Meet Our Team
Meg Salvador, Office Manager
Technically, she’s our Office Manager. But in reality, Meg is the glue that holds Lawn Doctor together. From Accounting to Human Resources, party-planning and everything in between. If it’s got anything to do with LD, Meg knows all about it. Every day is different as she wears many hats. She has been with Lawn Doctor since 2016 and her years of experience at a Forensic Accounting firm has prepared her for the work she does for us here. She loves the people she works with and hopes to help our company continue to grow and continue to be a great place to work. She also loves traveling, hanging out with her family and children at her Hanover home. And she loves spending time with her fur-baby, Blue the Anatolian Shepherd.
Fun Fact: Meg used to run a horseback riding stable.
Ian Tlasek, Operations Manager
Ian started with Lawn Doctor in April of 2012 and has been a vital part of the company ever since. From helping out on the phones when he first started, to now managing a fleet of 40+ lawn care vehicles and technicians, Ian has done it all. Before LD, he was a restaurant manager where he found his knack for organization, leadership and optimizing efficiency, all of which he has applied seamlessly to his position here. He is Lawn Doctor’s in-house agronomist and is the brains behind the science of what we do. He alone is responsible for educating and training our technicians for the MDAR pesticide license exam, hence his nickname- Professor Pesticide. He’s certified in turf, shade trees and ornamentals and mosquito and biting flies. His knowledge continues to grow as he attends as many education seminars as possible, keeping Lawn Doctor up-to-date on all of the latest information pertaining to our line of work.
Ian loves LD because every day presents a new set of challenges and difficulties. It’s not your average desk job and he’s never bored. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his wife and daughter, especially by going on family camping trips. He loves gardening and taking care of his lawn (of course), smoking meats and barbecuing for summer cookouts at his home in Halifax and canoeing on West Monponsett Pond. His goals are to help LD raise the standard for all other lawn care service companies in the area through exceptional work and to be a good, providing husband and father.
Fun Fact: Ian is insanely good at ping pong and badminton.
Jeff Coats, Field Manager
Jeff started back in 2014 in Lawn Doctor Savannah, Georgia and joined our LD Massachusetts family in 2018. Before lawn care, he worked as a harvester on cranberry bogs and as a foreman for a local paving company. He is used to working hard and taking every step necessary to become an expert in what he does. For Lawn Doctor, he has worked as a technician for a number of years and has attended numerous seminars and classes making him a specialist in all things turf.
All of this knowledge and experience makes Jeff the perfect Field Manager. As a growing company, we strive to keep all of our customers happy. His job is to meet these customers face-to-face, inspect their lawns, address any issues, and most importantly, solve problems! Some things require a manager’s touch and Jeff is the guy you want when you’re not sure why your lawn isn’t responding the way it should to our treatments. There are quite a few things that Jeff likes about working at Lawn Doctor. Mainly, he enjoys the LD community and positive work environment that he and his coworkers share. And the fact that the people in charge are present and involved in the day-to-day operations unlike many of the lawn care companies in the area.
Jeff likes to kayak, travel and spend time with his girlfriend and family. He is a simple guy who only wants to continue to grow professionally as an individual and as a part of this evolving company. He would love to see Lawn Doctor become a lead job-providing organization in the area while having settled down somewhere quiet with plenty of room for his dogs and some chickens and maybe even some goats!
Fun Fact: Jeff has lived in 5 different states- Massachusetts, Georgia, Florida, Ohio and Missouri
Andy Canniff, General Manager
Andy is a Lawn Doctor veteran and has been with the company since 2002. Before LD, Andy studied Business Administration at Umass Boston. He was working in recruiting and sales when he found his way to us. He started as a technician aerating and fertilizing lawns. These days, Andy oversees every aspect of the company. He strategizes and works closely with the owner and each department head to achieve our goals and objectives. No matter how big or small a matter is, Andy is always around to help out from finance, to planning, sales/marketing, customer service etc. He loves having daily opportunities to be creative and finding solutions to all kinds of challenges that a small business faces everyday.
When he’s off the clock, Andy loves spending time with his wife and son. He relaxes with music, playing the guitar and piano. And he’s quite the golfer. His goal is to help continue to grow our company into the industry leader and he plans on doing so by continuing his education in our field with conferences, seminars and any resource available.
Fun Fact: Andy is an exceptional juggler.
Tom Norton, President.
Tom is the president of Lawn Doctor. His father, Jim, founded this particular LD franchise and Tom gladly took over the family business and continued the Norton family lawn care legacy. He went to school at Colgate University where he earned a degree in Environmental Studies. His education and having helped his father run this business for over 30 years makes him an expert in all aspects of Lawn Doctor. There is no one better equipped to do what he does here. Every day, Tom focuses on the overall strategy of improving every element of the company. He’s always working to build and lead a team that can execute our plans and achieve our goals. His goals are to provide spectacular services to his customers and to cultivate fun, rewarding careers for his employees. The customers and employees are what he likes most about Lawn Doctor. The people he gets to interact and work with make it a pleasure to run this business.
When he’s not busy running an awesome company, Tom spends lots of time with his family. He also always works hard to better himself by running and biking a ton. Tom is always working to improve things. His goal within Lawn Doctor and in life itself is to change the lawn care industry by creating better and more environmentally responsible solutions for plant health.
Fun Fact: Tom lived in Madrid, Spain for 5 years and speaks Spanish fluently.