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Employee Profiles

Dennis Schrader

Dennis Schrader - Owner - Landcraft Environments

Dennis Schrader is one of the foremost experts in the country on plant production and garden design. Dennis is a professional horticulturist with a degree in Landscape Design and Nursery Management from the State University of New York at Cobleskill. His design accomplishments range from small penthouse gardens in Manhattan to large-scale commercial and estate landscapes on Long Island and throughout the Northeast. He has also designed tropical style gardens in southern Florida, California and Costa Rica.

Dennis has participated in lecture tours across the country appearing at botanical gardens and horticultural societies. He has also been interviewed on radio talk shows. He has appeared in national and international television programs and is a frequent guest on Martha Stewart Living TV, where he has demonstrated "how to" projects and introduces new plants. He has worked on TV productions with The Today Show, Martha Stewart Living, HGTV and Good Morning America. Dennis has written numerous articles on gardening for national magazines such as Fine Gardening, Horticulture and American Homestyle and Gardening. He is also currently a contributing editor to Garden Design. You can find Dennis' two books titled 'Hot Plants for Cool Climates' and 'Extraordinary Leaves' on Amazon.com.

Bill Smith

Bill Smith - Owner - Landcraft Environments

Bill Smith is a professional Interior and Garden Designer with a Degree in Environmental Design from Parson's School of Design in NYC. Bill has worked for Architectural firms in New York City before forming his own Interior Design business in 1988. Bill has designed residential and commercial Interior and Garden design projects ranging in size and scope from Manhattan studios, to estate homes, corporate headquarters, luxury yachts and tropical vacation villas.

As co-owner of Landcraft Environments Ltd., Bill and Dennis have created an extensive garden as a complement to their growing business which has been extensively photographed and published worldwide. The garden has been not only been featured in most national and international gardening magazines but has been featured on many gardening TV shows.

Key to his garden design philosophy is the emphasis of strong color and textural relationships as well as incorporating plants as living architecture to achieve a unique and unexpected garden experience

Heather Quinlan
Head of Operations

Dennis Schrader - Owner - Landcraft Environments

Heather Quinlan serves as the Head of Operations for Landcraft Environments. A highly accomplished horticulturist with over 20 years of professional experience, she attended SUNY Plattsburgh where she earned a degree in political science with a minor in Spanish. It was during her summer breaks as an undergrad that she discovered her “green thumb” working at a garden center, and her full-time career in horticulture began in 2003. A passionate yogi with a certification in Bikram Yoga, she has traveled the world as both instructor and lifelong student. Heather embodies the meaning of her practice; yoga, after all, means unity, and she applies it through all her work, helping all living things in her orbit flourish.

Nick VAnorden
Head Grower

Dennis Schrader - Owner - Landcraft Environments

Nick is the Head Grower of Landcraft Environments New York and Maryland locations. He comes from a background in Garden Center Retail at Sara's Garden Center in Brockport, New York, where he discovered a passion for Horticulture.

Seeking experience that was both hands on and academic, Nick went on to study as a Professional Gardener at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. After completing his training he stayed at Longwood as their Seasonal Crops Grower. He produced the majority of annual crops that were displayed in some of Longwood's most iconic places. From there, Nick continued to gain more growing experience working for Bell Nursery Virginia. His responsibilities included overseeing plug and liner production as well as multiple acres of finished crops for Home Depot. Outside of work, Nick enjoys spending time on the Chesapeake Bay, fishing and crabbing. Nick's plant production philosophy is, "smart production is all about consistency."

Sarah Dominsky

Dennis Schrader - Owner - Landcraft Environments

Sarah assists at the Maryland site with sales, marketing, and operations. Having graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Landscape Architecture she soon found that her passion was more geared towards growing, gardening, and design.

An internship after college with the National Park Service in San Francisco introduced her to native plant habitat, restoration, and historic gardening in the Gardens of Alcatraz. Leaving the west coast she chose to expand her knowledge of plants and design through Longwood Gardens two year Professional Horticulture Program. Here Sarah fully immersed herself in gardening and design, as well as traveling throughout North America, the UK, and Israel volunteering and working in public gardens. Prior to joining the Landcraft team Sarah worked in landscape design, fine gardening, and design build.