Listee Features — Landscaping

Christa Bush


Christa Jane Bush is a certified horticulturist and landscape professional celebrating nearly 10 years of excellence in grounds maintenance, landscape design and management. Since 2018, she has been an area manager for Ruppert Landscape, Inc., where she manages maintenance and enhancement services for a portfolio of more than 70 commercial, government, and large residential clients across Georgia, Texas and Pennsylvania. Raised in a school district with robust career and technical education offerings, Ms. Bush first began taking horticulture and landscape design classes in high school simply to fill a gap in her schedule. She quickly fell in love with the unique challenges of the work, and decided to pursue further education in the specialty. After high school, Ms. Bush enrolled

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Valinda Miller-Valcich


Holding considerable expertise in finance and landscape design, Valinda A. Miller-Valcich was inspired to her career out of her great love of plants and being outdoors. First studying interior design at the George Washington University’s Mount Vernon campus in 1985, she completed a Bachelor of Science in architecture at the New York Institute of Technology in 1987. Marrying her husband, Mitchell “Mickey” Valcich, in 1988, she began work at her husband’s companies almost immediately, and has since made a name for herself in the fields of waste management and lawn care. Ms. Miller-Valcich has excelled as a landscape designer and the vice president of Mickey’s Lawnscapes Inc. since 1988 and as the chief operating officer of Mickey’s Carting Corp., their

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Donna Swansen


Donna Maloney Swansen is a retired landscape designer, consultant, owner and operator of Donna Swansen Design in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Serving the surrounding areas of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelphia, for more than 25 years, she established her business in 1983, concluding her very successful career in 2008. She formerly served as a partner at Swansen & Borie in Ambler between 1977 and 1982 and Corson, Borie & Swansen in Ambler in 1976. Prior to entering the field, Ms. Swansen was a bridal consultant and an assistant buyer for the retail field. During her career, Ms. Swansen has lent her expertise on numerous committees at her alma mater, Temple University, including the search committee for the chair of the

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