About The Team:

Nick Lake:

Founder of Earth Ecology, Lead Designer, & Project Manager
I identify most as an interdisciplinary artist. I love creating immersive, interactive, sculptural installations, and that love evolved to include the craft of building biological, ecologically regenerative "sculptures" that might otherwise be called farms and gardens. I’m get quite exuberent when it comes to ecology, botany, water, biology, and the future at large. I tend to view the world at a 2000 year time scale. I love cultivating relationships with new plants in their native habitats. I’m a self-proclaimed Oak devotee. 
Born and raised in San Diego, CA, I have been traversing the entire West Coast my whole life, studying the diverse ecosystems, and the effects of climate and water on the broader environment. 
Adjacaent to garden craft, I regularly practice painting, music making, sculpture, mask carving, website design, graphic design, and life design with my wife Emily and our son Aiden. 
See more art at www.nicklake.com

Tashana Mithen:

Passion for local and regenerative food systems. Dedicated to sharing therapeutic benefits of reconnecting to the natural world that we are deeply a part of. I love this work bc we really do get to change peoples lives and how they interact with the world around them. My favorite jobs have been for families with young kids because you can see first hand how having access to a fun and engaging outdoor environment will undoubtedly shape their lives and the future of this world. 

Tommy Brown:

Growing up between the deserts of the SW and the forests of the Midwest, I cultivated an early love of all manner of flora and fauna. After moving out to Portland in 2016 with my husband and kitty, I confirmed that notion building software for nurseries and trailbuilding. Fortunately for me, I've landed with the team of EE hustling, planting, and crafting. In my free time you may catch me on a bike ride, enjoying all the wonderful natural areas of the West Coast, or gnoshing on a smash burger. 

Grant Cameron:

I am a native Oregonian and passionate about preserving our many native woodlands, plants, and animal species. I have great hope that people can truly coexist and thrive alongside Mother Nature as the first peoples of these lands once did and still do today. Earth Ecology gives people the chance to create, restore and participate in this sort of connection. I am so thrilled to be able to actively take part in creating new habitat, food sources and beneficial ecosystems around our communities!

Daniel Newman:

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I’m totally in love with my natural surroundings. From the coast and its mountain ranges to the high deserts and their amazing stones and minerals, along with the abundant wildlife in the region, my heart is pretty full. I’ve been a craft folk all my life, collecting different trades along the way. From construction, furniture, natural building, metal fabrication, to land master planning with water harvesting landscapes, and perennial food systems. I love bringing natural beauty into our daily lives and celebrating the chance to create at every turn. I’ruly grateful to be part of the Earth Ecology dream team and to be able to bring your dreams and visions alive. Hope to be seeing you all outdoors some day.

Laura Kennedy:

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