Jonathan Darbee focuses on formulating strategies to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Dodds & Eder’s thriving business model, emphasizing quality, meticulous attention to detail, and superior customer service, above all else.
Through marketing, sales and networking, he also concentrates on building and developing relationships within the community—a vital component of maintaining our status as the top-quality landscape and design firm of Long Island’s Gold Coast.
In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures, being active outdoors, and spending time with his wife and young son.
Building customer relationships is of paramount importance to Curtis Darbee, who, alongside John Giannotti, runs the daily operations of our firm. With a particular focus on maintenance, Curt spends a great deal of time on project sites, helping oversee the crews and providing quality control. He is also a licensed New York State pesticide applicator.
Curt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in photography from LIU Post, a skill he uses to document some of the stunning landscape and design work created by our award-winning team.
In his free time, he enjoys working in his own yard, running, and spending time with his wife and two children.
As director of landscape design and installation, Timothy Barry is the driving creative force behind each and every one of our projects. With more than 30 years of experience as a practicing landscape designer, Tim has carved out a distinctive niche in the industry, and his detailed, concept-driven installations have become the hallmark of Dodds & Eder.
Tim is an avid proponent of the principle that outstanding design must be integrated with a disciplined business model to achieve success. A true collaborator and visionary, he has earned the accolades of his clients, and been honored with numerous local and regional awards for his designs.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University. He is actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America, and serves as a committee member and past committee chairperson for Troop 130 in Blue Point, NY.
John Giannotti oversees daily operations in our landscape installation and estate maintenance divisions, and has proven to be an invaluable resource. As general manager, John parlays his 30 years of experience within the landscape industry into the thoughtful and efficient execution of design projects.
With a discerning eye for quality, he has refined and streamlined procurement of the best plant materials throughout the past 14 years—exceeding clients’ expectations, every time. John has also been an integral component in the development of our warrantee, customer service, and pruning programs.
John holds an associate degree in Ornamental Horticulture/Landscape Design from SUNY Farmingdale, and continues to further his education with specialized courses focusing on everything from arboriculture to entomology. In his free time, John enjoys fishing, cooking, and quality time with family.
As a fifth generation horticulturist, Donna's concentration is on bringing ample seasonal color to Long Island landscapes through annual plantings and tropical blooms—adding that indescribable WOW factor to outdoor living spaces through beautiful planters, landscape beds, and hanging baskets.
A NYS Certified Landscape Professional, Donna's entire life has been centered around plants, making her especially well-suited to work closely with our clients on projects involving horticultural problem-solving, diagnostics, and education.
Donna holds a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Cornell University, along with a Master of Arts in Environmental Education from Stony Brook University.
In her free time, Donna enjoys relaxing with family—and gardening, of course!
As the newest addition to the Dodds & Eder team, Lara Lineman prides herself on providing excellent customer service to our clients, while coordinating daily activities, streamlining communication within the office, and handling day-to-day bookkeeping tasks.
Lara graduated from NYU with a B.S. in Business Administration, and formerly worked as an office administrator within the lighting industry. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, and karaoke.