Our Team

Thomas Angell, RLA, ASLA
Principal

Thomas AngellThomas Angell is a native of Savannah, Georgia and a graduate of the School of Environmental Design at the University of Georgia. In 1995, after seven years as a Landscape Architect in the firm of Robert Marvin & Associates, he founded Verdant Enterprises. He specializes in ecologically-sensitive environmental design, landscape architecture and site planning.

Thomas is currently a member of the Coastal Wildscapes board. He was a founding member of the Walterboro Tree Protection Committee and has served on several architectural review boards in the area. He is also a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the South Carolina Native Plant Society, the Lake and Watershed Association, the Exotic Plant Council, the Coastal Conservation League and the Nature Conservancy.

Thomas is an avid gardener and lectures frequently on the subject of native plants. He has been a featured speaker at the Georgia Southern Botanical Gardens, University of Georgia, the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference and at numerous Garden Clubs and Master Gardener classes.

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Jessica Higgins, ASLA, LEED Green Associate
Associate Landscape Designer

Jessica Higgins_100x100In 2013, Jessica Higgins graduated from the University of Georgia with a Masters in Landscape Architecture after acquiring a Bachelors in Landscape Architecture from Texas Tech University in 2010.  In Texas, Jessica was awarded the West Texas ASLA Merit Award in 2010 as well as both the Landscape Architecture Department Outstanding Student Award and Discipline Outstanding Student Award.  She is also a member of the American society of Landscape Architects and the Sigma Lambda Alpha honor society.

Jessica enriched her education with minors in Horticulture, Natural Resources Management and Photography as well as studies in Historic Preservation, Geographic Information Systems and Ecology. She has traveled abroad studying, traveling to and designing international landscapes throughout Europe, Asia and Central America.  In order to continue advocacy for sustainable development and design, Jessica earned her LEED Green Associate credential in 2012 and later wrote her thesis on sustainable, community-centered cemetery design.