Who we are

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Providing the best landscaping services possible has always been our top priority at Suma Landscaping. With the dedication and concern of our wonderful managers and crews, we have been able to deliver services of which we can be truly proud. Please get acquainted with our amazing team!

Susan Frank founded Suma Landscaping in 1977. She holds a degree in Ornamental Horticulture as well as a C-27 Landscaping Contractors License and a qualified pest control license with emphasis on Integrated Pest Management. A native of Miami, she now lives in Marin County after residing in the East Bay for many years. Susan is also a Sensei (teacher) in Karate-do. After several years as a volunteer at Hospice by the Bay, she and Molly (her rescue poodle) are now continuing to offer support at other facilities in the Bay Area. Susan enjoys working directly with the amazing members of the Suma team and is honored by the praise she receives from our clients in appreciation of their work.

Eugène Spoor has been in the landscape industry for more than 25 years. Eugène manages Suma Landscaping's day-to-day operations and personally oversees all phases of Suma’s landscape design and landscape construction projects. With his extensive knowledge and attention to detail, Eugène is able to partner with homeowners, architects, engineers, and managers to ensure excellent quality of work and provide invaluable peace of mind on even the most complex jobs. Eugène is originally from The Hague in The Netherlands and holds a Landscaping Contractors License and QAC-B Pesticide License. He is also certified by California Polytechnic State University as an Irrigation Auditor.

Brandon grew up on the East Coast right outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Developed around his love for the outdoors and working with his hands, he was drawn to a career in the green industry. He studied horticulture at The Pennsylvania State University where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Landscape Contracting, Design and Build. Since finishing school he has developed continued experience working as an Operations Manager and Account Manager for some very rebuttable companies in the industry.  Only being on the West Coast a few years he has been proactive in continuing his education by earning certifications as a Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper, Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscaper and has taken irrigation technician training. With over 17 years experience, his genuine love for the industry and daily mission to follow the golden rule is reflected in the ownership he takes in each landscape he maintains.

Lisa Wilson is an East Bay native and a veteran of the landscape industry. She is a Certified Landscape Technician, a Qualified Pesticide Applicator, and possess a keen eye for design. In her free time she enjoys growing grapes and making wine. She is a lifelong Warriors fan.

Steven Poole was born and raised in Alameda. He has been working in landscaping and construction since he was only 12 years old. He has been a valuable member of Suma’s team for the past 9 years.He is a foreman and leads his crew by example. His specialties are carpentry and stone work; he is also skilled in irrigation and plant identification. He is a guitarist, banjo player, woodworker, outdoorsman, and most importantly, a loving father.

Julie Graig has over 25 years of Management experience with the past 10 years focusing on C-level Executive Administration and Accounts Receivable/Payable. She has an optimistic attitude and excellent customer service skills. Julie was born and raised in Alameda, where she is now raising two teenage children. Julie enjoys being involved in their school activities, especially assisting with their music programs. Her favorite hobby is Softball; she plays for a co-ed league with the Alameda Park and Rec. Dept..

Dana joined Suma Landscaping as an administrative assistant in 2018. She has since worked to improve our technical systems and has become our go-to person for technological problems and projects. She has worked in administration, marketing, teaching, and conservation. She brings a diversity of experiences and skills with her to Suma along with a valuable love of problem solving. She enjoys traveling in the backcountry as well as through cities worldwide and is passionate about conservation.

Molly came to us through Big Dog Rescue via The Kern Project. She is not only the office mascot, but she also goes on missions to facilities such as Senior Homes and Children’s Hospitals in her role as a Therapy Dog.


Suma Landscaping, Inc. is an award-winning member of the California Landscape Contractors Association and is fully bonded, licensed and insured.