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The Tyler Family
Tom spent more than a decade working in the home-building industry at NVR/Ryan Homes in Thurmont, Maryland, where he started as a general laborer building core walls. He became a certified forklift operator loading trusses and building materials on tractor trailers and later worked as an inside crew supervisor, loading enclosed trailers with interior supplies. His time at NVR gave Tom the experience necessary to run a construction crew efficiently and productively. The grass certainly doesn’t grow under his feet. Tom knows how to run everything from material setup and staging to excavation and construction to clean up and safety. He is proficient in operating all types of equipment, including skidloaders, excavators, backhoes, forklifts, dump trucks, compactors, and brick saws. Tom carries certification from the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI).
Tom enjoys spending time with his family, whether it’s sitting outside around the pond and fire pit or inside enjoying a good movie in the family room. When he’s home, his special Doberman, Shasta, is always by his side. Tom also serves in a leadership capacity at Harvest Chapel in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, and is the manager of Holy Grounds Café. If you really want to get a conversation started with him, just mention Corvettes, Chevelles, GTOs, Impalas, or any other “muscle car.”
Jodi spent her high school years as the President and Vice President of Future Business Leader’s of America (FBLA), so it’s no surprise that she is the President of Kingdom Landscaping. The business has allowed her to combine her passion for the outdoors and creative design with the details of managing an office environment. She is highly involved in every project from start to finish – from the first client meeting through planning, estimating, and implementing the final plan. Jodi dedicates her time and energy to creating the best design possible to meet every budget. Your yard is her canvas!
Jodi loves the outdoors, whether it’s gardening or camping. Her passion is missions to Central America, specifically Costa Rica and Nicaragua. She currently serves in leadership ministry at Harvest Chapel in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania and is the manager of the Harvest Chapel Book and Gift Store.
Matt has been working with Kingdom Landscaping since he was 12 years old, and he will be 31 this year. His passion is building ponds and waterfalls, but he is extremely skilled at hardscaping and landscaping. He is married to his beautiful wife, Hannah.
Matt is a walking miracle. On June 23, 2005, Matt was involved in a horrific accident while driving a Kingdom Landscaping work truck home from a jobsite. You can view his testimony and live video footage by Clicking Here.
After recovering from the accident, Matt pursued a college degree from World Harvest Bible College in Columbus, Ohio. His major was music and he plays bass guitar.
Marissa, or “Riss” as we affectionately call her, has also been working for Kingdom Landscaping since she was about 12 or 13 years old and is now 28. She started out working in our retail store, Water Gardens and More. After several years on the construction crew and the downturn in the economy, Marissa decided to pursue a career in Culinary Arts & Hospitality at Frederick Community College, where she received her Associate of Arts Degree. She is currently employed by Weis markets in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania as their bakery manager.
Moriah, also known as “Riah,” is rarely seen on a jobsite. She is the behind-the-scenes office manager who is busy marketing Kingdom Landscaping through many social media outlets. Moriah recently graduated with a Fine Arts degree from Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland and is the Education and Visual Arts Coordinator for the Carroll County Arts Council in Westminster, Maryland. You can visit her artist website at www.moriahtyler.com.
Michael has been working for Kingdom Landscaping since he was 14 years old. He is the jobsite mechanic, which means he takes care of all of our equipment and hooks up all our pond plumbing. At 21 years old, he is a quick learner and a very hard-working young man. He spends most of his spare time playing video games and eating chinese food. His go-to order is beef lo-mein and chicken on a stick.
Miranda is Michael’s twin sister. In her spare time, Miranda will find a quiet spot outside and serenade the neighbors with beautiful music from the “Ocarina.” She completed her schooling at the Central Maryland School of Massage in Frederick, Maryland in May of 2017. She is now working as a full time massage therapist in Hagerstown, Maryland.