Rudy Poe holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture with a masters report on Food Forests for Southwest Gardens. With nearly a decade in residential and landscape construction, Rudy loves the opportunity to blend permaculture and resource management with the creation of attractive, intimate outdoor living areas. He specializes in residential design, construction management, and creative design-build projects.
Policy and Technical Director
Catlow Shipek, a founding member of WMG, is a Water Harvesting Certification instructor, and avid practictioner who blends a practical resource management approach with an eye for design. Catlow also has experience in dryland restoration and erosion control practices gained from on-the-ground efforts and past work at the Southwest Watershed Research Center with the USDA Agricultural Research Service.
Stormwater Engineering Director
Kieran is a Civil Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager. He utilizes ecological stormwater management design solutions that increase property values through enhanced native landscaping, while providing infrastructure services that reduce flooding risks and cut costs through water conservation. By utilizing all local water resources effectively, Kieran strives to create community design solutions that affordably create high quality of life for people and enhance our natural environment.
Ryan Wood shares with you his extensive knowledge in water harvesting and permaculture design along with his skills and enthusiasm for creating sustainable livelihoods. As the WMG Phoenix Green Living Co-op Coordinator and Workshop Instructor, Ryan applies his talents while educating the public through hands-on workshops, presentations, consultations, and integrated design services.