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With many years of work and a Bachelors degree in Horticulture / Landscape Design I started my first business in the fall of 1994.  That business was the backdrop to many learning opportunities and experiences that make me who I am today.  My passion has always been connecting to nature.  I have been honored to exercise that passion through residential landscape architecture.  That focus fueled not only a successful tenure in the ‘green industry’ but has cast me into higher education.  After over 18 years in the industry I moved to teaching landscape architecture and horticulture classes at Andrews University.  I’m simultaneously pursuing postgraduate work in Leadership where I’m able to directly apply my studies to Environmental Leadership and Landscape Design.  My current research thesis is 'Sense of Place and the Landscape Design Process'.  I am regularly speaking, writing and doing research in the field with the hope of raising art to a new level in both my life and the industry.

Sailing, another passion, I share with my wife (Lani) and my two boys.  We have had opportunities, as a tight family unit, to sail many trips up and down coasts and across oceans.  I currently race out of the St. Joe Yacht Club.  We also have been avid tri-athletes and still train daily.  Please enjoy some of my shared work in the pages of this site.