Brian Witmer




Received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia with honors. He has been practicing since 1994 and is a Registered Landscape Architect in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Brian is a member of the Congress for New Urbanism, American Society of Landscape Architects, Urban Land Institute. He is a United States Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional and a Design Review Board member for the town of Hilton Head. He currently resides on Hilton Head Island with his wife Jennifer, and their son Elliott. Along with hiking and tennis, he enjoys sipping on a fine bourbon during his downtime.

Daniel Keefer





Received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University with honors. He has been practicing since 2000 and is a Registered Landscape Architect in South Carolina and North Carolina. Dan is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Urban Land Institute and the Town of Bluffton Planning Commission. Dan and his wife Amanda have three children - Halle, James and Hayes. When he isn’t enjoying time with them or in the office Dan can be found enjoying the safety of Complete Streets while training for his next Marathon or Cycling Race.

Wallace Milling






Received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Clemson University. He has been practicing since 2001 and has participated in multiple public Charrette workshops as a consultant as well as through his involvement in the leadership of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the South Carolina Design Arts Partnership’s Mayors Institute. With his wife Amy and 3 children - Turner, Shephen and Margaret, Wallace lives in the Village of Old Town Bluffton  where he has served as Chairman of the Historic Preservation Commission. An advocate for Smart Growth, Wallace enjoys spending time in preserved rural and critical lands Hunting and Fishing with his family and friends.

Judd Carstens




Is a Registered Landscape Architect in the state of South Carolina who received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with Distinction from Pennsylvania State University in 2003. A member of the Congress for New Urbanism and the United States Green Building Council, he is a LEED Accredited Professional. An outdoorsman and golfer, communing with nature on the trail or links broadens his design aesthetic. Seasoned travelers, Judd and his wife Cassie enjoy experiencing Sustainable Design in the Great Places they visit throughout the US and Europe with their son’s Flynn and Hayne.

Matt Youst

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Matt believes in creating environments that provide a sense of place and purpose. Whether through entertaining, exploring, celebrating life’s special moments or just pure relaxation; designing environments that provide an emotional connection to each place for people to create their own unique experiences are the motivational elements for his designs. While creating these unique environments, Matt uses a collaborative design approach applying a functional, timeless and detail oriented style while focusing on environmental stewardship and the regional influences that provides each site its distinctive character. Throughout Matt’s professional career he has had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects including community amenities, pools, resorts, high end residential, parks, urban streetscapes, institutional and commercial spaces. Working with both public and private sector clients, his experience includes all phases of the design process from conceptual designs through construction documentation, specializing in site specific design and site detail development.

2004 Bachelors of Landscape Architecture Degree, Iowa State University.

Kyley Jones


Kyley received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia with honors in 2014. She is a member of ASLA, and is a LEED Green Associate. Kyley enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her pets. She especially loves living and working by the water.

Christina Bryant


Christina Bryant received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies and Biology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. She is a registered landscape architect in South Carolina and a Master Naturalist. Hoping to help cultivate a love of the natural world in the next generation, Christina regularly volunteers at a local elementary school where she engages with students in gardening and other outdoor activities. She resides in Bluffton with her husband and three children.

Lindsay Wehmeier


After living in the hills of West Virginia for most of her life, Lindsay moved to the South Carolina coast to join the WJK team as an entry level designer in 2016. In 2013 she obtained her bachelor of arts in architecture while studying outside Chicago and in 2016 graduated from Clemson University with her master's in landscape architecture. Outside the office, Lindsay serves on the graphics communications team at her church. She enjoys hiking and skiing in the mountains, and exploring the east coast. 

Caleb King


Caleb received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia in 2015 and is a member of ASLA. He loves to travel and, while in college, participated in two international design projects with the city government of Eskisehir, Turkey. In his free time, he can be found hiking or beach combing with his dog Butler, or exploring new cities and small towns.

Patrick Trisler


Patrick began his design career in the field of graphic arts, and after working in that industry for several years, returned to school to pursue Landscape Architecture as a means of having a more lasting impact than the printed media could provide. He received a BLA in 2006 from Louisiana State University, a school with a nationally recognized Landscape Architecture program, and became licensed in 2012.

Patrick has lived and worked all across the south, on projects ranging in scope from private courtyards to 600+ acre developments. He is adept at producing quick free hand perspective drawings that serve to convey to conceptual objectives of the design team to clients as well as contractors.

He is particularly interested in the artistic aspect of the landscape, and how the ‘spirit of the place’ can best be defined and expressed.  This often involves a multi-layered approach to the design process, considering the natural qualities, collected history, and intended uses of each site.

He can often be found dragging his five kids to historical sites for exploration or sketching sessions, or possibly meditating on top of an Indian mound for inspiration.

Jonathan Schuyler Marsh


Jonathan graduated from the University of Georgia in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture. A Savannah native, he has a long standing connection with the historic coastal and greater Southeast region. In his free time, you will find him spending time with his family and friends, especially his nephews and niece.