* University of California at Santa Cruz, graduating with a degree in Politics.

* Self employed in the gardening field since 1984

* Featured in Contra Costa Times “How My Garden Grows” 1995

* University of California Master Gardener 1997

* Client yard showcased on the Landscaping for Dummies cover 1999 issue

* Contributer to “This Week in the Garden” Contra Costa Times

* Volunteer work with various class/after school care gardening projects