011. He studied botany and agriculture earning a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona and a master's from Northern Arizona University. Professionally, he has worked as a nurseryman, organic farmer and served as the Curator of Horticulture at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Recently, he taught courses on botany and landscape architecture and operated his own garden consulting and maintenance business in Arizona. Nate holds a Commercial Pesticide Applicators License.
Melanie Shaffer, Maintenance Foreman
Melanie was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Central Oregon in 2002. She has held positions with Sunriver Resort as a grounds keeper, River's Edge Golf Course as Assistant Superintendent, Green Planet Landscaping as Special Projects Manager and most recently at Cedar Creek Landscaping where she was the Landscape Maintenance Manager. Melanie has her Commercial Pesticide Applicators License and has worked for Millsite Landscape Services for over 3 years.
Antonio Vera, Irrigation Technician
Antonio participated in the landscape construction of The Old Mill District for the past 12 years and has gained his knowledge through work experience. Antonio helps facilitate the safety and training programs for Millsite Landscape Services.
John Mauti, Building/Site Maintenance Coordinator
John has lived in Central Oregon for 35 years, working as a general contractor for Evergreen Custom Homes, On-Line Supervisor for Fuqua Homes and Lead Person-Maintenance for Beaver Motor Coaches. John's construction, handyman and troubleshooting skills allow him to efficiently manage numerous office buildings and the infrastructure of a private road system. John has a Limited Maintenance Electrical License and has been apart of the Millsite team for over 2 years.
Tim Kupelain, Facilities Maintenance Foreman
Tim has lived in Central Oregon for 10 years. He coordinates the janitorial and facility maintenance for The Shops at the Old Mill. Tim also coordinates staff and logistics to provide event management services for functions in the Old Mill District.