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Site Personnel

GKD recruits and trains qualified staff for projects where they occur. Project managers typically set up offices, recruit local talent, pre-screen local contractors. We provide technical training in English, Spanish and local languages. In 2024 GKD has projects in Arizona, California, Michigan, Nevada and Caribbean. GKD promotes workplaces that respect cultural diversity.

Designers & Project Managers


Gary Kaye, PM

Landscape Architect

Project manager, designer on more than 150 golf courses, cemeteries, parks, athletic fields and residential developments. B.S. Landscape Architecture, Cornell University 1989; MBA from Arizona State 2003. Gary has PM experience on projects over $50m. Registered Landscape Architect CA 6211  AZ 64604  NM 609

Craig Zellers, PM
Irrigation Consultant

Golf Course Superintendent

Licensed contractor, irrigation auditor, certified golf course superintendent. Craig has 30yrs experience, B.S. Business and A.A. Horticulture, San Diego State. Craig conducts field inspections, irrigation troubleshooting and central computer programming. CA C-27 Contractor Lic958615, CGIA 67441

Kevin Plageman, PM

GIS & GPS Specialist

Experienced CAD designer, GPS/GIS, aerial drone surveys and computer programming. Based in San Diego he has 20 years design and construction experience. All phases from initial site inventory through final inspections. B.S. Environmental Design, University of Minnesota 2000. Certified Irrigation Auditor.


Nathaniel Evaristo, PM
Civil Engineer

Nath has 20 years working on golf course and development projects in Asia. He has served as Quality Assurance inspector on U.S. Government projects. B.S. Civil Engineering, Central Philippine University. Ph. Lic. #78053. Experienced with HDPE irrigation systems, reservoirs and lake liners.

Job Openings 2022

Phoenix AZ:  HDPE Fusion machine operator, must be familiar with McElroy 412, Sidewinder and manual fusion machines.

Phoenix / California:  Irrigation site supervisor, Project Manager, requires 10 years golf course irrigation experience, ability to work in hot weather.

Phoenix / California:  Irrigation skilled labor, pipe fitters, wire runners, controllers. Requires 5 years golf experience. 

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