Diggable Designs is ready to work with you to bring comfort and creativity to your outdoor space.

Diggable Designs is a creative effort by a team of passionate professionals who bring combined elements of landscape design, horticultural expertise and construction prowess to your backyard. Our group is close knit; working with a smaller company ensures you will receive the attention and quality you deserve. We take pride in original and timely installations.

Diggable Designs is a mid-size landscape design build company in business since 2010. We are located in Lakewood, Colorado, and serve the metro-Denver area and foothill communities. We specialize hardscapes, specialized carpentry and planting design.

We are a full-service landscape company and are proud to offer a single company installation, from design through installation and maintenance. Our projects range from new installations to renovations to historic site development.


We are proud of our team and their level of skill and industry commitment. Continual on-the-job training is an important part of our company strategy to promote from within and provide employees with a path of job growth. Other training opportunities are offered through industry partners and organizations including Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado, CPS Distributers and Belgard Pavers. Certifications indicate a high level of skill and knowledge and several Diggable team members are certified Borgert Paver installers and Certified Landscape Technicians.



Mike connects sales and operations with an emphasis on estimating and systems development. He is a natural leader and enjoys building the Diggable team. Mike worked as a foreman and superintendent before launching Diggable Designs in 2010. He has a Horticulture BA from Colorado State University. Mike is a member on the ALCC Board of Directors and the 2015 recipient of the ALCC Outlook Emerging Leader Award. Mike enjoys spending time with his young family and performing as front man in a local band, Weather Big Storm.
Jessica Moore

Jessica Moore | CONT / Design & Project Management

Jessica designs, estimates and manages project installations. She also plays a lead role in the finance and system development. She loves color and texture and specializes in planting plans. She worked as an estimator before launching Diggable Designs in 2010. Jessica has a Horticulture BA in Design & Contracting from Colorado State University. She spends her free time enjoying the outdoors and chasing after her family, chickens and dog.
Dylan Hicks

Dylan Hicks | Operations & Project Specialist

Dylan plays an integral role in field operations and in keeping things running smoothly behind the scenes. With a wide breadth of experience and a knack for problem solving, he lends his skills to special projects and field trouble shooting. He worked as a foreman before launching Diggable Designs in 2010. Dylan is a and a Borgert paver certified installer. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, blacksmithing and camping.

Ryan Stratz | Field Supervisor

Ryan guides site development, manages the daily operations for our construction crews and provides technical training. Ryan is a skilled carpenter and a true jack of all trades. He has a Horticulture degree from Valdosta State University and is a Borgert paver certified installer. Ryan enjoys hiking, snowboarding, concerts with his girlfriend and spending time with his dog and hyena.

Nolana McChristian | Office Coordinator

Nolana runs the front office, reviews new project leads, acts as liaison between production and administrative teams, recruits new employees, and performs billing & accounting duties. She has a Business Administration BA from the University of Colorado and over 20 years of experience in high-level business. Nolana also enjoys teaching Zumba at several local gyms.

Sam Krause | Horticultural Services Manager

Sam leads the Horticultural Services and Gardening Department where she works with clients to nurture beautiful and healthy landscapes. Previously, her passion for ecology and plants brought her to work for the City and County of Denver as a Horticulturist where she maintained over 300 acres of parks. Sam earned her degree in Environmental Science, Ecological Restoration from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Other accreditations include Certified Pesticide Applicator, Certified Landscape Technician, CSU Master Gardener, and most recently, Sustainable Landscape Management. She enjoys seeing live music, learning new cooking techniques and native plant finding.

Jay Nygaard | Design & Project Management

Jay designs, estimates and manages project installations. Jay owned a successful design – build company for 15 years and is a talented craftsman. He uses this experience to design brilliant landscapes with a strong devotion to client satisfaction. He is a Licensed C Residential Contractor. Jay spends his free time with his family and working with his hands.

Terry Rudolph, PLA | Design & Project Management

Terry designs, estimates and manages project installations. He has over thirty years of experience as a landscape designer and is skilled in creating beautiful landscapes. He has a Landscape Architecture BA from University of Georgia in Athens, and is a registered landscape architect. Terry holds a certificate in Horticultural Therapy Studies. Terry is an avid organic gardener and enjoys sharing this experience through volunteer work and spending time in his own herb, flower and vegetable garden.

MATT CRETE, CLT | Design & Project Management

Matt designs, estimates and manages project installations. His 12 years of field experience supports him in turning innovative ideas into successful realities. He worked as a foreman for Diggable for 3 years before transitioning to his current role. Matt has a Landscape Architecture BA from University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is also a Certified Landscape Technician and a Borgert paver certified installer. Matt has twice been awarded the prestigious Best Strike Dance Award at the annual Diggable holiday party.

James Craig III | Foreman

James leads project installations and works to train his crew as a team. He has advance skills in landscape and irrigation and a keen eye for detail. James is a certified in Commercial Pesticide Applicator 3OT (Ornamental and Turf Pest). In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and dog, sports, and riding his Harley.

Kevin Nelson | Foreman

Kevin manages project installations and leads his crew through a project from start to finish. He is highly creative and a skilled woodworker and metalworker. Kevin is a Borgert paver certified installer and holds lutherie certifications. Kevin’s hobbies include woodworking, blacksmithing and guitar.

Ben Phillips | Foreman

Ben oversees project installations, working diligently with his team to deliver on schedule project completions. He has an impressive work ethic and a positive outlook which support him in tackling any challenge. Ben is a Borgert paver certified installer. He spends his free time enjoying the outdoors with his girlfriend.

Christopher Wightman | Foreman

Chris manages project installations and strives for perfection in every task. He has a special love of plants and has experience as an irrigation tech. Chris is currently studying for his Certified Landscape Technician certification. Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and son, skiing and rafting.

Ryan Brummet | Leadman

Ryan supports the site foreman and performs crucial duties including operating machinery, procuring materials and managing the site. He an avid snowboarder and music lover.

David Perry | Leadman

David supports the site foreman and performs crucial duties including operating machinery, procuring materials and managing the site. He has a Anthropology BA from University of Louisiana. David dabbles in percussion, cooking, and writing and enjoys spending time with his fiancé.

Daniel Deighan | Leadman

Dan performs all landscape duties including hardscape, planting and irrigation. Dan has an Architecture BA from Auburn University. He likes activities with his girlfriend, dog and cat.