John is passionate about energizing outdoor living spaces while keeping sustainability and environmentally friendly practices in mind. His experience includes landscape design and project management recreational, commercial and residential properties.
A registered landscape architect, John brings vast skills to Villa Landscapes, including design, management, contracting, marketing and sales. He has presented seminars at the Minnesota Landscape Association Expo and had his residential designs featured in Midwest Home & Garden magazine.
“A sense of space, privacy, nature and greenery—all these components have to work together to create your outdoor living space,” says John, “because it’s an extension of your indoor living space.”
John completed a bachelor of landscape architecture from Iowa State University with honors from the American Society of Landscape Architects after completing pre-engineering coursework at the University of North Dakota. His award-winning designs have been recognized by the MNLA and the city of Minneapolis. As a parent-volunteer, he oversaw the replacement of equipment at Cornelia Elementary when creating a more accessible playground and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and Second Way remodeling projects.