Meet the Team
Led by Founder and President, Faulkner Bell and Director of Operations, Jason Bonfiglio, the Bell Outdoor team is committed to quality and exceptional service. With over 100 years of combined team experience you can trust your outdoor jobs will be completed with the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction. We look forward to working with you to enhance or create the outdoor space of your dreams.
Faulkner Bell – President & Founder
Faulkner Bell, a native of St. Simons Island, Georgia, founded Bell Outdoor, LLC in 2016. He lives on St. Simons with his loving wife, Laura, and their son, Jackson Faulkner Bell, who was born in October of 2017. Faulkner grew up surrounded by the landscape and turf industries, and would go on to attended Auburn University. After graduating in 2008 with a B.S. in Horticulture and a Minor in Agronomy & Soils, Faulkner expanded his knowledge base by working with two landscape companies as an Account Manager and Director of Operations. During this time, Faulkner was able to gain a comprehensive understanding of the intricate elements that must work cohesively with one another in order to provide truly remarkable results. He has always known that his passion and talent were both firmly rooted in the science of horticulture and building long-term customer relationships. Faulkner now spends his days working with the Bell Outdoor team perfecting landscape designs, installations, and full-service property maintenance in order to make their clients’ dreams a reality.
Jason Bonfiglio – Director of Operations
Originally from New Jersey, Jason has lived everywhere from California, Florida, North Carolina, and now resides on St. Simons with his wife, Katie, who grew up on the island. Despite Jason having landed an interview with the company, completely independently, Katie later came to the realization that Bell Outdoor was owned by Faulkner, a high school friend of her brother, whom she had known since high school. Jason boasts an immense background in everything from residential/commercial construction, remodels, additions, and restorations, which he is thrilled to contribute to the creativity, functionality, and perfection of Bell Outdoor’s outdoor living lifestyles. Jason knew Bell Outdoor would be a perfect fit because of the passion he shared with the owner, Faulkner Bell, on helping clients turn their dreams into reality while offering the utmost satisfaction.
Raphael Caldera – Landscape Enhancement Division
Rafael Caldera, from Caracas, Venezuela, joined the Bell Outdoor team in 2018, and is eager to learn more about the landscape industry. Rafael earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Cecilio Acosta College. After graduation he put his knowledge to use by becoming a personal trainer and rehab coordinator, where he worked with injured athletes to help them recover after an injury. Rafael is a proud father of two sons and a loving husband. When he isn’t on a job site Rafael enjoys to play and watch baseball. He is looking forward to learning as much as he can about landscape design, installations, and all of the services that Bell Outdoor has to offer.
Ryan Dally – Landscape Enhancement Division
Originally from Ohio, Ryan Dally resides in Brunswick. Ryan began with Bell Outdoor having some landscape experience, always eager to learn more about the business, especially landscape lighting. He brings to Bell Outdoor his eagerness to learn and his experience with heavy equipment. Ryan chose Bell Outdoor because he loves the professionalism and organization of the business, even more, he enjoys the positive attitude and focus of the team. When Ryan is not working, he enjoys fishing and spending time with his young son, Carter.
Eva Lopez – Landscape Maintenance Division
Eva Lopez is from Honduras and moved to Brunswick in 2015 where she resides with her husband and her three children. She has been in the landscape industry since then. Eva said she came to Bell Outdoor because she liked the motto of the company, “Quality from Passion.” Eva subscribes to this motto. Eva works in the Residential Maintenance Division, making sure Bell Outdoor’s customer’s properties are maintained and managed at the highest level of quality. Eva wants to help Bell Outdoor turn customers dreams into reality and strongly believes in the company mission.
Karen Hlusko – Office Administrator
Karen joined the Bell Outdoor Team as the Office Administrator. She was raised on Blythe Island and has three kids; Wade, Alana, and Kaylin. Wade and Alana are currently in college and Kaylin will begin college in the Fall of 2019. Karen enjoys Bell Outdoor’s philosophies and atmosphere, when compared to other service industry experience. She says, “Bell Outdoor is detail and team oriented and everyone works together to make sure the job is completed to the customers’s satisfaction. The creativity that this team brings to meeting client needs is impressive.” Although Karen is new to the Green industry, she brings a strong financial and customer service background to contribute to the overall success of the business.
Leandro Lopez – Landscape Enhancement Division
Leandro Lopez is a native of Guatemala. He decided to join Bell Outdoor after hearing such positive attributes of the team. Leandro and his wife have a young son name Abner. Abner is currently battling cancer and Leandro spends several nights a week and weekends in Jacksonville with his son. He is a dedicated father to say the least. Leandro has an extensive background in irrigation work which he enjoys most. He is continuously learning about the designing and planning of all elements of a landscape as well as the most sustainable techniques. Leandro arrives each morning ready to work and to learn something new. His goal is to do the best he can, continue to learn and be key member of the team.
Nick Olivas – Landscape Maintenance Division
Nick Olivas is originally from Texas, but moved to Georgia in 1985. Nick now lives with his wife Eva and his two children, Wendy and Junior. Nick is proud to say that he has worked in the landscape industry for a majority of his life. During his career, Nick has gained valuable knowledge and mastered multiple skills including irrigation system installation, landscape installation, and lawn maintenance. Nick joined Bell Outdoor due to his admiration for the leadership opportunities that are made available. Nick believes that one can never stop learning, and is looking forward to expanding his knowledge of the landscape industry as a member of the Bell Outdoor team.
Yordan Velasquez – Landscape Enhancement Division
Yordan joined Bell Outdoor in May 2017 and has worked in the horticulture industry for the last three years. He was born and raised in Cuba. He is married to his beautiful wife Karina and together they have 4 children. Yordan enjoys interacting with nature through the planting, nurturing and pruning of plants. Yordan’s goal is to continue training to operate all of the equipment used by Bell Outdoor. Yordan describes the Bell Outdoor team, “We are a team who make the dreams of each customer come true by providing unparalleled quality.”
T.J. Wieland – Landscape Enhancement Division
T.J. Wieland comes to Bell Outdoor from Bay City, Michigan. T.J. now resides in the Golden Isles with his girlfriend, Gaby, and two daughters, Leah and Gianna. T.J. says that he chose Bell Outdoor because he believes in the company’s motto, “Quality form Passion”, and feels he can contribute to the company’s success. T.J. brings many years of experience in hardscape construction as well as landscape installation to Bell Outdoor. In his spare time, T.J. likes to hunt, fish, BBQ, and spend time with his family. T.J. envisions an extended future ahead with Bell Outdoor, devoting himself to every job to ensure customer satisfaction no matter what.