A real outdoorsman, Matt began working at Oliver’s as a teen, unloading trucks and tending to plants. During a summer spent hiking the Appalachian Trail, he realized that landscape and gardening are his calling. After managing the nursery here and then owning his own business for five years, Matt returned to Oliver’s in a design role. A dwarf conifer and rock garden enthusiast, he works closely with clients to select plant material—occasionally converting novices into gardening buffs. He thrives on overcoming challenges to create designs that clients love.
Will, who grew up coming to Oliver’s with his father, has been working outside for as long as he can remember—first as a teen mowing lawns then selling for the nursery and joining an installation crew and now as a designer. He has a degree in landscape architecture from Cornell University and enjoys the balance of working for a design/build firm. “One day I’ll be sitting at my desk designing, the next I’m out in the field,” he says. “It’s great to be a part of the whole process.”
Chelsea’s love for design comes naturally. Born with a keen aesthetic sense that has been further developed over time, and a deep passion for the outdoors, she left experiential marketing to follow her grandmother’s footsteps into landscape design. After obtaining her certificate from the New York Botanical Garden, she joined the Oliver’s team where she helps create gratifying sensory experiences for clients.