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.
Alexa studied Environmental Science & Biology at Florida State University before moving to the Bay Area in 2012. She has since been working as a lab technician and assistant for the environmental lab, CytoCulture International, Inc, focusing on bioremediation and biofuels research and development. After completing her Permaculture Design Certificate with Penny Livingston in 2017, she began working with Gold Finch Designs. In her spare time she is a member of Zoe Jakes (Beats Antique) dance company, Coven, a belly dancing troupe that performs nationwide.