Anthony is the CEO and Co-Founder of Hanging Gardens, LLC. Since receiving degrees from both the Business Administration and Architecture schools at UW-Milwaukee, Anthony spent seven years developing numerous construction companies’ green infrastructure programs. Additionally, through relatives in Swabia, Germany, the birthplace of stormwater consciousness, he connected with German experts in these technologies. It is through this experience that he honed his knowledge and skills in the stormwater management space. With the prowess gained and passion for urban revitalization, Anthony and Co-founder Daniel launched Hanging Gardens in 2009 Together, Hanging Gardens have spear-headed research and development of the most comprehensive, value-based product and service line for green infrastructure and stormwater management, in the world.
Daniel is the CFO and Co-Founder of Hanging Gardens, LLC. Following graduation with an Accounting Degree from the UW-Milwaukee, Daniel spent four years in public accounting with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. He then moved to Northwestern Mutual, where he focused on audit and enterprise risk management. In 2007, Daniel started his MBA at the UW– Madison with a concentration in real estate. During his time at UW, Daniel worked with Anthony on the concept of Hanging Gardens, which culminated shortly after graduation in 2009. By pairing Anthony’s architecture and green infrastructure experience, with Daniel’s finance and real estate background, Hanging Gardens was born: an unprecedented green infrastructure company focused on water management in urban environments.
John is responsible for business development, project estimating, warehouse inventory logistics, and office organization and management. As a registered architect in Wisconsin, he has over 31 years of experience in commercial and residential design and construction, in addition to experience with a non-profit specializing in construction waste recycling. John has developed a small condominium project and is finishing a complete renovation of his personal green residence.
Jacob joined the team after graduating from UW-Milwaukee, where he obtained both his MArch and Bachelor of Science in Architecture Degrees. With a focus on ecological and sustainable design, Jacob\'s academic projects and research centered on how sustainable building practices can be used to revitalize communities; growing from individuals to the larger urban network. In addition, his thesis project explored the net-zero design of an urban high school aimed at both connecting its community and improving student performance by utilizing on-site food growth, energy production, and stormwater management and treatment. As Manager of Hanging Gardens’ Design Integration Team, Jacob brings a detail-oriented mindset in helping clients attain their project\'s aesthetic, performance, and budgetary goals.
Kayla completed her Bachelors of Science at UW-Milwaukee in Conservation and Environmental Science, minoring in Comparative Literature. She has participated in hands on fieldwork doing native Wisconsin prairie restoration as well as invasive species management. With a strong personal belief that the connection between humans and the environment is essential and therapeutic, she believes that Hanging Gardens is the perfect place to put that philosophy onto the playing field. Kayla is excited to be working alongside some of the industry’s best as the company works to transform the skylines.
Eli is in the process of obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies at UW-Milwaukee. With over five years of experience in a nursery, and his love for sustainable design, he further extends his knowledge of the synchronous relationship between green infrastructure and stormwater management into his work at Hanging Gardens. His responsibility here at HG is to focus on project mining & the extraction of projects. Eli helps with management of the Hanging Gardens database by adding new projects, as well as providing updated information for current projects and assisting the Hanging Gardens sales team.
Mike has a Bachelor of Science in Plant and Soil Science, specializing in Environmental Studies. He is a Registered Landscape Architect and Green Roof Professional with 20 years of design/build, nursery production, and soils experience. In addition, he has over fifteen years in consulting on growth media for landscape soils and amendments, engineered soils for bioswales and rain gardens, structural soils for tree pits, green roofs, and green walls. He is also an active speaker and educator at his local community college. As President of GreenSite, Mike collaborates with designers, engineers, and contractors on the design and specifications for green infrastructure and stormwater management projects.
Angie runs AD Greenroof LCC, a green roof consulting firm based in Minneapolis and is Women Owned Business certified. She works with contractors overseeing installations, schedules Greenformation ® for maintenance, builds research stations, and collaborates with designers on their unique designs. With over 12 years of industry experience, Angie is an expert in the field and is sought for “fixing” failing roofs where horticultural knowledge may be lacking. AD Greenroof has a national presence, with strength in the Midwest. One of Angie’s favorite collaborations with Hanging Gardens is a large native prairie roof in the mid-west installed in 2014. Approximately 75,000 plants were planted on over an acre of rooftop and within two months, the pollinators found their haven in an otherwise barren landscape.