Meet Our Team
We are a creative group of planetary stewards and landscape storytellers. As a company committed to ecologically-sound practices and the healing benefits of nature, we strive to provide each of our clients with honest, quality work and flexible solutions. The Heidi’s GrowHaus & Lifestyle Gardens’ team thrives on six guiding values:
A primal fascination with plants and ecology is key to achieving our mission.
AMBITION & DEDICATION
Anything worth doing is worth doing well, a belief that upholds our commitment to exceed expectations.
We promote synergy among our team in a concerted effort to achieve a collective goal.
We operate with mindfulness and intention, being conscious of our impact so that we can make effectual decisions.
We believe the most constructive way to create change is to approach every situation with an optimistic outlook.
Our ability to adapt as individuals and as a business is deeply rooted in our biological connection with nature.
Work with Our Landscape Specialists
Heidi Heiland, CEO
Our founder and Chief Experience Officer (CEO) Heidi Heiland debuted her landscape gardening company, Heidi’s Lifestyle Gardens (HLG), in 1979. Heidi’s great-grandmother was an award-winning gardener and a member of Garden Club of America, a rich heritage that’s stayed with Heidi throughout her life. With a deeply-rooted passion for nature’s healing power, Heidi helps her clients connect with nature through horticultural therapy, inspiring ecoscapes, and holistic gardening. After graduating from the Constance Spry Flower School in England, Heidi continued her education and became a Certified Professional through the Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA), for which she formerly served as the third female president in MNLA’s over 90-year history. A Professional Master Gardener, Heidi holds a certificate in Horticultural Therapy through Colorado State University and the Horticultural Therapy Institute (HTI) and has a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC). Her prowess as a gardening professional led her to serve as President of the Wayzata Garden Club and become actively involved with the Lake Minnetonka Garden Club, a Garden Club of America. She frequently presents seminars to students, colleagues, and other growers. For 10 years, she created monthly segments on the local NBC affiliate, KARE 11.
Accreditation & Education:
- President, Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA)
- Constance Spry Flower School, London, England
- Professional Master Gardener
- Certified Professional, Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA)
- Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) and Horticultural Therapy Certificate
- Pesticide Applicator
Joe Harmon, Garden Services Operations Manager
Joe is a lifetime home gardener with an inexplicable love of composting. He enjoys the entire process of gardening from amending soil with happy microorganisms, to designing beds, plant selection, planting, garden maintenance, and of course harvesting! His past professions have included horticulture, retail management, marketing, and athletic program/facility management. Most currently, Joe has been a mentor and coach to youth in volleyball.
Joe is honored to come on board at Heidi’s GrowHaus and is excited to walk the daily path of greening the planet, and enhancing people’s ease and joy in this messy world.
Andrea Schneider, Fine Gardening Account Manager & Lead Designer
Andrea had an internship at Chicago Botanic Garden in college and realized the perfect combination of plant science, creativity, and relationship building that garden design held. In a world where people are increasingly disconnected from the natural spaces they encounter every day, Andrea strives to strengthen those connections by creating an appreciation of one's own home landscape. Her ultimate goal is to educate and guide her clients through each project, ending in beautiful and unique results to enjoy for years to come.
Accreditation & Education:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Botany from UW-Stevens Point, Minoring in Ethnobiology and Business
- Certifications in Grounds Maintenance and Landscape Horticulture from Gateway Technical College
- MNLA Certified Landscape Professional - Landscape Specialization
Steve Adam, Fine Gardening Account Manager & Designer
Steve attended the University of Georgia for Environmental Design and Landscape Architecture with an emphasis on the natural habitats in zoo design. Like many forks in the road, this path has lead him to residential landscape design for the past twenty-three years. With a deep understanding of form and function as it applies to landscape, his passion to watch the impact of how design can change a property from start to finish and the positive impact it has on clients is his favorite part of this profession.