Our Team



Devin Peterson, owner of Root of Design LLC, has 15 years experience designing landscapes in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to starting her own company, she worked full time for two firms where she designed large and small scale projects for residential housing, commercial businesses and public areas. Because her father was career military, Devin moved often as a child and with each new location she was fascinated with the various plants that gave each area its unique sense of place. Horticulture classes ultimately led her to pursue a degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington. 

Devin's passion involves meeting with clients to assess their needs and seeing the plans come to fruition. She will take into account client needs, desires, lifestyle and budget to create a sustainable landscape that can be enjoyed all year long. Her goal is to create aesthetic designs with the latest sustainable products and practices all while staying on budget and ensuring clients receive the best possible product for their dollar.



 Elaine Karlson has been involved in residential and commercial design projects for the last 25 years.  She has degrees in Landscape Architecture and Ornamental Horticulture from Washington State University.  She enjoys the challenge of combining all the design elements of a project into a cohesive, aesthetic and functional space while creatively solving site-specific challenges and meeting the needs of the client.  Elaine grew up in the Pacific Northwest camping, hiking, skiing, and boating.  These activities were the foundation for an appreciation for nature and all the diversity it has to offer.  She likes nothing better than to spend a quiet afternoon at the beach or in the woods looking for new shapes, textures and colors in the form of flowers, bark, seeds, cones, shells and stones. 




Nikki Hohl began her career in landscape architecture on the east coast. She attended the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry graduating with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. Nikki practiced residential and commercial design in Pennsylvania, and in 2016 moved to Washington where she continues to enjoy creating outdoor spaces. She appreciates working with clients who are excited about their upcoming projects, helping them cultivate a vision, and watching their space transform. 

Nikki grew up on the coast of Maine where her love of the ocean, wooded forests, and classic New England gardens fostered a desire to design a variety of landscapes. She has enjoyed blending east coast style with Washington’s native environment and learning to incorporate the true PNW feel in her designs. 




Kayla Jorgensen is a licensed landscape architect with over 12 years of experience in the landscape and design industry. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and is a Pacific Northwest native who developed a love for the nature and design at an early age. Kayla loves plants and exploring the different ways they can be used to transform a space as well as keeping in mind the maintenance aspect of the design, ensuring the plants and designs will look great for years to come. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter as well as hiking and gardening.