Grace is the company’s principle landscape designer. She is a college certified horticulturist & designer, having worked professionally with plants since 1995. Grace is also a licensed landscape contractor, and has been certified by Portland BES in Sustainable Stormwater Management.
Her initial expertise was in container gardening for exotic animal enclosures and care of carnivorous plants. She was later moved by curiosity into the amazing world of outdoor gardens, where her intriguing designs could broaden with more space.
Grace learned an incredible amount from her wonderful professors at Merritt College's Landscape Horticulture Department, and perhaps even more from plantsmen Roger Raiche and Dave McCrory of Planet Horticulture. She also maintained the award-winning Entry Garden at the San Francisco Botanical Garden from 2002-2004.
Grace has provided design services, aesthetic pruning for irreplaceable specimen trees, horticultural consultation and care for public botanical gardens, private estates, natural area restoration sites, as well as urban landscapes of all kinds.
Grace has always been most inspired by nature. Her Maricopa Native American culture colored her early summers on the reservation in the Arizona desert (she is an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community), and remains a counterpoint to her life as an urban Indian. When she is not in the garden, Grace loves to write stories, paint pictures, and dance. She plans to save the world by inspiring humans with art & nature.
Micha manages operations & communications, as well as all social responsibility initiatives. He makes sure Rejuvenation Artisans is working effectively to educate our employees, customers, and the public about the importance of environmentally sustainable practices. Micha helps us partner with like-minded organizations such as Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services & Eco-Biz, and directs our equity, diversity, and inclusion practices.
Living in Scotland—where ancient stonework abounds—imbued Micha with a deep appreciation for sustainable building practices designed to last generations. He spear-headed the engineering of Rejuvenation Artisans’s stormwater management designs, having been certified by Portland BES in Sustainable Stormwater Management.
Belief that we can change for the better is integral to Micha’s worldview. He believes that not only can we all take part in making the world a better place, it is absolutely in our best interests to do so. Eleven years ago Micha began volunteering as an educational advocate; he is currently a mentor with Minds Matter, working with accomplished low-income high school children helping them prepare for success in college. This work aims to give those with a personal experience with disenfranchisement the foundation to help them become decision makers of the future, furthering advancement toward a more equitable society.
Micha holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington. He is also interested in Renaissance History, Literature, and Theater, and holds a Bachelor's degree in all three disciplines from Portland State University. In his free time he may be found hiking the beautiful Pacific Northwest trails, or reading a good novel.
Our staff are courteous, well trained, and chosen first and foremost for their outstanding level of personal integrity. It is important to us that our clientele know that your homes and businesses are at all times in the hands of people who love creating beauty, and who respect the sanctity of your property as a good guest should.
Head of Landscape Maintenance
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