team

Alex Shuda
Owner, President

When starting out at age 12 as a young entrepeneur, I pushed wheelbarrows and drove tractors down the street to my neighbor's home to provide landscape services. I soon realized I loved creating beautiful landscapes, and seeing the joy this created in my clients' eyes. At age 14, I completed my Eagle Scout. For my final project, I naturally choose to install major landscape improvements into the trail system in Roseville. After hiring a few employees, at age 15, I soon developed the motto: "When Perfect Isn't Good Enough" and a mission of creating the Twin Cities' most beautiful landscapes. This motto and mission still stand true today. They have inspired us to build a business around the highest quality standards while creating truly breath taking landscapes, and forming long lasting relationships. Through the years of growth, we have assembled a team of amazingly talented individuals with the highest level of integrity. It has been very rewarding to be part of this remarkable organization.

Stephen Wensman
RLA, AIPC

Steve has over 25 years of experience as a landscape architect, designing and managing commercial, civic, park, and residential landscape projects. Steve enjoys working with DreamScapes because each client, landscape, and project represents a unique puzzle piece, and a thrilling opportunity to use his creativity to put it all together on paper, and bring it into existence in the landscape. Best of all is seeing how the landscapes transform people's use of their space & in some cases, their lives.


 

Clarissa K. Cooper
Landscape Designer

Clarissa passionately embraces every opportunity to present clients with creative & functional design solutions that will bring beauty and enjoyment into their lives for years to come. She graduated summa cum laude from Montana State University-Bozeman in 1998 with a B.S. in Horticulture & Landscape Design. Since 2002, Clarissa has been living and designing in Minnesota.

Jim Shuda
Chief Financial Officer

Jim is Alex's father, and has been with the company since its inception. After a successful career at 3M, he joined the company as CFO. Numbers are Jim's friends, as he is a true "Pencil Pusher". He also wears the cap of Human Resources, and his motivational pep talks elevate the crews daily.

Jake Hoverman
Horticulturist

Jake is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, with a major in Horticulture & Landscape Design. He has years of experience, including native plants, organic farm management, professional lawn care, and landscape design. He is our Operations Manager & Horticulture Specialist, and brings a true passion for keeping plants healthy and happy.

Erik C. jorgensen
Senior Commercial Estimator

Erik has a BS in Environmental Design from the U of M, and over 20 years of experience in the landscape industry. He has designed and project managed a wide range of commercial exterior and interior landscape projects throughout Minnesota and the upper Midwest.  He enjoys taking ideas on paper and turning them into a reality.  

DreamScapes Landscaping & Design, Inc

7087 20th Ave South,

Centerville, MN 55038

Phone. 651.415.1000

Email. clarissa@dreamscapesmn.com