Ann RadAnn Rad has had her hands in the dirt from the very beginning. Raised on a rural east coast farm she spent her formative years planting, climbing trees and exploring the outdoors. Having worked in both arid and temperate climates under the  mentorship of skilled designers, builders and landscapers, Ann has spent many years honing her craft.

Ann’s father found his solace in creating and tending wildly beautiful gardens, raising his daughter at his side through all seasons. Having been raised with plants as a therapeutic outlet, Ann uses her training as a gardener and a nurse to influence her designs and their capacity to heal. Ann’s nickname is “Beast” due to her  rugged capacity for hard work  and part-of-the-wild demeanor.

Ann has owned and operated Pride & Joy Landscapes for over 15 years and holds a certification in Permaculture design.