Our People

Draw on industry experience with a breadth of knowledge across our departments.


Our People – Your Team.

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Jacqui Linton

Key Account Manager

Jacqui has a wealth of experience both international and locally in customer service and account management.


Jacqui joined the Wholesale Landscapes team in 2019 and has since established strong product knowledge and is efficient in handling all aspects of customer enquires including bookings , proposals and pricing and any product questions you may have.


Jacqui has travelled extensively and enjoys learning Te Reo.

Bryce Senior

Trade manager

Since 2012, Bryce has been servicing the landscapers and contractors across the country.


Bryce has a passion for landscaping and has extensive knowledge in bark and soft landscaping products.


If you’re stuck on a large commercial project or are unsure what product to use on your clients project Bryce is happy to help.

Richard Deck

Sales Representative

Richard rejoined the team in 2020 after a large break from the industry,


His depth of knowledge in composting means he has strong roots in understanding what customers need in soil health. 


Richard consults with horticulture management to ensure their assets are high-performing. If you’re in the commercial sector and looking to make the most of your soil – Richard is your go-to person.

Caleb Hughes

Sales Manager | Azwood Group

Caleb has over 5 years in the landscaping industry. His tenacity in helping achieve the best for every single B2B customer has mean’t Caleb’s effort has been prominent since he joined the team in 2019.


Based in our Christchurch offices, Caleb has strong relationships with our Canterbury based customers and utilises virtual meetings with anyone based further afield.

Tom Filmer

Marketing Coordinator

Tom joined Wholesale Landscapes in 2016 and has has had a variety of roles within the organisation.


He enjoys the digital aspects of marketing and the creative opportunities it provides when integrating with traditional methods.


In the weekends, Tom explores the outdoors and the trails Nelson-Tasman has to offer.

Kylie-Ann Kearney

Marketing Assistant

Kylie joined the Wholesale team in 2020 and has since added her flair of graphic design and social media account management to Wholesale Landscapes. 

Kylie keeps the marketing content up to date and liases with our B2B customers as a marketing support contact. 


Kylie has travelled extensively across many continents and if there’s snow nearby, chances are you’ll find her on the chairlift.

Haley Appleby

Senior Bookkeeper | Azwood Group

Haley joined Wholesale Landscapes in 2018 to manage the accounting side of the business on a daily basis.


Haley lives and breathes accurate numbers and efficient accounting practices to ensure everything reconciles.


In her spare time Haley spends most of her time with her family and two children.

Sunny Guy


Since 2020, Sunny has been coordinating the day-to-day administration of Wholesale Landscapes.


Sunny will ensure your invoices are sent on time while still providing the rest of the team with admin support.


Johan Visscher

Production Manager | Azwood Group

Johan joined Wholesale Landscapes’ production team in 2020. Johan has 35 years of extensive knowledge in the forestry management sector and strong relationships in the forestry industry.


Johan joined Wholesale Landscapes because he could see an opportunity to leave post-harvest forest land with less residues through a resourceful residue collection process. 


Johan manages this process for Azwood Group which creates a better environment for council, forestry management companies and local communities.

Ben Crawford

Supply Chain & Logistics Manager | Azwood Group

Ben has 17 years as a senior operations manager with a diverse range of experience including DNA technologies, genomics, quantitative genetics, animal health, macro animal production testing, national and international logistics and warehousing, dairy nutritionals manufacturing and now the bio energy sector.


Ben has previously held roles at Fonterra running the southern hemispheres largest Dairy Distribution centre, and was enlisted to help Fonterra rebuild their Infant formula production team post WPC80.  


In 2017, the former plant manager at Fonterra’s Canpac shifted his family across New Zealand to join a renewable energy business in one of 18 newly created strategic roles at Azwood Energy.


Ben has lead the establishment of world class Quality Management System in the Azwood and Wholesale Landscapes business’s including EN Plus A1, Goodchips, and the implementation of the NIASA Compost and Potting Mix standards.

Lester Mclean

Horticulture Products Supervisor

As the manager of our horticulture products at our Eve’s Valley production site, you’ll find Lester either in the potting mix plant, with a pH tester in his hand, doing stocktake or all three. 


Since 2018, Lester has ensured our horticulture medias are to schedule, including the aging of products and fulfilling any orders to NIASA standards.


Chris Barton

Plant manager

Chris has been with Wholesale Landscapes for 10+ years. Most of those years have been perfecting the art of bark processing.


Chris’ skill set enables Wholesale Landscapes to turn raw bark in to high quality and consistent ground coverings and growing medias all year around.

Jeremy Kemp

Production Manager

For the last 20 years, Jeremy has been ensuring our production and delivery departments have been delivering to our clients on both quality and time.


Along side his processing and production experience, Jeremy has a wealth of knowledge in logistics and diesel engines.

Dean Asher


Dean is the one who makes it all happen so Wholesale Landscapes can deliver on our promises. The majority of Dean’s time is servicing the Nelson & Bays area in a range of truck sizes.

Dean’s ability to get a truck into places that you wouldn’t think fitted a truck is his unknown superpower. Not to mention he knows the regions streets like the back of his hand.

Brook Brewerton

General Manager | Azwood Group

Since 2005, Brook has been heavily involved with both the sales and operations of Azwood Group which is the parent of entities Wholesale Landscapes and Azwood Energy.


Brook moved into the general management role in 2018 where he actively seeks improvement of team, process and culture on a daily basis.


Brook has extensive knowledge in the wood energy sector as well as the manufacturing and processing of wood and bark products.

Ben T

Deliveries & Raw Collection