Elizabeth loves food and nature. She has vast experience creating culinary works of art through her years of managing several kitchens within a Fortune 500 company and working alongside a master chef. In fact, in 2007, she was awarded the Northern California Regional Chef of the Year award. Although she no longer professionally cooks, she is constantly experimenting with different flavors and ingredients.
Landscape Architecture Certificate
Despite the joy she found in cooking, Elizabeth’s connection to nature was paramount and she sough to change her focus in landscape design. From 2010 to 2015, she completed a certificate in landscape architecture through the University of California, Berkeley Extension department. Her main electives were Urban Food Systems and Growing Healthful Herbs
Similar to her goal of creating emotional connections for her patrons through the meals she created, Elizabeth’s mission since coming into the landscape design space has been to design spaces that are ecologically sound and enrich the human experience. Elizabeth creates designs that connect people, plants, and habitat through beauty, function, and structure.
Elizabeth is a native Californian with an endless compassion for plants, animals, and people. She loves to engage in conversation with family, friends, and strangers alike to share her passion, pass on her knowledge, and learn from other’s journeys. She enjoys researching and harvesting herbs to create tinctures, salves, and oils to soothe sore muscles. Elizabeth volunteers at the Ohlone Humane Society to rehabilitate small wildlife to be returned into the wild. She loves listening to live music and was an avid accordion player in a past life. Beyond that, Elizabeth absolutely loves to travel to Iceland every chance she gets.
Associations, affiliations, and degrees
Certificate, Landscape Architecture, University of California at Berkeley
Certificate, Bay – Friendly Qualified Maintenance Professional, Friendly Landscaping and Garden Coalition
Associate Degree, Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
Ohlone Humane Society