Gardocki, left, started developing his equipment operating skills when he was four years old sitting on his father’s lap on skid steers and loaders. He has worked for his family’s landscape construction business ever since. He uses social media, including his Dirt Ninja YouTube channel, to share knowledge of equipment, efficiency, and practices.
Education: University of New Hampshire
Professional accomplishments: Co-owner of Next Era Excavation. Developed a seminar called “YouTube Your Hardscape Project,” which has been presented at industry manufacturer education days, hardscape tradeshows, and Hardscape North America.
Fun fact: Gardocki’s Beer Bottle Excavator Trick video was discovered by the local New Hampshire ABC affiliate. Soon after, the video went viral, and he was interviewed by the YouTube news channel Right This Minute, a Japanese news agency, and Fox News CT.