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Our Team

Ecoscape as a company is as diverse as the landscapes that we create. We are comprised of a very dynamic group of fascinating beings that have come together to share the vision of creating beautiful and functional landscapes for your enjoyment. We are made up of organic farmers, engineers, permaculturalists, foresters, backcountry trail builders, cooks, botanists, environmentalists, yoga lovers, herbalists, nurserymen, poets, photographers, entomologists, music and mountain lovers, and much more…

Bill Melvin – President / Owner

Bill is a graduate of the University of Colorado’s School of Environmental Design in Boulder where he focused on landscape architecture. He has been a certified Permaculture Designer since 1997, has extensive experience working the land for over 2 decades as a landscaper, organic farmer, forester, and in outdoor education. And since 2000 Bill has been the owner of Ecoscape, working with his clients to create  landscape that is not only beautiful but appropriate for our region.

Bill hails from the Hudson River Valley of New York. As a young man, Bill was enticed by the mountains of Colorado where he relocated to in the late 80’s, and truly discovered the wonders of nature. Bill shares his passion for our native flora, edible and medicinal landscaping, and ecological land management through his teachings, locally and beyond. He has been an adjunct faculty member of Naropa University, has taught workshops at the Denver Botanic Gardens, and through local non- profit organizations.

When not working, Bill spends much of his time playing in the outdoors of Colorado with his wife Jen and son Daniel. Whenever possible he loves to escape to the hills for skiing, biking, hiking, and mushroom hunting forays. His extensive travels around the country and the world keep him in search of inspiring natural wonders and culinary delights!


Team Bios   Andrew Mehlhorn Haller – General Manager

As an avid outdoorsman, Andrew acquired an appreciation for working with the land. From Ohio to New Zealand to England, he has honed his skills working as an apprentice to master craftsmen and applying his leadership as foreman and project manager of a wide array of landscape projects.

2020 was his tenth year here, and absolutely loves the people he gets to work with. He feels inspired by the team’s work ethic, dedication, and resilience, and is humbled that he is able to work to serve them. Andrew graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in turfgrass science, but says that an internship opportunity he had in New Zealand doing landscaping is where he really learned about himself!

When he’s not working, he loves growing up with his kids, spending time working on his mountain garden, manipulating and playing with the written and spoken word, and collecting quotes from well written movies. Values of empathy, humor, love, and life are what carry him throughout his personal and professional life. If Andrew were a tree, he would be an oak tree because of their strength, beauty, versatility, and adaptability. If he were a flower, he’d be a columbine, because you can find beauty in the most unexpected places.


Tory Hancock – Landscape Designer

Tory’s interest in landscape design stems from her background in organic agriculture, therapeutic horticulture, and landscaping with native plants. She appreciates that her job is never the same on any given day, with each project offering room to push creative horizons.

Outside of designing for Ecoscape, she loves eating from her garden and knocking down 14,000 ft. peaks. She holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from University of Colorado – Denver and an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and French from Warren Wilson College in North Carolina.

If she were a plant, Tory would be echinacea, because it’s good for pollinators and birds, has medicinal properties, and it’s as tough as it is beautiful!

 


Team BiosRichard Matteson – CGCS, Irrigation Specialist

Richard began his career in Turfgrass Management in 1976 working at the Virginia Tech Golf Course. He moved to Oregon in 1980 and became the golf course superintendent at Michaelbook Golf Club in McMinnville in 1983. Richard returned to college to complete his degree in Horticulture at Oregon State University in 1996. After graduation, he became the Pendleton Country Club GC superintendent. In 1998 he became a certified golf course superintendent through GCSAA.

Richard moved to Colorado in 2008 to work for the City of Fort Morgan and then accepted the position of golf course superintendent for the county of Los Alamos, NM. In 2014 he retired from the golf course industry, moved back to Colorado, and now uses his vast irrigation experience in the residential landscape arena. Richard has many years of experience with large operational budgets, turf management, managing employees & equipment, and is constantly evolving his knowledge on water-wise irrigation technology and pollinator habitats.

 


Catherine Basile – Accounting/HR Manager

Cat Basile is our Accounting and HR Manager at Ecoscape! She has an Associates’s degree in Business Administration from Red Rocks Community College alongside a ton of hands-on experience in relevant fields that put her on a path to success. She has a background in construction, working her way up from crew to management and administration, and could build a house herself (if someone else designs it for her)! She has been with Ecoscape since March 2019 and loves that her job continues to challenge her and keeps her on her toes every day. She finds it incredibly rewarding that she gets to be a part of Ecoscape as the company continues to grow.

In her free time, you can find Cat painting—constantly changing mediums, hiking, or taking the weekend to go camping somewhere off the beaten path. She believes respect for others and living every day as a good person will put you on a path of good karma.

If Cat were a tree, she would be a cherry blossom tree, because of the tradition they represent and constant, beautiful change season to season.


Team Bio

Jose’ Felix – Landscape Installation Foreman

Jose’ Felix has worked in the landscape construction industry for well over ten years here in the Front Range and has been with Ecoscape since 2017.  He brings a solid masonry skill-set to every project and has a kind-hearted spirit and a keen eye for detail.  Jose’ and his wife and children live in Longmont.

He loves that here in Colorado, there are tons of opportunities to work on the landscape and learn something new each day. Jose continually strives to do better than the day before for both himself as well as his family and has immense gratitude towards his fellow coworkers as well as Ecoscape’s clients. He never stops until he has done the best work possible and does his work with great pleasure and fulfillment!

Outside of work, Jose loves to go for walks in the mountains. If Jose were a plant, tree, or flower, he wouldn’t choose only one, because he has a deep respect for plants and nature and one plant alone doesn’t encompass the respect he holds for our planet.


Team BiosGuillermo Rivas – Landscape Senior Skilled Laborer

Guillermo Martinez R. is one of our skilled laborers at Ecoscape! He started working with us in 2013 when the floods were occurring here in Colorado but says this is his favorite memory because there were so many different projects that needed to be done. He loves that his tasks always involve something new so that he can continue to learn new things and so that his job never becomes monotonous.

Guillermo has been in Colorado since 1997, and absolutely loves it here! He values his hard work and his family greatly and loves to spend time with them as much as possible. He has an incredible talent in music, and he plays a 12 string guitar and accordion, which helps him to relax. He also has a phenomenal singing voice, and loves to bring his karaoke machine when he has the chance!

If Guillermo were a tree, he would be one that has deep roots with big, beautiful branches, but also one that’s prickly because he and his fellow coworkers love to jokingly pick on each other.


Lance Scoggins – Maintenance Division Manager

Lance Scoggins is our Maintenance Division Manager here at Ecoscape! He stems from a background of spending a great deal of time outdoors and establishing mindfulness towards the planet and nature. He received his Associates’s degree in Applied Science in Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources at Front Range Community College. He has been a part of the company since 2017 and loves that he gets to work both indoors and outdoors and focus on the ecological perspective. One of his favorite parts about his job is teaching clients about the benefits of native plants, water usage, and more eco-friendly land-care tips.

When he’s not thinking about nature, you’ll find him immersed in the world of music, specifically percussion. Lance teaches percussion at Longmont High School, and you’re also likely to catch him drumming professionally at the Denver Broncos Stampede, Denver Nuggets Sky-Line, Avalanche Drumline, or many other drumming gigs!

Outside of work and music, he loves to spend time with his wife and daughter. He holds values of patience and consistency … If Lance were a tree, he would be a Banyan tree, because of their intricate root systems and ability to communicate and share nutrients with one another through those roots.


William Hurley – Installation Foreman

Will Hurley is our installation foreman here at Ecoscape. He is originally from New Hampshire and has a background in auto mechanics! He has been a part of the company since 2018 and likes that the work he does changes on a day to day basis; there is always new scenery and no project is exactly the same. Wills favorite memory is working at Juicy Berry and getting to help build their nature trail. It is a cool spot that was fun to work on.

He takes pride in the work that Ecoscape does for the community and loves being able to drive around beautiful Boulder and see projects he has worked on. The values that he holds on to are loyalty and honesty and works hard to exude those characteristics.

When Will isn’t working he enjoys running and being outdoors… If he was a tree, he would be a pine tree since they are hearty.

 


Sandy Alexander – Assistant Designer

Sandy is our Assistant Designer here at Ecoscape and while she is a relatively new team member her time at Ecoscape has been memorable. She primarily works to help designers do existing condition drawings and base drawings to help get the initial process going.  She originally studied apparel design at Colorado State University and went back to school for Architectural Studies. She has lots of experience in the design field and is excited to be a part of the Ecoscape team.

Sandy loves everything about working on the design side, from being outside with the landscape to being creative. She values honesty and trust the most in her life, and aims to create a safe space. When Sandy is not working she is spending time fixing up her home, being in the mountains, kayaking, and gardening of course! She also loves skiing and learned when she was 13, although she admits she doesn’t go near enough as she would want to. She has lived in Colorado all of her life and has a true passion for the outdoors.  If Sandy was a flower she would be a Columbine because they get to be in the mountains every day.


Matt Norder – Maintenance Team

Matt is one of our maintenance team members. He is a people person, from our awesome clients to our fantastic employees,  his favorite part of the job is simply the people he gets to work with. When asked about his favorite memory with Ecoscape he chose a large enhancement project from last Summer, saying it was extremely fulfilling to see the transformation of the space and to see the end product.  His favorite part of the job is to make people happy with the work he does.

When Matt isn’t working he loves to be outdoors and is an avid hunter and fisher. He has a special fishing spot that is top secret but enjoys fishing around Boulder. He is motivated to be a person of integrity and believes in service to the community. If Matt was a tree, he would be an Oaktree because they are strong.


Team Bio Spencer Brown – Maintenance Foreman

Spencer is our maintenance foreman here at Ecoscape. He enjoys learning about the craft and plant care. His favorite part of the job is the general shenanigans that come with being close to co-workers, everyone has a great sense of humor and it makes stressful days easier when you can laugh through it. Spencer appreciates that he gets to work in the beautiful city of Boulder and loves everything that Boulder has to offer. He values environmental stewardship and wants to continue learning as much as he can about the environment.

When Spencer isn’t working you can find him enjoying typical Colorado outdoor activities, like hiking and camping. He also plays the guitar and enjoys reading! Last but not least, if Spencer was a tree, he would be a Koha tree. It is a tree that is native to Hawaii and has an extremely unique bark that they use to make a variety of instruments.


Zach Gordon -Skilled Laborer

Zach is a skilled Laborer on the Ecoscape team! He loves the people that he gets to work with on a daily basis. He enjoys when work can be fun and one of his favorite memories is working with Guillermo since he keeps the mood light and everyone on site laughing. One of the most inspiring parts of the job for Zach is seeing the projects when they are finished. He values honesty, integrity, and having fun. 

Outside of work Zach enjoys snowboarding, skateboarding, working out, and spending time with his girlfriend. He is a Colorado native originally from Vail, and if he was a tree he would be an Aspen because they are all connected to one another. They are also helpful trees and learned as a kid that you can use their bark as sunscreen!