Team

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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.

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CLARISSA K. COOPER
Senior 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 from Montana State University-Bozeman in 1998 with a B.S. in Horticulture & Landscape Design. Since 2002, she has been living and designing in Minnesota.   Clarissa has created a portfolio of beautiful award-winning work based on the belief that every design should be as unique as the homeowner. 

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Jim Kalkes, RLA 
Commercial Landscape Architect & Estimator

Jim joined the DreamScapes team in 2019.  He completed is Landscape Architecture degree from North Dakota State University.

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Justin Glander
Landscape Designer

Justin loves the Landscape Design
process; learning and implementing new technology to make ideas
come to life in a functional and creative way and the excitement it brings to
his client's lives.  Justin joined the Dreamscapes team in 2019 after
serving in the Air Force for six years. He served and led teams on
construction and concrete projects across the country and in the Middle East.
Justin loves Minnesota, so it was no surprise when he and his wife moved back,
where he pursued his dream of earning a degree in Landscape Design and Construction.
Justin loves spending time with his wife and son, fishing and watching the
Minnesota Twins and MNUFC.

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SARAH pHyle
Office Manager
Since joining the team in 2019, delivering outstanding customer service has always been an essential part of a day's work for Sarah.  As DreamScapes Office Manager, she is responsible for all office procedures, and uses her organizational skills to ensure smooth operations in a busy work environment.
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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.

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DREAMSCAPES LANDSCAPING & DESIGN, INC
7087 20th Ave South,


Centerville, MN 55038


Phone: 651-415-1000


Email: clarissa@dreamscapesmn.com