Meet the Team

Dan White

Business Director

Professional, positive and energetic, with a great sense of fun, Dan is the ideal boss.

He enjoys getting out and meeting our clients, speaking with you to learn about the way you use or don’t use your outdoor space and determining your exact requirements – so EUPS can deliver precisely what you need.

Dan is a nature lover and garden enthusiast who is passionate about enhancing your garden and providing exceptional landscaping designs. This is his second gardening business, having sold “Your Garden Gnome” when he relocated to the Tweed region several years ago.

Creating beautiful spaces for clients to enjoy is Dan’s driving force. He loves what he does and truly goes the extra mile to ensure people are happy. 

He enjoys the satisfaction of viewing a finished job and knowing our team has delivered on our client’s expectations. Gardening is his passion – His happy place is knee-deep in grass and clippings!

Dan is proud of our well-oiled EUPS machine and the way we operate. He focuses on supporting our team members and enjoys creating opportunities for people.

In his spare time, Dan loves nothing more than escaping to the bush to spend a week completely off-grid, cooking or dining out, entertaining and socialising with people, going to the beach and spending time with his two special fur babies.

Vanessa Gwynne

OPERATIONS MANAGER

As our operations manager, Vanessa is an expert problem solver, task juggler and organiser, who pays great attention to detail. She liaises with clients and service providers, handles our bookings, allocates and schedules jobs, provides on-site client quotes, sorts out any issues and passes on compliments to staff. She is a very determined person, who consistently strives to keep our team organised and on schedule. Vanessa is our customer service queen!

Thanks to her strong background in local government and conveyancing, Vanessa is also adept at dealing with Council or sorting out property related issues. 

She has a lifelong love of gardening and thoroughly enjoys watching the transformation of our clients’ gardens from drab to fab. 

Vanessa enjoys spending her downtime with family and friends, including her five children and three grandchildren, spending time tending her own garden and is a keen camping enthusiast.

David Harris

GARDENOLOGIST & TEAM LEADER

David’s mother and grandmother helped nurture his love of gardening and he is now doing what he loves for a living. With a background in retail, his customer service skills come to the forefront in his role as a Gardenologist. He is practical, dependable and a details person who likes to make things perfect.

David enjoys liaising with our clients, and doing everything from acreage gardens to lawn mowing, garden clean ups, regular maintenance, hedging, whipper snipping and more. 

He loves making a difference and doing his bit for the environment. He also has an interest and growing knowledge of horticulture. 

When he’s not working, David enjoys taking the campervan out to head bush, spending time at the beach and is active in hiking.

Diana Benjamim

GARDENOLOGIST

With several years gardening and landscaping experience, Diana is an energetic and enthusiastic team member who works hard and puts her best effort into every project.

She previously worked on the M5 and Light Rail landscaping projects in Sydney and on farms before relocating to Casuarina and joining our team.

Diana loves seeing the transformation of a garden and the joy of reviving struggling plants and watching them thrive once again. She has qualifications in permaculture and holds a white card.

In her spare time, Diana enjoys surfing, cycling, cooking with her partner or friends and being in the outdoors.

Dion Whatford

GARDENOLOGIST

With a strong background in landscape labouring, garden maintenance and fencing, Dion is reliable, eager and has a great sense of humour. 

He enjoys doing yard clean ups, general gardening, landscaping and turfing. He says the best part of the job is getting to work outdoors, plus having the satisfaction of a finished job and happy clients.

Dion loves working within the great team environment at EUPS.

On his days off, you’ll find Dion four-wheel driving, camping or fishing.

Hamish Storrier

GARDENOLOGIST

With a love of gardening and the outdoors, Hamish joined the Green Team in 2018. He is methodical, consistent, enthusiastic and enjoys doing physical work. 

Hamish enjoys working in the outdoors, doing mowing, landscaping, tree lopping and garden clean ups in the sunshine.

Tapping into his interest in nature and animals, Hamish has completed a Cert II in Animal Studies.

When he’s not working, he enjoys going to the beach, spending time with his friends, going to the gym and keeping pet snakes.

Jet Skinner

GARDENOLOGIST

A Tweed Valley local, Jet was raised on his parent’s farm at Uki, where the family grows their own food. This love of growing food evolved into a love of all types of gardening.

Jet enjoys the challenge of starting a garden from scratch, doing maintenance of client’s gardens and completing garden makeovers. He is enthusiastic, positive, comical and hardworking. He enjoys doing a good job and really applies himself to the task at hand.

Jet says he loves working with nature, seeing our clients happy and the satisfaction of a job well done.

On his days off, Jet enjoys trips to the beach in his old Landcruiser and surfing. He embraces a sustainable lifestyle and also makes his own beer and bread.

Matt Roberts

GARDENOLOGIST

A gardener and landscaper with over 25 years’ experience, Matt is methodical and meticulous in his work while taking a friendly and courteous approach. He has previously worked in Parks & Gardens and had his own business delivering professional commercial garden services.

Matt is very reliable, he has great general knowledge of all types of gardening and can solve most problems effectively and efficiently. He has a good eye for detail and his tasks include doing lawns, gardens, irrigation system care, garden clean ups and landscaping. Matt also holds a Cert IV in Ornamental Horticulture.

At the end of a project, he enjoys standing back to look over what we’ve achieved and consistently strives to ensure our customers are happy with the end result.

When he’s not gardening, Matt enjoys landscape and wildlife photography, camping and fossicking for opals, gems and crystals throughout Northern NSW.

Stephen Reilly

GARDENOLOGIST

Stephen is our quiet achiever. Coming from a catering background, he now enjoys working outside and takes a keen interest in gardening, landscaping, mowing, mulching and general outdoor maintenance duties. 

Always keen to get in and get the job done, Stephen says he enjoys working with the EUPS team, being able to do an honest day’s work where you can clearly see the results of your labour.

In his spare time, Stephen enjoys keeping fit with bike riding, water sports, paddle boarding, kayaking and bush walks.

Jordan Paton

TRAINEE – GARDENOLOGIST

We were so impressed with Jordan’s hardworking, conscientious approach during his work experience, we asked him to join the Early Up team. Jordan is now undertaking a government-approved traineeship, which includes studying a Cert III in Horticulture and comprehensive on-the-job training over a three-year period.

Throughout his traineeship, our experienced gardenologists will mentor and assist Jordan to learn various aspects of the business, including regular lawn and garden maintenance jobs and completing more complex tasks such as landscaping.

AMAZING .....looking for a team that gets your Garden blooming 💐🌺🌸?? Look no further I can not recommend Dan and his team enough! Being on small acreage it doesn’t take long for it all to get on top of you .. Dan and his team arrived knew what had to be done and now I’m so grateful it is looking amazing ... again thank you so much 😊

Julie-Ann M

Dan has created a wonderful vegetable patch and some flower beds for us. Resulting in magnificent transformation of was once a bare and ordinary looking area.
We are now looking forward to what blooms and the vegetables we will grow all whilst enjoying our backyard as we should.
Thank you Dan for your amazing creation. We look forward to having you return for more work.

Peter S

Great service and attention to detail!
Highly recommend!!!

Matt G

Thanks Dan and your team for your ongoing excellent service and outstanding results in transforming gardens into beautiful outdoor spaces.

Belinda D

We recently had Dan and his team complete a mini makeover to our front garden area. Not having much of a green thumb or knowledge of the best plants to suit this area we turned to Dan Shelton White for his advice.
We are extremely happy with the outcome of the plants chosen and the way Dan and his team were able to complete this work within our time frame.
We have had many compliments from family and friends and we would highly recommend Early Up Property Solutions for all of your gardening needs and advice.
Many Thanks Dan!

Jeanine H

We have been using Dan in our real estate business for the last 6 months and thank goodness we come across him.
Not only does he have the lawn maintenance knowledge, In addition the design knowledge and an awesome business acumen. He does what he says he is going to do.. quotes are not an issue and are very quick .. turn a round on all our requests.
He has ensured our business’s speak well to each other and we understand each other processes, this helps so so much .. Dan and Early up are a massive asset to our business and nothing is ever to much.. we love love working with Dan and Early up and hope we continue this business relationship with his company.

Kristen M

Early Up Property Solutions are just a well oiled machine!
Dan and his team take care of all our green requirements at Cornerstone from pre build land maintenance, delicate tree and garden care to full blown landscape design and management! Awesome team, very easy to work with. Great prices, prompt service, all the stuff that goes along with such a great small business.
Thanks Early Up!

Scott B

Early up did a fabulous job general tidy up feed and mulch garden looks fantastic thanks a million Dan😃🍃🌺🌴💐

Rita W

Dan is absolutely awesome! He has completely saved my gardens, cleaned everything up, landscaped and planted gardens that I both love, and am able to maintain.
Dan listened to what I wanted, and what time I have to spend gardening, and implemented landscaping that is both practical, and looks fabulous.
I can highly recommend Dan and his work.

Jeannie A

Dan came and completely transformed my garden. Now I can watch my garden grow and enjoy it. He has made it much more manageable which I am really greatful of.
Thank you Dan awesome job.

Beverley W

Turned our dirt back yard to great fresh grass laid area. His challenge was 2 dogs that nothing survives from, but Dan has managed the challenge and now we spend time enjoying our new grassed area.
Fully recommend them.

Sammi T

Dan and Early Up Property Solutions have been doing my yard and 2 of my neighbours yards for the past 6 months.
Our lawns have never been better, one of my neighbours really struggled to keep his lawn looking good so I asked Dan to see if he could help, omg what a difference one side of the street looks amazing and I am now working on the neighbours on the other side.
Thank you so much Dan and the team.

Tracey H

I want to thank Dan for working his magic on my property. Looking at all that had to be done, had become overwhelming.
Dan came and with an eye for presentation he and his offsider worked a miracle. In front of my eyes he transformed my surrounds.
You cannot know how grateful, relieved and pleased I am with what you did for me Dan.
Thank you. 😊

Sheralyn W

Dan and his team helped me remove most of existing garden in our new home and create exactly what I was looking for.
I couldn’t be happier with the result and have to say that Dan was professional, ambitious in his attitude to get it right and the attention to leaving it tidy and sprinklers operating as required was very appreciated.
Thanks Dan & Co

Kirsten D

Needed some inspiration for our backyard garden area as it was in need of some TLC. Dan came around and provided some great ideas.
Dan and his team gave the garden area a great clean up, designed an area with river rocks and bright coloured pots, fresh soil, and mulch. He also suggested what new plants to put in and arranged all of this to be planted as part of the job. He and his team work very efficiently and when the job was done we were so impressed.
Thanks Dan!! Look forward to working on stage 2 when we tackle the other area of our yard!!

Angela A

Dan and his team did an amazing job getting our garden in order.
He firstly came to the property and gave an honest and helpful solution to what we should do.
He then coordinated everything we needed in the timeframe we wanted it completed. They worked tirelessly all day and acheived what they said they would do in a day.
Thanks team for a fantastic job well done.
Would highly recommend them.

Vikki G

Very happy with the garden landscaping the Early Up team did for me, all looks fantastic 🙂

Alison F

We love Early Up Property Solutions! David who does our hedges is fabulous and worth special mention.

Chiquita M

Dan and his team are efficient and put in an incredible effort to create an outstanding job ! Especially recommend for landscaping services ...

Tate B

Dan has been looking after my lawns for some years now. He and his team do a wonderful job and Dan is great at offering solutions to fix my lawn and garden issues.
Dan is a very helpful guy and nothing is ever too difficult for him to tend to. I have recommended Dan to a few people and they have all been grateful for my recommendation.
Great work Dan! 🙂

Elisabeth C

Dan is wonderfully knowledgable, has great ideas, and he and his team provide a terrific service - reliable, diligent and well priced. Dan will also spot things that need to be done and will let you know, but never pushes.
We have handed over all our gardening and maintenance to Early Up and it has been great decision.

Sandy M

Dan and his team were Fantastic, have just had our backyard landscaped and are very happy with end result.
Dan was reliable, punctual and has done a great job at a very reasonable rate.
Would highly recommend.

Jackie H

Dan is a wonderful fellow who has great energy and loves to get things done. Engage his services for regular maintenance of your lawns and gardens or a special clean up. His team get the job done efficiently and can take the mess away for disposal if required.
I highly recommend Early Up Property Solutions for any gardening needs.

Rory M

Thank you Dan , Reece & Jenny so thrilled with your hard work today , love the look of the stones and the gardens have never looked better , will definitely have you back and would highly recommend your company Dan to anyone

Michelle T

Dan and his team are great, looking after our acerage yard, gardens are looking excellent, very professional and friendly team, highly recommend him.

Peter B

Yes the service was fantastic

Raymond S

Our gardens went under in the floods last year .. completely under about 5 ft of mud .. we had Dan from Early Up come by last friday & he has done such a great job of our gardens .. great price, great communication .. pretty much no brief - just fix it & low maintenance - looks fantastic .. we would definitely recommend Early Up Property Solutions.

Judy E

SO happy with my backyard makeover!! Thank you Early Up team.
Dan helped me turn some general ideas into a plan and then worked closely with me to get an outcome that we love.
Thanks so much for all the calls and effort to get this perfect. And you left our site looking immaculately clean.
Thanks guys!

Laura K

Wow. Dan and the guys did an awesome job yesterday in our garden. It's gone from sandy scrappy empty garden beds to beautiful lush plants, organic soils and mulch. It's now a pleasure to hang out in and the kids love it.
Thanks everyone- we appreciate your care and love for our space!
Ps the speed in which these guys worked was amazing!

Vivian A

Working with Dan was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. We didn't have a clear plan of what we wanted but through discussions with Dan, a clear plan was fleshed out. Dan has great ideas and was able to interpret our vague ambition into a space that we are really happy with. He has totally transformed our front yard.
Dan communicates really well, shows up when he says he will and delivers on his promises - what more can you ask for? Thank you for all your hard work . We look forward to tackling other parts of the yard soon.

Nadia M

Dan and the team are the best give them a call....5 out of 5

Steve H

Dan was incredible in transforming my garden from a place I rarely ventured into, to a peaceful haven. His punctuality, attention to detail and ability to leave things cleaner than he found them was as remarkable as his work ethic. I would highly recommend him.

Emanuel G

Dan has worked on my garden a few times & the tranformation each time is astounding. His knowlege, money saving tips & general professionalism is worth every cent (and his prices are very reasonable to boot!) He is my garden whisperer/guru 😊!

Colleen R

Dan is a real professional. I've used his services many times over the past five years. He has helped us to get our garden to where we have wanted it for years, we couldn't have done it without him!

Leonie R

Dan did a big job in my garden today. He totally removed a large triangle palm. I couldn't believe my eyes when he finished. Anyone not knowing that the palm had been there would not have known it was gone. The garden actually looked better when he finished.
I was impressed by his knowledge and expertise as well as the fact that he worked very professionally. His charges are reasonable and I will definitely be having him back to do other jobs for me.

Heather C