Keith

Keith WIllig leads the studio with over 25 years of experience in residential landscape design and construction. He has thorough knowledge of design, horticulture, and high end construction. He is fueled by a lifelong passion for beautiful plants and design.

Keith’s design philosophy combines functionality, respect for the environment, and strong visual appeal. His focus is first on how elements of a landscape can be built to relate to each other and connect living spaces. He guides the team to maintain a clear vision of the bigger picture at every step of the project. Keith knows that a strong working relationship with his clients and high standards are key to achieving desired results.
He enjoys his personal time playing tennis and stretching his creativity crafting ceramics.

His qualifications include:

  • BS in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona.
  • Licensed Landscape Architect and Landscape Contractor.
  • Active member of the Association of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the
  • California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA).

Michaela

Michaela seeks to achieve a sense of balance and timelessness in her work. She creates spaces that evoke a bold simplicity. Her success comes from her thoughtful process at the beginning of a project. She takes the time to listen, ask questions and consider the site and context of the project before sketching.

Michaela earned her Bachelors of Art in Design at University of California Davis where she studied the philosophy of design, and many different mediums. Her wide ranging skill set includes graphic design, brand strategy, and interior architecture. After a few years working in the interiors industry, she really felt drawn to explore landscape design, following a love of plants and the outdoors. It is in landscape architecture that she developed as a designer and project manager.

Michaela sees the design of living environments as a vehicle to impact the daily lives of others. “Design has the ability to transform a space that can positively impact our emotions and sense of overall joy, we are essentially creating the backdrop for people’s lives and memories.”

When she’s not contemplating plant combinations or site challenges she can be found at the beach surfing, on a weekend camping adventure, or biking to the farmers market to find an ingredient she’s never used before. “Inspiration is everywhere, if we keep our eyes wide open.”

Pam

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Pamela seeks to articulate clients’ needs in a functional space using the desired aesthetic to invite and captivate visitors. Her inspiration comes from studying and drawing in various fields such as architecture which she incorporates into her professional work. Her motivation is to create the amalgamation of natural elements with cultural and social landscapes to create best-in-class landscape architecture.

Pamela worked as a Landscape Designer in Mexico City for two and a half years before moving to California and joining KWLA. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architect from National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Outside of work, she enjoys cooking and experimenting with different food recipes, going on hikes, and bringing out her artistic side by sketching, drawing, playing the piano and listening to music.

Terrie

Terrie Desler has a dual role at KWLA: Office Manager and Bookkeeper. Working in a creative landscape architecture office feeds her appreciation for design following her well-established career in the cosmetology field. Terrie ensures that the KWLA design team has the tools they need to support their vision.

Terrie brings her organizational and bookkeeping skills from years of managing the offices of private imports, retail and other small businesses. She has enjoyed her time with KWLA since 2011 and embraces the challenges of her career.

Terrie is a long-time resident of the Bay Area and raised her children in Redwood City. She enjoys fitness, cooking, gardening, music, and most of all, her family and friend circles.

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