Holly grew up growing veggies with her Father & flowers with her Mother. She has a horticultural degree in Natural Area’s Management & certificates in Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance & Urban Forestry Management. Holly is a licensed arborist (+TRAQ) through the International Society of Arborists. She has taught Computer Landscape Design (DynaSCAPE) at the College of Lake County and has over 15 years of experience in the high-end landscaping industry.
Due to her recent diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis, she’s honed her landscape design knowledge to start Wellness Garden Design, where she passionately strives to create Wellness Gardens that are inclusive to all.
She has also immersed herself into Grant Writing via classes and self-teaching.
Holly still loves to volunteer for many organizations including the Illinois Extension Master Gardener program & Illinois Extension Master Naturalist program and gardening for seniors. Any free time is spent camping, forest bathing or kayaking.