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 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 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
Scott is an east coast native, born on skis in Vermont and raised on a skateboard in rural Pennsylvania. He moved to Southern California in 2000 where he learned to skate empty swimming pools, and developed a strong interest in plants and gardening. While working at a nursery, attending community college for horticulture and volunteering for a botanic garden, Scott turned his passion into profession and developed his own business in landscape and gardening. In 2018 he moved to Edmonds, WA with his wife and soon to be daughter. Since then, he has been in landscape construction for years and is thrilled to be a part of NW Bloom’s team. In his free time, he enjoys vegetable gardening, hand carving wooden bowls and spoons, reading, and listening to old KISS records with his 5-year-old daughter.
Gornette is super passionate about nature loves being outside. He has 8 years of landscape experience and is originally from Jamaica – he is fluent in patios and the language of Jamaica. Outside of work Gornette enjoys playing games, his favorites are Pug G and American Truck Simulator. He also loves hanging out with his family and 2 cats!
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.
Abbie is a life long resident of Washington State. Since graduating from Western Washington University, she has narrowed her environmental interests to permaculture. Abbie is particularly curious about applications of mycorrhizal relationships and fungi to backyard ecology. Her favorite free time activities include fishing, floating and long walks uphill.
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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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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.
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!