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!