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Our Team

Ecoscape as a company is as dynamic as the landscapes that we create. We are a very charismatic group of fascinating beings that together, share the vision of creating beautiful and functional landscapes that are good for people and planet. 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 more…

Bill Melvin – Owner & President

Bill is a graduate of the University of Colorado’s School of Environmental Design in Boulder and holds a degree with a focus on landscape architecture. He has been a certified Permaculture Designer since 1997 and has considerable experience working the land for over 2 decades as a landscaper, organic farmer, forester, and outdoor educator. Since 2000 Bill has been the owner of Ecoscape, working with clients to create landscapes that are not only beautiful, but region appropriate as well.

As a young man Bill was enticed by the mountains of Colorado where he relocated from the Hudson River Valley of New York in the late 80’s to truly discover the wonders of nature. He shares his passion for Colorado’s native flora, edible and medicinal landscaping, and ecological land management through his teachings, locally and beyond. Bill 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 outdoors with his wife, Jen, and son, Daniel. Whenever possible he escapes to the hills for skiing, biking, hiking, and mushroom hunting forays. His extensive travels around the country and the world alike keep him searching for inspiring natural wonders and culinary delights!


 

Tory Hancock – Landscape Design & Sales Associate

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!


Masahiko Wakita – Irrigation Manager

Bio forthcoming.


Catherine Basile – Accounting & HR Manager

Cat Basile is Ecoscape’s Accounting and HR Manager! She has a degree in Business Administration from Red Rocks Community College and an extensive amount of hands-on experience. With a background in construction, working her way up from crew to management and administration, she could build a house herself (if someone else designs it for her)! She has been with Ecoscape since March 2019 and loves that this job keeps her on her toes. She finds her position at Ecoscape to be incredibly rewarding because she gets to be a part of the company as it grows.

In her free time, you can find Cat experimenting with various painting 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 their traditional connotations and their constant, beautiful changes from season to season.


Team Bio

Jose Felix – Landscape Installation Foreman

Jose has worked on the Front Range in the landscape construction industry for over ten years and has been with Ecoscape since 2017. He has solid masonry skills and brings a kind-hearted spirit and a keen eye for detail to every project.

Jose, his wife, and children live in Longmont, and he loves that Colorado offers tons of opportunities to work on landscapes where he can 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 – Skilled Landscape Installation Technician

Guillermo Martinez R. is one of Ecoscape’s most skilled laborers! He started working with the company in 2013 when the Colorado floods were occurring, and he says this is his favorite memory because he was able to support the 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 hard work and his family deeply. He loves to spend time with them as much as possible. He has an incredible talent in music, and plays the 12-string guitar and accordion to relax. He also has a phenomenal singing voice and loves to bring his karaoke machine whenever 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 – Landscape Maintenance Manager

Lance Scoggins spends a great deal of time outdoors and is self-established with mindfulness towards the planet and nature. He received his Associate’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 with a focus on the ecological practices. One of his favorite parts about his job is teaching clients about the benefits of native plants, water usage, and more eco-friendly landcare 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 one of 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 – Landscape Installation Foreman

Will is originally from New Hampshire and has a background in auto mechanics! He has been a part of Ecoscape 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. Will’s favorite memory is working at the Juicy Berry farm helping to build their nature trail because it is a cool spot with a fun environment.

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 – Landscape Design Technician & Sales Assistant

As the CAD assistant here at Ecoscape Sandy primarily supports the landscape designers with existing condition drawings and base drawings. She originally studied apparel design at Colorado State University and went back to school for Architectural Studies. She has a considerable amount 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 of landscaping, from being on the land to creative expression, and then getting to see how it all comes together. She values honesty and trust, and aims to create safe space. When Sandy is not working she spends time fixing up her home or in the mountains, kayaking, and gardening, of course! She also loves skiing which she learned at age 13. Although, she admits she doesn’t go nearly enough as she wants. She’s 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 – Landscape Maintenance Technician

Matt is one of Ecoscape’s maintenance team members. He is a people person! His favorite part of the job is simply the people with whom he gets to work— the awesome clients to the fantastic fellow employees alike. When asked about his favorite memory with Ecoscape he spoke of a big enhancement project last Summer, saying it was extremely fulfilling to see the transformation of the space all the way to 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 – Landscape Maintenance Foreman

Spencer enjoys learning about the craft of landscaping 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. Spencer appreciates working 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 nature and the local environment.

When Spencer isn’t working you can find him enjoying all the typical Colorado outdoor activities, like hiking and camping. He also plays 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 used to make a variety of instruments.


Jesus Esparza – Landscape Technician

Angel Felix – Landscape Installation Technician

Rich Johnston – Landscape Installation Manager

Kristin Klimaszewski – Landscape Designer