Tony Frisella – Owner & Landscape Designer
Tony Frisella, the smiling boy in the black and white photos scattered throughout our website, clearly grew up in this business. He learned all there was to learn about growing and landscaping in St. Louis from his father, Frisella Nursery founder, Frank Frisella. Tony is the owner of Frisella Nursery and when he is not designing landscapes himself, he shares his experience and knowledge with the rest of the landscape team. If you are looking for landscaping advice, tune-in to Tony’s radio show, Frisella’s All Around the Yard each Saturday from 1-2pm on 97.1FM.
Tony Frisella, Jr. – VP of Sales
Tony Frisella, Jr., has worked for his family’s business, Frisella Nursery, since he could hold a shovel. Throughout the last decade, Tony Jr. has developed a very distinct, natural, but balanced landscape design style and is known for his enthusiastic approach to design consultations. He excites his clients with his ability to maintain environmental integrity while creatively exceeding their vision. Tony is an ISA Certified Arborist and Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute certified.
Justin Verbryck – Landscape Design Manager
Justin is a leader in the design office and out in the field, respected for his friendly demeanor as well as his knowledge and remarkably wide plant palette. His designs and use of material are anything but cookie-cutter. Justin strikes the perfect balance between an engineer and a creative, between horticulturist and artist with his beautiful drawings. He is truly a stand-out in the industry and in our design community. Justin attended the University of Missouri – Columbia and earned a BS in Horticulture Science with an emphasis in Landscape Design. He is also an ISA Certified Arborist and APLD certified.
Evan Winkler – Landscape Designer
Evan joined our team in the Fall of 2017, and we have all benefitted from his attention to detail unwavering work ethic. Evan assisted with the design and created the 3-D renderings of St. Louis’ first Piazza, Piazza Imo! A Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech and Master of Urban Design from Ball State.
Preston Jordan – Landscape Designer
Preston grew up in the woodlands of Northern Indiana learning how to care for plants and cultivate a sense of peace at home with landscaping. Through his study of Restorative Architecture, he discovered his passion for outdoor space and graduated from Ball State with a BA in Landscape Architecture specializing in downtown rehabilitation projects and historic reuse. He also minored in Vocal Performance and now sings with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra Choir and many different churches in the St Louis area. “I love to use my many passions to influence my landscape designs. I love to use sustainable plants especially Bottlebrush buckeyes. The naturalized form and spectacular bottlebrush blooms create a fantastic screen!”
Bobbie Tracy – Landscape Designer
Bobbie’s background in the aviation industry and a lifelong passion for plants make her perspective as unique as she is bubbly. She has the “eye of the customer” and uses her own experience in homeownership to extract each client’s true vision for their space. Holding an MA in Communication from Webster University, she pleasantly arms customers with details and expectations they didn’t know they needed.
Don Simon – VP of Operations
Samantha Huber – Commercial Estimator
Dan Bishop – Landscape Architect
Dan has worked at Frisella Nursery for many years and supports both Commercial and Residential Landscape divisions. Another Mizzou grad, with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from the University of Missouri Columbia, Dan earned our industry’s highest educational achievement, a Masters in Landscape Architecture, from the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana.