Tell us a little bit about what you do (how could I introduce you at a cocktail party?).
I am a landscape designer and a garden coach. At Spirit Garden Design our goal is to create beautiful, functional, and magical outdoor places. Places that are filled with interesting textures, year round interest, and are personalized to bring our clients enjoyment for many years. Our gardens are also designed with the environment in mind. By providing food, shelter, and water, birds, bees, and butterflies return again and again.
When did you start on the path to where you are now?
I started on this path over 20 years ago with a career change from being a systems analyst sitting behind a computer all day.
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
I love designing beautiful outdoor places that enhance my clients’ lives and their environments and showing people how to care for them.
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned through your work?
People really want to be heard so we listen. Our goal is to fulfill our clients’ desires, in harmony with their environment. It’s one of the things that sets us apart from the competition.
If you had to give one piece of advice to someone starting out in your industry, what would it be?
Get a good education, develop your own style, and take time to smell the roses and have fun!