Owner + Project Manager
Brooke is trained as a community and environmental planner, landscape architect and restoration ecologist. She considers herself to be a generalist botanist. She is also the founder and owner of BTND. As a member of the BTND team she works as the Project Manager for all environmental consulting projects that come through the firm. She also works as a consulting arborist, restoration ecologist, landscape designer, marine scientist and permit specialist. Outside of her work duties, Brooke enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and participating in a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking, bicycling, gardening, bird watching, running and swimming.
Human Resources Director + Project Administrator
Cherie is the backbone to everyday operations of Back To Nature Design. She is skilled in finances and human resources, which makes her a real asset to our team. She is a semi-retired Engineer and business owner with Lean Six Sigma training. Cherie enjoys research, planning, execution and completion of new projects. Collaborating with others to utilize everyone’s creativity is a primary goal in all projects. Hiking in the magnificent Cascades is Cherie’s favorite pastime.
Certified Arborist + Project Lead
Robert Bailey began a career in forestry and natural resources in 1994 when he joined the high school FFA Forestry team. He has several years of experience working as a Certified Arborist and Certified Utility Specialist in both Washington and California. Robert enjoys mountain biking, cycling, and softball. His two children, Carys and William, keep him very busy, he still manages to find time to get in a ride every once and a while. He married his High School sweetheart, Kimberly, in 2001 and they have been on an adventure ever since.
Landscape Architect + Project Lead
Erin Jacobs’ passionate approach to holistic design is inspired by the contextual identity of a place—from its ecology to its community needs. With a background in landscape architecture and sustainable design, Erin is a licensed Landscape Architect in the State of Washington with 10 years of experience. Erin’s research and analysis of native environments and hydrologic systems enable appropriate and site specific designs. A native of the San Juan Islands, Erin spends as much time as she can exploring the forests of the Pacific Northwest or travelling abroad to any place with sun.