Melissa Louise Castellano - In 2004 Melissa moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles to study architecture, landscape and furniture design, at Art Center College of Design. She graduated in 2009 with a B.S. in Environmental Design and has been working as a multi-disciplinary freelance designer ever since. Her main focus during her studies was sustainable spatial design, which inevitably led her to pursuing the environmentally regenerative practice of landscape design. She is enthusiastic about using a garden to create native biodiversity, xeriscaping, as well as choosing complimentary drought tolerant plant palettes.

In addition Melissa has a love for typography, branding and pretty much all things design. When she’s not designing you can find her in the Sierra back country, soaking in a natural hot spring, swimming the Yuba river, or touring as a multi-instrumentalist with her and her husband’s project Breezers.