Meet the Team

Owner – Member – Coordinator

Quincy Crow

Having graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors in Landscape Architecture and a Masters of Science in Land Development, Quincy understands design, scale, the value of the open space in a project. 

His experience working for one of the leading land developers in DFW gives him the unique perspective of not only the end user but the clients demands.  He has worked on exciting and innovative projects on the Cape Coast in South Africa as well as managed the design and delivery of premier amenities throughout Dallas. 

Quincy’s time is best spent in the field, in the studio, and chasing down the details.  Making sure that the design intent is achieved on budget and in a timely matter.  From splash pads, outdoor pavilions, amenity centers, interior spaces, and playgrounds, Quincy coordinates teams to see a project from the pages of a plan set to the hustle and bustle of a grand community event.

Owner – Installation & Maintenance Manager

Michael Spillman

Michael graduated from Texas A&M University in 2003 and has been in the playground world ever since.  He learned the industry with one of the most successful installation groups in Texas, starting as a grunt worker on a crew.  It was not long before he took over a crew of his own, and over the years he moved up through the office to be a project manager.  He has overseen installations across all corners of Texas, and not a few outside the state as well.

Through the years, Michael noticed a lot of good playground equipment age prematurely due to lack of attention.  He made the decision to utilize his knowledge of playgrounds to begin an inspection and maintenance company, and thus, Safe & Sound Playground Service was born. 

Michael’s experiences with playground projects of all shapes and sizes have taught him to be adaptable and perceptive.  He also knows that even the simplest installation carries a lesson, and he is always looking for ways to help his service and installation teams improve their craft. 

Melanie Rushing

Melanie graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Family Studies and joined the Open Space team with over seventeen years of management experience. Gaining insight and experience working in the general contracting and land surveying fields for fifteen years, Melanie has the developed skills to efficiently manage the Open Space office.

Delivering outstanding customer service has always been an essential part of a day’s work for Melanie. As Open Space TX’s Office Manager, she is responsible for all office procedures and uses her organizational skills to ensure smooth operations in a busy work environment. Melanie says she regularly finds herself drawing on her entrepreneurial skills and her education.

Melanie’s strengths include her ability to translate customer requests into a formulated, effective response.  Her knowledge of, and experience with, the products offered by Open Space TX enables her to reply to all customer queries quickly and competently.

Melanie is married with two children, serves in the Kids and Outreach ministries at her church, and spends lots of time watching her kids play sports and on the playground. She loves animals, exploring and hiking the great outdoors and traveling with her family.

Josh McLerran

From 2000 to 2021, Josh spent 21 years surrounded by the absolute best Parks Department staff in a municipality just south of Dallas.  This particular department had its’ hand in everything from cutting grass in medians and right of ways to performing public safety duties and, at times, being first responders.  Exposure to so many facets of municipal government services allowed Josh to observe and adapt to a wide array of projects and an even wider variety of customers. 

Josh takes a common sense approach to problem solving, enjoys the coordination and logistics of project management and delights in how each day and each project is different than the last.

Josh recognizes that he is now surrounded by the absolute best playground installers anywhere, looks forward to performing his new role and supporting his new teammates. Josh hopes to offer what he has learned from his roles on the public side and adapt those lessons here at OSTX. 

Josh is married to his high school sweetheart, and they have two daughters.  The family is rounded out by five dogs and a cat that may as well be one of the dogs.  Josh prefers to be in the background, has ever changing hobbies, loves tacos and BBQ, cluttered walls, rusty old things and Texas history.