The best way to think of Mike is to throw a problem at him and watch the results. Mike has successfully built and launched multiple companies across a multitude of industries. Companies large and small have consulted with Mike on topics such as strategic marketing plans, business models and exit strategies. It was a call from Craig Prunty that brought Mike to Oregon from Arizona. Mike is excited to be a partner in Sports Turf Northwest and to return to Oregon, where he grew up.
Sports Turf Northwest was created as a result of one of Craig’s sons contracting a Staph infection while playing sports. After looking at all the options for treating synthetic turf, GreensGroomer™ Worldwide, was the obvious choice. Sports Turf Northwest became an authorized dealer to sell the right solution to facilities across the Northwest.
Craig Prunty, owner of www.alloregon.com has been designing and installing landscapes in the Northwest since the early 80’s and became fully incorporated in 1994. By being in business for so many years, Craig has built the business into one of the most stable and well run landscape design company’s in the Northwest. In 2002, Craig took his business to a new level by hiring two full time in-house designers and structuring the business around project managers who can oversee every detail on the job site. Craig has won numerous awards and recognitions over the years including being asked by Oprah Winfrey in 2001 to complete a backyard design and install for a client on her show. Outside of work, Craig is an avid sportsman and likes to spend time with his wife and four boys.
Brian is responsible for the creation of the Brian Grant Foundation. Established in 2010, the Brian Grant Foundation supports efforts to build awareness and education of Parkinson’s disease in order to increase earlier diagnosis, educate patients and their families, and provide a viable forum for people affected by Parkinson’s.
Brian played 12 years in the NBA as a Power Forward and was the “heart & soul” of the Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns (1994-2006)
He is a graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he led the team in rebounding all four years (1990-1994) and was a two-time Midwest Conference Player of the Year.
Selected by the Sacramento Kings in the First Round of the 1994 NBA Draft, Brian was the 8th pick overall, and went on to be named to the NBA All-Rookie Team for the 1994-1995 season.
In 1999, he was the league winner of the NBA’s prestigious J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship award for his extensive community service work, particularly with seriously ill and underprivileged children.
Diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease in 2008 at the age of 36, Brian serves as both an advocate and an inspiration for those suffering with Parkinson’s.
Brian is the proud father of six: Sons Amani, Elijah, Jaydon and Jonavan, and daughters Maliah and Anaya.