Prior to joining NCDA&CS, John was the owner of landscape design-build contracting and urban forestry consulting firm. He has also worked as a manager of sales and marketing for a farm and landscape supply company, worked in nursery production research, golf course and landscape maintenance. John is an ISA Certified Arborist, a NC Registered Landscape Contractor and NC Certified Plant Professional. He has over 20 years’ experience in agricultural and horticultural industries. John received his Bachelor of Science in Horticultural Science from North Carolina State University.
Outside of professional interests, John enjoys, photography, coaching, playing guitar, and spending time with his family. Mr. Hammond resides in Fuquay-Varina with his wife Elizabeth and two children.