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1175 Clark Fork Dr, Missoula, MT 59808, USA

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Nature's Best is always looking for creative, hard working team members. To get started, download and complete our Employment Application. Then just email it to lori@naturesbestinc.com.

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Meet the Team


Craig Best


Craig Best grew up on a small corn and soybean farm near Lafayette, Indiana. He enlisted in the US Air Force out of high school and spent his 8 1/2 years in the military based in Northern California. Upon visiting Montana after his military service, Craig instantly felt connected to the Missoula Community and returned to live and work in Missoula in 1995. At this time, Nature’s Best was born.

At a young age, on the farm and through his military experience, Craig learned what hard work and dedication were all about. Owning his own business and successfully growing Nature’s Best from one truck and trailer while working solo, to 14 trucks and trailers and 23 employees, has not been easy but it has been a rewarding journey.

Today, Craig continues to be at the helm and is the face of Nature’s Best. He is widely respected by his colleagues, competitors and both residential and commercial clients. Aside from making his clients and employees happy, he manages to find the time to be a great dad to his two growing daughters.

Jona Malo

General Manager

Raised in Buffalo, New York, Jona spent his youth sailing on Lake Erie from both the US & Canadian shores with his large extended family. After his HS graduation, Jona spent a year in the town of his birth, Cuenca, Ecuador with his father’s family. Upon returning to the US, he earned his A.A.S. in Environmental Forestry from SUNY Esf Ranger School in the beautiful Adirondack region of Wanakena, New York. His lifelong love of the outdoors grew and following this experience he moved to Idaho where he did custom landscaping in Jackson Hole, WY.

Jona moved to the Missoula Valley in 1996 to take a position with a full service landscaping company where he met his future wife. They were married and moved to the Bitterroot Valley in 2000.

After a decade of custom stonework, timber framing and solar installations, Jona joined NBI in 2010 bringing 20 years of commercial & residential landscaping experience to the team.

When he’s not providing exceptional customer service, he enjoys downhill skiing, rafting, hiking, hunting, camping and generally taking advantage of all that the beautiful state of Montana has to offer with his wife and two sons.

Ed Nolder

Landscape Healthcare Specialist

Ed is a native Oregonian. He grew up in the Willamette Valley known for its turf farms, golf courses and nurseries. Ed joined Nature’s Best in March 2010.

Ed brings over 20 years of experience in landscape healthcare and is our licensed applicator for turf and ornamentals, including invasive and noxious weeds. His expertise is in integrated pest management, soil amendments and fertilizers. Ed has a B.A. in Business and a minor in International Studies from Western Oregon University.

Ed serves as President of AMTOPP, the Associations of Montana Turf, Ornamental & Pest Professionals. He says, “I have met with all the major landscape companies in Missoula and have found that there is no better company to work for than Nature’s Best.” Ed feels this is an excellent opportunity for him to use his talents. And we are very happy to have him as part of our team.

Jake Entringer

Assistant Manager

Jake was born in Agana Guam and moved to Hawaii with his family for a few years.  With both parents in the military, home jumped around a lot.  Finally settling down in Bozeman freshmen year of High School (1997) he now definitely calls Montana home. Jake has been in the lawn & landscape industry for 10+ years and brings a wide variety of experience to Nature’s Best. In his spare time he enjoys golfing but most of all spending time with his wife and 2 young children.

Lee Allen

Landscape Manager

Kody Berget

Certified Irrigation Technician

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Steve Carpenter

ISA Certified Pruning Specialist

Steve Carpenter grew up in the beautiful Mission Valley of Montana, spending his summers roaming the canyons and peaks of the Mission Range.  He moved to Missoula in 2001 to attend college at the University of Montana.  He now explores the local hills, rivers, and lakes of the Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys with the amazing people he has met locally and old friends alike.
He has been a part of the team at Nature's Best, Inc. since 2005 and is currently the ISA Certified Landscape Pruning Specialist.  He has nearly thirteen years of experience in the field.  If it grows he can prune it!

Brad Bargmeyer

Maintenance Manager

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