“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford
After earning of BA in History and Geography from the University of Colorado-Boulder, Tom worked as a landscaper for Gold Lake Mountain Resort & Spa and various companies in and around Boulder. After earning his MLA degree from the University of Colorado-Denver in 2001 Tom founded Native Edge Associates Inc. Currently, Tom contributes as a board member for the Pro Green EXPO, the region’s largest annual conference and trade show for the Green Industry.
After earning MLA from the University of Colorado-Denver in 1997, Elizabeth worked for several years as an associate at a Lafayette based community and parks planning firm, where she led teams through project design and construction documents for a number of large projects. She began working for Native Edge Associates in 2006 and since then has successfully designed and managed a diverse range of award winning projects, including residential historical landmarks, mountain estates, and multi-family residential.
Drew originally hails from Missouri, where he gained his first exposure to the landscaping industry working for a local nursery. Today, Drew possesses over 15 years experience in the landscape industry. He loves a good challenge and is passionate about transforming designs into built projects. Aside from implementing projects, Drew is a natural communicator and an effective team leader. One of Drew’s most memorable life experiences was his 3 months spent in New Orleans where he assisted with Katrina relief efforts.
Becky Hammond, B.S. Landscape Architecture
Title: Licensed Landscape Architect
Becky is a Boulder native. After earning a B.A. in Spanish from Stanford University, Becky was an interpretor/translator for a large international City Planning firm in Denver where she discovered the field of landscape architecture. After pursuing her own business selling Native American art while living on the Navajo Reservation and raising her two children, she enrolled in Colorado State University where she earned her B.S. in Landscape Architecture in 1995. She was principal in her own design/build firm for three years and then joined a well-established Boulder Design/Build firm where she worked for 15 years designing and managing over 200 diverse projects including five award winners. Her design experience encompasses water features, mountain and historic sites, large estates, children’s play spaces and meditation gardens. She currently serves as a board member for the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado.
After earning her BLA from Colorado Sate University in 2003, Michelle worked for several years as an associate at a Fort Collins based company designing parks,recreation and multifamily communities, where she led projects from design to construction documentation. Since 2008 Michelle has focused her design skills within the design/build industry, designing large scale residential projects to residential renovations.
Originally from the Seattle, Washington area, Brett began his landscape career in 1996 as a grounds maintenance and irrigation technician for a golf course in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Since then, his love for the outdoors has made it an easy choice to continue developing his career in the landscape industry while living in some of the American west’s most beautiful places, including Bend, Oregon, Hawaii, and of the most beautiful of them all….. Boulder, Colorado! Brett’s extensive range of experience over 16 consecutive years in the industry makes him well suited to successfully manage the smallest to the most complex projects.
Born and raised in Missouri City, Texas, David was introduced early on in life to a field in which he grew to love. With a Landscape Architect as a father, his passion for nature and landscape led him to follow in his father’s footsteps down a beautifully designed path to Native Edge. David has over 12 years of experience working for the family landscaping business, where he gained extensive knowledge and experience in many areas inlcuding horticulture and nursery operations.
Margo joined the Native Edge team in 2007. Margo is responsible for successfully managing the office operations of the company. Her responsibilities include human resources, payroll, and various administrative and secretarial tasks. Margo makes it possible for other people to function efficiently.