Projects & References

Family Business & Apprenticeship

 

1982 - 1990: Custom swimming pools, artificial rock features, custom underground homes, dome homes, and structural shotcrete.

 

1990 - 1993: Worked with fiberglass, urethanes, sculpting epoxies, clay, micro-cement, latex, silicones, polyurethane modeling boards, foams, plaster, metals, and a variety of paints... you name it!

 

Lead Artist, Jolly Miller Construction

1993 - Northern Trails - Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA (1995 AZA Award Winner)     

1994 - Pallas Cat - Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA

1994 - Hyena Exhibit - Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA                              


1995 - Elephant Exhibit - Washington Park Zoo, Portland, OR                        

1995 - Trail of Vines - Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA                              

1997 - Sea-life Center - Seward, Alaska (An Exxon-Valdez contribution project)        

1997 - 1999 - Congo - Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY (1999 AZA Award Winner)                    

1998 - Beluga Whale - Point Defiance Zoo, Tacoma, WA                                

1999 - Stellar Cove - Washington Park Zoo, Portland, OR

 

1999 - Bill Gates Private Residence - Seattle, WA                             

1999 - Strangler Fig - National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD                       

2000 - Chimp Exhibit - John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids, MI                                

2000 - Mukilteo Casino - Tacoma, WA       


Lead Artist, Cemrock Inc.                                 


1995 - 1996 - Emerald Forest - Denver Zoo, Denver, CO                            

1996 - Bonobo Exhibit - Columbus Zoo, Columbus, OH                                

1996 - African Savannah - Oklahoma Zoo, Oklahoma City, OK                       


Senior Lead Artist, Metro Parks, Portland, OR               

2001 - 2002 - Amazon Flooded Forest - Washington Park Zoo, Portland, OR  


Senior Lead Artist, Cemrock/Jolly Miller

2000 - African Village - Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA

2002 - Vanishing Species - Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo, NY             

2002 - Pebble Beach Golf Course - Monterey, CA   


Senior Lead Artist, Cost of Wisconsin

2002 - 2003 - Tulalip Casino - Marysville, WA                                    

2003 - 2004 - Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Hollywood, FL                  

2004 - Great American Tobacco Project - Durham, NC                               

2004 - Bass Pro-Shop Aquarium and Climbing Wall - Harrisburg, PA                

2005 - Big Cat Country - Milwaukee Zoo - Milwaukee, WI                               

2005 - Big Cat Falls - Philadelphia Zoo - Philadelphia, PA (2006 AZA Award Winner)

2006 - 2008 - Madagascar - Bronx Zoo - Bronx, NY (2009 AZA Award Winner)                   

2008 - Snow Leopard - Central Park Zoo - New York, NY

2008 - Elephant Exhibit - National Zoo - Washington, DC

2009 - Great Bear Wilderness - Brookfield Zoo - Brookfield, IL


Senior Lead Artist, Waterfalls of Wisconsin

2009 - Residential Swimming Pool Surround - Westport, CT

 

Field / Scenic Artist, Universal Studios

2009 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Orlando, FL

 


Senior Lead Artist, Dodson Studios

2010 - The Downing Children's Garden - Wichita Botanical Gardens, Wichita, KS


Senior Lead Artist, Imagineering AD

2010 - 2011 - Al Ain Zoo & Safari Park Resort - Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
(Best Shotcrete for an Artistic Project - ASA Award Winner 2011)


Senior Lead Artist, Amusement White Water AE

2011 - 2012 - Building Facades - Sofitel Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2011 - 2012 - Darsait Cave Restaurant Complex - Muscat, Oman


Senior Lead Artist, Land Expressions

2012 - Pool Surround - Red Lion Inn, Spokane, Washington


Senior Lead Artist, Colorado Hardscapes

2012 - African Exhibit - Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs, Colorado

 


Senior Lead Artist, Imagineering AD

2012 - 2014 - Al Ain Zoo & Safari Park Resort - Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Misc Field Art Directing/Consulting & Design Projects

2014-2019 - Philippines / Singapore / UAE / Qatar / The Netherlands / USA

References

Marinos Azas
Imagineering, AD
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  
(971) 052 777 7183
marinos@imagineering.ae

Jolly Miller
Seattle, WA
(206) 793-3475
jolly@jollymiller.com

Sue Chin
Walter G. Deichmann
John Gwyn (Landscape Architect)
EGAD / Bronx Zoo
Wildlife Conservation Society
Bronx, NY
(718) 220-5191
wcssue@yahoo.com

Jon Dohlin
Vice President and Director
New York Aquarium
Wildlife Conservation Society
jdohlin@gmail.com

Lee Ehmke
Director and Landscape Architect
Minnesota Zoo
(952) 431-9200
lee.ehmke@state.mn.us

Keith McClintock
Landscape Architect, Portico Group
Seattle, WA
(206) 621-2196
info@porticogroup.com

Tony Vecchio
Director - Jacksonville Zoo
Jacksonville, FL
(904) 757-4463 ext. 105

Bruce Ora
EDSA
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
(971) 050 231 5946
BOra@edsaplan.com

Vicente Antelm
Exhibit Artist
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
(971) 050 203 6117
camemoro@hotmail.com

Pat Janakowski
Principal, PJA Landscape Architects
Seattle, WA
(206) 442-9702
patj@pjarchitects.com

Diane Minks
Exhibit Artist
New York, NY
(917) 627-6567
minksd@aol.com

Rick Haas
Cost of Wisconsin
Jackson, WI
(262) 677-6060

Tim Sheldon
Waterfalls of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
(414) 899-4161

April & Darren Dodson
Dodson Studio
Warrenton, Virginia
(703) 758-2555

Mike Vernelson
Exhibit Artist
mvernelson@yahoo.com