Taking Pride In Your Outdoor Spaces
Exterior Furnishing and Styling
Landscape Design is practically in my DNA. My father was a successful landscape design and builder in San Marcos, California before retiring to Puerto Rico. My uncle, brother and husband are all in the landscape design trade. Naturally, I have been exposed to gardening since childhood and fully believe in the power of exterior design to elevate and transform a space and home.
After moving to SoCal from Puerto Rico I worked at Green Thumb Nursery for five years becoming the department head of Patio Furniture. I took a brief detour to obtain my Master’s degree in Communication Management from USC and worked in a few different industries before discovering my passion for exterior design. Combining all my years of experience in different trades, I now help my husband Brooks by providing expertise in the area of patio furniture and styling for his outdoor projects. I love working on a space that Brooks has designed because we share a similar vision and aesthetic and I am able to add the “finishing touches” to his spectacular designs.
I accidentally stumbled into a career that has become my life"s passion. Feeling unfulfilled as an operations manager at the Four Seasons Resort, I joined my Father In Law's Company - Stonebrook Landscape doing design, sales. & project management. Under the management of Juan Dorta-Duque (and his 40+ years of experience), I was able to pair a knowledge of design and construction with the customer service skills I gained in the hospitality industry.
Next, I joined the amazing team at Falling Waters Landscape to work alongside owner Ryan Prange. I assisted him with landscape design and sales and served as the project manager of construction. My time under his tutelage taught me about outdoor space planning and dynamic plant and material combinations. I feel honored to have two incredible mentors and am now proud and prepared to bring you Brookside Design!