Landscape Designer/Architect

As you pass the PV Holiday Inn, you can see the tall stately palm trees lining the entrance to the resort. I planted those as a teenager 40 years ago. Running a crew for the tree plantings and other landscaping projects during the resort's construction was the birth of my career in tropical landscaping.

Over the years since, living in Ojai, California near Santa Barbara, I have been able to expand that to include design and to obtain my California Contractor's license. I have deisigned and built rock walls, wrought iron gates, ponds, and fountains in homes in the Ojai Valley and Santa Barbara area. Small tract homes to large estates, retirees to celebrities, I love doing it. And my own home became my "showroom".

Finding the right plants and trees to complement the hardscape and the house, I am able to tie it all together. Now that I have returned to live here, I am thrilled that my pallet once again includes the beautiful tropical plants found here.