Jessi Bloom, CPH, ECP, ISA Arborist (she/her)

Owner, Ecological Designer, Consultant, Author, Speaker

Jessi was born and raised in the PNW and has a strong background of horticulture and environmental sciences. Her early experience ranged in project management, from organizing restoration projects with community volunteers, to high-end residential and commercial landscape design/build. In early 2000, she decided to start an ethical business in the green industry to fill a niche for organic and ecological landscaping.  Seattle Times named her a “rockstar in the ecological gardening movement“, with her leadership combined with artistic design talents she led N.W. Bloom to numerous environmental awards, traveling nationwide as a speaker and is the best-selling author:  Free-Range Chicken Gardens (2012)  Practical Permaculture Design(2015)which is now in 6 languages; and Creating Sanctuary: Sacred Garden Spaces, Plant Based Medicine and Daily Practices to Achieve Happiness and Well-Being  (2017) and its companion workbook Everyday Sanctuary(2019)  Jessi’s work has gotten press and been featured in many national and local media outlets from the NY Times, Better Homes & Gardens, Sunset Magazine, DISNEY, Martha Stewart Living, Mother Earth News, UTNE Reader, Fine Gardening Magazine and PBS’s Growing a Greener World TV. 

Jessi is passionately committed to volunteering in the community and sits on several advisory boards within the green industry and educational/environmental organizations; hoping to empower people, also raising industry standards, and helped develop the EcoPro program for WA State. Currently she was appointed as an Agriculture Commissioner for King County, as well a member of the WA DNR Urban and Community Forestry Committee.  She has 3  kids and spends time with them around their little farm, with a handful of animals and gardens to look after.  When she is not working, she enjoys the outdoors: snowboarding, hiking, her horses, running, yoga, biking, rollerskating and stays strong with Olympic weightlifting. Languages: English, NVC/trauma-informed communication

Marco Hernandez (he/him)

Earth Steward

Marco has been with the NW Bloom earth steward team since 2015 and has become a pivotal member of our crew.  Over the years he has gained extensive knowledge in organic horticultural practices and construction – from carpentry, masonry to fine detail garden maintenance. He enjoys learning and mastering the diversity of the work.  He hails from Mexico and in his free time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, and playing soccer. Languages spoken: Spanish, some english

Sarah Edwards (she/her)

Earth Steward Lead

Sarah is a PNW native, born and raised in Seattle, and a University of Washington graduate.  In recent years, she has grown her love of gardening and sustainable agriculture from her hobby into her dream career.  She particularly relishes replacing lawns with more sustainable landscaping, and is enthusiastic about biodynamic growing practices.  In her free time, she loves to read, bike and garden, and she is an avid ultimate frisbee player.  Languages spoken: English and Spanish

Timothy Gobel (he/him)

Associate Landscape Designer

Tim moved to Washington after getting his Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture from CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, and joined NW Bloom shortly after. He has experience in all aspects of the landscape world, including maintenance, construction, design, and project management. In his spare time he enjoys listening to music, hiking around the PNW, reading science fiction, and drawing on his tablet. Languages: English

Alex Kim (he/him)

Earth Steward

Alex moved to Washington in 2016 from Martensdale, Iowa and started working with us in the summer of 2021.  He loves the PNW and all of its many landscapes – spending most of his free time fly fishing, practicing archery, hiking, drawing, or on jiu jitsu mats.  He currently lives in Lake Stevens with his partner and two cats.

Ollie Fisher (he/him)

Earth Steward Lead

Ollie Moved to Seattle in 2022 from Madison, Wisconsin where he graduated with a
degree in Environmental Sciences and began his career working in native plant landscaping and prairie restoration. He really enjoys removing conventional
landscaping and lawns and replacing them with more ecologically functional
landscapes and is looking forward to continuing this passion in the Pacific
Northwest. In his free time Ollie enjoys fishing, exploring both the city and the
mountains and building furniture at the Pratt School in Seattle.  Languages: English, Spanish

Noah Kenney (he/him)

Earth Steward

Noah first started working with the NW Bloom crew in 2017 during his summers while in HS.  He enjoys the construction process of this work and learning how to build new things.  In his spare time, Noah plays several musical instruments, making his own music, while also seeking adrenaline rushes by skateboarding and freestyle snowboarding.  Languages: English

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We are hiring

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Office Dog

RIP 2008-2022

This excitable Staffy Bull Terrier senior greets guests enthusiastically when they visit the office. He is also known as the resident foot warmer and has many jobs around the farm, but his favorite job (by far) is being a snuggle bug. He loves to chase off pesky garden rodents, insects, Frisbees and his tail in his spare time.


The Ninja Farm Cat

This silly tabby likes to do yoga in the lawn (we’re not kidding) and his impressive ninja skills ensure that any trespassers are surprised and well alerted to his skills – watch your legs! He keeps a watch over the farm and his mad hunting abilities keep all pest rodents in check. Rocky has a knack for herding the poultry out of gardens and can be found spending much of his time near the catmint; rolling in it, eating it, and hugging it. He always smells delicious!