Meet the Team

Our staff is a team of dedicated professionals here to create your dream outdoor environment

Peter Speck

Peter Speck

President and CEO

From people, equipment, plants and materials, Peter is involved in all aspects of getting the work done. Peter thinks through the logistics of each assignment, plans the activities and determines the technical aspects needed to make each landscape successful.

Peter says, “We see ourselves as problem solvers. I’m fascinated by the technical challenges involved in many of Solterra’s projects. I enjoy presenting a client with multiple solutions, then showing them why this particular solution is the best way to proceed. With my engineering background, I see solutions that others don’t always see.”

In his spare time and for fun, Peter developed a proprietary computer application for Solterra that links to GPS data through an automated interface, tracks the production of crews, and monitors efficiency. This helps every project deliver on time and on budget.

Victor Concha

Victor Concha

Project Manager

Making sure each landscape project looks its best is Victor‘s prime objective as project manager at Solterra. To do this, he oversees installation crews, helping them focus on the project details that turn a good landscape into a great one. Not only does Victor keep customers apprised of schedules and determine the best solutions for problems that might arise, he suggests proactive ways their landscape can be improved. With an appreciation of being outdoors and hands-on knowledge of the landscaping industry, Victor says, "I enjoy seeing a landscape transform into a space each customer loves and can’t wait to share with their family and friends."

When not at work, Victor plans travel adventures with his wife and children within the US, as well as internationally to Mexico and Peru.

Denise Yaun

Denise Yaun

Office Manager

Denise has been working behind the scenes in Solterra’s main office since early 2014 and is thrilled to join the company in the position of office manager. She comments, “I love the family atmosphere at Solterra. These are people who enjoy what they do and it shows in the way they interact with one another and with clients. I’ve worked in a variety of industries, but landscaping is more creative and fun. I admire that Dixie and Peter have assembled a team with skills that compliment one another—setting the stage for great work to get accomplished.”

With over 20 years of experience in office management, Denise is in charge of many day-to-day administrative responsibilities at Solterra including answering calls and handling the bookkeeping. Clients and prospective clients rely on Denise’s expertise to connect them to the person best suited to answer their question or address their concern. In addition, Denise looks after the human resource necessities of verifying employment authorization and tracking employee information.

In her free time, Denise loves to sew and is a self-proclaimed “fabric-holic.” She finds the variety of colors and textures hard to resist when she’s within reach of beautiful fabrics.