Meet the Team
Business Director & Nursery Manager
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.
Just call him Ozzie! With a strong background in trades businesses, Ozzie brings a wealth of experience to our team. He has no less than four trades under his belt!
Ozzie’s role at Early Up is to carry out quotes for our lawn and gardening services, and to coordinate the schedule for our teams.
Known for his honesty, reliability and great communication skills, Ozzie is friendly and approachable, enabling him to quickly establish rapport with our valued clients. Building quality relationships with people is what he does best. Ozzie truly enjoys meeting people and getting to know them, and delivering the results our customers want.
In his spare time, Ozzie is an avid golfer and avid sports watcher. He also enjoys weekend drives to explore our beautiful region and getting into the outdoors at every opportunity. He also loves socialising and catching up with friends.
Darryl (Ozzie) Barlow
As an experienced landscape designer with a deep understanding of landscapes and sustainability, Ei designs beautiful gardens for our clients. She harnesses her passion for sustainable landscaping which is sensitive to the natural environment. Ei focuses on selecting appropriate plants for your site, designing a garden which complements your property and your own personal style and works with forms such as stone, timber and textural plants.
Following her passion for the environment, Ei has completed a BA in Environmental Studies and Masters of Urban Horticulture.
Ei is professional, experienced, studious and always cheery. She will consult with you to discuss your requirements before quoting for drawings. Once you’re ready to proceed, she collaborates with you to determine the optimal layout and plant combinations to integrate function, aesthetics and a beautiful end result.
In her spare time, Ei enjoys practicing survival skills, foraging and she plays the cello!
Travis has established strong working relationships within the team and with our clients as a team lead. Hardworking, chirpy and always willing to help anyone, Travis is able to quickly build rapport. He treats people the way he’d like to be treated.
He takes the time to introduce himself, ascertain your needs and familiarise himself with the job, yard or gardens to understand what’s required. Travis takes pride in ensuring all work is done to a consistently high standard.
Travis holds his chemical certificate, which ensures we are safety compliant. His role involves mowing, edging, gardening, trimming, weed spraying, pruning, top soil, landscaping and any other related tasks our clients require.
Travis enjoys working outdoors and the fact that every day and every job is different, as our teams work across a wide variety of locations.
When he’s not working, Travis enjoys AFL, cricket, golf, going to the beach, snorkelling, fishing, swimming and joining his family to do nippers at the local Surf Club.
Al brings a wealth of experience, strong organisational skills and a “can do” attitude to our company. With his genuine, honesty and friendly manner, Al is able to easily establish rapport with clients and ensure we meet requirements.
Al works to maximise the efforts of his team to deliver great outcomes for our clients. He has a very high standard of work and likes to ensure every job is completed to the client’s satisfaction.
An aircraft engineer by trade, Al spent 25 years working in the Middle East while training and working for various Air Forces. He’s loving the change of pace that comes with working in the great outdoors of the beautiful Northern Rivers.
When he’s not working, Al enjoys surfing and playing golf. He now lives in Pottsville, but is originally from Geelong, so yes, he barracks for the Geelong Cats!
Team Leader Maintenance
Having owned and run his own graphic design business for 20 years, Mark has the staff management skills and experience required to be a strong team leader.
His role includes supervising staff and taking charge of the team vehicle to ensure all the necessary equipment is loaded ready for the day.
Mark excels at time management and is conscientious in completing each job to a high standard, treating each client’s property as if it was his own home. He is direct, efficient and always very polite.
He enjoys working in the outdoors and moving around to different locations. Being outside, working in the fresh air helps him feel healthy and he enjoys being part of the close-knit team at Early Up.
Mark is passionate about Aikido, a martial art and does lots of reading in his downtime.
A gardenologist team member, Aubrey is a good allrounder and hard worker who likes to get in and get the job done and is always there to help his fellow team members.
He’s a true Tweed local – born and raised and is also a bit of a larrikin who likes a good laugh.
His role includes garden maintenance, hedging and whipper snippering, lawn care and lawn maintenance for our valued customers.
In his spare time, Aubrey enjoys spending time with his young family and going to the beach during the warmer months.
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.
Jai enjoys being outdoors, so gardening was a natural choice for him. He has experience in working for local government carrying out hedging and landscaping projects.
His role includes brush cutting, mowing and hedging, and he says hedging is his particular strength.
When required, Jai steps up as team leader in his department. He is energetic, enthusiastic and keen to further develop his skill level.
In his time off, Jai enjoys surfing and the beach lifestyle of the Tweed Coast.
Team Leader Maintenance
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.
Jake is young, hard-working, and keen to learn all aspects of gardening and landscaping from our more experienced team members. His role encompasses lawn mowing, whipper snipping, weeding and general garden clean ups.
Jake is strong, loyal, punctual and committed to delivering great results for our clients, every time. He’s found a real sense of purpose in gardening.
As part of his gardening and landscaping traineeship, Jake is undertaking studies for a Cert III in Horticulture.
In his spare time, Jake enjoys going to the gym, doing martial arts, gardening and spending time with his family’s animals.
Roxanne is your first point of contact at Early Up. Organised and efficient, she helps our office run smoothly on a day-to-day basis, while keeping team morale high.
Her role includes taking calls, assisting with enquiries, allocating jobs, invoicing, working closely with our team managers Aaron and Ozzie to keep our teams working effectively, and assisting our Director, Dan.
Roxanne brings a comprehensive background in customer service, events and hospitality, and she holds a Bachelor of Business in Marketing.
Friendly, approachable and professional, Roxanne pays close attention to detail in everything she does. If she doesn’t know the answer to your question, she’ll find out and get back to you – or she’ll connect you with the person who knows.
In her spare time, Roxanne enjoys spending quality time and hanging out at the beach with her husband, two young children and their beloved labradoodle.
Business Support Manager
We are impressed with the skills, professionalism and attention to detail shown by Greg and his team. They developed our ideas, and our garden areas now exceed the results we were hoping for.
We love the improved functionality, our new outlooks from the house and the increased street appeal.
Adele & Ian F
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 😊
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.
Great service and attention to detail!
Thanks Dan and your team for your ongoing excellent service and outstanding results in transforming gardens into beautiful outdoor spaces.
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!
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.
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!
Early up did a fabulous job general tidy up feed and mulch garden looks fantastic thanks a million Dan😃🍃🌺🌴💐
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 😊
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
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!!
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.
Very happy with the garden landscaping the Early Up team did for me, all looks fantastic 🙂
We love Early Up Property Solutions! David who does our hedges is fabulous and worth special mention.
Dan and his team are efficient and put in an incredible effort to create an outstanding job ! Especially recommend for landscaping services ...
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! 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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
Dan and his team are great, looking after our acerage yard, gardens are looking excellent, very professional and friendly team, highly recommend him.
Yes the service was fantastic
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.
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.
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!
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.
Dan and the team are the best give them a call....5 out of 5
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.
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 😊!
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!
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.