Corbin Snow

Owner and President

Corbin studied business and marketing at BYU-Idaho. He joined the family business full-time in 1997. In 2003 his Father Duane Snow retired, selling the business to his son. Corbin is the sole owner and President of the company. He is responsible for managing, building and driving business development, bringing over 20 years of business and horticultural experience to the landscape industry. His passion for landscapes started at an early age while working with his father and Grandpa in the family business. In 2008 he and the business were recognized as the National Landscape Company of the year. Corbin oversees every project and enjoys the relationships he is able to build with customers throughout the design and installation process. He loves spending time with his Family, Church, Traveling, Hiking, Photography, Basketball, Beach, Waves, Sunsets, Sunrises, Food, and all things UVA. Happy Gardening!

Norm Carlson

Operations Manager/Buyer

Norm is our Operations Manager and Buyer. He’s been here at Snow’s since October of 1987, working at different times in the Garden Center, Grounds Maintenance, and Landscape divisions. He graduated with a degree in Ornamental Horticulture in 1986 from BYU. He has taught the turf portion of the Master Gardener Training Course with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service for several years. He is also the co-host of the Snowknows Garden Show each Saturday morning on WCHV radio.

Kate Sedgwick


Kate is a native of Charlottesville, has a Bachelor of Science in fine Arts-Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY and a Masters Landscape Architecture-UVA.  She has been a practicing landscape architect for 26 years, 22 of which was spent in Washington DC and Northern Virginia

The focus of her work is designing gardens and developing masterplans for private residences. Her projects have included small townhouse garden rooms, as well as sweeping landscape plans that have included gardens, pools, sport courts, patios, and outdoor kitchens.  Another focus of her work has been, developing long term master plans for Home Owners Associations. Helping associations get a handle on maintenance from drainage and tree work, to designing and guiding future enhancement projects to help keep association common grounds up to date and looking beautiful in a cost-effective manner.

She loves to garden and cook. She especially loves to cook outdoors; She says she is a BBQ enthusiast. She enjoys riding her motorcycle around our beautiful countryside, and she loves all Wahoo sports!

noah-stoner landscape designer

Noah Stoner


Noah is a Virginia native, growing up in the Williamsburg area of Eastern VA. He has 4 years of experience in the field including lawn maintenance, hardscape installation, and irrigation. In 2022, He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Management. He then joined the Snows team as a landscape designer soon thereafter. He is excited to combine his field experience with his creativity to produce functional and beautiful outdoor spaces.

In his free time, Noah enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children, church, baseball, hiking, and music.

Tammy Judge

Office Manager

Tammy joined our team here at Snow’s Garden Center in May 2016, taking the position of
Office Manager. She wears many hats that help keep our office, garden center and landscape/hardscape dept running like a well-oiled machine. She is the first person you talk to when you call to set up a consultation for your landscape/hardscape projects and will place you with the best estimator/designer that matches your project needs. She will be your point person from beginning to end of the project and any questions in between.

Prior to starting at Snow’s, she was the Office Manager for 11 years at Dixon Disposal, a family run local business that serviced our community for 40 yrs. She enjoyed working with the customers, employees and other local companies. While she was there, they partnered with Snow’s Garden Center for “The Cville Go Green Fest”, that brought together local companies to talk about and show their Green footprint for our beautiful city Charlottesville!

On her free time away from Snow’s, she likes to spend time with her friends & family, travel, eat at great restaurants, scrapbook and follow all UVA sports, Go HOOS!

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Patrick Crusse

Landscape Architect

As a Charlottesville native, Patrick spent many years exploring the woods and creeks of central Virginia.  That love of the outdoors naturally developed into an interest in plants and outdoor spaces.

Patrick began mowing lawns at the age of eight.  His first full time job was as a landscape laborer and, climbing the ladder, he eventually managed several crews for a local design-build firm.  After graduating from West Virginia University in 1998, with a Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture, Patrick began working with clients to develop and implement landscape plans for their homes and offices.

His grass roots work history led Patrick to open his own business in 2004 and he continues to practice as a Landscape Architect today.  He brings decades of hands on experience, and a multi-faceted knowledge of outdoor construction to every project.

Patrick is excited to team up with Snow’s Garden Center and looks forward to working with wonderful people to provide unique landscape solutions.8

Zach-Pittinger Snows Garden Center Landscape Designer

Zach Pittinger

Landscape Designer/Horticulturist

Zach’s first introduction to our industry began at the Behnke Nurseries Company in Washington, D.C. Growing up in both rural and urban areas, Zach gained an appreciation for plants working with his parents in their home vegetable garden. As a youth, he became invested in landscape design as a hobby and now thoroughly enjoys creating “designed plant communities”.

Having graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Horticulture, Zach plunged into residential design and maintenance working with high-end residential clients in Bethesda, Potomac, Georgetown, and Great Falls, VA. After his job with the Glenstone Foundation, he moved into higher education having worked for University of Maryland and became the Horticulture and Grounds Manager for George Washington University. Zach has worked exhaustively with native plants. He holds his Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification (CBLP) and has mentored under numerous well-known horticulturists. Zach’s connections with young professionals and vendors from all over the east coast allows him to function as the main recruiter for Snow’s.

Outside of work, Zach enjoys hiking, cooking, tennis, history, and biblical studies. Most recently he relocated to Charlottesville to pursue his desire to marry his now wife, Maegan.

Trevor-Chandler Intern Director and Landscape Designer

Trevor Chandler


Trevor has been working at Snow’s since he was 10 and would sit on the stacks of bagged material with his cousins waiting to load cars that came by. He loves nature and all things to do with plants and began turning this passion into a career when he began his studies at Brigham Young University.

Trevor is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Plant and Landscape Systems with an emphasis in Landscape Design and a Minor in Business. After graduation, he and his wife, Claire, plan to move back to Charlottesville to plant some permanent roots. Until then, Trevor works at Snow’s during the summer as a Landscape Designer and acts as the Campus Representative at BYU, helping recruit and prepare students for the Snow’s Summer Internship. Trevor loves to use natural stone in his designs, so if you work with him, you’ll be sure to find at least one small accent boulder in your design.

Some of Trevor’s interests include fishing, scuba diving, hiking, going to the beach, drawing, and playing tennis.


Kathryn Nokes


Kathryn has had an interesting and varied career in horticulture since graduating with a B.S. Degree in Horticulture from Virginia Tech. She started out in landscape design and nursery work in Richmond then moved to Randolph College in Lynchburg as the Director of Grounds.  After moving back to Northern Virginia, she acquired experience as a landscape designer,  floral designer, teacher, and land planner.  She taught Planting Design at Northern Virginia Community College and went on to conduct Floral Design and wreath making workshops.  She was self-employed as a landscape designer in McLean and Great Falls, Virginia.  She procured free-lance floral design work designing large events and weddings. Here in Charlottesville, she grew and sold flowers and herbs and her hand-made jewelry at the City Market for 7 years before accepting a full-time position at Monticello and becoming the head grower at Tufton Farm.  She is glad to have landed at Snow’s Garden Center, utilizing all her experience and talents in a positive and community-oriented environment. In her free time, she enjoys nature, hiking, gardening, travelling, family gatherings and the beach.


Mason Baber


Mason has joined our Snow’s team as one of the managers of the Garden center and special projects manager. He’s a third generation native of Buckingham County. In the 40s, his grandfather purchased a small plot of land where he settled and had a family. This was the start of a relationship between the land and his family which Masons father passed to him. With the help of his wife, mother, and family they intend to continue their efforts in being good stewards of the land and promoting good environmental practices by running a small tree farm and wildflower nature conservation project in Buckingham County. Mason has been involved in property maintenance, construction and landscaping his entire life, as well as obtaining a commercials drivers license and traveling the country to spending five years in the equestrian field giving him an opportunity to travel abroad for work. While at Snow’s he brings a passionate and positive attitude every day guiding customers through their landscaping needs. 

Mason looks forward to developing a lasting impact in the community through the growth of Snow’s and a continued education in the landscaping and horticultural field. When not working Mason enjoys spending time with loved ones, kayaking the James River, trying new foods and just to be outdoors.
Suzan Desrosiers

Suzan Desrosiers


Suzan grew up in rural Western Pennsylvania and discovered her love for all things “Horticulture” spending summers in her grandmother’s organic vegetable and flower gardens.

A graduate of the “College of Hard Knocks”, in 1993, Suzan took the Master Gardeners program offered thru Virginia Tech. She quickly acquired a position in the Gardening Department for the City of Fredericksburg. Through her dedication and enthusiasm, she became the Head Gardener, where her team was responsible for creating and managing numerous gardens, city properties and parks throughout the Fredericksburg area.

Suzan left the city job to pursue a more personnal and educational approach to gardening. Along with a part time job at Roxbury Mills Farm and Garden Center, she teamed up with an independent gardening company whose horticulture expertise gained them a loyal following with a select group of Fredericksburg and area clientele: where she spent many years weeding, pruning, planting, creating and learning.

Suzan’s decision to relocate to Washington State led her to one of the premier garden center/landscape firms in the Pacific Northwest. In 2021, she decided to return to Virginia to be closer to her children and extended family. During that winter, a friend suggested she contact this GREAT independently owned company called “Snows Garden Center and Landscape” and the rest is history. Suzan’s interests include all things “green”, including gardening (of course!), family, reading, music, wine, good food and great conversation.
Sabre the Cat at Snows

Sabre Cavalier


Sabre is one of our best employees!  He’s a massive UVA fan (hence his name) and he loves plants and flowers even more than kitty kibble. His friendly furry face is always ready for a scratch from cat-loving customers. 

Saber loves hiding and playing in the nursery here at Snows and he works hard to keep the plant-unfriendly critters away. You’ll find him most days hunting the grounds, hiding in the flowers, and napping on his counter top bed and generally looking super-cute for our customers. Saber loves meeting other furry friends and Snows is more than happy to accommodate.  Feel free to bring your pet the next time you come to Snow’s Garden Center.