Meet Our Team

John Baxter, President

John Baxter graduated from North Georgia College and State University in 2010 with a Business Management degree. He has many years of lawn maintenance and landscape installation experience and has completed landscape and horticulture courses. His role in the company is focused on the overall development of the company, administrative oversight and some operations. His mission is to constantly obtain knowledge about all areas of landscape to provide the best possible service and build lasting relationships.


Ben Filchak, Vice President

Ben Filchak officially joined Deep Roots Landscape, LLC in May, 2011 after graduating with a degree in Marketing from North Georgia College and State University. Ben became a partner in Deep Roots later that year. Ben has worked with John for many years on various installation and maintenance jobs as well as completing courses in landscape and horticulture. Ben's primary roles are sales, customer contact and overall operations.




Rita Rylee

Rita Rylee is our office administrator. She joined Deep Roots Landscape in the spring of 2017 after holding a position at WellBeing for 20 years. She helps out with the day to day operation in the office from accounts payable to accounts receivables and human resources.



Russ Grindle, Maintenance and Spray Division Manager

Russ has worked in several different industries and found a love and passion for turf and ornamental care. He is responsible for developing our spray programs as well as managing the day to day operations of maintenance and spray.


Andrew Holloway, Maintenance Accounts Manager

Andrew has two degrees from UGA, one in turfgrass and one in horticulture, which allows him to have a vast amount of knowledge to help our training and inform customers on horticultural practices.


Sid Johnston, Installation Manager and Lead Designer

Sid Johnston is our installation manager and lead designer. Sid has over 30 years of landscape experience with 20 of those running his own nursery. He has extensive design experience as well as operational experience.  


Josh Dove, Lead Project Manager for Landscape Installations

Josh is our lead project manager for landscape installations. Josh has over 20 years of experience and is a skilled operator on any machine with a vast knowledge of landscape installation and construction.