• Level 2 Certificate: Horticulture from the Royal Horticultural Society in the UK.
  • Designer: Twelve years experience designing gardens large and small for privacy, functionality and year-round beauty.
  • Garden Photographer: Photos in two upcoming garden books by Rodale and Timber Press for 2016.
  • Speaker: Topics ranging from Gardens for the Health and Wellness of Communities; The Making of Gilmore Gardens; how-to and garden maintenance; to the philosophical and physical Gardening to Become More Human.
  • Nursery Work: Four years commercial plant propagation, growing and sales.
  • Correspondence class with world-renown British garden designer, John Brookes; practicum classes with American garden designer, Gordon Hayward. 
  • Over thirteen years extensive self study of world renown gardeners/garden designers, including Christopher Lloyd, Rosemary Verey, Vita Stackhill-West, Laurence Johnston, Claude Monet, William Robinson, Beth Chatto, Margery Fish, Gertrude Jekyll, John Brookes, Piet Oudolf, Tom Stuart-Smith and many others.
    • Container planting and photography featured in Fine Gardening Magazine's  July-August 2012 issue, and personal gardens featured multiple times on Fine Gardening's Garden Photo of the Day.