Keith Bowman, head of the maintenance division and business development for McHale Landscape Design, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, has accepted a three-year term on the Board of the Maryland Turfgrass Council, St. Michaels, Maryland.

Bowman moved to Maryland in early 2003 after receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Turfgrass Science from Pennsylvania State University. Upon graduation, he accepted a position at McHale Landscape Design. He is currently in his 17th year with McHale.

Working with plants has been part of Bowman’s life since a young age. At the age of 12, he started harvesting watermelons in the summer. In high school he worked on the grounds crew at the local community college and then interned as a groundskeeper for a minor league baseball team while at Penn State. As part of his term on the board of directors, Bowman hopes to help educate the public on Turfgrass policy and technique. Furthermore, he plans to promote careers in the green industry as he feels there are many fulfilling careers available.

In his free time, Bowman enjoys coaching Little League Baseball, playing softball and golf and spending time with his family. He is a resident of Baltimore City.

McHale Landscape Design Inc. is a residential design/build landscape architecture firm dedicated to the development of extraordinary residential gardens and outdoor living areas.