Our People

Becky Johnson


Becky, a North Knoxville resident and public relations graduate of The University of Tennessee, has been with Lawn Butler since May 2012.  As Lawn Butler’s financial administrator she watches the company’s money like a hawk and is the mother hen to the employees.  Outside of her Lawn Butler family, she is wife to Sam, mother of two, grandmother of four, and plays “butler” to her beloved dog Dozer. She enjoys hiking, gardening, her church, and being with family and friends.

Debi Gunter

Office Administrator and HR

Debi, a native of Memphis, moved with her husband to Knoxville in 1995. After twenty years in East Tennessee she feels her blood definitely runs orange now.  The newest person to join the office team in June, she brings several years of administrative assistant experience to Lawn Butler.  Debi handles a multitude of tasks including our human resource, customer calls, and social media.  Debi enjoys reading and traveling, but believes the best part of any trip is coming home to her two dachshund’s Zena and Charlie.  Despite Debi’s hair color it takes a lot to get her frazzled.

Josh Benson

Maintenance Client Representative

Josh was raised in the Smoky Mountains, and after a three-year hiatus in Boston for graduate school, he moved back to Tennessee in 2009.  Shortly thereafter, he came to Lawn Butler, bringing with him a decade of experience in the ‘Green Industry’.  His greatest pleasure is seeing folks find happiness in their customer experience and landscape enhancements.  Meeting folks from all different walks of life keeps things interesting and fun as well.  He is married to Ashley, and has two daughters. In his spare time, he is always outdoors; usually finding peace in the gracefulness of a well-cast dry fly where water and stones tell transcendent stories.

Kelly Corum

Maintenance Client Representative

Kelly, a Knoxville native, has been with the Lawn Butler for a total of about 2 1/2 years. He first worked in the field as a Landscape Foreman and now as a Maintenance Account Manager, with a brief time away in between. Kelly attended the University of Tennessee and received a B.S. in Plant Science, with a concentration in Landscape Design and Construction. His favorite part of the job is working tirelessly to provide the best experience for all Lawn Butler customers. Kelly is married to his wife Marion, who he met in college. He enjoys traveling, having the best looking hair at Lawn Butler, and believe it or not working in the yard.

Brian Sprowl

Maintenance Operations Manager

Brian, a Knoxville native, left the area to play baseball in college at Shelton State community college and Tennessee Tech University.  Brian started as a maintenance laborer in 2009 for The Lawn Butler and has worked his way to be the Maintenance Division Leader. He loves learning about the green industry and growing the Lawn Butler Inc. into one of the premier landscape companies in Knoxville.  Brian is married to Heather and they have three children.  He loves spending time with his family and stargazing at night.  Brian has earned the nickname turbo, because of his ability to give 200% effort to any undertaken task.

Eric Hill

Landscape Construction Client Representative

Eric, a Knoxville native, started with the Lawn Butler in 2007. He gained his knowledge and love for plant material in the landscape industry by working at a local nursery. Eric manages customer relations from the beginning to the end of a client’s project. His goal for the construction side of Lawn Butler is to be known as the premier landscape company in Knoxville. He married his wife Ashley in 2015 and they have two dogs. Eric is an outdoors enthusiast and spends much of his spare time on the water fishing, kayaking, on the golf course, or working on his tan to enhance his blue eyes.

Brian Lowery

Hardscape Construction Client Representative

Brian Lowery has been in the Hardscape and Landscape industry since 2001. He has worked on both residential and commercial hardscape projects. Brian started coordinating field work and now executes big construction projects. He is certified by the Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute (ICPI) and the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA). Brian has been a construction/installation manager at Lawn Butler Inc. since 2012. Brian is married to Samantha and they have three daughters. Brian enjoys camping with his family and grooming his beard.

Daniel Haynes

Construction Operations Manager

Daniel began working in the landscape/hardscape industry in 2010 as a laborer on an installation crew. He loved the industry and worked his way up to leading crews and managing projects. He has worked at Lawn Butler since 2013.  He was promoted to lead the operations for the construction/installation division at the Lawn Butler. Daniel and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children, and they enjoy spending time outdoors, especially in the mountains.  Daniel also enjoys not accepting excuses or anything short of perfection.

Grant Rice

Fleet and Facilities Manager

Grant came to Lawn Butler in 2015 and brings with him over fifteen years in the fleet repair and maintenance industry. He is an ASE master certified Technician that brings a vast knowledge of fleet repair and management to the Lawn Butler team. He is responsible for managing all of the equipment and vehicles and overseeing all maintenance and repairs of our facility. Grant is a key part of our continuous effort to provide a safe working environment for our team and customers.  He manages a fleet of over 25 vehicles and hundreds of pieces of equipment.  He has a wife and two beautiful daughters. On his free time, he serves in his church as a sound technician and enjoys camping and being outdoors, because he is a closet introvert.

Seth Kehne


Seth started Lawn Butler in 1999 as a means to pay for college.  He majored in finance with a desire to be a financial planner.  After growing the business all through college, Seth realized that he loved the landscape industry and greatly enjoyed interacting with customers and the community more than just having a “get through college” job.  Seth spends his time focusing on Lawn Butler being an industry leader for service, professionalism, and knowledge.  He works hard for Lawn Butler to be a destination company full of exceptional team members.  Seth is married to Katie and they have three children.  Seth enjoys running and boating in the hour of free time he has a week.