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.

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.