President & CEO
Randy is President, CEO, and one of the original founders of Starwood. He graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture and a Minor in Visual Studies (Architecture). Randy has an extensive background in Landscape and Irrigation design and installation. He is a Certified Nurseryman, Certified Pesticide Applicator, and a Toro Certified Irrigation Contractor and a Charter member of the S.C. Horticulture Society.
After many years in restaurant business in Atlantic City and New York, Scott achieved his dream of managing a restaurant on the East end of Long Island. However, it was his love of horticulture that finally led him to earn certification in Cornell University’s cooperative extension’s Master Gardener program. Scott then went on to spend many years in the golf course industry, leading to his position at the TPC Myrtle Beach Golf Course as a Horticulturist.
Scott joined the Starwood team in 2001 as an estimator and is now Vice President of Operations. He is a Certified Nurseryman and holds certificates in Landscape Design and Landscape Management. With over 18 years experience in the Horticulture field, Scott leads a dedicated team of Horticulturist, Arborist and Garden Specialists.
Conley B. Stephens
Conley joined Starwood in 1999 as a Certified Pesticide Applicator after spending over 14 years in the Golf Course and Landscape industry. He graduated from the University of S.C. with a B.S. in Science and Business, and later attended Horry-Georgetown Tech. where he obtained an Associates degree in Agriculture and Turf Technology. Conley is a Certified Ornamental Landscape Professional and a S.C. Certified Pesticide Applicator.
Edward began his career in Landscape Management in Alabama in 1996 and joined the Starwood team in 1998. He has extensive experience in landscaping, irrigation and hardscaping. With his training in Decorative Concrete, Maxicom, Disney Color Magic, and Pesticide Applications, Edward is a valued and dedicated employee. He has served in many capacities in the organization from maintenance to landscape installation overseeing such projects as the Coastal Grand Mall and Hard Rock Park.
Landscape Maintenance Manager
Steve joined the Starwood team in 2007 bringing over 8 years experience in Landscape Maintenance of high-end residential resorts. With a background as a top producer in million dollar sales in the area of lawn and garden chemical sales, Steve is knowledgeable in many aspects of the industry. He has had extensive training in irrigation systems such as Maxicom and is a S.C. Certified Pesticide Applicator.
Kim has 11 years of experience at Starwood specializing in Ornamentals and Seasonal Color. She has Associate Degree in Horticulture Technology from Horry-Georgetown Technical College and she recently completed her summer internship program at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. She is a NALP certified Ornamental Specialist, ISA certified Arborist, and is also a Certified Pesticide Applicator.
Joann brings a wealth of experience to Starwood in Horticulture and has over 30 years in the industry. She was employed at Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida for over 11 years where she worked as a Foreman at both Animal Kingdom and the MGM Studios (Hollywood Studios). She eventually transferred to The Disney Institute where she taught classes on Topiaries, Small Gardens, Rock Climbing, and Canoeing.
Certified Pesticide Applicator
Jennifer joined the Starwood staff in 2007. She has an Associate Degree in Agriculture, specializing in Horticulture Technology from Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Jennifer brings five years of experience at the World Tour Golf Course, two of those as the Head Horticulturist. She currently manages the chemical program at Starwood and is a valuable leader in our Horticulture Services Department.