Meet the Gold Finch Team

Alexis Mastromichalis
Owner, Designer + Gardener
With over fifteen years of professional gardening experience, Alexis has been based in Oakland since 2013. After learning and working at Rock & Rose Landscapes, Edible Schoolyard Project and Farmgirl Flowers, she launched Gold Finch Designs full-time in 2016. She holds a BA in International Affairs and Dance from George Washington University and a certificate in Sustainable Agriculture.

In her spare time, she loves dancing, writing and loves to support the vibrant creative communities in the East Bay and San Francisco.

Lexa Blondet
Gardener & Social Media
Alexa earned a degree in Environmental Studies & Biology at Florida State University before moving to the Bay Area in 2012. She has since worked as a lab technician and assistant for the environmental lab, CytoCulture International, Inc, focusing on bioremediation, biofuels, and aquaponics research and development. After completing her Permaculture Design Certificate with Penny Livingston in 2017, she began working with Gold Finch Designs. 

She is also a member of  Zoe Jakes (Beats Antique) dance company, Coven, a belly dancing troupe that performs nationwide. In 2019 she completed the 3rd level of Zoe Jakes dance format and is now a certified teacher of DanceCraft.