Monica has worked on the design, planning, and installation of a variety of projects in diverse setting and scales that are environmentally based, yet are also sensitive to the functional and service concerns of public projects. Her experience in ornamental horticulture, environmental science, and ecology drives her design and aesthetic goals: connecting urban communities and natural systems. Monica’s practical team experience in the design and construction of projects allows her to collaborate and build relationships with team members and clients.

Public Service:

  • City of Lynnwood Park Board, Vice Chair
  • Yesler Swamp (Union Bay Natural Area), restoration volunteer
  • King County, habitat restoration project volunteer
  • Bellevue Botanical Gardens, ornamental garden volunteer

Continued Education:

  • Ornamental Horticulture Certificate
  • Low Impact Development Training Program, Department of Ecology
  • Merging Design and Science to Create New Tree Environments and Manage Stormwater, SDOT Urban Forestry
  • Soil and Stormwater Connection, Cedar Grove
  • Specifying Topsoils and Organic Amendments, Cedar Grove