Meet the Team

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Scott Apgar

President


As a golf and gardening enthusiast in his youth, Scott jumped at the opportunity to manage Mill River Lawn and Garden Supply, located in Bedford Hills, NY, in 1984. While getting started in the retail business he earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Behavioral Science and a New York State Teaching Certificate from Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY in 1985. Over the last 25+ years Scott has grown Metro from a three man operation to one that now supports a dozen employees on the Metro staff. To keep his fingers on the pulse of the industry, Scott has accounts in the Westchester/Fairfield County area. When not guiding Metro, he enjoys running, swimming, fishing, photography, watching his wife compete in racing, and catching a hockey game with his two sons.

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Rich Apgar

Vice President


Rich began working in the golf industry during his high school years at Heritage Hills Golf Club in Somers, NY under Todd Polidor.  He went to Lynchburg College in Virginia then transferred to Manhattan College in Riverdale.  After pursuing his college goals, he decided to join the family business in 2010.  He has worked his way up in the company from making deliveries and keeping track of inventory, to now being one of our Long Island Sales Representatives, and Vice President.


In his free time he enjoys going to the shooting range, fishing, golfing, riding around with his pup (Baretta), spending time with his family, and eating his wife's cooking. 

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Todd Apgar

Vice President


At an early age, Todd looked forward to joining the family business. In order to develop a better understanding of the industry, Todd worked summers of high school and college on the maintenance crews of Anglebrook Golf Club and Somers Pointe Country Club.  As the years went on, Todd was hired as a Second Assistant at Anglebrook Golf Club where he was mentored by Lou Quick and Scott Imbro.  This allowed him to partake in the vigorous daily schedule of a Golf Course Superintendent.  After these Summers, Todd started working in the office at Metro.  Todd went to Monmouth University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.  After months of working inside, Todd went to Rutgers University for the winter course and to learn more about the business he looks to be a member of.  Todd’s territory is the state of Connecticut.  


In his free time Todd enjoys hanging out with friends, running and playing golf. 

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Matt Topazio

 Matt grew up in Watertown, CT.  From an early age he had a love for golf and a passion to be in the industry.  He went on to SUNY DELHI to earn his degree, then to The Tuxedo Club where he started as an intern and worked his way to 1st Assistant over his 8 year tenure.  Matt accepted his first Superintendents position in the spring of 2005 at New York Country Club.  He spent 10 years at the club with his last 2 years fulfilling the role as General Manager.  Matt previously served on the Hudson Valley Board, and concluded with his presidency this past year.  His territory is the Hudson Valley along with portions of Northern New Jersey, and Fairfield County, CT.  With his 20 plus years' experience in the industry, Matt feels he is able to help his customers with any type of question they may have. 


In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family as well as golfing, fishing and rooting for his beloved Yankees, Giants and UConn Huskies. 

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Ted Steffensen

Since a young age Ted has always had a passion for the turf industry. At the age of twelve he began mowing lawns in his neighborhood, and continued to do so until he reached the age where he could work for a company. When he was just 16 years old, the opportunity arose for Ted to work with a local landscape maintenance company. During his time with them, Ted oversaw 100 accounts, and was able to gain many valuable skills in landscape, personnel management, and customer service. Ted went on to own his own business; attend SUNY Delhi's Turfgrass Management program; work for multiple golf courses and country clubs as an intern, spray technician, assistant superintendent, and superintendent; and now is a part of the Metro Turf Team as a Sales Representative. Ted strives everyday to exemplify what the Company is built on, and works to show his customers that they are his TOP priority!


Since Ted loves being outdoors so much, it is only fitting that his favorites hobbies are hunting, fishing, riding his ATV, and anything else that gets him out to explore the countryside!

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Ken Welzien

 Originally from northern Wisconsin, Ken has been in the golf business for 17 years.  His career path has taken him throughout the Midwest until he ultimately landed in Connecticut, working as an assistant superintendent at Silver Spring Country Club for over nine years.  He joined Metro in April of 2018 as our Logistics and Products Manager.  In this role, he enjoys being a part of the exceptional service that Metro provides, doing whatever he can in helping out all the of the hard working professionals in our area. 


When Ken is not at work, he loves to hike, cook, brew beer, play sports, and watch his all-time favorite team, the Green Bay Packers! Although he is not a Gang Green fan, the Metro Team supports him anyway!

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Ron Kurtz

Ron grew up in Trumbull, CT where he has lived and worked his entire life.  He married his wife, Mary, in 1983.  Together, they have one son Ron Jr.  Prior to coming to Metro, Ron was a driver for a paper company out of Bridgeport as well as a mechanic at various shops in throughout the area.  Ron loves being the driver for Metro, as he claims it will keep him young, and help him live forever...

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Matt Schaub

 Matt was born and raised in Southbury, CT. Matt has been with Metro Turf Specialists since 2019. Before joining the team, Matt was a veterinary assistant at Southbury Veterinary Hospital and an Animal Control Officer for the town of Newtown/Sandy Hook Police Department. In his free time, Matt enjoys going to concerts and relaxing. 

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Jackie Apgar

In her spare time, Jackie loves running, kickboxing, and spending time with her friends and family!

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Shayna Apgar

After living in Westchester County for many years, Shayna's family moved to Ridgefield, CT, for what she considers her formative years. After high school she attended Iona College, where she majored in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Security Threat Assessment. She graduated with honors, and went on to work as a Crime Analyst for the Yonkers Police Department. Shayna and Rich started dating in 2012, and were married in 2015. After a few years of marriage, they decided with the family that it would be helpful to bring her on board to start shaping the future of Metro. 


When not working, Shayna loves being with her family, playing with her niece and puppy girl (Baretta), going shooting with Rich, and feeding people. (That last part isn't a joke...feel free to stop by anytime and she will whip you up a lasagna to go.) She is extremely excited to be involved in the family business, and can't wait to see what the future brings! 

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Baretta Apgar

 Baretta has been a part of the Metro team since 2014, and was an instant hit with everyone she met! If you're trying to catch her, she can be found riding around shotgun daily, with her dad Rich. Retta has as much fun out on the courses as anyone...especially, when she gets to see her fellow four legged friends! Her favorite activities include looking for food, hanging out of the window, chasing geese and small animals, sitting in the sun, and catching the occasional snooze when nothing is going on. She is also very vocal when it comes to her dislike for cats, or when people take her front seat.