More than 25 years ago, I began educating people about why and how to recycle their bottles and cans to conserve natural resources. But I wanted to do more to preserve the natural world, so I went to law school to become an Environmental Attorney, ultimately working on climate change legislation. After several years, seeing little progress and feeling profoundly ineffective, I decided to re-evaluate how I was using my talents to make a difference in our world. 

My Path to the Garden 

I started gardening and drawing again. I rekindled my love affair with plants and art. I took horticulture and garden design classes. I discovered my untapped ability as an artist to “see” how to transform existing gardens into more beautiful and functional spaces.

I completed my horticulture studies, worked as a design apprentice for several years with well-established garden designers, and, finally opened my own practice.

Through my professional journey, I discovered a new sense of hope in the environment’s resiliency. I feel grateful to have found a way to continue my work conserving natural resources and helping the environment to heal – one garden at a time.

I’d be honored to share my knowledge, talents, and passion with you to help create a wonderful outdoor space that adds beauty and hope to the world. 


BA, International Relations, Stanford University
JD, Golden Gate University Law School
Horticulture and Environmental Design Certificate, Foothill Community College

BA, International Relations,
Stanford University

JD, School of Law
Golden Gate University

Certificate, Horticulture &
Environmental Design
Foothill Community College

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