Find what is there in the place.
Use materials that have integrity and natural richness.
Find what purpose is to be served,
and serve it with your heart.
- Ricardo Legoretta
KIRSTEN SEIBERT –
Kirsten grew up on Main Street in Norwich, Vt., walking, running, biking, swimming, skiing, boating and digging all around the lowlands and highlands of the Upper Connecticut River Valley. Unknowingly, early development as a landscape architect came from building forts in the woods, tunnels in the snowbanks and road networks raked out of leaf covered lawns. The agricultural and civic landscapes which shaped Seibert in her youth, continue to inspire and inform her work.
Kirsten received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia. Returning to her home State of Vermont after graduate school, she settled on Main Street in Waitsfield, Vt., and established Broadleaf in 1995.
Partnership with Megan commenced in 1999 and together they have developed Broadleaf into a blend of design, construction, garden maintenance, perennial cultivation, family and friends. Broadleaf is bound by their love of natural and built landscapes and the desire to live and be outdoors as much as possible, and help others do the same.
MEGAN MOFFROID –
Megan partnered with Kirsten at Broadleaf in 1999 and hasn’t looked back. She has over 30 years of experience working at firms in Vermont as well as a stint in the Czech Republic working on cultural landscape preservation projects. She attended graduate school at Cornell University, achieving a Masters in Landscape Architecture and a Masters in City and Regional Planning. Her undergraduate work was at The University of Vermont.
Megan grew up in Ithaca, NY, surrounded by the Finger Lakes and the rivers, creeks and streams that feed Cayuga Lake. Interacting with Ithaca’s dramatic and stunning landscape was a requirement when walking to town or riding a bike to work and that awareness helped her fall in love with Vermont’s natural beauty and cultural patterns. Even though she has travelled extensively, she is rooted in Vermont. Megan and her husband raised their two children in a mountain community in Warren and spend as much time outdoors as possible.
BETHANY DONALDSON –
Bethany grew up in New Jersey but was lucky enough to spend time camping in the Catskills and skiing in Vermont. These trips were a major influence on her love for the mountains and appreciation for the outdoors. She eventually followed her older brother to Johnson State College and earned a degree in Outdoor Education and Wilderness Leadership. While in post graduate limbo, Bethany ended up in the Mad River Valley and took a summer job gardening for Broadleaf. One summer turned into many summers, and now she is the head of the garden crew and working on earning her Master Gardener certification.