Meet Our Staff


Alec Mayer

Alec wears many hats here at Lakeview. In early spring he oversees our entire greenhouse production range and as the season progresses he moves out with his crops to oversee the entire store.
Alec has an unusual story here at Lakeview, because no one can remember ever hiring him! Our own urban legend has Alec, who lived just down the road from our Lunenburg store just showing up one day in our greenhouse range. At the time Alec was too young to work, but that didn’t stop him from coming to the greenhouses after school. A new staff person who didn’t know Alec was the pesky kid next door thought he had been hired as after school help and began putting Alec to work with our potting crew.  Alec himself doesn’t remember how long he “volunteered” with us, but he stayed and for over 15 years now plays a critical role in our company.
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Michelle Head Shot Fall 2017

Michelle Harvey

Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist
Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional

Michelle is the third generation of her family to own and operate Lakeview Nurseries.

Michelle gives slide shows and lectures on perennials and landscaping at garden clubs and other community events. She authors most of our printed material as her garden article series Great Gardens appears in local newspapers. In 2015 Michelle was appointed by Governor Baker to the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture. She also served on the Board of Directors for New England Grows, one of the largest green industry trade shows in the country and she served as President of the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association.

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Richard Bursch

Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist
Massachusetts Horticultural Society Master Gardener

Richard is a graduate of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. He began his career here at Lakeview after graduation as the Assistant Garden Center Manager. He moved on to Garden Center Manager and in 1994 became the owner!

Along with overseeing all of the financial aspects of the nurseries, Richard is an accomplished Landscape Designer.

Richard spends his extra time as a member of the Lunenburg Conservation Commission and the Lunenburg Town Forest Committee.

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