About Us

About Us

Welcome to Backyard Boss! Where all of your outdoor dreams come true!

Here is a place where backyard enthusiasts and lovers of the great outdoors can gather to find everything you need to know about gardening, landscaping, and more.

But, that’s just a taste of what we have to offer. You can be sure to find tons of quality content about all of your favorite outdoor ideas, projects, tools, and activities. We’re avid backyarders around these parts, so come on in! Find what you’re looking for and leave with a newfound knowledge of the outdoors.

Our talented team of writers and editors are also avid home gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts that draw from personal experiences and tastes to provide you with entertaining and informative content. All while observing our Code of Ethics.

Check out our amazing team of garden and backyard experts!

Courtney Reilly

Courtney is the Content Manager for Backyard Boss and is a graduate of Penn State where she studied Journalism. She has been in the content creation and publishing field for 14 years and has written work published in multiple magazines and websites. In her spare time, you can find Courtney hiking through the beautiful nature reserves or sections of the Appalachian trail near her home in Pennsylvania. Along with her husband and kids, she is always seeking new hiking trails and adventures but also frequently enjoys relaxing in their backyard oasis.


Jessica LaVopa


Jessica is Senior Editor for Backyard Boss and graduated from SUNY Purchase with her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a minor in Sociology. Her experience comes from a multitude of internships ranging from non-profit work to creative public relations and writing opportunities. When Jessica’s away from her editing duties you can find her studying entomology, creating artwork, or tending to her plants.



Melis Amber

Melis is a California “native” who was actually born in Louisiana and spent about a decade living in Turkey. They have a bachelor’s degree in Film and Television Production from NYU and a Cambridge English Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Melis has been writing and editing for over a decade and has been published on multiple websites. When not attached to their laptop, you can find Melis kickboxing, reading, and hanging out with their doggos.