Our Team

Naturelink Landscapes & Design

Jeff Ugarte

Managing Director

Managing Director Jeff Ugarte, was born and schooled in Sydney, and attended University of New South Wales where he graduated with Bachelor of Building. After a few years in the construction industry in Sydney, managing various projects in the Sydney CBD, Jeff’s career evolved to combine his love of plants with construction, and in September 1999, Naturelink Landscapes and Design was formed. Jeff’s passion for the outdoors and his extensive knowledge of the building industry has been the true cornerstones and driving force within Naturelink. Jeff’s ability and desire to interact with everybody from trainees and apprentices to multi-national building directors is what truly sets him apart as a business owner.

Nicole Ugarte

Business Development Manager

Nicole plays a major role at Naturelink in sourcing upcoming projects, human resources, overheads, and overall financial supervision. Nicole grew up on the Gold Coast where she was part of her parent’s successful family business. Nicole utilized the general business knowledge and skills she had gained through her younger years, and together with Jeff, they embarked on their own business journey, forming Naturelink Landscapes and Design. Nicole’s love and appreciation of the outdoors combined with her business knowledge has truly assisted in the success of Naturelink from the very beginnings.

Nick Ugarte

Head Estimator

Nick was schooled on the Gold Coast and then attended Queensland University of Technology at Gardens Point in Brisbane where he graduated with a Bachelor of Design majoring in Landscape Architecture (Honours). After graduating, Nick combined his knowledge of landscaping and creative aptitude with his growing interest in the construction industry and business management. Nick shares his father’s interest in plants and passion for creating greener surroundings and has now found his niche working at Naturelink Landscapes as the Head Estimator along with a number of other roles such as contract administration, marketing and social media. Nick continues to play a vital part at Naturelink with his estimating ability and management skills on and off the field, securing over 120 projects with an accumulative value of over $25M.

Emily Ugarte

Estimating / Administration Assistant

Emily attends Southern Cross University in Coolangatta where she studies in a variety of fields, majoring in primary education. With a deep passion for nature and the outdoors, Emily sees landscaping as a field she would very much like to be a part of in the future. Her palette of skills in payroll, administration, accounting, and quantity surveying, sees Emily as truly valuable member of the team at Naturelink Landscapes.

Amy Turner

Office Administrator

Amy grew up on the Gold Coast and has previously worked in the construction industry for over 12 years in a variety of roles, primarily focussed in administration. Amy supports the smooth running of the office by carrying out clerical tasks and duties. Amy’s skills include all facets of administration duties including, among other things, customer service, managing company assets and assisting with contract administration. With a young family of her own, Amy works a part time role at Naturelink Landscapes, yet holds a broad knowledge of the company and plays a large part in ensuring the office operates efficiently.

Melita Watts

Office Administrator

Melita attends Griffith University on the Gold Coast where she has studied a variety of fields in Business, majoring in Marketing. Her ever-growing university knowledge and skillset proves useful for her administration role in the Naturelink office.  Melita holds a part time position at Naturelink Landscapes where she exhibits administration duties and displays her skills in all aspects. Her business-centred attributes assist in her success in managing a pleasant work environment and efficiently managing, organising and coordinating tasks within the office.

Val Kirk

Payroll Officer

Val was raised in Sydney and later moved to the Gold Coast which she has now called home for more than 20 years. Val is the payroll and accounts officer with Naturelink Landscapes, ensuring the finances run smoothly for the business. She has a varied background performing payroll and accounts duties in the construction, shop-fitting and real estate fields. Her long-term experience in a variety of fields means she is well-equipped for her integral role within the company.