At Greenscape Design & Décor, we are the fake plant experts. Our clients however, refer to us as lifesavers, miracle workers, the tree ladies, the plant people, or the design queens. Our favorite clients call us “rad.”
We combine our strong design background with the highest quality replica trees, plants, floral arrangements and custom designed décor pieces to help you transform your space and create memorable experiences.
For a temporary change of atmosphere, Greenscape maintains a large inventory of greenery and props for rental to the film, special event, tradeshow, and wedding industries. Our design consultants will help you create your distinct décor design, handle the project management and coordinate with our installation team to complete your vision onsite.
For permanent atmosphere enhancements, we design and build custom trees, planters, arrangements, and large scale interior and exterior landscapes for commercial properties such as restaurants, hotels, casinos, retail stores, and airports, as well as private residences. In business since 1994, our design team has the knowledge and experience to choose the appropriate foliage to add wow to a space, raise a business profile, attract new clients, provide low maintenance solutions, or to create the desired mood.
Our clients are here, there, and everywhere – our market is international! We have worked on innovative projects across Canada, the USA, and even in Europe.
If it involves trees, plants, florals, wood, metal, or fibreglass—if you dream it, we can fake it!
Corinne Kessel, Principal
Corinne is the proud owner and Principal of Greenscape since 2007. She started with the company in 2004, in a variety of roles including: Design Consultant, Senior Design Consultant, Sales Manager, and Operations Manager. Her greatest accomplishment has been surrounding herself with an inspiring, talented, and dedicated team of people at Greenscape that care about the clients and the company as much as she does.
Corinne graduated from the University of Alberta with an MA and BMus, and from The Royal Roads University with a Graduate Certificate in Project Management. Her past experiences include:
As well a being an Artistic Associate for November Theatre, Corinne is the President Elect for ISES Vancouver, an Event Coordinator for the BCSCA, performs regularly with her band, Los Furios, and even sleeps on occasion.
Possessing a unique blend of creativity, innovation, leadership, and project management experience, Corinne ensures that your projects will “rock” but also be on time and on budget.
Interesting Fact: Corinne is a master Ukrainian Easter Egg decorator. She has mad skills with wax, dye, and raw eggs.
Christine Cox, Creative Director
Coming from over 10 years of experience in interior, commercial, and trade show design, Christine has a rare blend of creative talent, confidence, interpersonal skills, and project management ability that makes her an ideal leader at Greenscape since 2006.
In her role as Creative Director, Christine is responsible for the complete design process for commercial and residential projects, as well as rental displays that Greenscape Design & Decor is known for. With her Interior Design Certificate from BCIT, years of merchandizing with Art Knapps, Industrial Revolution and Torre and Tagus to name a few, Christine has extensive knowledge in interior design, horticulture, commerical and residential design. She puts the wow in wow factor. Her award-winning design work can be seen in just about every display that goes out.
Christine has strong influence in the creative direction and new design focus of Greenscape. Some say image is not everything, but she would be the first to disagree with you!
Interesting Fact: Christine has an extensive fridge magnet collection and is a crazy cat lady.
Stephanie Furlong, Design Consultant
The newest addition to the Greenscape team, Stephanie started in early 2011. She brings a much appreciated drive and energy into the office and can often be found dancing around the warehouse.
Stephanie is a student by nature and is constantly working on her degree collection. She graduated from the Marketing Management program at BCIT with a concentration in Event Planning. Attended Bishop’s University for 2 years until she decided it was too cold in Quebec, and is now currently studying Communications at Capilano University.
Originally from Ottawa, Stephanie chose Vancouver as her adopted home over 4 years ago. She loves this city and rarely lets a weekend pass without hitting the hills, beaches or bike paths.
Interesting fact: Stephanie loves a smoochie face and has an adorable pug named Rudy Huxtable.
Jo Cox, Social Media Diva
Jo has been at Greenscape since November 2009, and she brings 20 years experience as a youth and family counsellor to a new career in social media. Greenscape owes its presence in social media to Jo’s passion to engage with people and get the word out about Greenscape and what we can provide to our community. In other words, the lady can chat!
From a British and Air Force Brat background, Jo has travelled extensively throughout the UK, Europe, North America and Mexico, living in Germany for 5 years. Having had a child as a teen she beat the odds, finished college, has had a successful career and raised an amazing daughter. Family is very important to her and she also provides part time childcare to her 3 year old great nephew.
Very environmentally aware and conscious. Recycling and being green at work, as well as her personal life, is a passion for Jo.
Jo is a trained Yoga teacher and reflexologist and is currently working on her first book.
Interesting Fact: The only way you can be hung on Jo’s bedroom wall is if you are a female artist or your artwork features the female form. GIRL POWER!!
Connect with Jo and keep updated with the Greenscape team on Twitter.
Parke Radgirrl, Operations Manager
Parke joined the Greenscape team in 2008, bringing with her over 5 years experience running her own business of a Vintage and Retro Collectables On-Line store. As our Operations Manager, Parke generally feels responsible for everything (which she kinda is) and does great work keeping the warehouse running smoothly and providing great customer service.
Her past accomplishments include her BA in Women’s Studies with a focus in Fine Art. This experience gives Parke a great eye for display and design and the ability to colour outside of the lines. She loves trees, nature, creating, design, love, and smashing things, which makes her a perfect fit for Greenscape.
Interesting Fact: Parke has an extensive robot collection and is a super rad dancer.
Jethro Sweird, Production Coordinator
Jethro has been with Greenscape since 2007 in the role of Production Coordinator, which means he is responsible for overseeing many of our custom designs and fabrication projects. Everyday he looks forward to working with such a positive team (that is what you call a group of women you deal with daily – “a positive team,” though on some days, Jethro has other words to describe this phenomenon…).
With over 18 years of warehouse and custom furniture building experience (yes he is the oldest feller at Greenscape), Jethro is a fountain of knowledge and bad puns and enjoys designing and building whatever custom projects we can throw at him.
When he is not at Greenscape, Jethro can be seen performing with his reggae/ska band, Los Furios, spending time with his twin boys or playing croquet with The Delta Triple Peels.
Interesting fact: Jethro has over 400 hotwheels hidden in his home. This is a secret collection, so don’t tell his girlfriend.
Colleen McNeil, Bookkeeper
Colleen joined Greenscape in 2008 as our number cruncher and has proven to be a wonderful addition to the team. She diligently keeps our finances in line with a constant upbeat attitude (except when we lose a receipt!) and is willing to tackle any project we throw at her.
Colleen has over 18 years experience in the office and accounting fields, which she enjoys thoroughly – much to some people’s amazement. Some of her previous accounting positions were at Western Stevedoring, Red Cross Society, Salvation Army and In Balance Accounting Services. She is an integral part of the Greenscape family!
Interesting Fact: This girl loves a good hoedown – if it ain’t country, it ain’t music!
Jenna de Kleer, Decor Services and Floral Designer
Jenna started at Greenscape in the summer of 2010, and works in the warehouse creating floral designs and arrangements, organizing inventory as well as preparing film and event orders. Her favorite part of the job is going onsite to set up the decor elements with the rest of the team; there is a feeling of fulfillment at the end when you look around and see all the different items together in a grand display.
Her previous experience includes working in the floral industry since 2005 after graduating from Kwantlen University College with a certificate in Commercial Floristry and later a Floral Arranging Certificate Program and has also completed a Wedding Planning course at BCIT. Jenna has worked with a wedding/events decorator, and in various office and customer service settings, which further kindled her passion for event decorating and design. When she’s not working for Greenscape, Jenna moonlights with her own small, home-based floral design business and creates arrangements for friends and family.
In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies with friends, baking tasty treats in her kitchen, and playing a round of Carcasonne or Settlers of Catan.
Interesting fact: Jenna and her husband have a pet turtle (Red Eared Slider). His name is Rosco. He’s awesome!