Classic Nursery & Landscape Co. is a family-owned business that has been in the landscape and garden industry since 1985, providing high quality craftsmanship, landscape design, sustainability services, and garden products to our customers. They are led by an experienced team of experts who take pride in providing premier experiences to each customer, while looking to build outdoor spaces that bring life to your home.
Customers can choose from a wide variety of custom solutions tailored to their individual needs, such as perennial plants, custom patios and retaining walls, dry creek beds, edible gardens, irrigation and lighting systems, and much more. The company also offers monthly garden tips via email after their project is complete and continued landscape care services.
At Classic Nursery & Landscape Co., we strive to exceed expectations with unique outdoor spaces that reflect the values of our customers, while still providing enjoyable experiences throughout the area. With over 35 years of experience in the landscaping and gardening industry, Classic Nursery & Landscape Co. can guarantee top-notch results when it comes to all your outdoor needs!
Contact us today and we will bring life to your home!
Rodrigo Frias • General Manager+ -
Rodrigo has always had a passion for small business entrepreneurship and enabling others to live healthier and succeed in life. After a 12 year-long corporate career in finance, marketing and strategy at global firms such as Microsoft and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Rodrigo decided to leverage his experience and transition back to his roots as a small business entrepreneur.
Now as the General Manager of Classic Nursery and Landscape Co., Rodrigo oversees strategic decisions, implementation of new initiatives and safeguards Classic’s culture. When he’s not working, Rodrigo enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and playing outdoor sports. Rodrigo is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and holds an MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Rodrigo is a member of APLD of Washington and a longstanding supporter of Ciudad de los Ninos, The Kidney Project at UCSF, Bellevue LifeSprings and Friends of the Children.
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Roger Frias • Operations Director+ -
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Alan Burke - Design & Sales Director+ -
Alan is the Design Director at Classic. First joining classic in 1994, Alan works with Classics team of talented landscape designers, scratching his head over ideas – and working daily to find the best value for our client’s landscape investment. He manages daily client designer planning and client interactions, while choreographing our teams of horticultural professionals and environmental craftsmen throughout the Puget Sound. He has been designing and building outdoor environments for 40 years.
Alan has a background as a practicing landscape architect in Los Angeles and Seattle. The Seattle Times Pacific Northwest Magazine, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Northwest Home+Garden and American Home magazine have all featured his design work. Invited to prepare a plan by the editors at Sunset Magazine, his design for a residential garden design was displayed on the back cover of the first edition of The Sunset Western Landscaping Book. He developed the presentation “Eyes on Earth from Space” as a keynote address to a past national ASLA convention. A graduate of the University of South Florida and University of Florida (Go Gators!), he is a contributor to the books Residential Landscape Design and Landscape Design: A Practical Approach. Ed Hume profiled Alan on his show Gardening in America. As a pioneer in digital imaging, Alan has been featured by Evening newsmagazine and his work has been presented on City TV in Toronto, a CBS television special and on The ABC Home Show. Alan has written for landscape industry publications and lectured at universities and trade organizations throughout the country.
Alan managed a number of landscape architects and design/build firms before joining Classic in 1994. Alan is a longstanding member of ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects), APLD (Association of Professional Landscape Designers), WSNLA (The Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association) and WALP (The Washington Association of Landscape Professionals.)
Alan lives with his wife Julie in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. They have three grown children, Skyler, Perry and Tally.
Don Rosebrook • Nursery & Garden Center Manager+ -
Don has been with Classic since 1985. As the Nursery & Garden Center Manager, Don support ensures that we have the best assortment of plants that our customers need for their landscape projects. When he is not taking care of walk-in customers, he is walking our landscape design and construction customers through our nursery and guiding them on picking the best selection of plants for their home.
Don is a graduate of the horticultural program at Lakes Washington Technical College.
Eric Lemus • Field Operations Manager+ -
With over 15 years of working in landscape, Eric has extensive knowledge in construction – from hardscaping, masonry, water features and other areas. He has been with Classic since 2011 and after being a foreman for many years, he now works closely with designers and our craftsmen as one of our production managers. Eric is passionate about teaching others and sharing his knowledge. On his free time, Eric loves to spend time with his wife and six children, specially doing road trips.
Ken Fern • Field Operations Manager+ -
Kenny is one of the Field Ops. Managers here at Classic. He is deeply involved in the daily operations, managing a team of crew leaders, and leading them in executing beautiful landscape constructions. He also manages the Seasonal Care program and guides the seasonal maintenance and care of our customers homes and gardens.
Kenny Fern was basically born into horticulture (It’s in my name!) He started his career where he’s from, in Cleveland, Ohio. What began as just mowing grass quickly evolved into a passion for plants and creating and maintaining beautiful outdoor spaces. In 2020, in part because of an opportunity to join Classic, Kenny moved to the Seattle area and has since resided in Lynnwood,WA.
Kenny is passionate about spending time outdoors, and values good people who live life to the fullest.
In his free time, you can expect Kenny to be on a mountain either carving on his snowboard, or walking trails in his hiking boots. He also loves to root for his hometown sports teams.
Will Rak • Sr. Landscape Designer+ -
Will earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Michigan in Philosophy and Comparative Religion, after which he went on to build a career in marketing. Over the course of a decade, he delivered marketing efforts for clients ranging from small local businesses up to enterprise-level international corporations and Fortune 500 companies. This experience made him particularly adept at understanding the human element — how to connect product to people.
After years of home gardening and extensive volunteering, he returned to school to pursue a vocation in restoring the environment. Will earned two degrees in Landscape Design and Ecological Restoration, as well as certificates in Urban Agriculture Systems, Permaculture Design, and Advanced Permaculture Design. He also holds certifications as a Certified Professional Horticulturist, Certified EcoPRO, Master Composter through Tilth Alliance, Master Pruner through Plant Amnesty, and Master Fruit Tree Steward through City Fruit. He specializes in sustainable, ecologically restorative, and food-producing outdoor environments.
He volunteers extensively with the Beacon Food Forest community garden project, on committees for site development, outreach, plants, and education and currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for BFF, and as a board member for the Duvall Food Forest. He is a passionate horticulturalist whose mission it is to leave this world better than he found it, and to eat delicious food along the way. His personal obsession is peppers: the sweet and the spicy and everything between! In his pastime he is an avid hiker, spending long days or weekends out in the wilderness. It is here that he derives both spiritual grounding as well as inspiration for how to better design in harmony with the patterns of nature.
Dominique Alviar • Landscape Designer+ -
Dominique is from Hawaii and has lived in the Pacific Northwest most of her life. She is one of our most tenured landscape designers and project managers here at Classic Nursery and Landscape and enjoys bringing customers’ landscape visions to life all the way from design to installation.
Dominique enjoys working on everything on all types of landscape renovations, such as plant bed, patios and walls, active-use areas and water features.
After a successful career in optometry, Dominique decided to go back to school and pursue a career in landscape design and build beautiful and healthy outdoor environments. Dominique is passionate about bringing people into the outdoors, whether to enjoy the serenity of nature or bring family and friends together.
In her free time, Dominique likes to spend time with friends outside, enjoying varied activities out in the elements. A few of her favorite outdoor activities include mountain biking, dirt biking, and paddling.
Dominique holds a Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture from The University of Washington.
Leah Wiiest • Landscape Designer+ -
Leah comes to landscape design holding over 15 years of experience in architectural and interior design, with extensive experience working on a range of project types including hospitality, civic, retail, medical, creative arts, adaptive re-use, and residential. Her time leading design teams while providing project management on behalf of clients, gives her a nuanced understanding of the building process from conception to completion. Working on projects large and small, from east coast to west, she has cultivated a deep appreciation of the diversity of talents and perspectives that contribute to making a project successful.
Leah took the leap in 2022 to fulfill a long-time dream of merging her design acumen with her lifetime devotion to all things horticulture, finally going all-in on landscape design and project management with Classic. A talent for infusing creative artistry into her work is bolstered by her experience focusing on constructability, budget management, quality control, and client delight. With a unique perspective and practical approach, Leah’s work resides in the intersection of cultivated beauty, ecological stewardship, the built environment, and human experience.
A native Washingtonian, Leah grew up in the Spokane area, moving to the east coast for school and returning to settle in the Seattle area. When she’s not designing landscapes or enjoying her own garden, Leah appreciates the simple life: hanging out with family, friends and neighbors, travelling, and – of course – visiting stunning gardens and landscapes whenever and wherever she can.
Mandie Hawkins • Landscape Design Assistant+ -
Mandie is our designer responsible for creating the basemaps of newly signed projects. With her measurements and (way) more than a handful of photos taken of a property’s existing features, she provides a great foundation for her fellow designers to create their landscape designs upon.
Having spent 20 years working behind the bar at one of Seattle’s iconic restaurants, this northwest original gal is our only landscape designer that can specify an ‘Arnold’s promise’ and mix an Arnold Palmer–at the same time. You’ll find Mandie outside your kitchen window, sketching and listing which plants to save, which to prune, and which to throw out like a badly mixed Manhattan.
After making the move from renting to owning a home, Mandie quickly realized what a big difference a few well-placed plants could make to one’s well-being. So, with a University of Washington Graphic Design degree under her belt, she decided to go back to school to earn an additional degree in Landscape Design from Edmonds College. Wasting no time, she secured her first job before securing her degree!
In her free time, Mandie enjoys making jewelry, paddleboarding, and participating in 5K fun runs.
Amanda Krolikowski • Office Manager+ -
Amanda works at the front desk of Classic Nursery & Landscape Company. She is usually the first point of contact when you get in touch with Classic. She keeps the wheels greased so that everyone can do their jobs smoothly. She was born on the coast of Washington, while her father was stationed in the Navy at Pacific Beach, Washington. Growing up on the wild coast has really made her appreciate the natural landscape of our state. After years of working in the Horticulture industry, working various jobs, such as grower, Merchandise Coordinator, Sales. She has decided to slow down and help with the running of the Classic office.
She loves talking to potential customers about their yards and helping them get the process started. When not in the office you’ll usually find her in her yard tending to her gardens. New this year are bees. Amanda took courses at South Seattle Community College in Landscape Horticulture. After completing her degree, she moved on to work for various nurseries as sales associate and then grower for two major bedding nurseries.
Joshua Gilleland • Junior Designer+ -
Josh is a recent graduate of the landscape architecture program at Washington State University (Go Cougs!) and has a strong passion for designs that benefit all forms of life in the PNW. Before starting his career as a landscape designer, Josh spent his summers working in the remote Washington wilderness and Utah desert in trail maintenance and conservation, exploring his passion for studying native ecologies, hiking deep in the backcountry, and mountaineering Washington’s biggest peaks.
Originally from small-town Eastern Washington, Josh made the move to the west side to work for Classic and begin his career as a landscape designer and eventually a landscape architect. He is excited to explore all the things city life has to offer and engrain himself in the community. Besides everything outdoors, Josh also enjoys playing guitar, sports, and hanging out with friends.
- Voted #1 in nursery reliability by Puget Sound Consumer’s Checkbook
- N. American rock garden society gold medal
- Silver people’s choice award Wm. Thompson
- ASLA design excellence award for The Millennium Railway
- NW Flower & Garden Show, bronze medal for Mirabilia, Founder’s Cup (Best of Show) and Gold medal for Portage to the Pacific and Gold medal for La Palabra Pintada, a garden created with New York Times bestselling author and artist Nick Bantock
- Matsuyama, Hitch and Nichols residences, A craftsman’s garden, Thune residence Merit and Distinction medals for a wide range of residential landscapes