Meet our team
As a boy, surrounded by German gardens and plantsmen, Sandro's love of plants came early and naturally. He was inspired to formally study horticulture by the beauty he saw in the gardens at Muskau Park, and received a Masters of Science in Horticulture from Freie Universität Berlin, one of Germany's leading research universities. For the past 13 years, Sandro has gained experience in landscape design and landscape construction management, bringing a wealth of plant and construction knowledge to our landscape design process.
Growing up in his parent’s garden, Christoph started his design career early. When he was only 10 years old, his parents gave him his first garden plot to design and his passion for design has never stopped. After his apprenticeship to become a landscape gardener, Christoph got his MA in landscape architecture from Technische Universität Dresden, one of Germany’s leading universities for architecture. Christoph worked and studied in Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, and has received several national and international design prices and honors, such as the Lené-Price, Ulrich-Wolf-Wettbewerb, and the BBSR-competition (Bundesinstituts für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung). Christoph specializes in sustainable, organic, and eco-friendly residential garden design and has an expertise in local plant use.
Tim is a leader in the industry, thanks to his work as a registered landscape architect and his years of design-build experience. While practicing his craft, he also taught landscape architecture for several years at Kansas State University. You can trust him with any size project, from small planting designs to sophisticated, engineered water systems.
Marilyn grew up on a working, organic farm in the Midwest, and had such a fondness for the land and plants that she became a member of the Future Farmers of America and built her own greenhouse. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts at Iowa State and spent many years as a graphic designer before building her career in landscape design. Marilyn’s talent and passion for art, design, and the environment have influenced the wide range of landscape projects she has designed—many multi-million dollar master plans, but also small urban rear yards. In 2013, she earned an Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA) Gold Award for a “natural” estate.
As a girl, Heather had dreams of being an architect—only to realize that our world is already built up, and that urban sprawl has gone too far. She merged her love of design with her interest in gardening, finding a new sense of responsibility for the environment. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture with an emphasis in Landscape Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has dedicated her career to helping clients reclaim the outdoors.