Our MNLA Certified Experts

Meet Your MNLA Certified Experts

Many of our staff members are Minnesota Nursery Landscape Association Certified Professionals.

We are certain you will find our MNLA certified experts to be friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and courteous. Our team rises every day with one goal in mind: To make sure you have the best experience possible with your Sargent’s team.

MNLA established this certification program in 1978. Certification is earned by taking an examination and kept current with continuing education annually. It has been an effective tool in the green business for promoting educated staff, commitment to the industry, and a resource to customers for knowledgable information.


Nick Sargent

Owner of Sargent's Landscape Nursery, Inc.

As a fourth generation Sargent’s owner, Nick has been immersed in’s and out’s of landscaping, gardening and growing from childhood. He formalized his education with a degree from the University of Minnesota where he studied horticulture and entrepreneurship. In addition to his ownership responsibilities, day-to-day Nick manages the Sargent’s North Garden Center. He loves helping customers realize their outdoor living dreams. Active in the Minnesota Nursery Landscape Association, Nick chairs the Networking Committee, linking members with the resources needed to succeed in the green industry.


Scott Moon

Manager of Sargent's on 2nd

Scott, manager of Sargent’s on 2nd, oversees the staff downtown, orders new and different products and keeps the location running smoothly all year long. He is also a regular on local television and radio stations in the spring and summer months, hosting gardening segments and offering helpful advice to listeners. Scott has been an active member of the MNLA Garden Center Committee for more than ten years, coordinating activities to educate gardeners.


Paul Pike

Sargent's Lead Grower

Paul earned his degree in Horticulture from the University of Minnesota-Waseca campus and has been employed with Sargent’s since 1979. He quickly became our “plant guy” and continues to play a major role in production, operations and purchasing of plant material. Over many years, Paul has volunteered his time to the MNLA and has served on the Trade Show, Nursery and Commercial Flower Growers committees. As a certified professional, he shares his knowledge on a daily basis with co-workers and customers. When Paul isn’t working in the office or one of the greenhouses, he enjoys being with his family and doing household projects. He stays active in his church and other civic organizations around the area.


Jeff Rosburg

Landscape Designer and Operations Manager

For more than 25 years, Jeff Rosburg has been a huge asset to Sargent’s, making sure our landscape department runs smoothly. Jeff first distinguished himself as a designer, but with exceptional project management skills too Jeff became Landscape Operations Manager. Daily Jeff makes sure the installation crews get where they need to be, with what they need to get the job done right. Jeff loves the great outdoors and is an avid hunter and fisherman.


Tami Smith

Perennial Manager

Tami earned both her degree in the Horticulture Program at Rochester Community and Technical College and her MNLA certification in 2004. When she isn’t working, she loves to garden, spend time with her grandchildren, work on craft projects and search for new and unique plants for Sargent’s customers. Tami loves her job at Sargent’s and playing in the garden.