Growing up in central Wisconsin, Sarah's family tended a large vegetable garden. Summer mornings found her weeding and watering, followed by many evenings on the front porch trimming beans and peeling carrots to be processed for winter use. With her Dad, she cared for exotic orchids in their small greenhouse. A high school summer job at the local garden center clinched her future career.
Whether new construction or renovating old, worn out plantings and hardscapes, Sarah enjoys the process and challenge of planning, designing and building beautiful, as well as functional, landscapes. She strives to hear her clients say “that is exactly what we were looking for!” Natural landscaping, with the use of native plants and stone from Wisconsin are of particular interest.
When not at work, you’ll find Sarah tending her own gardens or spending time outdoors with her family, hiking a trail, floating in a kayak or sitting around a campfire. She also enjoys sidelining as a freelance writer and occasionally guest hosts WTMJ’s The Designer Yard radio show, Saturdays at 12:00 noon.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, with an emphasis on design, from South Dakota State University, 1986.
Sarah is an associate member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
Sarah keeps a file of personal notes from clients and fellow employees. Over her 33-year career, she has continued to draw motivation and enthusiasm from its contents. Praise from the people she has worked with and for, continue to provide the highest accolades of "a job well done," while also helping her improve along the way.