From concept to completed landscapes, I creatively combine site-specific solutions with your personal goals to make it fully functional and breathtakingly beautiful!

Like each homeowner, every landscape is unique. Any individual’s ideal yard is somewhat different. I work closely with you through the entire design process to ensure that the end result is exactly what you want.

Distinctive. Functional. Enjoyable.

I offer attentive dedication and experience to every client and seek to find the special character that best expresses your home and surroundings. Driven by a love of the outdoors and an appreciation for natural beauty, I take great care in fully integrating your yard and home to best fit your needs.


Experience

Throughout my college years, I was guided by talented company owners at local garden centers that taught me volumes. Not only did I get hands-on experience with plants and how they best adapt to various site conditions, but I also spent much time on project sites with the crews learning what truly works and doesn’t work from a design perspective.

I never tired of learning about new product introductions, construction techniques, or better installation methods. My experience has allowed me opportunities to design any or all of the following features: patios/walkways, steps, interlocking pavers, retaining/freestanding walls, entryways, decks, arbors, pergolas, water features- formal or natural, fire pits and fireplaces, barbecue islands, locations and shape of pools/spas, 12-volt lighting layouts, and colorful planting beds.


Training

  • BS – North Carolina State University. Raleigh, NC
  • MA – Wheaton College Graduate School. Wheaton, IL
  • John Brookes Design Class (John Brookes is a renowned British Landscape Designer)
  • Retaining Wall Manufacturer Training: Versalok, Keystone
  • Decorative Concrete Courses
  • Aquascape Pond Building
  • Paving Stone Seminars: Unilock, Belgard, Pavestone
  • Vista Lighting Classes- 12 volt lighting
  • Participant in Home Shows and Garden Walks
  • Various plant lectures –horticulturalists/master gardeners