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Kevin Small, Principal

Kevin Small received his degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and studied abroad at the Technical University of Munich at Freising, Germany and the University of the Thames at London, England. Kevin’s experience in landscape design and construction began in Southern California until 1990 when he established Kevin J. Small & Associates which became PADG in 2001. Kevin’s experience includes residential, commercial, public works and planned communities.

Kevin became a certified arborist in 2006 to expand the scope of services he could offer to clients. In addition to managing the firms operations, he maintains an active role in the local community donating time to local charities, and community development groups.

Manuel Quintero, Jr., Landscape Architect

With twenty-six years of experience, brings an interesting perspective to the project team. Manuel received his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo in 1985. Manuel has been exemplary in design tasks, from concept to complete construction documentation, and incorporates the distinct needs of the client and user. He has been responsible for the execution of public sector and private sector landscape projects. Mr. Quintero brings valuable understanding of a public agency’s methods of executing, managing, and contracting projects. He has extensive experience in educational, civic, recreational, corporate campus development and urban design projects.

Matt Mehlschau, Project Manager

Over fifteen years of Landscape Architectural experience with PleinAire Design Group on a variety of projects from public to private, residential to commercial. Responsibilities include design ideation, document preparation, project coordination, tree surveys, and site surveys. Matthew project management production services for all projects.

Michael McMillen, Irrigation Designer

Over 20 years of experience in landscape architecture and irrigation design. A strong background in mathematics and related fields such as computer science and engineering led to Michael’s immediate love for irrigation design and calculations. He also specializes in graphic art, illustration, rendering, construction documents and construction administration support. Studying to be a Water Conservation Specialist; continued education/training in sustainable & efficient water management systems.

Sean Ogawa, Draftsman

Received his Landscape Architecture degree from Cal Poly in 2011, and has been working at PleinAire Design Group for one year. Building on his previous professional experience he provides support in many phases of projects. His responsibilities include construction documents production, graphics, and tree and site surveys.

Cynthia Greer, Office Manager

Cyndi as office manager handles all accounting responsibilities. Cyndi also served in the U.S. Army as a Broadcast Journalist. She then accumulated 20 years of experience ranging from purchasing to production control to accounting and now acts as Office Manager and Bookkeeper.

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