LID Landscapes awards scholarship in honor of its former president

By Sarah Bunyea

Scholarship recipient, James Flannery, is pursuing a career in programming.

LID Landscapes, Boulder, Colorado, has awarded a scholarship in honor of its former president, Phil Loughman, to James Flannery, the son of LID Landscapes’ Landscape Designer Anne Flannery.

James is enrolled in an intensive six month Galvanize program, designed to prepare graduates for employment as programmers after graduation. He has already completed courses at Front Range Community College in computer-aided design.

“There is a significant need for software programming in the Colorado market, and I’ve loved the classes I’ve taken so far,” says Flannery. “I’m very excited about the opportunity and appreciate LID’s support.”

The scholarship was awarded in honor of Phil Loughman, who was president of LID Landscapes for 22 years and grew it into a successful landscape design and maintenance firm in the greater Boulder area. Loughman is now retired, but during his time at LID Landscapes, he made it a practice to recruit and hire young college graduates as they were getting started in their careers.

Scott Natter, general manager at LID Landscapes, presented the scholarship to James at the company’s end of season party. “We’re happy that we get to support employees and their children as they pursue higher education,” said Natter.

Anne Flannery, who has been a landscape designer at LID Landscapes for three years, was also on hand to present the scholarship. “We are so proud of James for being awarded this amazing scholarship towards his education at Galvanize this spring,” she said. “Thank you to Phil Loughman and to LID Landscapes for this generous opportunity.”