Galantus komanda
Ansis Birznieks
Agnese Krauze Johansone
Daiva Sprudzāne
Sergejs Solomjanko
Arnis Baumanis
Ruta Gabranova
Sintija Nagle
Mārtiņš Rūtenbergs
Arnis Spredis
Andis Mellenbergs

Ansis Birznieks

Owner, project manager, certified landscape technician – works manager, natural lawns expert, and certified park gardener

Gardening is his passion; business is his vocation; a father to five lovely children. Interests: architecture, design, marketing, wine and art.  Ansis’s strong point is all types of lawns. He loves his customers with all his heart.

Pieredze

  • 2017
    Galantus team field trip - Gardens of France Tour, Normandy
  • 2017
    Conference Garden Style, Vilnius, Lithuania, Litexpo centre – lecture Five Success Factors for Creating a Special Garden
  • 2017 - ...
    Bulduri School of Horticulture, teacher in the Garden Creation and Maintenance programme
  • 2016 - ...
    Garden and Park Construction and Maintenance – teacher at Bulduri School of Horticulture
  • 2016
    Galantus team field trip - Gardens of England Tour
  • 2015
    Galantus team field trip - Gardens of Holland Tour
  • 2015 - 2018
    Chair of Bulduri School of Horticulture Development Association
  • 2012 - ...
    a member of Latvian Football Federation Stadium and Infrastructure committee – responsible for the concept of developing natural lawn areas; assessment of the grounds; Cooperation with municipalities and grounds managers.
  • 2011 – ...
    In collaboration with Latvian Football Federation, - preparing/giving lectures and providing training to specialists on maintenance of natural grass sports grounds.
  • 2009 - 2011
    Lectures on lawn construction and maintenance, Bulduri School of Horticulture and Latvia University of Agriculture
  • 2002 - 2007
    Vice-chairman and Board member of Latvian Association of Landscape Architects (LAAB)
  • 1999 - ...
    Garden design, construction and maintenance company Galantus Ltd., manager and owner
  • 1996 - ...
    Management of the construction of more than 200 gardens

Izglītība

  • 2018
    Nick Howard’s lecture/ masterclass Small Garden – Huge Challenge
  • 2017
    Noel Kingsburry’s lecture/masterclass The Rabbit’s Eye View
  • 2010 - 2011
    Duela Bayern, Germany (in cooperation with German Football Federation), the Qualification of Natural Sports Turf Specialist, Groundsman
  • 2009
    LAAB Certificate - Landscape Technician – Works Manager
  • 2009
    LAAB Certificate - Park Gardener
  • 1997 – 2003
    Latvia University, BSc in Marketing
  • 1991 – 1995
    Bulduri Horticultural Technical School, Production of Agricultural Products, specialising in Horticulture

Agnese Krauze Johansone

Maintenance Project and Works Manager

Responsible and meticulous, positive and friendly, she is well-versed in garden maintenance. Her strong points are summer bedding plants, lawn maintenance and hedge trimming.

Pieredze

  • 2017
    Galantus team field trip - Gardens of France Tour, Normandy
  • 2016
    Company award – Galantus Best Employee
  • 2016
    Galantus team field trip - Gardens of England Tour
  • 2015 - ...
    Galantus, Ltd. Maintenance Project and Works Manager

Izglītība

  • 2017 - 2018
    Priekuļi Technical School, Ērgļi, arborist
  • 2012
    Bulduri School of Horticulture, Park Gardener
  • 2001
    Latvia University, BA in Theology and Religious Studies

Daiva Sprudzāne

Project manager, certified landscape technician, park gardener – works manager

Our employees have grown in our business. Daiva started as a park gardener and now she is the Project manager for the entire Ventspils branch. She is good at working with people, and helps our customers feel at ease and enjoy their journey to the new garden. Daiva’s enthusiasm and smile are her strengths

Pieredze

  • 2016
    Galantus team field trip - Gardens of England Tour
  • 2011
    Company award - Galantus Best Employee
  • 2005
    Company award - Galantus Best Employee
  • 2004
    Company award - Galantus Best Employee
  • 2001 - ...
    Galantus Ltd., project manager, certified landscape technician – works manager

Izglītība

  • 2012
    Nordic Training International, Task and Process Planning in a Company,
  • 2011
    Nordic Training International, Work with the Customer.
  • 2006
    LAAB certificate - Landscape Technician – Works Manager
  • 1998 - 2001
    Bulduri School of Horticulture, landscape technician
  • 2000
    Bulduri School of Horticulture, park gardener

Sergejs Solomjanko

Supply manager in Ventspils

A manager who cares about the details. Sergejs is good at doing the supplying, work organisation, machinery maintenance and working with people. Work completed in a timely manner, a responsible approach to every job – a lot depends on Sergejs, and he does not let you down

Pieredze

  • 2017
    Company award – Galantus Best Employee
  • 2009
    recognised as Galantus Best Employee of the Decade on the 10th anniversary of the company
  • 2006 - ...
    Galantus Ltd., Supply Manager
  • 2004 - 2006
    Galantus Ltd., Supplier

Izglītība

  • 2013
    Nordic Training International, Team Management
  • 2012
    Nordic Training International, Task and Process Planning in a Company
  • 2011
    Nordic Training International, Stress Management

Arnis Baumanis

Easygreen Project manager

Ruta Gabranova

Landscape architect, Garden designer

Ruta, our landscape architect and garden designer, is full of creative energy. Ruta takes on projects with joy and creative spirit, and she enjoys professional challenges. Ruta is a happy, easy-going, friendly person with a rational approach. Her hard work and dedication result in beautiful and original garden design, which is highly appreciated by our customers.

Pieredze

  • 2017
    R. Schmaeling’s conference How to Create Architecture and Urban Environment for Successful Development of Knowledge Economy
  • 2017
    Galantus team field trip - Gardens of France Tour, Normandy
  • 2016
    Galantus Best Progress Award
  • 2016
    Galantus team field trip - Gardens of England Tour
  • 2016 - ...
    Galantus Ltd., garden designer, landscape architect
  • 2015
    Galantus team field trip - Gardens of Holland Tour
  • 2015
    Flower bulb workshop 2015, Bulduri
  • 2015
    Galantus Ltd., work experience placement as part of LLU studies

Izglītība

  • 2018
    Nick Howard’s lecture/ masterclass Small Garden – Huge Challenge
  • 2017
    Noel Kingsburry’s lecture/masterclass The Rabbit’s Eye View
  • 2017 - ...
    LLU, Faculty of Environment and Civil Engineering, MSc in Landscape Architecture and Planning
  • 2011 - 2016
    LLU, Faculty of Environment and Civil Engineering, BSc in in Landscape Architecture and Planning

Sintija Nagle

Landscape architect, Garden designer

A garden in Sintija’s hands means it is in safe and caring hands; she will find the most suitable option for the person, place and conditions. Sintija gets her inspiration from nature, beautiful things, design and art, from her pets and her own garden, where she always tries out new ideas and plant combinations.

Sintija is positive, reserved and diplomatic; she can make an objective assessment of a situation, remaining calm and composed, and create gardens that embody beauty, thoroughness and originality. Gardens created by Sintija are unique and distinctive. Every garden becomes a place where one wishes to spend more time

Pieredze

  • 2017
    Galantus team field trip - Gardens of France Tour, Normandy
  • 2016
    Galantus team field trip - Gardens of England Tour
  • 2016
    Participated in Garden design competition Environmental Mosaics with the design work Environmental Opposites; implementation of the design in Jelgava public greenery.
  • 2015
    Galantus Best Progress Award
  • 2015
    Galantus team field trip - Gardens of Holland Tour
  • 2013- ..
    Galantus Ltd., Garden designer, Landscape architect
  • 2012 – 2013
    Galantus Ltd., work experience placement as part of LLU studies.
  • 2012 –...
    More than 40 various private garden projects created and implemented

Izglītība

  • 2018
    Nick Howard’s lecture/ masterclass Small Garden – Huge Challenge
  • 2017
    Noel Kingsburry’s lecture/masterclass The Rabbit’s Eye View
  • 2017
    Online course Piet Oudolf / Dr Noel Kingsbury Planting the Piet Oudolf Way
  • 2017
    Online course Dr Noel Kingsbury Planting Design With Perennials
  • 2015-2016
    LLU, Faculty of Environment and Civil Engineering, MSc in Landscape architecture
  • 2012
    ITERA LATVIJA scholarship in the course of the bachelor study programme
  • 2009-2015
    LLU, Faculty of Environment and Civil Engineering, BSc in in Landscape Architecture and Planning

Mārtiņš Rūtenbergs

Landscape architect, Garden designer

The young and talented landscape architect and passionate garden designer Mārtiņš is very good at judging the potential of the environment and landscape. He possesses an open-minded nuanced view of the world, designer’s thinking and creative finesse in style. Mārtiņš keeps purposefully deepening his knowledge and honing his skills, both by gaining a BSc and MSc in Landscape architecture and by getting involved in creative experience in events organised by LAAB, and by following the development of the industry in the world.

Art, aesthetics and perfection are only a small portion of Mārtiņš’ range of interests and expressions, but they are brightly manifested in his works. They are creative, brave and modern, with particular attention on detail and carefully considered technical solutions.

Pieredze

  • 2018
    Workshop Plant Use in the Public Greenery in Latvia
  • 2017
    Company award - Galantus Best New Employee
  • 2017
    R. Schmaeling’s conference How to Create Architecture and Urban Environment for Successful Development of Knowledge Economy
  • 2017
    Galantus team field trip - Gardens of France Tour, Normandy
  • 2017 - ...
    Galantus Ltd., Garden designer, Landscape architect
  • 2017 - ...
    LAAB administrator
  • 2016
    Flower bulb workshop 2016, Bulduri
  • 2016
    UBC Sustainable Cities Commission Meeting on Natura 2000 and Integrated Storm Water Management
  • 2016
    Galantus team field trip - Gardens of England Tour
  • 2016
    Galantus Ltd., work experience placement as part of LLU studies
  • 2016
    Workshop Processes of Climate Change in Rural Areas. Spatial Planning, Experience and Solutions in the framework of the project Increasing Capacity of Electronic Materials about Climate Changes in Rural Areas
  • 2015
    International Scientific Conference Parks and Palaces – German and Russian Cultural Heritage in Latvia and the Baltics

Izglītība

  • 2018
    Nick Howard’s lecture/ masterclass Small Garden – Huge Challenge
  • 2017
    Noel Kingsburry’s lecture/masterclass The Rabbit’s Eye View
  • 2017 - ...
    LLU, Faculty of Environment and Civil Engineering, MSc in Landscape Architecture and Planning
  • 2012 - 2017
    Faculty of Environment and Civil Engineering, BSc in Landscape Architecture and Planning
  • 2016
    Flower bulb workshop 2016, Bulduri
  • 2015
    Universidade do Algarve Faro, Portugal Erasmus+

Arnis Spredis

Works manager

Arnis is responsible and knowledgeable, friendly and responsive. He manages garden construction works – relief construction, surfacing. Construction of building elements is Arnis’ forte. He is practical and logical, and emanates peace and stability. Arnis is responsive to customers and colleagues; always ready to act and find solutions.

Pieredze

  • 2014
    Company award Galantus Best Employee
  • 2014
    Marketing and Sales at the Time of Economic Change. LIAA (Investment and Development Agency of Latvia). ESF project
  • 2013
    Communication in High Performance Teams. MV Consulting
  • 2013
    2013 Business Production Management in New Export Market Research. MV Consulting
  • 2011 - ...
    Galantus Ltd., Works Manager
  • 2006 - 2008
    Lappset Ltd., Planting Business, Works Manager
  • 2004 - 2006
    SIA”JLD” garden company worker

Izglītība

  • 2013
    Nordic Training International, Team Management
  • 2012
    Nordic Training International, Task and Process Planning in a Company
  • 2011
    Nordic Training International, Stress Management
  • 2002 - 2004
    Bulduri School of Horticulture, Garden and Park Construction

Andis Mellenbergs

Works Manager

Thorough and inquisitive, Andis is ready to share his experience and offer advice if needed; he is always ready to learn, too, if someone knows more or is better at something than him. Andis is versatile, diligent and accurate. He can work both using a spade and different kinds of machinery; – a truly modern, specialist. We do not compromise on quality.

Pieredze

  • 2017
    Company award Galantus Greatest Progress
  • 2010
    Company award Galantus Best Employee
  • 2009
    Company award Galantus Best Employee
  • 2008 - ...
    Galantus Ltd., Works Manager

Izglītība

  • 2013
    Nordic Training International, Team Management
  • 2012
    Nordic Training International, Task and Process Planning in a Company
  • 2011
    Nordic Training International, Stress Management
  • 2008
    Kandava Technical School, Mechanisation of Agriculture

Average time our employees have worked for our company is more than 7 years.

We are glad that the average time our employees have worked for our company is more than 7 years. It is normal everyday practice for us to improve our knowledge of theory, take part in practical seminars, excursions; we are eager to learn and improve. We want to improve daily. Our employees are supplied with all the necessary equipment for doing their job to a high standard, safely and comfortably. – We use the best work clothes from Germany, professional tools, state-of-the-art technology and the most efficient equipment from around the world, transport and supply system, everything to ensure high quality and an excellent result.