Meet the Crew

Mandi Hoyt-McBeth, Owner, Landscape Contractor + Designer

The desire to combine creativity and working outdoors led me down a new career path after 10 years in the nonprofit world as a fundraising and communications manager. Equipped with a certificate in landscape design, I founded Habitat Gardens in 2009. I love working with my clients to create beautiful gardens and outdoor living areas. My approach to landscape design is a collaborative effort, one that blends my experience and plant knowledge with my clients’ individual tastes. As a licensed Landscape Contractor, I also have degrees from Iowa State University in Communications and Environmental Studies. 


David Stuart, Project Manager + Installation

David grew up in the Midwest and after finding an interest in the art of landscaping went on to study Landscape Architecture at Purdue University. Since graduating he has worked professionally as a landscape designer/ installer in California, Texas and Oregon.


Dorsey Kilbourn, Project Manager + Designer

Dorsey hails from the great state of Maine, where she grew up sketching outdoors and gardening. She discovered permaculture at an organic farm in Maui, and received a certification in Ecological Landscaping at the Permaculture Skills Center in Sebastopol, CA. She loves working with clients to improve the health and aesthetic of their home landscape, and create great places to relax and play.


Shane Koehler, Garden Maintenance + Project Support

Shane has spent most of his life exploring and observing the intricacies of nature. He is a fine artist and environmental issues educator, and has designed, installed, and maintained gardens across the land – from Florida to Oregon.


Jesus Rojas + Eliazer Rojas, Stone Masonry + Custom Woodwork + Welding

Jesus is highly skilled contractor that we frequently hire for his expertise at installing patios, pathways, fencing, and retaining walls. He is often accompanied by his father who has over 50 years experience working in landscaping!