Our Landscape Designers
Tom has been with River City Lawnscape since 2005. He has been a landscape designer for 27 years and in the green industry for 35.
After earning a business degree from UW-La Crosse, Tom went on to study horticulture at the University of Minnesota - Waseca. There he earned a degree in Horticulture and Landscape Design.
Tom loves to incorporate natural stone in his designs. He is also a confessed "Plant Geek". If you are interested in trying some newer, more unique plants - talk to Tom!
Mike has been with RCL since 2008 and working with Plants and Ecology since 1988. He studied Biology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Botany at Idaho State University. Mike worked in plant ecology for the State of Wisconsin and the State of Idaho, then plant research for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service – Plant Materials Center – Aberdeen, Idaho. Mike has been working in the nursery and landscape industry since 1997. Mikes specialty is plant ecology based on our diverse soils of the area.
Melissa (aka Mel) has an educational background in Horticulture & Landscape design and received her degree from Rochester Technical College in 1998.
Mel has been with River City Lawnscape since 1998. Mel started as a landscape technician and soon after became a foreman. In 2006 she became a landscape designer. Mel manages the Holiday Lighting Department, which she started in 2004 and the Grounds Maintenance and Tree & Shrub departments. She is the go to for design and estimates in these areas.
Mel likes to use natural stones and boulder accents in her landscape designs. She loves to use foliage plants to add color to a green landscape.
Drew began designing at River City Lawnscape in 1997. He has been a Landscape Designer for 18 years and worked in the green industry for 21 years.
Drew attended the University of Minnesota to enter their school of Architecture. While taking a Landscape class he had a change of career paths. He then transferred to South Dakota State University and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Design with a minor in Horticulture.
Drew enjoys transforming yards into landscape spaces using form, function and design. No matter the size of the space, great design will be appreciated for years to come.