Our Team

Steven C. Fuhrman, ASLA
Principal, President
Education:
B.S. Landscape Architecture

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, CA - 1983

A.A., Ventura College - 1979
Registration:
CA RLA 2956
Steven C. Fuhrman, ASLA
Principal, President

Mr. Fuhrman has over 40 years of diversified experience in the practice of landscape architecture. Steve began his career, in the green industry in 1978, as a designer, superintendent, and estimator for a medium sized design-build landscape contractor in southern California. Steve also spent a year as a landscape architectural and construction consultant for a residential developer involved in a 1,200-acre residential community in Placer County, CA. He was responsible for construction budgeting, site planning, passive solar applications, erosion control studies, offsite construction supervision, and writing design guidelines and CC&Rs.

Since 1983, Steve has maintained roles as a Project Manager for a landscape architectural firm in Sacramento, as a Principal of his own firm from 1992 to 1998, and was a founding Principal with Land Architecture, Inc.. His varied duties have included site planning, design development, contract documents, construction administration, project management, business development, marketing, preparing proposals, and conducting public presentations and workshops.

In 2011, as Principal and President he started Fuhrman Leamy Land Group.  This new firm will take advantage of Steve’s refined skills in problem solving, and creative solutions in landscape architecture on projects with which he has extensive experience from residential communities, institutional, parks, site planning, and multi family projects.  He has highly refined skills and is efficient in design development, contract document preparation.  Steve possess advanced skills, in leadership, rainmaking, and devotes pro bono services to youth projects, and to Memorials for the Veterans and fallen public servants.

Steve has exemplified well organized business administration and creative design skills in order to develop a successful service-oriented practice. His credibility is based on his sensitivity to identifying programming and scheduling needs at the onset of each project. Steve is drawn to innovative, cost-effective design solutions, and continually focuses his efforts on service and responsiveness to client needs.

Kevin C. Leamy, ASLA
Principal, Vice President
Education:
B.S. Landscape Architecture

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, CA - 1995
Registration:
CA RLA 4965
NV RLA 765
ID LA-16868
CCN 3601
LEED AP
CLIA 007368
Kevin C. Leamy, ASLA
Principal, Vice President

Mr. Leamy has worked in the practice of landscape architecture for over 25 years.  Upon graduation from Cal Poly, Kevin began his career in 1995 as a landscape designer and design consultant for large retail Nursery. While working there, he used his interpersonal skills to formulate a long list of repeat and word of mouth clientele. He worked closely with Nursery Operation staff, contractors, distributors, as well as the general public defining his sale and marketing skills while acquiring an extensive knowledge of plant material and was involved in high-end residential design.  He was responsible for all homeowner residential consultation, design, and presentation.  He followed each project through to completion, overseeing layout, product and plant material ordering, as well as general project construction administration.

In 1997 Mr. Leamy began his landscape architecture career as a production manager for a design-build firm in Northern California area of Auburn.  Kevin worked on exclusive high-end residential and small-scale commercial projects.  His duties were varied as he posses many quality skills in communication as well as problem solving.  He refined his design skills in site analysis, design development, project management, and construction documents, during his six years helping the firm to successive profitable years.

In 2004, Kevin joined a Roseville based Landscape Architecture firm as a Project Manager on numerous multi-family projects, and public benefit projects.  He was responsible for quality control and timely delivery of submissions and meeting deadlines, and project budgets.    Since 2011 Kevin and Steve have joined forces and began Fuhrman Leamy Land Group.

Throughout his career, Mr. Leamy has developed a wide range of design skills and qualifications, which have enabled him to manage many successful projects that meet the needs of his clients.

Angela Miller
Landscape Designer
Education:
B.S. Landscape Architecture

California Polytechnic State University, Pomona
Registration:
Angela Miller
Landscape Designer

Mrs. Miller worked as a nurseryperson for Armstrong Nursery in Irvine, CA, from 1999 to 2000.  While working there she attained an extensive working knowledge of ornamental plant material specific to the southern California regional landscape.  From 2000 to 2001, Angela worked as a designer’s assistant/office manager for a private designer of high-end residential landscapes in Harbor City, CA.  While working there she achieved a significant understanding of office and project management and enhanced her design skills, functionally and graphically, in small and large space custom residential design.

Upon graduation from Cal Poly in 2002, Angela took up residency in Italy. After returning back to the states in 2005, she worked as a designer for Land Architecture, Inc. before starting her own residential/graphic design company in 2011 while starting a family.  Angela transitioned back into commercial design after joining FLLG in September 2014. Coupling her appreciation for design and graphic communication with well developed technical and organizational skills, her responsibilities have included planting design, irrigation layout and design, material research and selection, grading and drainage, and graphic communications.

Tom Hessel, ASLA
Landscape Architect
Education:
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Registration:
CA RLA 6552
Tom Hessel, ASLA
Landscape Architect

Mr. Hessel has nearly 15 years of diverse project experience drawing from high end design, CAD Management, and project management experience within the field of landscape architecture.  His portfolio includes a broad variety of projects in the United States and abroad, including mixed-use commercial developments, municipal and institutional projects, as well as large-scale and high-end residential projects, and designing for design/build firms along the central coast. Pulling from all this experience, Tom is now focused on landscape architectural design with Fuhrman Leamy Land Group that incorporates ecology, rare and unusual plants, native and drought-tolerant plants, unique use of materials, dynamic hardscapes, water resource management, and sustainable design practices to produce informative, site-specific landscapes. His design sensibility is focused on amplifying the experience and perceptions of exterior space through manipulations of topography, plant materials and built form.

Sarah Rickard
Landscape Designer
Education:
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Registration:
Sarah Rickard
Landscape Designer

Ms. Rickard graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture.  Sarah started her career with VanderToolen Associates and worked their from 2006 to 2008.  In 2009 she started her own design firm focused on private residential projects.  Sarah oversaw multiple projects in all phases of design, development, installation and subcontractor coordination.  Her projects were committed to environmentally responsible design choices to create sustainable, functional and aesthetically pleasing landscapes. In 2016, Sarah took her skills to Green Acres Nursery & Supply, focusing on planting design and contractor sales.  Sarah joined Fuhrman Leamy Land Group in July 2019, and has been a huge asset with her vast plant knowledge. 
 

Matt Belanger
Landscape Designer
Education:
B.S. Landscape Architecture

University of California, Davis
Registration:
Matt Belanger
Landscape Designer

Mr. Belanger started his career in Landscape Architect as an intern with FLLG in 2017.  After graduating from UC Davis in 2018, Matt joined FLLG fulltime to expand the skills he learned during college.  He has prepared landscape improvement plans for all types of projects ranging from industrial, institutional, commercial, residential, and park sectors.