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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 reputable 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.

Pam was raised on the Central Coast of California and has called the Bay Area her home for over 20 years. She first joined Suma in 2000, after having completed 5 years of apprenticeship with a master arborist and pruner. She left Suma to pursue her music career full time, performing percussion and vocals with her band, Blame Sally. Eager to get back to her roots in the Landscape/Gardening Industry she happily rejoined the Suma team as a Landscape Maintenance Supervisor in 2020. Pam continues to appreciate and perform music regularly, including as a volunteer for Bread and Roses Presents, a bay area organization which "brings hope and healing through live music."

Gene grew up in Boulder, Colorado but has lived in Oakland for over 20 years. With 30 years of progressively responsible administrative experience, he has spent the last 25 years as an office, facilities or operations manager in a variety of industries including Non-Profit’s, Architecture, Construction, Start-ups and the Music/Recording Industry. He also has a background in construction and auto mechanics and is thrilled that Suma has brought him back to some of his old skills. His passion is spending time with his family. He loves camping and exploring California with his wife and their two children.

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 as an administrative assistant in 2018. She is our go-to person for creative administrative solutions; she has improved our technical systems, introduced us to project management software, designed marketing materials, and much more. She earned her degree in Sociology from Reed College in 2016, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She is passionate about experiencing other cultures and environments while traveling worldwide and in wilderness.

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.