Meet Our Staff
Our staff is comprised of many experienced professionals. Don’s daughter, Noelle Boothby, serves as Sunburst’s Vice President. She completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Northern Arizona University, but after a few years working as a teacher, she returned to the landscaping industry she had grown up in. Her husband, Josh Boothby, also is involved in Sunburst. He worked in the field on a landscaping crew for years, but then pursued his passion and joined the Glendale Fire Department.
Don’s nephew, Mark Gabbard, is the Residential Division Manager at Sunburst. He also pursued a career in education, but after earning a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University, he also returned to the family business. In addition to creating custom full landscape designs, Mark oversees all residential design consultants and operations. He also is in charge of job scheduling and resource management.
Joe Matoskey, a long-time family friend, heads up the Commercial Artificial Turf Division and is the Sunburst representative of all Bison Innovative Products. Joe served as a Medic in the United States Army prior to beginning a respectable career in sport court industry. His experience and understanding of safety precautions and regulations has been invaluable to Sunburst’s commercial artificial grass partners.
The backbone of Sunburst is our Office Manager, Kathy Singleton. Kathy worked for a sod supplier where she met Don over 30 years ago. When she and her husband Bob owned their own landscaping company, they got to know each other better as colleagues and friends. From running the business operations of their business prior to its sale, Kathy learned the ins and outs of landscape contracting. She performs many different tasks for Sunburst including accounting, estimating, human resources and others. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.