Meet the Team

Zack Kellis Owner

Zack Kellis


Mr. Kellis founded Kellis Vegetation Management in 2005 after growing up in this industry from childhood. He holds a degree in engineering from the University of Georgia, is the father of 5, and a licensed applicator in 14 states.

“In Genesis, God appointed us ‘stewards of the earth’. I take that seriously. We are stewards of all the acres that God has put under our care, and to honor God, we must deliver quality results with herbicide and mowing programs that are above reproach.”

Brandon Gurganus

General Manager

Brandon began his career as a spray technician and salesman from 2010 to 2013 and worked part-time from 2013 to 2016 while teaching History at Jemison High School. He holds a BA in History / Geography from the University of Alabama and an MA in Secondary Education from the University of Montevallo. Brandon came back to us in a full-time roll in January 2016 handling key accounts and administration.
He and his wife, Allison, live in Columbiana. They have 4 children, a son and 3 daughters.

Amy Dixon


Amy joined the KVM team in August 2014.  She assists in Human Resources, Accounts Payable and Licensing. She lives in Columbiana with her husband Joel and two kids.


Amy Ellison


More about Amy coming soon!

Jonathan Butler

Operations Manager

More information about Jonathan coming soon.


Brian Finlay

Turf Sales

Brian joined the KVM team in 2014. He was promoted to Master Technician in 2016. Brian lives in Wilsonville, AL.

Jeff Harris


Jeff came to KVM in February of 2016. He is the primary Industrial / Bareground Salesman for KVM. He lives in Homewood, AL.

Tim Lacy

Turf Specialist

Tim has a B.S. Degree in Ornamental Horticulture and has worked in the Turfgrass Industry for over 30 years.  He has served as the president of the MS Turfgrass Association, Southern Turfgrass Association and served as a Turfgrass Management instructor at MS State University.  Tim was a Class A, Golf Course Superintendent, and oversaw the construction and grow-in of the MS State University Golf Course and FarmLinks Golf Course..

Shawn Hollback

Master Technician

Shawn worked as a spray technician at KVM from April 2014 to April 2016. He was promoted to Master Technician in April 2016, and he serves as the foreman on all large industrial plant sites. He and Lauren live in Columbiana, AL.