A small team with a big heart, The Clean Air Lawn Care Headquarters (HQ) crew is based in the beautiful town of Fort Collins, Colorado. We are your franchise support team, dedicated to supporting, motivating and guiding franchise owners in their entrepreneurial journey. When you join the Clean Air Lawn Care family, you’ll get to know us well, but until then, you can learn more about each of us right here.
Kelly Giard is the owner and founder of Clean Air Lawn Care. He started operating Clean Air Lawn Care out of his home in 2006. His second son had just been born. As a parent, he wanted to do something truly impactful with his work life. He’d been ruminating on the business idea for about three years when he decided to take a leap and make his dream a reality.
I started the company to change the world. You wouldn’t think that changes in lawn care could have an impact on the overall health of the planet until you dig into data. When we started Clean Air the EPA estimated 10-12% of the US air pollution was coming from small engines where the majority of those were lawn care related. Additionally, the use of chemicals on US lawns is a major health risk to kids and pets. Cleaning up lawn care in the US can change the world and our leadership on the business side of the problem empowers others in government and with home ownership to change. – Kelly Giard
Chrisane is the marketing lead on your franchise support team. From marketing your business to marketing employment opportunities, she supports Clean Air Owners in building their businesses to meet their goals. She creates and manages local and national marketing strategies, digital and print ads, email campaigns, and more. Chrisane has a keen eye for design and creates stand-out marketing materials that are accessible to all franchise owners.
When Chrisane is not working to grow your Clean Air Lawn Care business, her family (including a toddler and two teenagers) keeps her on her toes. She loves yoga, traveling, cooking healthy meals with a cocktail in hand, and simply being outside.
The owner network is an incredible group of people who are passionate about their business. I love working with the HQ team, who are as passionate as the owners they support, and that passion shines through all our work. – Chrisane Giard
Dawn is a bona fide master of anything accounting, billing and financial. She trains new owners on our billing system, sets up your personalized books, invoicing, customer payments, check processing, quarterly dashboards and analytics, Bi-Annual Financial proformas, financial goal setting, and accounting support. Dawn also manages the Financial Disclosure Documents, annual audit, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, benefits, monthly and quarterly financial reporting and analytics for HQ .
Now that her kids have graduated and moved out, she is focused on re-discovering her personal passions. Dawn loves to play Poker, using her keen deductive reasoning skills to kick butt.
I am proud to work for a company that is trying to help our environment and make a better world for our children. I enjoy helping the Franchise Owners make a successful business for themselves. – Dawn Martin
Emily is passionate about increasing access to healthy, organic and sustainable lawn care. To accomplish this mission, she finds enthusiastic entrepreneurs across the country and guides them through the process of opening a Clean Air Lawn Care franchise. She’s also the in-house SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and content marketing expert and uses these skills to educate the public on zero-emission, organic lawn care. Emily started her career as a copywriter, and continues to enjoy writing copy and content for Clean Air Lawn Care blogs, web pages, brochures and anything else that requires a writer’s touch.
Emily is the dedicated mother of two wild boys; she loves to garden, hike, travel and observe the natural world.
Opening new Clean Air franchises is important to me both professionally and personally. I know that increasing zero-emission, organic lawn care makes the world safer for children, pets, and wildlife. – Emily Reeves
Fierce and heroic, yet oddly approachable, Monty Moose represents the Clean Air Lawn Care mission and personality. He reminds us what we’re striving for with every day of hard work — to make the world a healthier, safer place for all living beings.
Monty Moose is a big part of Clean Air Lawn Care branding and marketing. He is an instantly recognizable icon that customers remember and recognize. Community members come to love seeing him around town, knowing that he is leaving their neighborhood healthier and prettier than before he arrived.
Ready to join our team? Apply now and Emily will get in touch to discuss the process!