An independent garden design consultant, based in Chicago. An Iowa native with a bachelor's degree in Horticulture from Iowa State University. I specialize in designing dynamic naturalistic plantings using strong perennials and grasses with all season interest.
I've travelled extensively to seek out the best in horticulture to hone in on my plant knowledge and planting design skills. Some of the places I sought work experience after studying include: Hermannshof Garden in Germany under the direction of Cassian Schmidt, Orchard Dene Nursery in England, and Chanticleer Garden in Philadelphia. In addition I've worked side by side with mentors and colleagues Piet Oudolf and Roy Diblik on a number of projects to gain practical knowledge on dynamic planting plan designs and layouts.