When I was growing up in Colorado, I wanted to be an astronaut. I learned to fly shortly after I learned to drive. I got a degree in Applied Physics, and after college, I landed a dream job with Hughes Aircraft. I helped build F-18 flight simulators and launched satellites around the globe. I never made it to space, but I touched things that did. Literally, my fingerprints are in space - forensic aliens could probably track me down.
But after a while software and tech became soul crushing. That’s what happens when you trade passion for promotion and start overseeing people who actually think “network management” projects are interesting.
At least, that’s what I did, and it changed my life.
While there, an actual sunbeam (yes, for reals it actually happened, in London) parted the grey skies and shone down on me. And in that moment of Chelsea enlightenment, I polished off my Pimm's cup and signed up for garden design school. Studying design at The English Gardening School in London, England gave me the skills and confidence to start my own design studio in 2001.
I started A blog, wrote a book, started a magazine and a newspaper.
but then I figured it out...
Now, I cultivate a hilltop outside of Boston, MA. Sometimes I grow food, sometimes flowers, sometimes other weird things - I am always experimenting. My New England garden is my science and design lab as much as it is my haven.
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