College Attended: University of Wisconsin
Degree: B.S. Biology
Year Graduated from College: 1988
Hometown Area: Cheeseland
Defining Accomplishment: Getting that first job…hired as a long haired, skinny landscaper/waterboy ….Almost 40 years later, the hair and skinny is gone but I’m still landscaping
Davenport Chamber of Commerce Beautification Award 1988
Davenport Chamber of Commerce Beautification Award 1989
Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association Silver Award of Excellence 1992
Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association Gold Award of Excellence 1993
Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association Bronze Award of Excellence 1993
Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association Silver Award of Excellence 1994
Kansas City Parade of Homes Grand Award 2005
Kansas City Home & Garden Outdoor Living Space of the Year 2008
Kansas City Home & Garden Cover Photo ‘Remodels of the Year’ Issue September, 2008
Married, Iris 25years and counting, 3 Kids left the nest
GREENBAY PACKERS, fly fishing, Building anything…Cars, Houses, Ponds, Decks, Patios
My favorite thing about Landscape Design: Seeing ideas on paper turned into beautiful, relaxing, living spaces.
My Inspiration /Valuable lesson in life:
Who taught me my most valuable lesson and what it was? My mom taught me to never stop learning and evolving. She lived this lesson going back to school at 45 (Single,with 3 teens at home) and earning her 3rd college degree. I’d probably still be in school if they would let me back in the dorms.
Valuable construction lesson: Teaching yourself to build things yields many valuable lessons…Try cutting drywall your first time with a circular saw. You’ll only do it once.