Keelan F.
Founder, Head Gardener
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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! 

David K.
Operations Lead, Builder
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Hi, I'm David!  I'm from Soquel, and I've always love the local flora and environment.  I take pride in doing a good job and making sure each and every customer is satisfied with the quality of our work.

Sarah D.
Gardener
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Hi, I'm Sarah! I am currently studying sociology and sustainable systems at UCSC. I believe that happy and healthy gardens benefit the community as well as our local ecosystems, and I am happy to be a part of that work at Newt Gardens! 

Oakley
Gardener
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Hi, I’m Oakley, and I believe in working hard to make the world a better place. I value our environment, community, and capacity for joy, and I think gardening is a spectacular way to practice mindfulness through sustainability while creating happiness and beauty that actually grows! 

Mike L.
Founder, Business Manager 
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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.
Gardener
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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.

Austin L.
Gardener
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Hi, my name is Austin, and I am from Maryland. I’m 20 years old and love to travel. During my travels often times I would gaze at the beautiful landscapes and take pictures. I always wondered what it would be like to create an artistic landscape from nothing, and Newt Gardens definitely fulfills that vision of mine.

Lani
Resident Woofer
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Lani is our lovable lapdog.  Expertise includes bork varieties, behind-the-ear scratches, and chasing butterflies.