College Attended: Missouri Western State University
Internships: My Internship was being able to live in different parts of the country working with different design styles. Boston, Houston, Seattle and Hong Kong. While Living in Seattle worked under A Landscape Architect for two years. And Happy to say I Have been in the Green industry for over 40 years.
Hometown Area: St Joseph, MO
Awards / Accomplishments: Several Landscape Design Awards: Best Landscape Design; Best Plant Material Composition; Best Overall Landscape Display;
Family / Interests / Hobbies: My Wife of many years, Two Sons, an amazing Daughter in law and my two Shelties; Interests include The Family Vacations ( Fishing) in Northern Minnesota. Great Bottle of Wine, and setting around the firepit with Family and Friends
My favorite thing about Landscaping / Designing / Outdoors: Being able to understand the vision of my Clients. First putting the vision on paper and then implementing the Vision/Design at their residence.
My Inspiration: Life, Nature, Family and Friends
Who taught me my most valuable lesson and what it was? My Parents, You get want you want in life not by a hand out but working hard. You get out of life what you put into it.
Valuable lesson in life: It’s not the money or things in life you make or do, but it’s the people you meet that makes you rich.
Valuable construction lesson: Starts with a solid foundation, without this all will crumble. Always consider drainage as part of this.
Valuable design lesson: It is someone’s else’s money you are spending so Listen to the wants and needs of your Clients. They are paying you, so listen
My ideal outdoor space: Backyard, Firepit, Free flowing design
What inspires me: The Beauty that is all around us, The Mountains, The Northern Lakes, East coast to the Gulf Coast, Beauty is all around us, from the Morning Sun rise to the sun setting all this is my Inspiration
My favorite landscape style: The Pacific Northwest Deign style