Our Team

Jud Smith - Founder/Managing Partner
Jud Smith founded Smith Lawn and Tree in 1997 and has had hands on involvement every day to grow Smith Lawn and Tree to what it is today. Jud attended Texas Christian University and continued to grow Smith Lawn and Tree through his college years.

Jud is a licensed irrigator, which has driven him in developing a large commercial installation division of the company. He enjoys implementing all commercial installations as well as many construction and hardscape projects. Jud is also the head of all tree operations.

Russell Simpler - Managing Partner
Russell Simpler joined Smith Lawn and Tree in 2006 as a managing partner. Russell studied horticultural business at Tarleton State University which has excelled his knowledge of plants, turf, and landscape design. His entrepreneurial drive has helped in growing Smith Lawn and Tree into a large landscape management company serving the DFW metro area.

Russell is a licensed commercial pesticide applicator, and has over 13 years of green industry experience. His focus at Smith Lawn and Tree is on landscape management, employee development, and managing all financial aspects of the company.

Kimberly Berman - Controller
Kimberly Berman joined Smith Lawn and Tree in 2011 as the office manager. She is responsible for all accounts payable, payroll, accounting, and customer relations.

Kimberly has over 13 years experience as an office manager in property management. She was born and raised in Texas. She is very family oriented and enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids. Her extensive knowledge of accounting, and her outgoing personality has been a great asset to Smith Lawn and Tree.

Tammy Blackburn - Office Manager
Tammy Blackburn joined Smith Lawn and Tree in 2012 as the Office Assistant. She is responsible for scheduling and customer relations.

Tammy has over 12 years of experience in Customer Relations. She was born and raised in Fort Worth Texas. She attended Tarrant County College and majored in Psychology/Clinical Counseling. Her positive personality and passion for working with people is an asset to our customers and Smith Lawn and Tree.