About Us

Our local Chapter was formed in 2002. It is made up of volunteers who dedicate their time to promoting the field of landscape design in Oregon and SW Washington. APLD Oregon assists members in developing their professional skills through programs including:

  • Premium events (high-end design-oriented programs intended to develop landscape design skills and to introduce our members to the best talents and ideas in our industry)
  • Business development workshops and seminars to learn the latest in marketing, social media for business, organization and time-saving skills
  • Construction site tours (site visits to landscape installations in progress to discuss building and construction methods and techniques)
  • Sponsored meetings introducing our members to local green industry products and services

We also work to educate the public about the benefits of hiring professional landscape designers, and to promote the Certification process to our members and to the public.

Our Chapter membership includes Certified landscape designers, Professional and Associate members (non-Certified landscape designers), Allied members (who work in related green industries such as landscape contracting), as well as educators and students.

Our members agree to abide by APLD’s Standards of Practice which promote the highest degree of professionalism in the landscape design field.


2018 APLD Oregon Chapter Board Members

Bjorn Nordquist President, APLD Oregon Chapter Bjorn Nordquist Bjornn@landscapeeast.com
Julie Williams Vice-President Julie Williams jwilliams.ldgroup@gmail.com
Vanessa Gardner Nagel, FAPLD Secretary Vanessa Gardner Nagel, FAPLD vanessa@seasonsgardendesign.com
Kathryn Leech, APLD Treasurer Kathryn Leech, APLD kleech@spiretech.com
Amy Whitworth Advocacy Chair Amy Whitworth plan-it-earth@comcast.net
Marilyn Alexander Programs Committee Marilyn Alexander marilyn.alexander.ld@gmail.com
Jan Kaplan Programs Committee Jan Kaplan jakaplan@europa.com
Bonnie Bruce Membership Chair Bonnie Bruce bonnie@celilogardens.com
Julie Williams Webmaster Julie Williams jwilliams.ldgroup@gmail.com