ABOUT THE TEAM
Owner, Landscape Designer
Cole has been designing and building landscapes for nearly two decades. With a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture and a background in construction, he brings innovative and sophisticated landscape solutions in both residential and commercial settings. Cole strives to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor settings, and improve the overall use and function of outdoor spaces. Whether commercial maintenance projects or residential installations, Cole is eagerly working towards the right balance between functionality, aesthetics, and environmental responsibility. If you don’t find Cole designing and managing landscape projects, rest assured he is out playing and enjoying the landscapes of which he finds so inspirational.
University of Washington - Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture (MLA)
Santa Clara University – Bachelor Degree in Biology (BS)
Orlando has been working in the landscape and gardening industry for over 16 years. He began his career working at his family-owned landscape company in Southern California, and slowly worked his way up to a managerial role - learning as much as he could while honing his craft. Though there were other jobs and pursuits along the way, the instant gratification of gardening and managing landscapes always brought him back to the industry. An interest and passion became a career, and he has since worked hard to achieve industry standard certifications to keep expanding his role and ability to contribute in the industry. Orlando enjoys working with his staff, empowering them to succeed in their work and in life. We have always worked hard to provide a quality of life for all our staff, and Orlando is a large contributor to this effort. He also takes great pride in keeping our customers satisfied, while providing a high quality and professional level of service. Other than landscapes, Orlando’s favorite activities are spending time with his daughters and wife, and when time permits, keeping up with Seattle sports teams.
Associates Degree in Horticulture, West Seattle Community College
WSDA Licensed Applicator
Hunter Product Technician Irrigation Certification
Office Administrator and Design Assistant
Aléxis has been working at West Edge since fall of 2018. Born and raised in Canada, she moved to Seattle in 2011, and has stayed ever since. In March 2018, she graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts and a Minor in Architecture. Her interest in architecture and landscape architecture led her to the position as the Office Administrator and Design Assistant here at West Edge. Alongside Cole, she is learning the tools of design and drafting. She enjoys working with clients and going out to sites. She also handles all of our administrative work, billing, and social media platforms. In her spare time, she can be found exploring coffee shops, traveling, enjoying the outdoors with friends, and snuggling with her dog, Buddy Lamborghini.
University of Washington - BA in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts with a Minor in Architecture
A dog of many names, Buddy was adopted and flew to Seattle from San Bernardino, CA at the beginning of 2018 and is now the resident office pup at West Edge. He can be found under Aléxis' desk, playing with his toys or chomping on carrots. He also enjoys hiking, naps, and lots of cuddles.
New Projects and Maintenance Teams
Our team works tirelessly to deliver high quality landscape services and sometimes we have fun too!