Rodís youth was spent mostly in the outdoors. As an Eagle Scout, he camped and hiked his way throughout the United States and into some overseas countries. After completing his degree at University of Nebraska, Rod found himself teaching high school English. A stint of working with Paramount Films, then on to working in the brokerage industry and venture capital markets, Rod returned to the outdoors that he always loved.
No matter where Rodís experiences took him, he always planted a garden, flowers and trees. He returned to his home state of Nebraska in the 1990ís and establishment of Wolf Landscape Design, Llc in 1999. Rodís love of arboriculture, creative ideas and education provide the ideal combination that supports his landscape companyís goals.
Rod is a Nebraska certified arborist, Nebraska licensed chemical applicator, and a Nebraska licensed nurseryman. He holds memberships in the Nebraska Nursery and Landscape Association, the Nebraska Arborist Association, and the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. Rod is a past and current officer in the Ogallala Tree Advisory Board, a member of the Board of Directors for Keep Keith County Beautiful, as well as being a ReTree Nebraska Initiative Ambassador. Rod serves on the Central Nebraska Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors and is active in procuring trees for plantings at each new home build in the affiliate.
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, BA-English, 1970
Certified Nebraska Arborist; Landscape Design School; NASD Licensed Broker; Nebraska Insurance and Annuities license, Nebraska Teaching Certificate
Ruzanic and Company, Inc. Washington, DC 1985-1998
Daleco Technolgies, Inc. Newport Beach, CA 1984-1986
Kirkpatrick, Pettis,(et.al) Lincoln, NE 1978-1984
Paramount Communications Hollywood, CA 1972-1978
Norris Public Schools Hickman, NE 1970-1972
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Community Forest Workshops in South Dakota, Kansas and Nebraska,
coordinator and participant
Sedgwick County, Colorado Tree Workshop, sponsor and participant
Statewide Arboretum, former advisory board member
Big Mac Kiwanis Past President, Past Vice President, member since 1995
Keep Keith County Beautiful Past Vice President, Current Board member since 2004
Nebraska Nursery & Landscape Association member
Ogallala Tree Advisory Board Past President, current Secretary
Central NE Habitat for Humanity Secretary of the Board of Directors
Keith County Area Development member
/ Keith County Area Chamber of Commerce member
Boy Scout Troup; Eagle Scout Advisory Board
HONORS & AWARDS
Recipient of the
Oregon Trail Home Show Best of Show multiple years
HOBBIES & FAMILY
Working with my dog, Wolf, brings me joy every day. He is a companion and a friend. I hate to call him a hobby; since Iím really just his driver!
I have expanded my life in the last couple of years by adding my
fiancťe, Dorothy, and her loving Maltese, Lucy. Wolf, Lucy, Dorothy and I make up my family. Life is good.