The beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota served as the early playground for Serena Woodward. Nature, in all its forms, has been an influential part of her life and career. Serena received her Bachelors of Agricultural Science in Landscape Architecture from Colorado State University. In that time, she spent a year in AmeriCorps volunteering in Colorado, Dallas, and Kansas City. Landscape Architecture as a career path was first presented when she collaborated on the design and install of a community garden, trail system and deck at an Education Center while in the program. A trip to Europe during her studies – strolling through famous gardens of Versailles, Vaux le Vicomte, Chanonceau, Villa d’Este, Bomarzo, Pompei, Rome, Florence and more – developed another keen interest in historical gardens, design details and planning patterns. Working for both a landscape contractor and tree company gave her a strong appreciation for the hard working contractors and maintenance workers who implement the landscape designs. With that, she has focused attention on providing clear details and thinking through the building process in all her designs. Serena is a licensed Landscape Architect in California and Hawaii, with over 11 years in the practice. She has worked on a variety of projects ranging from estate and multi-family residential, civic, educational, retail and nursery development. She loves to travel and is always interested to see how different regions and cultures design.