Our Experienced Northern Colorado Staff


Dan Sagner

Dan Sanger

Dan is the founder and owner of Southern Exposure Landscape. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1987 with a degree in Ornamental Horticulture & Landscape Management. He is involved in all facets of daily operations, but particularly enjoys planting and layout.
Russell Hoff

Russell Hoff

General Manager
Russell has spent the majority of his career as a general manager of several landscape and property management companies throughout Northern Colorado. His educational background includes a degree from Colorado State University in Landscape Design and multiple certifications within the green industry.
Karen Kile

Karen Kile

Finance & HR Manager
Karen has spent her 20+ year professional career with various service companies handling all aspects of accounting and human resources. She discovered her love of numbers in the 3rd grade when she saw a family member using green ledger paper to track expenses – an accountant was born. She went on to earn her Accounting Degree from Metro State in Denver and continues to enjoy crunching numbers today.



Traveler Sr.

Office Assistant
Traveler was a constant fixture in the Southern Exposure office. He was responsible for maintaining company morale. He believed, however, that he was responsible for pruning and excavation. Traveler loved ALL food and most people.


 Ricardo Ortega - Construction Foreman

Ricardo Ortega

Construction Foreman
Ricardo is well-rounded in all facets of landscape construction. He started as a crew member 12 years ago, and has learned the Southern Exposure standard of irrigation, planting and hardscape.