Leslie grew up around playground construction most of her life. As a kid, every family vacation was bookended by a playground installation. Leslie joined the LuckyDog Team in 2019 and was awarded Playcraft’s New Consultant of the Year award for exceeding sales expectations for the state of Idaho. Leslie continues to capture more market share than any of our competitors in Idaho. She manages all Idaho sales, customer relations, and playground designs. Before joining the LuckyDog team, Leslie was the brand expansion manager handling online and viral marketing for a national health food brand. Many of her customers are the lucky recipients of Leslie’s delectable healthy treats and heart felt gifts.
Natalie is the Bid Assistant at LuckyDog Recreation. With a career spanning over two decades in sales and marketing, she has honed her skills in creating and designing marketing campaigns, managing client relationships, and cultivating valuable industry connections. Natalie's background aligns with LuckyDog Recreation's mission to enhance outdoor spaces and communities. LuckyDog is fortunate to have her diverse skill set in creating spectacular outdoor spaces, where memories are made and communities thrive.
Passionate about forging meaningful connections and achieving success for our clients, Cade is a dynamic professional with a strategic mindset and exceptional problem-solving skills. Cade's experience provides a unique way of identifying customer needs and working diligently to meet them. His commitment to exceeding expectations and building lasting client relationships sets him apart. We are very fortunate to have him on the LuckyDog team!
Few people nationwide have the depth and breadth of CJ's experience. As the Owner, Construction Manager, and Utah’s Project Manager, CJ brings his 20+ years experience to bear on projects that require unique skills such as building on slope and working around natural structures like existing trees. If you can imagine it, CJ is the man that can take your plan on paper and bring it to reality at your site.
As a Certified Playground Safety Inspector and Certified Installer of PlayCraft Systems and Berliner Playgrounds, both manufacturers rely on CJ’s feedback and expertise in the field to improve their products and to assist in the education of other certified installers nationwide.
James is the LuckyDog Installation Foreman in Utah. He has been with LuckyDog Recreation for over 5 years and is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector. LuckyDog’s secret sauce is James and his installation team.
James willingly works in all kinds of conditions, whether is Utah’s extreme heat in summer or extreme cold in winter, no matter the site challenges, from the river-bed rock of Cache County up North, to the caliche shelf rock in Washington County down south, James is an experienced installer of playground equipment from Playcraft and Berliner, shelters from Coverworx and Custom Canopies, Dog Parks from Dog-On-It . . .the list goes on and on.
Nick is hardworking and dedicated to safety and efficiency on the jobsite. He gets the intricate parts of a project finished to the highest of precision. Nick can finesse and figure out unique ways to tackle complicated components like a tri-sail shade some 20 feet in the air, for example. If you need it done right and to “look beautiful” too, Nick is your man. During the busy season (which seems to last longer and longer each year) Nick willingly works long hours, breaks out to a 3rd crew when needed...anything to bring playgrounds to life. He’s a get-it-done guy LuckyDog can’t do without.
Luke comes to Luckydog with a passion for building, creating and working with his hands; as well as a willingness to work hard and get the job done right. He is driven and loves sharing his ideas with his boss and co-workers.
Jordyn has worked for LuckyDog since 2014, after working in childcare for years. She has a love for children and seeing their imagination thrive in a playground setting. She loves working with family and the ability to have her three young children helping their dad at the jobsite. Jordyn is a huge asset to our team as our Distribution Manager for Utah. She makes sure annual updates, catalogs, and other mailings get out the door on time. Jordyn is also our Social Media Coordinator and does an excellent job posting and sharing about LDR online.
Before coming to work for LuckyDog Recreation Kathy was a LuckyDog customer; ordering playgrounds through her previous job working in the Parks & Rec department of an Idaho town. When an opening for a bookkeeper became available at LuckyDog, it was a match made in heaven. As LuckyDog’s bookkeeper, she works closely with our vendors, subcontractors, customers, and employees. Thank goodness she’s a people person. Kathy always has a smile and is willing to go the extra mile to serve both our customers and her co-workers.
Ircia joined the LuckyDog team in 2022 as our Office and Design Assistant. In the Nampa Office, she is always willing to lend a helping hand wherever she can, whether it is tech support or a hands-on project. Ircia has a passion for anything artsy and loves bringing creative ideas to life by helping our marketing team with design, mailings, updates, and events. As an Idaho Resident of over 20 years, she is proud to help her local communities grow.