Award winning Landscape Design

May 12, 2014
Brighton Garden Designers

Our team of talented landscape designers work with your wishes, needs, and budget to create a custom space just for you.

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Over 40 years in the Landscape business have gained me much to share with clients’ wanting creative problem solving, practical, enjoyable and beautiful landscaping improvements. 21 awards won for my designed projects to date and whether you want an award winning project or a specific need, my goal is your total satisfaction.

I am a farmer’s daughter growing up in Eastern Oregon learning to become a steward of the land at an early age. Graduate of University of Oregon in finance and economics leading to a career at a fortune 100 high tech company. Have been fortunate to travel and immerse myself in other cultures. I have been courageous in deciding to leave my successful career and pursue my passion. I went back to college and earned my landscape design degree. I am now a national award winning landscape designer. I have a great family and husband of 30 years.

My passion for gardens was developed as a landscape design student at BYU-Idaho. After gaining hands on landscape experience in Idaho and Washington I and graduated from BYU-Idaho with a 4 year degree in Ornamental Horticulture. Upon graduation I went right to work as a landscape designer for a leading Design/Build firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Five years later my wife and I decided to move our little family to Portland to join the Dennis’ 7 Dees team.

My design philosophy is simple. It revolves around my clients, their needs & wants. I add touches from my experience they may have not thought of or thought possible & temper them both with details to make their new garden as functional as it is beautiful. I achieve this end through open conversation & listening to the needs of my clients all the while offering suggestions from my experience. I feel designers often get too wrapped up in making their own creation.Instead, my goal is to make my client’s creation using the tools I bring to them to achieve the result they have always been looking for. I take joy in all types of design from ultra-modern to traditional Japanese. My clients are as diverse as the styles you see, it's my job to look beyond boundaries and find what matches their needs and wants best. I enjoy it tremendously!

I have been a part of the landscape industry for over 25 years. I began as a concrete paver installer. In that time, I became a nationally certified paver installer, permeable paver installer and a nationally certified segmental retaining wall installer.

Though most of my background is in “hardscaping”, I’ve always had a vision of how the entire landscape will develop into a balance of function and aesthetics. I believe that the space should dictate the design based on wants, needs and budget. The remaining space should speak to you on its use of form, balance and style. Ultimately, your outdoor space should be an extension of you.

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