CLCA Staff

The email address for individual members of staff is first name last name at clca.org, with no spaces.

Sandra Giarde CAE

Executive Director

Sandra Giarde cae

(916) 830-2780

Sandra serves as chief administrative officer of the association and has overall responsibility for CLCA operations and staff. She manages and directs staff, oversees the lobbying effort of the association, manages fiscal operations, serves as liaison to other construction and green industry groups, and oversees the general administration of all association activities and business.

Maria P. Abero

Member Accounts Manager

Maria P. Abero

(916) 830-2780

Maria performs all internal accounting activities for CLCA, Landscape Industry Show, LEAF and LandPAC. She maintains all membership records. Maria serves as liaison to Chapter Presidents Council, Chapter Services and Chapter Treasurers.



Micheyl Barnett

Events Manager

Micheyl Barnett

(916) 830-2780

Micheyl organizes and manages seminars, conferences and tradeshows. She serves as the liaison to the Events, LIS, Education and Associate Member committees.


Susan Carlson

Designer

Susan Carlson

(916) 830-2780

Susan works with CLCA's members and staff on the association's public relations, marketing, internet and communications efforts.





Allison LoDolce

Administrative Assistant

Allison LoDolce

(916) 830-2780

As the Landscape Industry Certified Technician Program Coordinator/Administrative Assistant, Allison coordinates test applicants, judges and committee members for certification testing, maintains the online bookstore, oversees general front desk duties and much more!




John Sassaman

Communications Manager

John Sassaman

(916) 830-2780

John works with CLCA's members and staff on the association's public relations, marketing, internet and communications efforts.




David Silva WCM

Water Management Certification Manager

David Silva cwm

(916) 830-2780

David oversees the Water Management Certification program and is a resouce to members, the industry and the public on water efficient landscaping. A Certified Water Manager, he works with green industry professionals, consumers, government leaders and other water stakeholders.