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. Mandi is also a certified natural playground designer from North Carolina State University and is up to date on all ASTM and CPSC standards.
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).
LEAD DESIGNER & CONSERVATION SPECIALIST
Jade Florence has a Ph.D. in Botany and a Bachelors of Science degree in Bioenvironmental Science. Jade has 9 years of experience in conservation and sustainable land use, which includes work designing and planting conservation habitat and developing ecologically sound management practices. Jade also brings 5 years of science outreach and education experience to the Yarrow Team. Her work has taken her to Oregon, Idaho, Texas, and Laos. In her free time, she enjoys painting, hiking, camping, and gardening.