Meet The Team
Founder - Designer
Hailing from McKinney, Texas, James has been studying and practicing horticulture and regenerative design in the San Francisco bay area since 2006. At Merritt College in Oakland, California he studied Horticulture, Agroecology, and Landscape Architecture. He is also certified by the EPA-endorsed QWEL (Qualified Water-Efficient Landscaper) program as a greywater specialist, and is a PRI-certified Permaculture Designer. He has studied under Darren Doherty of Regrarians, one of the worlds foremost regenerative land designers. James has also done extensive coursework with Elaine Ingham's Soil Food Web school, and is currently training to become a certified Soil Food Web consultant. He also is an avid drummer, backpacker, and wannabe chef.
Originally from Idaho, Jared has lived in the Bay area since 2007. His first job was apprenticing with a carpenter and many years later he still takes great pride in his work. Aside from outdoor structures, Jared likes to build sounds with his voice, guitar, and synth instruments in his post-rock band, Empty Vessel. He enjoys backpacking, mountain biking, motorcycles, and does his best to leave the world in a better place than he found it.