Our Team

David Patton

Owner | Email

David is originally from Tuscaloosa, AL and moved to Nashville in 2001 to play baseball for Lipscomb University. After graduation and a few years in banking, it was time to start a new venture. Having spent many years on the diamond and being an avid golfer, he developed an appreciation for high quality turf. He turned that passion into a profession, founding Pure Turf in 2007. When out of the office he’s usually on the golf course, hunting, fishing or watching college football. He and his wife Paige are blessed with two kids, Charlotte & Foster.


Ashley Thomas

Office Coordinator | Email

Ashley is a Nashville native. She attended Auburn University and graduated in 2007. She is a big football fan and an avid reader. When she’s not handling all things administrative for Pure Turf, she’s either reading a good book or spending time with her husband, Drew, and their dog, Roxy. 

Stuart Chandler

Customer Service & Sales Director | Email

Stuart is a Nashville native but mostly raised in Knoxville, TN. He ran track for the University of Tennessee and graduated in 2014. He’s been in the lawn care industry since 2015 and really enjoys seeing the positive results from his work. Away from the office he’s usually in the gym, hanging out with family, or at a sporting event cheering on the Vols, Preds, or Titans.

Gill White

Field Manager

Gill is a turf industry veteran having been in the business since 2003. He’s an Indiana native who relocated to Nashville to join Pure Turf in 2013. When he’s not making grass green, he’s playing golf, snowmobiling, boating, or waxing his mustang.

Ryan Trudell

Senior Field Technician

Ryan is from northeast Mississippi and moved to Nashville in 2012. He’s been in the lawn care industry since 2011 and really enjoys seeing the way lawns transform under his care. When he’s not taking care of turf, he’s fishing, camping, or playing disc golf.

Mike Jeffries

Field Technician

Mike is originally from Boston Massachusetts and moved to Nashville in 2017. He graduated from Belmont University in 2021 and joined Pure Turf in the same year. When he is not treating yards, he is doing CrossFit, producing music, or attending a live concert in town.

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