MEET OUR TEAM
Our team at Yarrow Landscaping has a diverse repertoire of skill-sets that we combine to achieve creative outcomes for our clients landscaping visions. We channel all of our individual strengths into one, which has resulted in an industry respected design team.
Learn more about each of us…
Mandi Golman has worked as a Landscape Designer for twelve years in the Central Texas region and specializes in sustainable and edible landscape solutions using native and adapted plants. She has a Bachelor’s in Government from the University of Texas Austin, an Associate’s in Landscape Design, the Permaculture Designer Certification (she loves to find ways to incorporate permaculture into her work), and is a Licensed Irrigator in Texas.
Throughout her career, Mandi started the New Day Community Garden in East Austin, offers lectures on eco-friendly landscapes, co-founded TRUE Action, a non-profit that helps educate and feed students in Uganda, and organized a Sustainability Symposium for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. She has also developed curriculum and taught classes on Landscape Design for Can Academy, The Austin Permaculture Design Institute, and teaches vegetable gardening and leads volunteer efforts to beautify schools such as The UT Lab School, St. Andrews, The Discovery School, Maplewood Elementary, and Andrew’s Elementary.
Mandi discovered that creating a balance of sustainability, clients needs, ecological design principles, beauty, and practicality is an essential part of every landscape design plan.
Staci holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s degree in Information Science and Technology from Texas Woman’s University. She worked as teacher and school librarian in AISD for ten years before joining Yarrow. Staci also co-founded and runs TRUE Action, a non-profit organization that educates and feeds students in Uganda. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband and small children. Staci enjoys wearing many hats at Yarrow, including financial management, administrative leadership, and customer relations (her favorite part of the job).
Lived in Austin over 20 years
Enjoys playing and watching soccer
LANDSCAPE DESIGNER, MLA
Ixchel Granada is the lead Designer for Yarrow Landscaping’s Design Office. She
has a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M University and has a B.S. in Plant Biology from North Carolina State University.
She specializes in playscapes for children and children at heart. Additionally, she utilizes water-
conscious designs and principles of sustainability in residential and commercial sites. Her designs highlight the complexity of nature using a diverse planting palette with a rich array of textures, forms and wildlife function while creating a unique sense of place.
Ixchel’s background includes being part of a team of environmental coordinators completing environmental assessments for the Lower Colorado River Authority, and has worked with the Honduras Conservation Corps in her native country, rebuilding watersheds, revegetating riparian zones, stabilizing soils.
Ixchel applies her diverse skill sets to Yarrow Landscaping team with joy, creativity and a sense of purpose.
Alex, is local to the Central Texas Region. He originally moved to San Marcos to
attend Texas State for graphic design in 2009. He is passionate about Permaculture and Mycology and is a certified designer in both fields. Alex studied Mycology under Paul Stamets, the world’s leading mycologist and his personal hero.
Through his studies in these fields and courses in the Master Gardeners program, Alex has acquired a deep knowledge of biodiversity and how to apply that to create healthy and creative outdoor spaces for his clients.
With these skills and his obvious passion, Alex brings a unique creative energy
to the Yarrow team and clients love to work with him.
Phone: (512) 694-7392
Address: 1801 E 51st Suite 365 #369 Austin, TX 78723