Leadership Team

Meet Our Leadership Team

Our team is comprised of world class design professionals with exemplary talents. Learn more about each member of our project team below.

Dan Waters

Owner and Principal

About Dan Waters:

  • Over 33 years of design and landscape construction experience.
  • Trained and mentored over 100 landscape designers and architects in the workings of quality design.
  • Co-founded and helped to build Creative Environments from $700,000 in revenues to over $50 million.
  • Commercial work includes design and development of landscaping for model home parks for Toll Brothers, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, Jackson Properties, and Engle Homes.


Academic Training:

    • 2 Semester Internship, Graduate Studies, Landscape Architecture
    • Landscape Irrigation Design and Product Knowledge Training



  • Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association (ACLA)
  • Home Builder’s Association of Central Arizona (HBACA)
  • Regular Guest Speaker at Arizona State University Construction Management Program

Ryan Trudell

Director of Landscape Architecture

About Ryan Trudell, RLA, LLA, LEED-AP:

  • Direct landscape architectural operations for firm that produced roughly $120 million volume of landscape designs in 2019
  • Primary activities include Project Management for high-profile projects, Staff Development, Quality Control for marketing and construction documentation, Business Development and Public / Client Relations activities
  • Provide design vision and direction for complex landscape architectural projects, ranging from intimate space designs to master planned communities


Academic Training:

  • The University of Arizona
    • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Cum Laude, December 1997



  • Valley Partnership Community Project Committee member

Sherilyn Ocampo-Palisoc

Associate Director, Landscape Architecture


About Sherilyn Ocampo-Palisoc:

  • A landscape architect with over 19 years of professional experience in the Philippines, China, Singapore and United States
  • Focused on design and design development projects with strengths on planning, design development and coordination.
  • Involved in several multi-million dollars and high-profile projects ranging from institutional, mixed-use developments, hotels and commercial to residential and public parks in different parts of the world.


Academic Training:

  • The University of the Philippines
    • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, May 2000
  • California School of Garden Design
    • Landscape Irrigation Design, June 2018
  • British Chamber of Commerce-Guangzhou
    • Trainings for Change Management; Team management and Creating Executive Presence, October 2016; March-April 2017
  • ASLA National Congress-Chicago
    • Credits in China Futures: A Way Forward Through Great Design and Mayoral Leadership: Engaging Landscape Architects in the Design of Cities, November 2015
  • Hope Fil-Media- Singapore
    • Digital TV Production crash course with National University of Singapore and Mediacorp Broadcasting Director, 2007



  • American Society of Landscape Architects, International Chapter (ASLA)
  • Filipino Architects and Landscape Architects Association of Guangzhou (FALA)

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