Our Executive Team
Who is The Turf Doctor?
The Turf Doctor, Lawn & Pest Services was established in 1997, with a simple goal of becoming the best lawn care company in the State of Maine. Since then, we have expanded the business to include Mosquito and Tick control, and full service residential and commercial structural pest control. We strive to provide the level of service that we as consumers expect; high quality service for a reasonable and competitive price. The Turf Doctor facility is located on Industrial Drive in Augusta, Maine.
Michael A. Russo
Michael’s passion for the professional turf grass industry started back in 1985 with one goal; to create the finest lawn & pest control service company in Maine. Michael holds a Turf Grass Management Degree from Colorado State University, and is a Certified Master Applicator in the State of Maine. Michael enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, hunting, and fishing, and is also very active in the community, coaching baseball and football in Portland. Michael resides in Portland, and summers in Belgrade on Great Pond, with his wife, Suzanne, and sons Anthony and Dominic, and their yellow Lab Rusty.
Aaron P. Dostie
Aaron has worked in the professional turf grass industry since 1999. Aaron holds a degree in Biology from Plymouth State University, and is a Certified Master Applicator for the State of Maine. His licensure includes the following categories; turf grass, tree and shrub (outdoor ornamental), biting fly, and municipal vegetation management. Aaron is active in the community as a board member for the Sidney Athletic Association and coaches youth soccer, basketball, and softball. Aaron enjoys spending time with his family, snowmobiling, skiing, camping, and boating. Also in his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and golfing with his friends and family. Aaron resides in Sidney with his wife Stacy, daughters Alexis and Brielle, and their dog Skipper.
Peter F. McDonald
Peter started his career in the professional turf grass industry in 1993 while working on golf courses, where he gained his appreciation for the industry. Since then, Peter has managed golf courses, home lawns, college campuses, and collegiate athletic fields. Peter studied business management at the University of Maine in Farmington and Thomas College. Peter is a Certified Master Applicator for the State of Maine. In his free time, Peter enjoys coaching youth softball and soccer, boating with his family, hunting, and snowmobiling. Peter lives in Belgrade with his wife Heidi, daughter Elise, dogs Echo, Athena, and Spirit, and three ridiculously spoiled chickens.
Suzanne has worked in several capacities since joining The Turf Doctor in 2002. Over the years supporting the family business and team of professionals, Suzanne has gained valuable knowledge to provide support for The Turf Doctor team. With her extensive work in client relations, Suzanne pays close attention to detail, while managing administration and client affairs. Suzanne has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management from Thomas College in Waterville. When time allows she enjoys traveling, and relaxing with friends and family. Suzanne resides in Portland, and summers in Belgrade on Great Pond, with her husband, Michael, and sons Anthony and Dominic, and their yellow Lab Rusty.
Lashanna has worked in the pest control industry since 2000. Throughout her career, she has managed various rolls within the office environment, and has gained a valuable knowledge of both the Pest Control and the Turf Care industry. Early in her career, Lashanna received her certificate in pest control technology from Purdue University, as well as completion of AIB Institute’s Food Safety and Pest Control course. Lashanna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Thomas College. When Lashanna isn’t providing her excellent customer service to our clients, she enjoys spending time camping and boating on Cobbossee Lake, relaxing up north at her family camp, traveling, and watching her sons play hockey. Lashanna resides in Windsor with her husband Rob, and her two sons Tyler and Ryan.
Pest Control Manager
Lou has worked in the pest control industry since 2005. Lou holds a degree in Criminal Justice from Central Texas College, and is a Certified Master Applicator for the State of Maine in structural & general pest management, as well as managing biting flies & ticks. Lou has been certified by AIB International in Food Safety and Good Management Practices, holds accreditation by New England Pest Management Association in Pest Management in Food Processing Plants, is certified in Quality Auditing by the American Society for Quality, and has completed the Pest Management Technology Course from Purdue University. Lou cherishes the time he spends with his family and is an avid wood worker. Lou resides in Augusta with his wife Kathy, their daughter Amber. Their family is further “blessed” by two free-range, spoiled-brat Golden Retrievers, Mallory and Amelia.