Jason Roussel

Jason Roussel

Owner

Jason grew up in the industry working as a teenager at Banting’s Nursery in Bridge City. While in high school he won multiple awards for landscape design.   He attended Southeastern Louisiana University and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture.  Over the next 12 years, Jason went on to work for some of the most reputable landscaping companies in the New Orleans area, honing his craft.  Along the way, Jason became a licensed Landscape Horticulturalist, Irrigation Contractor, Arborist, Pesticide Applicator, and Louisiana State Contractor.  In 2015, Jason started Roussel Outdoors with the intent of providing client-focused landscape services throughout the New Orleans area.

LA Irrigation Contractor #0693 | LA Landscape Horticulturalist #1620 | LA Pesticide Applicator #00110189 | LA State Contractor #65787 | LA Arborist #2280

Tony Gerstner

Tony Gerstner

Administrative Director

Tony retired from the Navy as a Navy Chief Petty Officer in January 2018 after 22 years of honorable service. Over the span of his career, he served at 10 different commands stateside and overseas working in Human Resources, Finance, Administration, Manpower, and as an instructor of pay and personnel management. He was born and raised in New Orleans and really enjoys being a part of the Roussel Outdoors team.

Pilar Barnes

Pilar Barnes

Senior Landscape Architect

Pilar grew up in the green industry. She worked in nurseries and landscape companies in her hometown of Baton Rouge through high school and college. Pilar graduated with honors from the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at LSU in 2009. She has worked abroad and most recently in New York City. She is a registered landscape architect in Louisiana and Connecticut. Pilar has worked on high end residential for many years designing and managing projects of all scales. Her work experience and travels lend a unique design sense that she brings to her work at Roussel Outdoors.

LA Landscape Architecture #B-418

Gary Wilkinson

Gary Wilkinson

Installation Manager

Gary has been in the green industry since his start at Jefferson Feed, Pet and Garden Center at the age of 16.  He has held multiple jobs in different sections of the green industry ranging from grower to interior plant care to upscale install and maintenance provider. Gary graduated from Nicholls State University with a degree in Agriculture Business and holds multiple licenses in landscaping including: Landscape Contractor, Irrigation Contractor, Pesticide Applicator.

LA Commercial Irrigation Contractor #0629 | LA Landscape Horticulturalist #3054 | LA Commercial Pesticide Applicator #96800

Josh Guidry

Josh Guidry

Maintenance Manager

A native of Terrytown, Josh is a state licensed horticulturist who brings his 20 years of experience in the landscaping field to the Roussel Outdoors team as the Maintenance Manager.   Josh’s entire career has revolved around landscape maintenance; dating back to his Holy Cross high school days when he started working part time cutting grass.   Out of high school Josh moved through the ranks of a major cemetery in the metro area to become their Assistant Superintendent of Operations.  After almost 10 years in the commercial sector, Josh transitioned to private landscaping where he could explore more diverse projects around the city.

LA Landscape Horticulturalist #3976 | LA Commercial Pesticide Applicator #00166599

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