MEET OUR TEAM
Here at Country Girl Gardens it is our goal to enrich people's lives by creating and maintaining spaces to residents and businesses in Coeur d'Alene and surrounding areas. We strive to make any space beautiful, whether it be indoor or outdoor. Our team is here to provide friendly, knowledgeable, and timely landscape and maintenance services. It is our mission to free up your time in a way that will allow you to enjoy your landscape without hassle.
Trina Julian is the Founder of Country Girl Gardens, established in 2015. The inspiration for starting a landscape company began when she became passionate about gardening and growing a good amount of her own fruits and vegetables at home.
Trina is passionate about providing landscape services that are good for the client, and also good for the environment. This is done by hiring people who are passionate about the same things and ensuring that they are knowledgeable about soil conditions, plants, and proper installation of hardscapes and softscapes. We strive to mostly use environmentally friendly herbicides, pesticides, and horticulture practices.
Trina is a graduate of the University of Idaho, with a degree in Business Management. She is passionate about building an environment where people can become their best selves. In the winter months when landscaping is slower, she provides opportunities for her employees to expand their knowledge through attending classes related to landscaping and irrigation; completing certifications whenever possible.
Trina lives on a small farm in Hayden, Idaho with her husband Dylan and her many fur children. During her spare time she loves to horseback ride and she also competes in endurocross and hard enduro races on her dirtbike.
Courtney is a landscape designer and project manager here at Country Girl Gardens. Her love for creating landscapes and the art of growing began on the East Coast, where her family has a 7 acre farm with a focus on sustainability and biodiversity. She can recall working alongside her family in vegetable rows and running farmers markets throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. As well, recreating garden beds at her parents’ while they were at work after school, which began her fascination with staying close to the outside world and working alongside it. She has managed small farms from New Hampshire to Texas and back, has lived in Alaska where she worked on landscape design while managing a nursery. Courtney’s focus is on sustainable landscape and design and where beauty and functionality meet.
You can find Courtney anywhere from selecting plants at local nurseries to designing in the office or perhaps, in her off time, rock climbing and high up in the Selkirk Mountains.
John Campbell joined the Country Girl Gardens family at the beginning of 2020. He is a cornerstone to the company and his passion for hard work in the great outdoors and the creative elements that he brings to the table as foreman are critical to the team!
John was born in Southern California, but spent his formative years in Oregon. Which is where his journey into landscaping and home remodeling began. After honing his skills through various construction trades over 20 years, John realized his true calling was in Landscaping Design and Irrigation. Two years ago, John relocated his wife and 2 kids from Arizona to the great state of Idaho and has never looked back! John states that there is absolutely nothing like turning someone’s vision into a reality for them. He takes great pride in creating a sustainable space for our clients to enjoy for years to come.
In his off time, you will find John strumming on his guitar playing anything from Pantera to Pink Floyd. Or on the sunny days, he is out enjoying all the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest, including being out on the lake fishing with his kids.
Dana Day is the Maintenance Manager for Country Girl Gardens. Dana grew up in the small
town of Rainier, WA and started her career at the age of 12 weeding and spreading bark for the
neighbors in her small community. In 2006, Dana joined the Washington Conservation Corps
and completed two years of service. In that time, her love and passion for horticulture and
the natural world grew. As part of her service she attended an ethnobotany class, which is the study of edible and medicinal uses of native plants. She learned to properly identify native plants in the pacific northwest, as well as noxious and invasive weeds and how to responsibly eradicate them.
In April of 2018, Dana began her professional landscaping career at Brier Creek Gardens in
Woodinville, WA with the majority of clients residing in Madison Park neighborhood in Seattle,
WA and surrounding communities. Dana was hired and trained by a certified professional
horticulturist and considers her time at that company an apprenticeship. During that time, Dana
attended pruning seminars and workshops presented by Plant Amnesty in Seattle, which she
recently achieved her Master Pruner Certification. Outside of pruning, Dana’s niche is also in
container design, leading Brier Creek Gardens in the 2019 spring and fall container seasons.
Katie Jimenez joined the Country Girl Gardens family in June of 2020. As Office Manager, her responsibilities include maintaining the office services by organizing office operations and procedures; designing filing systems, maintaining accounts payable, receivables and as well as monthly billing.
Katie utilizes her stellar organizational skills and follow through to assist all the crews in keeping your landscaping projects running smoothly and efficiently. She gives credit to her many years working as both a chef and manager, allowing her to adapt quickly and provide the best customer service possible, no matter the size of the project.
Katie left the Midwest and earned a Culinary Certification in Gouvieux, France. A few years later she relocated to the Coeur d’Alene area, and has called Idaho home now for the last 16 years. In her spare time, you will find Katie exploring the Idaho wilderness with her son, working in the garden at her home or skiing at the local mountains.