The Team


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Mike Scholtz Principal Landscape Designer

Finding inspiration from the Hudson River School of Painters Transcendentalist Movement from his roots in the Hudson Valley of New York, Michael’s journey has led him to California, where the natural beauty of the state really appeals to him. Michael strives to bring forth nature in design, referencing the intrinsic, local beauty the earth provides in every design created. After obtaining his degree in Landscape Architecture and working for Landscape Architecture/Construction firms, Michael now dedicates his time fully to the WildFlora Landscape Design Studio as lead designer, focusing on using native drought tolerant plant materials.

Alex Manzano Landscape Architect

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. 

Eric Moore Communications + Outreach Coordinator

Eric grew up in suburban Iowa doodling and trying to start bands. After meandering his way to a B.A. in creative writing, he moved to Los Angeles in 2015. When he's not coordinating WildFlora projects, he's usually doing stand-up around the city, writing plays, or sipping some ginger tea. Despite popular belief, Eric is a natural blonde. 

Simone Knoff

Simone Knoff Project Manager

Simone, owner of a great hat selection, joined forces with the landscape department to continue her love of design. When she's not studying for the LARE (which is the crazy, hard test that officially makes you a landscape architect) Simone enjoys a healthy dose of outdoor time...which makes sense, given the career choice. She is a graduate from UC San Diego and continued her education at UCLA Extension, where she completed the Certificate Program in 2014. She has 12 years of experience in the world of landscape/construction/design - she's a dream!

JJ Obee Landscape + Graphic Designer

Because we wouldn't be an authentic L.A. business without one, JJ is our resident actor. She hails from the land of Buckeyes, where she studied landscape architecture at The Ohio State University. After graduating, JJ moved to Houston, 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 mochi ice cream. 

EJ Gomez Grosso

EJ is our young architect from Jujuy (Argentina). He has his Architecture Degree from the University of Tucuman with a very special sensibility in landscape architecture. EJ is dynamic, enthusiastic, energetic ... a wild spirit like Wildflora! A great combo of passion and delicacy for your garden. He loves blue hydrangeas, photography, and Lana Del Rey. 

Nicole Coco Amador wildflora business manager

Nicole "CoCo" Amador Business Manager

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.