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SYNKD South Fall 2023 publication featuring JTA Stoneworks' project on the front cover.

Beautifying Today.

Sustaining Tomorrow.


A
t SYNKD, we cultivate a distinct community that stands apart in the landscape industry. With a robust emphasis on content, we have crafted a people-centric, education-oriented platform that serves: Industry Leaders, Decision-Makers, Landscape Architects, Specifiers and Problem Solvers.

Our platform seamlessly bridges the diverse sectors within the landscape industry—from design and architecture, to construction encompassing pools, decks, lighting and planting installations, all the way to long-term management and care.

SYNKD'S HISTORY

MEET THE TEAM

Who benefits from our media & events?


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CEOs

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Directors & Managers

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Specifiers

Future Leaders are a group who can benefit from SYNKD

Future Leaders


SYNKD Spotlights:

INDUSTRY LEADERS

SYNKD features industry leaders in every publication. Find them in these sections of your regional SYNKD Magazine: Q+A, Mini Interviews, Industry Leader(s) & Company Profile.

SYNKD showcases Industry Leaders in every issue.

PROJECTS

Discover projects in your region that are raising the bar in the industry. If you would like to submit a project, visit the Resources tab and click on "Show off My Project." We are excited to see your projects!

SYNKD showcases a wide range of projects in every issue

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Discover and learn about new and innovative products and services that are shaping the landscaping industry in every issue of SYNKD.

SYNKD likes to showcase new innovative products and services in every issue. Whether that is through advertising, advertorials or a product spotlight.

"We spotlight innovative individuals, companies, projects, products & services in our publications & events, positioning SYNKD as the go-to hub for industry professionals eager to grow & thrive. While we are not experts or consultants, our mission is to discover & showcase the best options in a meticulously designed, handcrafted manner."

-Angelique Robb
Owner of SYNKD

SYNKD's History

2021

Pro Landscaper USA South

The UK magazine Pro Landscaper launched their first US publication under the name Pro Landscaper USA South.

2022

SYNKD Magazine

In July 2022, the magazine rebranded under the new name SYNKD.

SYNKD Magazine

New Publication & Website Launched

In September 2022, our audience was introduced to the freshly designed SYNKD South publication and website.

New Region is Launched

SYNKD West publication was officially launched in October 2022, with 4,200 readers.

New Region is Launched

2023

Inaugural SYNKD Live Event in Atlanta, Georgia

In February 2023, SYNKD launched the first national landscaping expo at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, Georgia. 

 

This event had 27 exhibitors, 300+ attendees and 8 accredited presentations for NALP & PGMS (all which are available on our Resources page.)

SYNKD On Air Podcast

SYNKD launches SYNKD On Air on Turfs Up Radio in May 2023. The podcast features host Angelique Robb and Aimee Almaguer as the voice behind the Spanish summary at the end of each episode.

 

The podcast features landscaping leaders from all sectors of the industry and explores the latest trends, techniques and best practices.

SYNKD On Air Podcast

2024

SYNKD Live 2024

The second annual SYNKD Live event will be held at the Gas South Convention Center in Duluth, Georgia from February 13–15, 2024.

 

Discover new innovative products and services, network with industry leaders and earn CEU credits. It's an event you don't want to miss!

 

More information about SYNKD Live 2024 can be found on the event page.

Midwest Region Launching

The SYNKD Midwest publication will be officially launching in Summer 2024.

Midwest Region Launching

2025

Last Regional Publication

The SYNKD Northeast region will be the last regional publication to launch. The official date is TBD.

Future

Join the SYNKD community to stay ahead of the curve in our exciting journey ahead!

MEET THE TEAM

Angelique Robb

Owner

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Angelique Robb graduated from Louisiana State University in Petroleum Engineering, working in the oil industry for many years in the USA and the UK.  
In 2008, she qualified as a landscape designer and launched a design and build company, Papillon Designs and Landscaping Ltd in Scotland, UK. Since then she has built up the company into a national award-winning practice. She is passionate about the industry and helping it 'raise the bar.'  

She launched SYNKD (formerly Pro Landscaper magazine) in January 2021 in the south region with 6 issues per year and held the inaugural event (formerly FutureScape USA) in March 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Angelique Robb is the owner of SYNKD LLC

Tiffany O'Kelley

Executive Sales Director

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With a wealth of knowledge and expertise spanning over two decades in media sales management, Tiffany has cultivated a thriving career in the horticulture and garden retail industries.

A true people person, she finds immense joy in meeting and connecting with fellow enthusiasts in the green industry. Tiffany's success lies in her ability to provide effective solutions for suppliers, enabling them to reach their target customers with remarkable results. She have also proven her mettle in launching new brands that cater to the ever-evolving needs of the industry. Armed with a BBA in Marketing from the University of North Texas, Tiffany's strategic acumen is finely honed, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of market dynamics.

Out of office, Tiffany indulges her passion for adventure as an avid sailor, relishing the thrill of racing on sailboats throughout the year. Her unwavering determination and zest for life are not only evident in her professional achievements but also in their pursuit of excitement outside of work.

Tiffany O'Kelley is the Executive Sales Director for SYNKD. Contact her in regards to advertising in the publications, website, live events, webinars.

Caitlyn Wallace

Graphic Design

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Caitlyn Wallace has been with SYNKD (previously known as Pro Landscaper USA South) since 2020 when she started as the first “unofficial" intern, who's idea of landscaping just entailed mowing yards and weeding flowerbeds.

In 2021, a couple of months after graduating from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, she got promoted to Lead Graphic Designer for the magazine. Since then, Caitlyn has gained a more in-depth understanding and appreciation of the landscaping industry through her time designing for the magazine. 

Caitlyn Wallace is the Lead Graphic Designer for SYNKD

Erin Bass

Sub-Editor

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A resident of Lafayette, Louisiana, Erin Z. Bass has more than 20 years of writing and editing experience and received her bachelor’s in Journalism from Louisiana State University.

She has worked as a staff writer for The Times of Acadiana and Independent Weekly and freelances for The Current in Lafayette. She previously worked at Macy’s West communications department in San Francisco and has been published in Coastal Living magazine, The Times Picayune and Southern Breeze magazine.

An avid reader, she launched the online publication Deep South Magazine in 2010, which focuses on Southern literature, culture and travel. She also serves on the board of directors for Festival International de Louisiane.

Erin Z. Bass is the subeditor for SYNKD's Magazines

Jada Babcock

Content Writer

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Jada Babcock has loved writing since childhood and has carried that passion into her professional life in various capacities. In 2021, she published her memoir entitled "An Exceptional Life" that shares the joys and trials of raising her son with disabilities.  She enjoys using the written word to share others' experiences and stories as well and sees it as a way to facilitate human connection. Although new to the landscape industry, her current role as a freelance writer for SYNKD has given her the opportunity to meet incredibly talented individuals and see the beauty and art the industry offers. 

Jada Babcock is a content writer for SYNKD's Magazines

Jenna Patrick

Content Writer

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Brought to you from snowy Bozeman, MT, Jenna is the newest writer to join the SYNKD team. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in graphic design and being honored with an Award for Excellence from Montana State University, Jenna found herself leading the marketing efforts for a prominent national pedestal and paver supplier. Writing press releases, blog posts, and editorial pieces all while researching trends within the landscaping industry: this is where Jenna felt at home in her role.

In 2022, Jenna created an ad recognized with an ASLA advertising award for Best Message. At the time, she communicated with our founder, Angelique Robb as an advertiser with SYNKD. Struck by Angelique’s vision for the industry and fueled by a desire to use her writing skills to make a difference, however, Jenna took a leap of faith and asked for a job in the summer of 2023. She looks forward to being endlessly inspired by trailblazers in the industry as she puts their messages to paper.

 

Jenna Patrick recently joined SYNKD as a content writer for the publications.

Mary Kate Carson

Content Writer

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Mary Kate Carson is a journalist and media producer. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor's in Journalism and Communications in 2016, then began her career in the broadcast industry. 

She has worked as a lead writer and newscast developer for several TV stations, starting in South Bend Indiana, then advancing to Dallas, Texas. She uses compelling storytelling and video/graphic design to inform and educate over a million viewers each day.

Mary Kate joined SYNKD in April 2021. SYNKD gives her the opportunity to follow her passion for sharing stories and ideas, with the goal of elevating and connecting the landscaping industry.

Mary Kate Carson is a content writer for SYNKD's Magazines.

Millie

Millie is our resident office dog and enthusiastic tail-wagger. With her floppy ears and big, dopey grin, she's the definition of a good girl.

Her job duties include providing emotional support during stressful meetings, fetching important documents (or just random balls, whatever's lying around), and keeping the floor clean by vacuuming up any crumbs.

 

Millie is SYNKD's resident office dog. You can find her providing emotional support, fetching important documents and keeping the floor clean.