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Raúl has over 30 years of HR experience, including 12 years as Chief HR Officer and 2 years as HR Director for #1B national company. Additional HR experience includes 10 years with the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Water & Power and 8 years with Universal Studios in various HR leadership roles.  Areas of expertise


Anne has 20+ years of experience in the landscape industry.   Her Horticulture degree from Iowa State University and her master’s in leadership from Aurora University bring together her two passions, landscape and developing people.   Throughout the years she has held several different roles including designer, 

account manager, branch manager, training and development.  She has been at the ground level of merging the largest landscape company in the world.   Through her experience and knowledge, she has been able to build repeatable processes and systems companies use for their success.   Anne is able to connect with companies and realize their potential through multiple coaching practices that create a sustainable culture within your organization.      

Bonnie has been President of NARTS (National Association of Resale and Thrift Stores) for 4 years.  Her ability to grow her own business 10x over the last 26 years is evidence of her commitment to excellence and developing people.  Her deep experience in 

​retail and customer services brings a valuable

include: talent management and leadership development, talent acquisition, benefit administration, strategic planning, project management, acquisition integration, immigration compliance, employee relations, performance coaching, multi-state and federal wage & hour laws, EEO and Affirmative Action compliance. 

Parke earned his Industrial Psychology degree at Emory University.  A passion for helping others exceed their goals has generated repeated successes over 30+ years in leadership roles.  His experience includes the automotive aftermarket,  residential services, and national landscape services.  He

dimension to ADVANCE and to our clients. Her expertise in retail/resale, marketing, and merchandising is tempered with her experience as a successful business owner that understands short and long term needs and goals.  


Scott is Senior Partner at ADVANCE with 25+ years of experience in managing, leading, and developing talent in the landscape industry.  His horticulture degree from Cal Poly Pomona served as a strong foundation to building a career - starting on production crews and working up to Director of Operations of a $40   

repeatedly lead teams to exceed goals as VP of Sales, helping the company grow from $110M to $450M in 10 years.  As VP of training for ValleyCrest (a 10k+ employee company), the company earned  5 consecutive Training Top 125 Awards.  Parke is known for high energy engagement, participant buy-in, and measurable results.​

million dollar company.  His vast experience in working at all levels of a company has made each participant identify quickly with his leadership and instruction.   Recently, Scott helped with the merger of a $2 billion dollar company.    Scott is known for helping participants learn and detail how they will implement improvements for their client companies.  Scott has lead position restructuring, field efficiency, account manager development, field coaching, and other key business needs for clients.