Since I was very young I have always loved to draw, create, and build. I had my sights set on the architecture field since I was in grade school and followed that through drafting classes in high school and started a degree in Architecture in college. During my freshman year at Washington State University I was introduced to Landscape Architecture in my built environments class. Before that I did not even know the profession existed. There was no turning back, I immediately knew that is what I wanted to do.
While working on my Bachelors of Landscape Architecture I interned at an Architecture firm and two design-build Landscape Architecture firms in Spokane. I became a licensed landscape architect shortly after graduating (with a lot of studying for the grueling LARE- Landscape Architect Registration Exam). I am ‘not so secretly’ a nerd that loves taking tests… I know, it’s a sickness. Becoming licensed was a large step and pushed me to gain even more knowledge about the industry. I continued working for a Design-Build firm gaining knowledge from their expertise in everything from water features, commercial design, residential design, and construction practices.
After moving back to the Seattle area I spent 8 years working for a design firm located in Snohomish before starting my own business.
The thing that I enjoy above and beyond everything else is making my clients happy. I enjoy challenging designs that make me really have to focus and get creative to come up with the design. It is a joke among my colleagues that I am a nerd and like all the boring topics. I geek-out on things like lighting, irrigation, structures, grading and drainage. I love knowing how things work and coming up with new ways of constructing things.
My design and construction experience paired with 3d modeling skills allow me to visualize spaces well. I enjoy creating 3D models and detailed CAD drawings but I also find a lot of joy out of hand drafting and sketching. I am always looking at the world around me for inspiration and ideas that I can bring into my designs. I am dedicated to learning and growing and committed to helping my clients through innovative problem solving and creative thinking to craft amazing outdoor spaces!
Why do I do what I do? I love to CREATE – that is what drives everything that I do. Creating beauty and enjoyment of nature through creating a unique design experience, beautiful gardens, and spaces that draw you outdoors to enjoy nature and gather with friends and loved ones is what brings me fulfillment. The joy you find in your garden that I have helped to create is my greatest accomplishment.