John Bear


John Bear is one of Ashcombe’s owners and has been with the company since 1977. When he’s not working hard, he enjoys watching wild life and spending time with his wife, children, and grand-dogs.

Deb Shearer


Deb Shearer is one of Ashcombe’s owners and has worked here since 1970. She enjoys gardening, “yard sailing” and spending time with her family.

Kerri Laudig


Kerri Laudig manages our retail greenhouse and also the Gift Shop and Boutique.  She enjoys kayaking, gardening, and spending time with her two young sons.

Jim Damschroder


Jim Damschroder has been with Ashcombe since 2012.  Jim has lived in PA longer than he lived in Ohio, but he’ll never stop bleeding for the Cleveland Browns. Jim got his accounting degree at Ohio Wesleyan University. He’s married to an award-winning novelist. They have two brilliant daughters. When Jim’s not crunching numbers he loves history and watching sports with his family.

Chris Boland


Chris Boland is a Grower at Ashcombe and has been with the company since 1997. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family.

Brandon Kuykendall


Brandon Kuykendall is the Manager of our Trees & Shrubs and Perennials departments.   He also runs our Landscape Design program!  When not at Ashcombe, you can find him rooting for the Redskins.

Greg Spahr

Garden Supply

Greg Spahr is Ashcombe’s Garden Supplies Manager.  When he is not working here, he can be found working on his farm and enjoying time spent with his grandchildren.

Joe Rhoads


Joe is our Maintenance Manager.  When he isn’t here, fixing and building, he’s enjoying time spent with his two daughters.

Margaret Krause


Margaret is our Cafe Manager.  She enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and making new items for our menu.  You can also find her at story time, reading to all the children at Ashcombe.

Marsha Ackerman

gourmet foods

Marsha Ackerman has been with Ashcombe since 2009.  She is the of manager in our Gourmet Foods & Produce Departments.