The Pinehurst Team


The Pinehurst Landscape Team in Baltimore, MD


Ted Carter
President / 410-592-6766 ext. 18

Ted Carter - Pinehurst LandscapeTed grew up on the nursery farm and worked as a Foreman over his summers in high school before receiving his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. Prior to taking over as Pinehurst’s president, Ted worked with both residential and institutional clients to come up with creative design solutions. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Morgan State University.

Ted is a board member of the Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association and sits on the Advisory Committee for the Horticulture Program at the Community College of Baltimore County. He is also a board member of the Long Green Land Trust, concerned with the preservation and stewardship of farmland in the Long Green Valley. When not at the farm, he likes to spend time visiting gardens with his wife Emilie and searching for great barbecue.


Corey Branch
Landscape Designer / 410-592-6766 ext. 12

Corey Branch - Pinehurst LandscapeAn award-winning landscape designer and Certified Professional Horticulturalist, Corey has 40 years of experience with Pinehurst. Building on his Bachelor of Science degree in Business he continued his education with courses in Horticulture and Design at the University of Maryland and later at Dundalk Community College.

Corey creatively combines elements of landscape and hardscape to enhance the beauty and value of your home. His natural talent for design and his extensive knowledge of plants, integrated with the needs and desires of the homeowner, can transform any outdoor space into a tranquil garden area to be enjoyed for a lifetime. Corey’s wife Michelle works in the Pinehurst office during the spring and fall seasons.


Wink Rupprecht
Production Manager / 410-592-6766 ext. 11

Wink Rupprecht - Pinehurst LandscapeWink is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park and has worked for Pinehurst since 1970. He is licensed by the State of Maryland as a Tree Expert and a Certified Pest Control Applicator, as well as a Certified Professional Horticulturalist. As the Production Manager, Wink oversees all of Pinehurst’s ongoing projects during the year.

Wink is the father of two and a very proud grandfather. He has also continued throughout the years to play an integral part in the lacrosse world currently as an MYLA youth coach and lacrosse official.



Chris Pluemer
Landscape Designer / 410-592-6766 ext. 16

Chris Pluemer - Pinehurst LandscapeChris is a certified professional horticulturist with a Bachelor of Science degree from Philadelphia University in Landscape Architecture. Chris has worked in the landscape industry since 2002, developing his vast knowledge of construction and horticulture. Chris brings a modern and contemporary vision to the landscapes he designs. Chris uses strong design elements with beauty and function to create a cohesive landscape. His passion and excitement for landscape design and management are obvious when you work with him.




Dan Melnykevich
Assistant Production Manager / 410-592-6766 ext. 15


Dan Melnykevich - Pinehurst LandscapeDan has over 8 years of experience in the residential landscape and nursery industry.  He is a graduate of Loyola University, MD and is continuing his education with coursework in Landscape Architecture at Anne Arundel Community College.  Dan is a decorated veteran of the United States Marine Corps and is engaged to be married in the summer of 2016.





Rose Maranto
Office Manager / 410-592-6766 ext. 10

Rose Maranto and Michelle Branch - Pinehurst LandscapeRose is the heart and soul of the Pinehurst office. With poise and precision, she manages the inner workings of the business ranging from customer service to billing. She joined the team in 2000 and has kept the office running smoothly ever since. Rose enjoys the outdoors and hiking in her free time.

Michelle Branch
Service Coordinator / 410-592-6766 ext. 13

Michelle is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a BA in Recreation Resource Management and has always been passionate about the environment. She began working with Pinehurst 30 years ago as a nursery assistant, caring for and organizing plant material. After raising her two daughters, she later joined the Pinehurst team as the Service Coordinator. When not at Pinehurst, she works part-time as a High School Lacrosse and Field Hockey Official.