Tory has made it his definite chief aim to grow high quality trees for landscape contractors. Through DCA Outdoor, he has created a superior supply chain through a network of company-owned growing operations in six states.
He incorporated landscape distribution (KAT, Brehob Nurseries, PlantRight Supply), retail and agritourism (Colonial Gardens), and networking/transportation (PlantRight, Utopian Transport) to create a streamlined way of doing business that no other company like DCA has accomplished. He is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Business Administration Management.
He founded DCA Outdoor in 2016 to serve as the corporate office to include company executives, sales & marketing teams, human capital, and finance departments.
Founder & CEO of DCA Outdoor
Named as President of Business Development in 2018, Devon is charged with managing key relationships for our production brands. Born and raised in Oregon, he attended the University of Oregon and has over 25 years of industry experience, mostly in nursery management.
He started his career managing a large bareroot nursery in Oregon and has also managed nursery operations in Oklahoma and Maryland prior to joining the team as the President of Schwope Brothers Tree Farms in 2015. A long-time passionate and well-known industry expert, one of Devon’s greatest accomplishments is being one of the first to export bareroot trees to China, a market that did not previously exist.
President of Business Development
With a degree in Accounting and Business Management from Baker University, Derick has served in financial roles throughout his career, including leading several company acquisitions. His DCA responsibilities include cash management, financial performance, and information technology. Derick works to enhance key processes around DCA’s financial performance across all brands. He thrives on our brands and their ability to disrupt the industry thorough providing quality products through vertical integration and implementing efficiencies into processes.
Chief Financial Officer
Curt’s experience and passion is in building and coaching winning teams in pursuit of their aligned personal, team, and organizational goals. He is responsible for driving marketing and sales strategies for the DCA Outdoors brands. His activities revolve around marketing, sales, product development, and customer service to drive business growth and marketshare. Curt’s primary responsibility is to ensure the integrated commercial success of the organization. He has a degree in Business and Finance from Benedictine College and 20 years in the green industry.
Chief Commercial Officer
As Director of Planning, Gary leads the company in building a strong supply chain flow between internal brands and external vendors. With nine years in the nursery industry prior to joining DCA Outdoor, he is experienced in logistics, production planning, sales, adherence to brand and licensure regulations, and product procurement in addition to finance and budget development. Gary works closely with distribution demand and market trends to set production schedules for each of the production division, while working with supply chain vendors on multi-year supply needs.
Director of Planning
With a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management, Maria is charged with executing human resource strategy that supports DCA’s strategic vision. She joined DCA in 2017 and has created, documented, and trained others on the HR core processes for the entire employee life cycle from recruitment to separation for DCA Outdoor. She led recruiting efforts that resulted in a company expansion of 310%.