A note from your landscape designer

about
about me
about

A little bit about me.

My love of gardening started as a child, growing roses, raspberries, and tomatoes with my dad in our back yard. My passion grew as I studied abroad in Florence and had many opportunities to appreciate the casual, hillside, and formal gardens of Europe. After working for 20 years in the corporate world and volunteering as a Master Gardener, I decided to return to my roots and earned a Design Build degree from South Seattle Community College. For the last 15 years, I have honed my craft and identified the best contractors who will bring skill, creativity, and reliability to your project.

Credentials

  • Associates Degree in Design Build from South Seattle Community College
  • Certified Professional Horticulturalist, CPH through Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association (WSNLA)
  • Eight-year member of Association Of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)
  • Active member of Technical Advisory Committee for South Seattle Community College Horticulture program.
  • WSU/King County Master Gardener
  • BA in Business Administration from Gonzaga University, including a year of study in Florence, Italy.

Experience & skills

  • 15 years of design throughout Seattle and the Eastside
  • Projects ranging from small landscape improvements to large estate landscape renovations
  • Excellent client-oriented service skills developed through previous career with Nordstrom
  • Strong, vetted network of landscape contractors and specialty service providers

A little bit about my philosophy.

I believe in the power of a positive attitude and the peace of watching well-designed and properly installed gardens unfold over time. I passionately educate my clients about their investment and proud that I continue to enjoy a relationship with many of them.

Community involvement, awards, and recognition

Awarded the King County designation of “Earth Hero” for wetlands work at Emily Dickinson Elementary school in Redmond.

Association of Professional Landscape Designers

National Wildlife Federation Eco Schools
Featured Case Study October, 2011

Affiliations & associations

  • WSNLA
  • APLD
  • NHS
  • WBO