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.
Justin Timmers, Crew Lead and Installer
Looking for a new environment to settle down in, Justin moved to Oregon from Wisconsin in 2017. As the crew leader of Habitat gardens, Justin possesses a great amount of skill in construction and landscape installation. Coming from a background in farming, where he operated his own CSA in Wisconsin, he brings a great deal of knowledge and a “let’s get this done!” attitude. Now he is committed to making the landscaping dreams a reality for all the creatures calling Portland home.
Ian Cobb-Ozanne, Crew Member
Ian was drawn to Oregon by the vast outdoors. With his tiny home trailing behind him, he drove to Oregon in 2016 from southwest Virginia. Ian received his bachelors degree in Humanities, Science, & the Environment from Virginia Tech. He possess a variety of skills and passions, from photography to landscaping. Along with being a crew member of Habitat Gardens, Ian spends his free time cultivating and propagating a variety of medicinal and edible plants.
Shane Koehler, Fine Gardening + Installation
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, Project Support
Jesus is often accompanied by his father who has over 50 years experience working in landscaping!