Jason Edmundson – President
Jason started Whirlix in 2017 after spending more than 22 years working in commercial construction as carpenter, installer, project manager and general manager. After countless hours at playgrounds with his four-year-old son, Jason realized he could use his experience working with architects, school districts, park districts, developers and general contractors to make playgrounds more fun and inclusive for all, while helping children lead healthier lives. He partnered with Landscape Structures, and Whirlix was born.
Prior to Whirlix, Jason was the general manager of a specialty construction sub-contractor in Texas. He managed offices in Dallas, San Antonio and Houston. During that time, he assembled a team of 32 people, focused on customer service throughout the sales and installation processes.
When not working, Jason spends his time coaching his son’s soccer team, playing hockey, skiing and camping with his family. He volunteers his time to his fraternity, Head for the Cure and Project Fit America®. He lives in Plano with his wife and son Connor who still loves spending hours at the playground.
Favorite Way to Play: Racing Connor on the ZipKrooz®
Greg Hawkins, CPSI – Vice President, Sales
Greg is a veteran sales and marketing professional possessing extensive business development experience gleaned from positions held with Fortune 500 companies such as Tyson Foods, Sara Lee Corporation, and Gap, Inc.
Before joining Whirlix Design, Greg was the Southwest Business Development Manager for the Skatewave® Skateparks division of Landscape Structures, Inc. He brings Whirlix Design the most immediate and specific manufacturer’s experience available.
As a skateboarder for life, avid extreme sports fan, and general kid-at-heart, Greg has the unique opportunity to combine his passion for skateparks and playgrounds with his sales and sales-management knowledge to act as a real solution provider for the growing, inquisitive marketplace. In addition to skating, Greg’s hobbies include tennis, furniture refinishing, painting, and learning the electric guitar.
As a devoted husband and father, Greg is most happy spending time with friends and family.
Tracey Edgar, CPSI – Business Development Manager
Tracey has been representing Landscape Structures in central Texas since 2004. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the Whirlix team. Her experience has allowed her to work on many special needs projects such as Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio.
Living in the Austin area since 1998, Tracey enjoys getting outdoors walking in the hill country with her dog Marley. She cherishes spending time with her 2 sons where they all like to cook together. She has been a member of a ladies group for the past 15 years where they enjoy getting together twice a month.
David Rushing, CPSI – Business Development Manager
David Rushing has been in commercial construction for over 22 years. Prior to his joining Whirlix Design, David owned and operated a home building company, was a project manager for a commercial construction sub-contractor, and most recently, a sales manager for a commercial sub-contracting company.
Throughout his career he has worked on a wide variety of projects with schools, municipalities, hotels, restaurants, etc. He has extensive experience working with architects and general contractors.
David has a wife (Melanie) and two children, Roman and Jules, who take up a lot of his time on the local playgrounds and with sports.
David Paquette, Construction Manager
David Paquette has been in residential construction for 15 years. Prior to joining the Whirlix Design team, David owned and operated a local residential and commercial Audio Video company and was a project manager for a commercial construction sub-contractor. With his prior experience, David brings several years of project management, installation management, and account management to Whirlix Design.
In his spare time he plays ice hockey and softball, walks the dogs, and spends time with his fiancé, Lyndsay, doing home DIY projects.
Tom Smith – Sales Support Specialist
Tom came to Whirlix Design after over eight years of sales experience in the playground industry. Working inside sales for another major playground manufacturer’s rep organization in the Dallas area, Tom has gained extensive knowledge of playground design and installation.
For Whirlix Design, Tom provides inside sales and support and manages Parks and Recreation key accounts in the Dallas area. Tom specializes in open bid responses and performs complicated take-offs from plans and specifications.
Tom’s strengths include his ability to translate customer requests into a formulated cost-effective response. His knowledge of, and experience with, the products offered by competitors to Landscape Structures/Whirlix Design enables him to reply to the query “Is Landscape Structures the best in the industry?” with a strong “Yes!”.
Tom has lived in the Dallas area for over thirty years.
Tiffany Foret – Office Manager
Tiffany came to Whirlix with over ten years of sales experience in the playground industry. Tiffany worked inside sales for two other major playground manufacturer’s rep organizations in the Dallas area, plus one of the largest play equipment installation companies.
Tiffany has gained extensive knowledge of playground design and installation. Tiffany handles all office responsibilities including, but not limited to, billing, accounts payable, & payroll. Her extensive knowledge of the products and competition in the marketplace enables her to ensure customers that Landscape Structures and Whirlix Design provide the very best products and service in the industry.
Tiffany has lived in the Dallas area for over forty years. She is currently working on her Associate’s degree in Business Management & has a certificate in the field. Tiffany is married, with three cats and a senior dog and spends her free time ballet dancing, skateboarding, going to shows.