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Keelan F.
Founder, Head Gardener

Hi, I'm Keelan, head gardener at Newt. I've been gardening all my life, fascinated with plants and animals. My family has been in Santa Cruz for four generations, so growing up I learned much about what I do from them. When I started Newt Gardens, it was with the goal of protecting the environment and making Santa Cruz a more beautiful place one yard at a time. I want to see the local ecosystem flourish at it's highest potential. Nothing is more fulfilling to me than seeing the life a good garden can bring into the world! 

Mike L.
Founder, Business Manager 

Hi I'm Mike! I've always enjoyed growing my own fruits and veggies, and am passionate about sustainable farming and gardening.  With prior experience in running a local business, I understand the value of customer satisfaction--I'm here to make sure each and every Newt Gardens client has a beautiful garden and a happy home! 

Jordan C.

Hi. I’m Jordan. I spend a lot of my spare time in nature where the air is cleaner. I believe in hard work, perseverance, and taking pride in doing a good job. I take diligent care in making sure the work I do reflects excellence in the eyes of the customer and myself.

Annika M.
Project Manager

Hi I'm Annika, and I work hard to make sure our gardens are bringing happiness to our clients and local creatures.

Lead Gardener

Hi, I’m Oakley. I believe that a beautiful garden is a garden full of life. I am passionate about creating gardens that look amazing, and which provide habitat for a local plants and critters. 


Hi, I’m Spencer, a current Environmental Studies undergrad at UC Santa Cruz. I’m passionate about native landscaping not only because of its beauty, but its importance in restoring natural ecosystems locally. It’s so awesome to see a thriving ecosystem in your own backyard!! I also thoroughly enjoy seeing the progression of projects and find joy in working outdoors.



Hi! I’m Logan. I have lived in the woods for the vast majority of my life and really love to see nature thriving!! I also am a big fan of a job well done and getting to see the result when I’m doing a project. I love to see the gardens that Newt has already turned into habitat and look forward to creating gardens like that myself!


Hi, I’m Halie Fox, I am passionate about sustainability and the environment. I love that ecological landscaping incorporates the creativity for our clients to create the gardens of their dreams while keeping the earth happy and healthy.  


Meet The Team

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