Brian Connolly – CEO
Brian has a degree in business from the University of Arizona. He has a strong 15 year background in land development, specializing in design, engineering, and entitlements. Through his experience in development Brian built an extensive knowledge of all aspects of the landscape world, specifically landscape install and new construction. He utilized this knowledge to develop the foundation of SDL and grow the business into what it is today. Brian is ALCA SLM certified and a Certified Arborist. Brian oversees all SDL business including construction, maintenance, and custom residential.
David Corley – CFO
Dave received a BS in Finance from Arizona State University and has a Master’s degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in accounting. He is a seasoned financial leader with diverse experience in both large public and small private companies, including extensive experience in production home building, land development, and various other real estate investment activities. In addition, Mr. Corley serves on the Advisory Board of RepublicBankAZ, a local business bank based in Phoenix, Arizona and holds an Arizona Real Estate Sales license.
Ed Macias – Division President
Ed grew up in the tiny, sea-side town of Carpinteria, California. He moved to San Diego and graduated from San Diego State University with degrees in Botany and Anthropology. Ed’s involvement in Arizona Landscape Contractors Association (ALCA) has unleashed his political side as he collaborated with politicians in Washington DC on behalf of E-Verify, immigration issues, and other topics related to the landscape industry. Ed’s positive thinking, innovative ideas, and motivating personality are an asset not only to the landscape industry but to ALCA as leading the Association in 2009 and 2010 as the ALCA Board President.
Randy Zellers – Director of Operations
Randy Zellers is the Director of Operations for Service Direct Landscape, LLC. He has managed many large master planned communities including Estrella Mountain Ranch in Goodyear, DC Ranch in North Scottsdale and Vistancia in Peoria.
He has extensive experience in the Phoenix landscape market and has also been instrumental in developing operational processes designed to enhance accountability and safer work practices.
Randy and his wife moved from Pennsylvania to Arizona in 1987, where he will continue to focus on delivering quality Landscape and Customer Service throughout the valley.
Margaret Saulsby – Business Development
Margaret Saulsby brings an extensive sales and marketing back ground in both HOAs and the green industry to SDL. For over 10 years, she worked for irrigation manufacturers, bringing the latest irrigation technology to city parks and large building developments throughout the southwest. Then she worked in the HOA industry in construction defect reconstruction and general HOA maintenance and repair. Most recently, Margaret served as Associate Executive Director for the Central Arizona Chapter of CAI. Margaret understands the intricacies of working in and around HOAs and communities in the Phoenix area.
In her spare time, Margaret enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. She coaches a competitive flag football team and officiates various sports for the City of Peoria Youth Sports.
Margaret has a BA and MBA from The University of Arizona and is ALCA SLM certified.