WildFlora began as the business venture of brother-sister duo, Alexandra and Michael Scholtz. It was established in 2014 as a residential landscape and floral design one-stop shop. However, the pair has since been able to expand their business into two separate entities under the same roof. If you're looking for the floral shop, you can find them by clicking here.
WildFlora Design Studio works to create beautiful, contextually-sensitive design solutions for our SoCal clients.
Owner + Principal Landscape Designer
Mike has loved the outdoors from a young age and followed that love to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, where he got his degree in Landscape Architecture. While learning the craft of design in college, he also worked for a nursery, relishing the chance to get his hands dirty and learn firsthand about the installation side of the business. After a couple years of exploring the corporate world and spending his days in an office on a computer, Mike knew it was time to get back outside and start his own company. He started WildFlora in 2014, sketching designs for clients from his home. Nowadays, though the business has grown, Mike still loves traveling and spending time outdoors when he’s able to take a break from the business.
Born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, there is no question that Alex is a worldly man. Traveling over 40 countries, Alex has gained a lot of inspiration from gardens and architecture all over the world. Alex has his degree in Geography from the University of Barcelona and his Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Alex is currently living in between Barcelona and Los Angeles and bringing a unique perspective to the WildFlora Landscape Design team.
When not rockin' out at WildFlora, Michelle is the ultimate animal lover. She's had an assortment of fur babies in her life, including a squirrel, which she and her partner adopted by accident when feeding the abandoned baby. The little guy imprinted and cheerfully returned to their back door regularly, asking to come in, where he could perch on their shoulder. He would also regularly leap from trees and stop them during dog walks to say hi.
Ivonne traversed multiple lines of latitude when she moved from Ecuador to Los Angeles in 2018. Since arriving, she has found the vibrant, non-stop cultural hubbub and artistic expression of the city so inspiring. With a background in journalism, it is no surprise that she quite enjoys reading and writing. But that’s not all! In her free time, she also enjoys watching movies, going to concerts, and catching the beautiful California sunsets.
Surveyor + Graphic Designer
Every authentic L.A. business needs a resident actor, and JJ is ours. She hails from the land of Buckeyes, where she studied landscape architecture at The Ohio State University. After graduating, JJ moved to Houston, Texas, working in the commercial realm of landscape architecture. Her design credits include rooftop gardens, resorts, streetscapes, and plazas, with her heaviest concentration on public playscapes. Though she made the move to California to pursue acting and writing, she has joined us part time to keep design in her life. JJ only accepts payment in the form of Dippin’ Dots or mochi ice cream.
NICOLE "COCO" AMADOR
Nicole “Coco” Amador is our master organizer, coming to us all the way from Redondo Beach. Though she rocks out on the admin side of things, her love of nature makes her a great addition for WildFlora. It should be noted that she owns three sleeping bags (rated for different temperatures), and multiple “ready-to-go” camping boxes, allowing her to be launched into nature at a moment’s notice. She comes with an eclectic past, multiple roles at Lemonade Restaurant from Cashier on up to Project Manager, Au Pair’ing in Australia, and professional scooter-riding in Bali.
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