Landscape Artistry. Custom pools & landscaping

P. Scott Branon


Scott Branon is the Owner and President of Landscape Artistry, Inc., a leader in custom landscaping that helps homeowners bring to life the full potential of their home and their investment. Born April 4, 1965, Scott grew up in a suburb of Boston with his father, a lawn care company owner, his mother, a schoolteacher, and his three sisters.

In 1979, Scott attended the award winning Acton-Boxboro Regional High School and played football and hockey. During vacations and summer breaks, he worked for his fathers lawn care business. It was there he discovered his interest in the landscape industry and entrepreneurship.

In 1983, Scott entered St. Michael's College in Vermont and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. After graduating from college, he started a landscape-oriented subsidiary company. Scott began to explore his true ability and interest in starting, running and expanding his own company.

In 1990, Scott moved to San Diego. After working with several other custom landscape companies Scott ventured out on his own and, at the age of 29, founded Landscape Artistry, Inc.

Since 1993, under Scott's leadership, Landscape Artistry's mission has been to provide homeowners with a customized outdoor living space that enhances the beauty of their home. Through Scott's vision and leadership, the company is committed to a long term role in the landscape industry and to serving its customers well. This is reflected in Landscape Artistry’s growth and reputation over the last 15 years as well as its hardworking and talented staff. Scott’s devotion to perfection has made Landscape Artistry one of the most prestigious landscape and pool installers in the area.

Scott and his wife, Jeanette, have two children, Blake and Katharine. In his limited time away from work, Scott is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing golf and hockey.

Aaron Barron

Construction Superintendent

Aaron came to the United States in 1980 from his native state of Queretaro, Mexico. He started in construction at a very young age, following his father to the construction site, and he excelled greatly. He became the head of the crew at every level. It was there he learned the valuable skills he has for working with concrete and masonry products. Aaron is a master craftsman with talent ranging from concrete finishing to tile and stone placement. He currently runs all aspects of our construction services as Landscape Artistry’s Chief Mason and Construction Foreman. His ability to bring to life the custom landscape designs from paper to finished product is unmatched in this industry. Aaron is a genuine artist who works with natural materials to create dreams for Landscape Artistry’s clients.

John Ploetz

Design Consultant

John has been in the landscape and nursery industry in the San Diego area since 1981. A graduate of Michigan State University, he studied Landscape Architecture at UCLA and qualified as a California Certified Nurseryman and a Certified Arborist. He has a special interest in drought-tolerant, native, and sustainable plantings.

Jennifer Nelson


Jennifer has been with Landscape Artistry since 1995. Originally from Massachusetts, Jennifer received her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of New Hampshire before joining her brother, Scott, in San Diego. She got her start at Landscape Artistry in Sales and is now the Lead Designer. Primarily self-taught, Jennifer has a natural ability to create designs that can bring any landscape to life.

Katy Moga

Office Manager

Katy joined the Landscape Artistry team in 2007. She holds an Associates Degree with Honors in Business Management from Milwaukee Area Technical College. She has seven years of office experience and three years of management experience. Katy manages communication and planning for both the client and the staff to ensure project timeliness and seamless operations.

Amy Yordt


Amy is a full charge bookkeeper with more than twenty years of experience. She has been with Landscape Artistry for fifteen years, and had worked with Scott and Larry prior to Landscape Artistry’s opening in November 1993. Amy manages all of Landscape Artistry’s accounting and also maintains her own accounting and consulting company.

Armando Ramirez

Landscape Superintendent

Armando has twenty years of experience in all phases of landscape construction and maintenance. As the Landscape Superintendent, Armando oversees and guides the landscape team in daily operations to ensure the high quality Landscape Artistry is known for. He has been a member of the Landscape Artistry team for fifteen years.

Jackie Riekscins

Plant Specialist

Jackie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona. She has worked with plants for most of her life, setting up fruit and vegetable gardens, growing orchids, interiorscaping, native/xeriscaping, and residential plantscaping. Jackie is currently collaborating with an earth friendly installation that is an all-edible landscape, including raised planters, orchards, and beneficial insects.