Michael J. Madarash graduated from UMass’ Stockbridge school of agriculture with a Bachelor’s degree in Soil Science and Landscape Design in 2000. In 2001 after a brief internship at an NYC based interior landscape company he launched his urban landscape design/build firm that in 2015 was acquired by Blondie’s Treehouse. Michael focuses on business development and the design and management of high-end exterior residential and commercial landscape projects with a focus on urban environments. He approaches each project in a ‘boutique’ fashion; getting to know the clients’ goals and designing the project based on their ‘wish list’ while keeping within the prospective budget. Michael has been recognized for many award‐winning projects, including custom rooftop designs, suburban property renovations, and greenwalls. He is committed to sustainable landscapes and environmental improvement and looks for new and interesting ways to incorporate these ideals into each of his projects. He, and his work, has appeared on the pages of Better Homes and Gardens, Architectural Digest, Garden Design, and on national television shows such as the Victory Garden, Urban Outsiders and Landscapers challenge. Michael has had the honor of being a speaker at the ASLA international conference, New England Grows, and many local garden clubs from Amherst, MA to Key West, FL. He is a long-standing board member of LINLA (long island nursery and landscape association) and also contributes regularly to courses at local agricultural colleges and universities.