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I grew up in south Salem as did my wife (we actually went to the same preschool). I went to high school at Sprague, where I played golf, then to the University of Idaho for a degree in Landscape Architecture. The LA program at U of I provided me with a strong background in Computer-Aided Design (CAD), landscape graphics, large-scale master planning, plant material, surveying, landscape history and theories, creating construction documents and more. I was also able to study garden design in the hill towns of Italy for a summer.
After college I worked in Portland for Dennis' 7 Dees, one of the largest design/build companies in Oregon, creating hundreds of large and small residential and commercial landscape plans. I also had the opportunity to see those designs installed - which was a valuable experience that taught me how to design in a way that is both practical and cost effective.
My wife, Kelsey, and I live in South Salem with our three kids. We rarely have a momment of rest with a busy life of kid activities including baseball, basketball, golf, dance, art, piano, school activites, friends, and travel. I'm very involved in coaching and organizing youth sports, something I love to be a part of.
I also love to work in my own yard, and every day I enjoy coming home to a functional and beautiful landscape. I look forward to working with you to make your own landscape something you can be excited about.