Meet our Advisory Board
JAMIE BANKS, PhD, MS
ED of QUIET COMMUNITIES AGZA SCIENCE ADVISOR
and STRATEGIC PARTNER
Jamie Banks started Quiet Communities (Concord, MA) as a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping communities reduce health and environmental harm from noise and pollution with evidence-based approaches and solutions. Its landcare program focuses on transitioning the outdoor power equipment industry to low impact alternatives to protect public health, worker health, and environmental quality.
RICHARD A. McCOY
PRINCIPAL OWNER AT
RICHARD A. McCOY HORTICULTURAL SERVICES INC.
Richard established Richard A. McCoy Horticultural Services in 1998 and transitioned McCoy Horticultural to one of New Jersey's first completely organic, ecological, and low-impact land care companies in 2005. Richard is an American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA) Certified Service Pro, and is recognized and advises many New Jersey and national landscape associations.
LANDSCAPE SUPERVISOR - USC FACILITIES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
Erik has been a Landscape Supervisor at the University of Southern California for over 7 years and has worked in the Grounds department for a total of 14 years. He has a master’s degree from USC (2016) in Landscape Architecture. He has also obtained other licenses/certifications including ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, C-27 and D-49 Licensed Contractor, California Native Plant Landscaper Certificate, and a Qualified Applicator License. He owns/runs a small landscape business named Alpine Line Landscape which has been certified as a AGZA Service Provider.