THE MOST SUSTAINABLE AND FUNCTIONAL GREEN ROOF SYSTEM IN THE MID-ATLANTIC.

Riverbend produces the LiveRoof® Hybrid modular system for North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, as well as parts of New Jersey, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Over 34 years of experience as a perennial plant supplier has provided us the expertise it takes to create beautiful, specialized green roof projects.

Green roofs aren’t one size fits all. That’s why our experienced local representatives evaluate, recommend and grow vegetated roof systems and plants based on the specific site conditions of your green roof project.

Riverbend GreenRoofs

OUR TEAM

Coming from several different industries originally, the Riverbend Greenroofs team is focused on the needs of our clients and how each individual project is different. With decades of combined experience, we make sure that the entire process runs as smoothly as possible from design through installation.

Jennifer Giunta, GRP
Director of Sales

Jennifer is the Director of Sales. She covers the Washington DC, northern Virginia and southern Maryland market. Jennifer engages with new and existing clients to provide leadership and consultations on product choices that best fit the unique conditions of each project. She supports and adds value to the entire project process through strategic thinking and effective communication. She holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Horticulture from Virginia Tech as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from IFM Business School in Geneva, Switzerland. She can be reached at 301.674.3641. Jennifer@riverbendnursery.com

Michele Deery, GRP
Regional Sales Manager

Michele Deery is the Regional Sales Manager for Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Michele engages with customers to provide expertise and direction on product choices that best fit each unique project. Michele has an Associates Degree in Environmental Technology, a Bachelors Degree in Landscape Architecture, and a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture with a focus in Ecological Restoration from Temple University. She can be reached at 610.787.2710. Michele@riverbendnursery.com

Lauren Beamish, GRP
Estimator|Project Manager

Lauren is our Estimator/Project Manager and has a hand in many aspects of the business including completing takeoffs, quoting, fielding phone calls and questions, project scheduling and shipping, project follow ups, etc. She also obtained the industry standard designation of Green Roof Professional and holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from Virginia Tech in both Sociology and Psychology. Lauren@riverbendnursery.com

Brittney Tilson
Administrative Specialist

Brittney is our Sales Assistant and works directly with our Managers and Sales Directors to assist with projects, scheduling Lunch and Learns, and researching potential projects. She also manages our social media pages. Brittney@riverbendnursery.com

Logan Richard, GRP
Maintenance Division Manager

Logan is the Maintenance & Design Specialist for the Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland region. He is a horticulturist who works with clients to properly maintain their landscapes, green roofs, and plant material. He has worked in various positions in the green industry throughout his career, bringing experience in every aspect of the horticulture business with him. He holds two degrees in horticulture and a third in business management from the Pennsylvania College of Technology. He can be reached at 540.250.1153. Logan@riverbendnursery.com

Steve Ronyak
CEO of Riverbend Greenroofs and Riverbend Nursery

Steve is the CEO of Riverbend Green Roofs and Riverbend Nursery. He brings over 20 years of experience in Horticultural/Agricultural growing, operations, research, and sales to the team. His focus is on fostering partnerships with our customers and vendors, strategic planning, and business development. When he’s not at work you will find him enjoying the outdoors hiking, fishing, or gardening.
Steve@riverbendnursery.com

PRODUCTION, GROWING AND DELIVERY TEAM

Our LiveRoof® Production and Delivery team helps ensure that every LiveRoof® module is delivered with healthy vegetation and a robust root system. The growing team helps harden plants into tough, roof top worthy perennials that are ready to tackle whatever weather or climate conditions may be presented to them.

Mike Arden
Farm Manager-Childress Farm

Mike is our manager of the Childress Farm. He manages the growth, production, and pulling of the LiveRoof modules.
Mikea@riverbendnursery.com

Isaac Brantingham
Nursery Head Grower

Isaac is the Head Grower for the nursery. He oversees the day-to-day growing and production for the nursery, and assists with the LiveRoof modules. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Horticulture.
Isaac@riverbendnursery.com

Monika Mattson
Production Scheduler

Monika is our production scheduler for Riverbend Nursery and Greenroofs. She works closely with our Project Manager and maintains the production timeline of each Greenroof project. She produces the individual schedules needed throughout the creation of each unique Greenroof design.
Monika@riverbendnursery.com

Macrina Royal
Purchasing Coordinator

Macrina is the purchasing coordinator for the nursery, which includes all of the plant needs for LiveRoof projects. She receives the plant lists for green roofs as they are ordered and coordinates with our Production Scheduler to ensure our modules follow specs and are ready for shipment. Macrina@riverbendnursery.com

Sarah Brown
General Manager

Sarah oversees the coordination of daily operations and labor usage, the purchasing of materials and supplies, and the successful completion of all LiveRoof responsibilities outside of Sales and Maintenance.
Sarah@riverbendnursery.com

Eric Sanders
Distribution Manager

Eric is responsible for managing all transportation of goods from the production site to the client. Eric@riverbendnursery.com