About Us


Caleb D. Nelson
Owner/Principle Designer – 2010In addition to Caleb’s nearly life-long love of landscaping and 20 years of experience in the industry, he earned a B.S. in Landscape and Urban Horticulture, with a focus on Landscape Design, from Brigham Young University, which consistently ranks as one of the top three landscape schools in the nation. In 2010, Caleb was certified as a Therapeutic and Healing Gardens Designer by the University of Washington—one of few such designers in the nation.When Caleb is not outside working in a client’s garden, you’re still likely to find him—outside! He lives on a small, sustainable farm in the Snoqualmie Valley where he and his wife are raising two awesome kids. He loves camping, backpacking, exploring and travel, as well as independent music, art and classic cars.

“My desire in creating outdoor spaces is to enhance the human experience by getting people outside.”

Will Rak 
Associate Designer – 2018
After earning his BA at the University of Michigan in Philosophy & Comparative Religion and building a decade-long career in marketing, Will chose to return to school to pursue a vocation in horticulture. Now with a degree in Landscape Design, a degree in Ecological Restoration, and a certificate in Permaculture Design, Will’s passion lies with sustainable, ecologically restorative, and food-producing outdoor environments – not to mention stunningly beautiful ones. His mission is to leave this world better than he found it, and to eat delicious food along the way. His personal obsession is peppers: the sweet and the spicy and everything between! When he’s not growing plants, Will also enjoys reading, live music, and is an avid hiker.

Francisco A.

Installation Mgr/Crew Lead – 2011

Francisco has been in the landscape construction business for 21 years. His specialties include walls, patios and water features. He brings a superior level of professionalism to every job and a strong commitment to the highest quality work.

“My enjoyment comes from constructing a landscape that is not only beautiful, but very well built. It’s good to know my work will endure a long time.”

Hector O.
Crew Lead- 2013
He might be the youngest and shortest (for which we love him like a little brother!) Hector might be the hardest worker of the bunch. He is an honest man. A quick learner, he has risen through the ranks to become one of our most skilled crew leads.
Blas B.
Crew Lead – 2013
Blas has seen many aspects of that landscape industry in his 15 years of experience. 
A good leader and a hard worker, Blas leads by example. He often takes the harder tasks, leaving the crew to watch and learn!

“I find great satisfaction in seeing a project through all the way through from conception to finished construction. I like to see projects done, and done well.”

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