About Us

Zac Cinkel started his first landscaping business at age 13.  He mowed 25 lawns each week in his parent’s neighborhood, pushing his lawn mower from home to home.  One of his clients was the late Russ Butler, a well know landscape architect.  Zac admired Russ and it was he who influenced his decision to pursue a degree in Landscape Architecture

Zac holds a degree in Landscape Architecture from Colorado State University; he has 25 years of experience in the green industry, working for Retail Nursery’s, Design/Build Landscape Companies, and Landscape Architectural firms, as well as his own company.

Joanna Cinkel is from the UK and is a quintessential  English gardener.  She is a keen environmentalist and ecologist with a keen eye for patterns, texture, colors, and space.  Jojo brings a unique perspective to Colorado based AquaVerde  and intuitively applies her knowledge of Feng  Shui to the overall feel and energy of a garden.  She holds an honors degree in Zoology and Marine Zoology, and a Post Graduate Biology Degree in Education and Outdoor Activities. She also teaches science part time.

Zac earned his degree in Landscape Architecture from Colorado State University and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).  He is a Certified Irrigation Designer (CID) for both residential and commercial systems, and an IA certified Irrigation Contractor.  He is an EPA WaterSense Partner.  He is a Certified Colorado Nurseryman (CNA). He is a City of Fort Collins Certified Landscape Professional (CLP).

“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect”.

Aldo Leopold​