We're storytellers and landscape architects.
At first glance, those things may seem unrelated, but once you understand who we are and how we work, you’ll see they’re one and the same. We tell stories with every landscape we create. The stories we tell aren’t ours, though. They’re the stories of our clients—the homeowners, the property holders, the ones who’ll live, work, play, and relax in the outdoor experiences we bring to life.
PRINCIPAL AND FOUNDER
Anne Daigh is our founder and Storyteller-in-Chief. She’s an accomplished landscape architect, artist, and entrepreneur whose passion for her profession naturally grew into the successful business she leads today. She launched our company in fall 2010 after nine years with Page Duke Landscape Architects. The job with PDLA brought her to Nashville after graduating from UGA’s landscape architecture program. Though a Georgia native, she quickly set roots in Nashville, bringing her love of art, architecture, and the environment to exhibitions at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, the Nashville Antiques & Garden Show, and residences and commercial properties throughout the city and beyond. She’s the heartbeat of our company, and her approachable style and design sensibilities are present in each project we take on for our clients.
In our business, collaboration and communication are key. That makes Wade Rick an invaluable leader on our team. He’s an expert you can talk to—just as at ease chatting with a client as he is conferring with a contractor or designer. His giftedness in planning and guiding the building process may be a reflection of his early interest in architecture (his first course of study at Mississippi State before deciding on landscape architecture), as well as his experience working for a developer right out of college. With more than a decade in the field, he’s honed his knowledge and the range of skills our business requires. Today, this Nashville native uses his experience to help shape the landscapes and outdoor spaces of the city that he and his young family call home.
Taylor Butler epitomizes the dichotomy of a landscape architect’s life. He’s equal parts creative and practical—as likely to put paintbrush to canvas as he is to pore over project details on the computer. He’s also energetic and patient, a helpful balance he draws on when managing long-term projects common in our business. Taylor has the auspicious honor of being the first employee of Anne Daigh, landing here part-time after returning home to Nashville after graduating from Mississippi State’s landscape architecture program. With that aforementioned patience and energy, he juggled a second job until Anne could bring him on full time, and he’s grown his career here ever since, consistently bringing beautiful projects to fruition for our clients.
Tipton’s childhood passion for the outdoors never left him, and now forms the weft of a career woven from studies in Historic Preservation and Community Preservation at the College of Charleston, experience with the National Park Service and South Carolina Nature Conservancy, and work in some of the southeast’s leading architectural firms. In 2012 he received a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from North Carolina State University and returned to his native home of Middle Tennessee. Despite his devotion to his career and growing young family, he still finds time to spend outdoors skiing, volunteering for the Land Trust for Tennessee and his local Boy Scouts chapter, and hunting and fishing with his father.
Both artistically and mathematically talented, Erin Wiseman has a multitude of proficiencies that have led to her success as one of DRLA's project managers. With a background in residential architecture that stemmed from having a parent in the field, combined with her admiration for all things plant and nature-oriented, Erin has effortlessly transitioned into her role, and has flourished ever since. Always willing to lend a helping hand tied together with a smile, Erin has graced our firm with complete enthusiasm and luminosity that our team not only cherish, but benefit from. With an outside passion for music, drawing and cooking, it is evident that this Nashville native is multifaceted, and we're honored to be in the presence of someone who can succeed wearing a wide array of hats.
OFFICE MANAGER + GALLERY COORDINATOR
It takes skill and enthusiasm to keep a local business running smoothly, and Lilli does so with aplomb. She’s a Nashville native and world traveler with a knack for observation, and thrives in the fast-paced environment of a creative office. Kindness and humor infuse her business acumen with genuine warmth, and ensure that those around her feel well taken care of. Self-driven, poised, and inventive, this Alabama alum approaches challenges with a light touch that seems to keep everything effortlessly afloat. As she takes on the management of administrative duties, marketing efforts, and gallery and event planning, she illuminates our workspace with a positive energy that touches all we do.
You can't have a good story without a hero. Ralph has been part of our team since day one. He's especially fond of people, shoes and squirrels. Gentle, brave and always up for a good nap, this kind soul is wise beyond all twelve of his well-lived years.
Kennon Lorick's perpetual adoration for all things horticulture has led her all over the country from Northern California to Michigan, working in arboretums and botanical gardens along the way. Born and raised in the NY Hudson Valley, Kennon received her BLA from Michigan State University, before heading down South to pursue a career that would allow her to put her talents and reverence to use. With a background in fine art and design, it is no surprise that a profession in landscape architecture fell right into place, as it harvesters all of her many aptitudes in a complimentary, yet unique way. We are fortunate that Kennon has planted her seed at DRLA as a project manager, as her kindness and gentle nature compliment our creative office with ease.