This is the 1st time I have sat down and thought about why I do what I do and thinking back to a very young age.
The fact is that even as a young boy I loved working in the family garden when we lived in Atlanta Georgia. I worked with my parents picking peas, beans, corn, pulling the weeds etc. This coupled with the fact that every morning I saw my Dad wake up and put on a suit and tie which now I call the “Money suit” even though I enjoy dressing up at times as I have grown older.
This love for the outdoors, growing plants and not having to wear a suit in the summers was deepen when I would go to Texas to my grandparents’ home town. I was very lucky and blessed all my grandparents lived in the same town. I was also blessed that both of my grandfathers had served in World war II and come home to have my parents. So, I could visit them in the summer months when school was out and they both have cattle farms, horses and businesses of sort that I helped with. So, when I was ten years old I learned how to drive the tractors and haul hay. It was awesome because they no longer had the square bails that I could not lift. I was learned how to drive the tractor after much persuasion on my part to my Mom’s dad. After this I learned from my Dad’s Dad how to run and drive a backhoe as he had a business hauling dirt and digging septic lines for new homes in Northeast Texas.
Colin L. Geraghty, MBA
Colin is the Chief Operating Officer at Environmental Landscape Solutions. With over 30 years experience in the construction industry, Mr. Geraghty has provided leadership in projects ranging from site development to public works and bio habitats. With an MBA and a proven track record of success, despite challenging economies, he has demonstrated his skill, innovation and insight time and time again. Mr. Geraghty’s special interest lies in human/environmental interactions and achieved training that helps him to impact those interactions in a positive way. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in social ecology from the University of California, Irvine and achieved advanced training to become a certified arborist, a licensed pesticide applicator, certified erosion sediment storm water inspector, and notary public. Mr. Geraghty was among the charter class of certified green gardeners.
Scott is the General Manager & Business Development Manager for the company. With over 15 years in the Commercial and Residential Development Landscape Industry, he has a passion for creating solutions for the various projects Clients bring to ELS. Scott is also a graduate of UC Davis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture. Overall, Scott strives each day to provide ELS Clients an efficient and effective solution to their projects, while helping the ELS Team Members build their own individual careers.