MARIANNE SIMON left her cushy job with MGM in 1999 to start her own landscape business, but her love of nature goes way back. She founded her award-winning landscape design company, Poetic Plantings with the vision of creating gardens that nurtured the earth and nourished the soul. She went on to get a Graduate Certificate in Landscape Architecture from UCLA Extension, as well as becoming a G3 Certified Watershed Wise Landscape Professional.
As G3’s Regional Coordinator, she co-developed curriculum and was the lead Instructor for G3’s Communication Workshop, a prerequisite for all G3 instructors. She was also the Program Manager for many of G3’s regional programs including Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, and coordinates the Watershed Wise Landscape Professional Certification Program.