Brian Blake President of Operations – Maryland at McFall & Berry Landscape Management, Inc.
Brian Blake was born in Washington DC and grew up in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. Brian began his work in the “green industry” during his high school summer breaks working at Lakewood Country Club. After High School, Brian started in the Utility Construction Field where he learned to operate heavy equipment and other facets of site utility operations. In 1990 he graduated from the University of Maryland Institute of Applied Agricultures focused in Turf Management and Grounds Maintenance. Post education, Brian held a successful career in Golf Course Management, becoming a Class “A” member of the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America. In 2006, Brian joined McFall & Berry, a locally owned & operated full-service landscape maintenance company, servicing the Washington DC & Baltimore Metropolitan Areas. Brian worked as an on-site Manager, was promoted to Branch Manager of Montgomery County & DC, and is currently the President of Operations for Maryland. Brian continues to enjoy the outdoors and plays in adult league hockey.
John Brand President at Brand Design, Inc.
John is the President of Brand Design, Inc. that was formed in 1994. Brand Design works with small businesses to help build their messaging that will impact the branding and reputation on the business. John has experience in consulting, creative direction, web design, Graphic Design, SEO and SEO Writing, etc.
John graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA and has 33 Years of experience in marketing communications. He is also the former Art Director for the American Trucking Association. Joe Turpin Founder, Managing Director of New Media Horizons, LLC.
Joe spent more than 30 years in sales and marketing in the moving industry. Having learned marketing from the ground-up, he opened New Media Horizons Marketing in 2012 to service businesses that did not have their own marketing department. The largest part of New Media Horizons’ business is the HOA Management industry. He has served management companies as well as communities directly for more than eight years.
Derek Wilson Portfolio Manager at CAMP - Community Association Management Professionals
Derek is a Portfolio Manager with Community Association Management Professionals (CAMP), in Annapolis, Maryland. Derek currently manages several award-winning large-scale HOA communities. His dedication to customer service and performance excellence have enabled him to form collaborative working relationships with Board and committee members. He is an active member of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of CAI where he serves on several committees and has provided multiple articles for Quorum Magazine.