Our Award Winning Team of
Landscape Designers and Architects

Glen Gate is staffed with the area’s top master planners, landscape designers and garden architects.

Joe Scott Glen Gate Founder

Joseph Scott, Jr.

Founder, Emeritus


Brandon Jones Principal Designer

Brandon Jones

Director of Design

Brandon is an award-winning designer working for Glen Gate for 8+ years.

He loves creating outdoor spaces that complement a home’s architecture and reflect the taste of his clients. Brandon takes his cue from the existing lines of the house and property, as well as from the family’s outdoor lifestyle.

Brandon earned his BS in landscape horticulture and landscape design from Colorado State University and believes profound design weaves together three key elements: the form of a space or its function, the aesthetic, and the economy of its construction.

He has been awarded the prestigious APLD 2012 International Designer of the Year award for his work in Greenwich and an APLD Gold award for his work in Westchester County.




Cheryl Russ

Cheryl Russ

Senior Project Designer

Cheryl has two roles at Glen Gate as a Project Designer and Property Care manager. She works with all Property Care clients to develop and implement designs and upgrades for their property.

Cheryl received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Rhode Island, and has worked for Glen Gate for over 8+ years. She is a Rhode Island Master Gardener and member of the Garden Writer's Association.

She gains her inspiration from famous historical designers Andre LeNotre (France) and Jacques Wirtz (Belgium) and contemporary designer Robin Templar Williams (UK). 

In her free time she enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking and volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.




Debra Woodhouse

Jim Altum

Principal Designer

With a landscape and horticulture degree from Purdue University, Jim has designed outdoor living spaces for over 30 years.

The recipient of multiple awards and accolades, Jim’s primary goal is to create a unique and personal design for his clients. A particular passion is the use of plant materials in the garden to maximize all of one’s senses and to add interest to the seasons of the year.

This, along with a good fundamental framework, creates the best room not in the house. When not traveling visiting museums and inspirational gardens, Jim can be found fishing on a quiet lake or pond.




Josh Wooldridge

Josh Wooldridge

Senior Project Designer

As a student in West Virginia, Josh was studying history and art. Unfulfilled, a friend recommended taking “History of Landscape Architecture.” Just that fast, Josh was hooked and graduated with a degree in Landscape Architecture.

He began his career working with multiple high-end residential design firms in Washington D.C., before moving to Connecticut and joining Glen Gate.

He loves to share his passion for design with clients and to show them how landscapes can become personal collections of living art.




Erica Johnson, Garden Designer

Erica May Clark

Garden Designer

Erica works directly with homeowners as a Senior Property Care Manager to ensure their property needs are met. She acts as the liaison between the client and the company.

Her passions lie in container plantings and garden design. She finds inspiration in the colors, textures, sounds and fragrances found in nature.

She has a Bachelor's in Horticulture and an Associates in Floriculture from SUNY Cobleskill. She is a Certified Accredited Nursery Professional.

Erica has worked at Glen Gate for 12 years, and she now mentors all the other Property Care Managers.

In her free time she loves to garden, hike in nature and spend time with her family.




Frank Marino

Frank Marino

Project Designer

Frank is a landscape designer and Property Care Manager at Glen Gate, with 12 years experience.

He is highly qualified. He received his Bachelors in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, his Landscape Design Certification from the New York Botanical Garden, is a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture and is a Cornell University Master Gardener.

He has excellent graphic skills and superb plant knowledge. He uses art history, classical to modern, as inspiration for creative interpretation of landscape design. He uses plant knowledge, texture and movement to develop structural and colorful uses of space.

In his off hours he plays guitar, sketches and oil paints.




Jeffrey Embree

Jeffrey Embree

Project Designer

Jeffrey, our newest landscape designer, hails from the Bluegrass state. He graduated with a degree in landscape architecture from the University of Kentucky.

His love for the outdoors paired with his creative spirit led him to Glen Gate where he will fill many roles within the design department.
In his free time, he loves riding his mountain bike or hiking through the woods.





Designing and Caring for the Finest Properties, Gardens and Pools - For Over 40 Years

Glen Gate Company • 221 Danbury Road • Wilton, CT 06897 203.762.2000

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