CHRIS DOWNER  - CEO & OWNER   A natural born entrepreneur, Chris applied to only one school, Babson College, and excelled in the Entrepreneurial Studies Program. In fact, he ran and operated his business while attending Babson, continuing this dedication through all four years as a student athlete and serving as lacrosse captain his senior year. Upon graduation, Chris cemented his passion for business and horticulture by writing a business plan and moving back to North Andover to pursue his goals. Chris’ second passion is coaching, and his support and participation in town athletics reaches far and wide, earning him a prestigious award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives for “Commitment and Dedication to the Youth of North Andover.” When it’s time to relax, you’ll find Chris with his family enjoying the mountains of Vermont or the seashore in Maine. Chris, Nicole, and their four girls are certainly happiest being active and enjoying nature!

CHRIS DOWNER - CEO & OWNER

A natural born entrepreneur, Chris applied to only one school, Babson College, and excelled in the Entrepreneurial Studies Program. In fact, he ran and operated his business while attending Babson, continuing this dedication through all four years as a student athlete and serving as lacrosse captain his senior year. Upon graduation, Chris cemented his passion for business and horticulture by writing a business plan and moving back to North Andover to pursue his goals. Chris’ second passion is coaching, and his support and participation in town athletics reaches far and wide, earning him a prestigious award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives for “Commitment and Dedication to the Youth of North Andover.” When it’s time to relax, you’ll find Chris with his family enjoying the mountains of Vermont or the seashore in Maine. Chris, Nicole, and their four girls are certainly happiest being active and enjoying nature!

   NICOLE DOWNER  - OWNER & HORTICULTURAL MAINTENANCE DIVISIONAL SUPERVISOR   Nicole holds bachelors from Colgate University & masters from Boston University & is a 20 year veteran of the landscaping industry. Nicole left a career in education to join Chris in his journey to build Downer Brothers into an industry leader, & they are partners in life, family, & business. Nicole started in the back office, helping Chris grow & build the business, & as the kids grew older, she had the time to branch into horticultural & earn her master gardener certification. Nicole now runs the Horticultural Maintenance Department & is an Account Manager for the larger residential accounts. She is passionate about maintaining beautiful spaces for her clients to enjoy - as one who love entertaining on her outdoor patio & kitchen, she understands the joy these spaces bring.

NICOLE DOWNER - OWNER & HORTICULTURAL MAINTENANCE DIVISIONAL SUPERVISOR

Nicole holds bachelors from Colgate University & masters from Boston University & is a 20 year veteran of the landscaping industry. Nicole left a career in education to join Chris in his journey to build Downer Brothers into an industry leader, & they are partners in life, family, & business. Nicole started in the back office, helping Chris grow & build the business, & as the kids grew older, she had the time to branch into horticultural & earn her master gardener certification. Nicole now runs the Horticultural Maintenance Department & is an Account Manager for the larger residential accounts. She is passionate about maintaining beautiful spaces for her clients to enjoy - as one who love entertaining on her outdoor patio & kitchen, she understands the joy these spaces bring.

   ANGIE ALLEN  - ASLA, MLA, MUEP - LANDSCAPE DESIGNER & ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING MANAGER   Bringing over 15 years of experience in landscape design, environmental planning and sustainable building practices, Angie’s professional portfolio spans the public and private sectors & ranges from large-scale regional master plans down to construction detailing. She has contributed to award-winning projects across the country. Believing the most successful projects come from collaboration, she takes a hands-on approach to design & installation, working with the homeowner & our construction team to develop a cohesive overall design with attention to the smallest details. Regardless of the scale of the project, Angie strives to create beautiful, functional landscapes tailored to each client. Angie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Mary Washington & continued on to the University of Virginia to earn a Master in Landscape Architecture & a Master in Urban & Environmental Planning. She is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects & American Planning Association. Angie loves to read, run & play tennis.

ANGIE ALLEN - ASLA, MLA, MUEP - LANDSCAPE DESIGNER & ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING MANAGER

Bringing over 15 years of experience in landscape design, environmental planning and sustainable building practices, Angie’s professional portfolio spans the public and private sectors & ranges from large-scale regional master plans down to construction detailing. She has contributed to award-winning projects across the country. Believing the most successful projects come from collaboration, she takes a hands-on approach to design & installation, working with the homeowner & our construction team to develop a cohesive overall design with attention to the smallest details. Regardless of the scale of the project, Angie strives to create beautiful, functional landscapes tailored to each client. Angie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Mary Washington & continued on to the University of Virginia to earn a Master in Landscape Architecture & a Master in Urban & Environmental Planning. She is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects & American Planning Association. Angie loves to read, run & play tennis.

  FRANK BROWN  - MCA & MCLP / DIRECTOR OF HORTICULTURE  Frank is a retired Stoneham fireman and highly qualified 40 year veteran of landscaping industry. Frank earned his MCA (Massachusetts Certified Arborist), MCLP (Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional), and is a graduate of UMASS Stockbridge. He owned and operated his own business for many years before lending his skills and passion for horticulture to DBL. For DBL, Frank can be found expertly pruning trees, identifying insect and disease, training staff, and mentoring the team, often all in a day’s work! When he’s not working, you can find Frank banging out burpees in a CrossFit class, enjoying an early breakfast with the guys, or spending quality time with his wife of nearly fifty years, his two sons and daughter in law, and grandson.

FRANK BROWN - MCA & MCLP / DIRECTOR OF HORTICULTURE

Frank is a retired Stoneham fireman and highly qualified 40 year veteran of landscaping industry. Frank earned his MCA (Massachusetts Certified Arborist), MCLP (Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional), and is a graduate of UMASS Stockbridge. He owned and operated his own business for many years before lending his skills and passion for horticulture to DBL. For DBL, Frank can be found expertly pruning trees, identifying insect and disease, training staff, and mentoring the team, often all in a day’s work! When he’s not working, you can find Frank banging out burpees in a CrossFit class, enjoying an early breakfast with the guys, or spending quality time with his wife of nearly fifty years, his two sons and daughter in law, and grandson.