EVAN VALENTINE - West Regional Manager
I have been with Par 3 since April of 2006. I am currently a certified Turfgrass Professional, Nevada Arborist, and Irrigation Auditor with two years of schooling from University of Georgia. I have worked in the landscape industry for over 20 years and have worked at some large resorts such as the Wynn, Mirage, Bellagio, and Treasure Island in the horticulture department. I have worked at three local golf courses in the Las Vegas Valley, which include the three courses in Sun City, Shadow Creek, and Wynn Las Vegas Golf Club. I enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids. I also golf, snowboard, coach basketball for my son, volunteer and play guitar at my church, ride horses with my youngest daughter, and hike. Our family loves spending time in Utah riding the quads and fishing in the mountains.
BOBBY RIVERA - South Regional Manager
I have been an Account Manager with Par 3 for nearly seven years. I started my career in the golf industry as a laborer and worked my way up to a superintendent that was awarded the best executive golf course for two consecutive years. After 15 years in the golf industry, I decided to make a leap into landscape maintenance with Par 3. Following the Par 3 career path, I was able to become a certified arborist this year. I am a very committed manager. I suffer from a case perfectionism, love my job, and believe in treating everyone the way I’d like to be treated. I feel that the great company I work for promotes and encourages these values. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, cycling, and photography.
KRISTEN RILEY - Account Manager
As a native to Las Vegas and mother of one, I have a long history of family in the landscape industry. In 2004, I made a decision to further my knowledge and made a move to one of the largest independent nursery retail garden centers on the West Coast, Star Nursery. I took a position as Color Purchasing, Merchandise Manager. I enjoy working with people and teaching from the ground up. Communication is key as well as good leadership. I made a choice to make a move to join the Par 3 Family in 2013. I thoroughly enjoy working with a lot of very talented people with great communication and leadership. In my off time, I enjoy spending time with my family, four-wheeling, skiing, biking, being outdoors, and, of course, working in my own yard.
KURTIS HYDE - Vice President of Landscape Maintenance
I was raised in Lovelock, a rural farming and mining community in Northern Nevada. I received my Associates Degree in Environmental Economics followed by a Bachelors of Science in Conservation Biology (Botany emphasis) at BYU. I am also am a certified arborist and irrigation auditor. I have been gardening since my childhood but I never thought I would make a living out of something I enjoy so much. I have been employed in the green industry for more than 18 years and have been with Par 3 since 2005 overseeing the landscape maintenance division. As a resident of Summerlin for 14 years, I enjoy time with my wife of 15 years and 4 beautiful children, 3 boys and a girl. My hobbies include mountain biking, hunting, fishing, wakeboarding, hiking and spending time in the garden.
ANTONIO HERNANDEZ - Account Manager
My name is Antonio Hernandez I have worked with Par 3 since early 2013. I grew up in Durango, Mexico, and I’ve lived in Las Vegas over 35 years. I have been in the green industry for 30 years. My passion in landscaping is tree care, irrigation, plant varieties, customer service, etc. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family in the parks. I have been married for 32 years, and together we have one son and four daughters.
PAUL HANSEN - Field Manager
I’ve worked for Par 3 since 2000. I started my life journey in the outdoors when I was in junior high school. I would go to Valley Nursery with my dad and play while he worked. I got into trouble by destroying some plants and had to work to pay for them, and I have never looked back. I worked for Valley Nursery for 25 years, where I did all of the budding and grafting, along with flower production and propagation. I came over to Par 3. And they pay me to do what I love to do. I have been around the block at least once and had something to offer Par 3, and I may work here till I drop! I’ve been married for 45 years, have raised five kids, four boys and one girl, raised two grand kids, one girl and a boy, and I still feel like a kid having fun.
JAKE HANSEN - Account Manager
My name is Jake Hansen. I grew up in Northern Utah, and I have recently moved to Las Vegas. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Landscape Management. I have been in the green industry for 12 years. My passion in landscaping is being able to be outside and interact with people. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my wife of three years, play sports, photography, and just be outside.