College Attended: South Dakota State University
Degree: Bachelors in Landscape Design with an emphasis in Horticulture
Year Graduated from College: 1995
Internships: Boston for a summer in 1993, Minnesota–Bachmans
Hometown Area: Sherburn, MN
Family / Interests / Hobbies: Three fantastic kids that keep me busy all day every day. Two boys and my daughter. My interests and passions include anything in the outdoors, spending time with my kids, and hanging out with friends. Fishing hunting, and sports are always on our weekends plans, especially with the kids. We also love traveling back home to Minnesota and fishing with Grandpa.
My favorite thing about Landscaping / Designing / Outdoors: My favorite thing about landscaping is having the ability to come back to it years later and hear the stories of weddings, parties, graduations, and just grilling out with the family in the space you created for them. Creating memories that last generations.
My Inspiration: My parents were always outdoorsy people and their love for the outdoors and creativity was passed on down the line to me. Always loved it and always will.
My ideal outdoor space: Any space big or small I can design for a family to create memories in. Pools, outdoor kitchen, bocce ball court, all kinds of fun spaces.
What inspires me: I used to say just nature, but now as my kids get older their creativity and imaginations are incredible and they inspire me greatly.
My favorite landscape style: I’m not particularly stuck with just one style, but if I had to pick it would be Natural, and blending the landscape we install with the surrounding environment, making things appear seamless, like it’s been there for years.