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About ArcheWild

ArcheWild started in 2010 as a nursery providing native plants to landscapers and restoration projects. ArcheWild Native Nursery was one of the first native nurseries of its kind, offering large-scale ordering to restoration clients with ecoregion-specific and seed-grown plants. After a decade of saying yes to its customers, ArcheWild Native Nursery grew into ArcheWild: the full-service ecological restoration firm it is today. Now, ArcheWild still maintains its extensive native plant nursery, and has added their Projects Team to bring great plants and trained professionals together under one roof. ArcheWild also provides customers with a full host of professional services, from master planning to project management. Today, ArcheWild is serving federal and state agencies, conservancies, farms up to 500 acres, and large landowners all thoughout the Mid Atlantic. ArcheWild also consults on restoration design, conservation agriculture, agroforestry, nursery operations planning and construction, with new services being added all the time. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any restoration needs. From seed to site, ArcheWild has you covered.

Meet Our Staff

Mark Brownlee

Head Ecologist

Mark leads our ecological restoration research program by inventing new methods, discovering new plants/genotypes and new uses for obscure species. Mark built the foundation of the Ecoregion-centric nursery model and leads our largest programs as well as our consulting and business/nursery planning services. Mark holds a BS/MS from Carnegie Mellon.

Iveta Gigova

Principal and CFO

Iveta is one of our founding Principals and holds a majority stake in the firm. Iveta focuses primarily on servicing our strategic nursery accounts while managing both the finance and accounting functions. With multiple Bachelor's degrees and a Master's from Princeton, Iveta provides the intellectual and analytical foundation that helps us to continue growing.

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Toni Becker

Client Manager

A graduate of Kutztown University with a BA in English, Toni is a part of the Client Management team. She's energetic, excited about the work being done at ArcheWild, and always eager to help match customers with services that perfectly meet their needs. Call me anytime to learn about the great new plants that we're growing!

Alex Morrison

Marketing Manager

Alex leads all media and marketing for ArcheWild and is excited to network. She has a passion for the outdoors and conservation, and has an extensive social media and digital marketing background. She also has robust nonprofit experience and killer people skills. She's excited to continue learning about restoration and everything the industry has to offer.

Rae Serfilippi

Rae Serfilippi

Project Manager

Rae is an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for traveling; whether to remote West Indie islands or the Himalayas. She has worked with a wide variety of wildlife including black bears, American kestrels, and sharks, but her love of flora and all things green has guided her in many of her experiences and studies. Rae graduated with a B.S in Ecological Restoration from Paul Smith’s College.

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Ashley Randolph

Seed Specialist

Ashley joined ArcheWild as a Seed Specialist with the Nursery Team because she believes in the mission to apply sustainable landscape design principles to everyone's yard. She thrives in her role to help walk the fine line between “wild” and “garden.” Every client is different and she helps make sure that every project achieves just the right balance. She currently manages the nursery's extensive seed collection.

Bella Walker

Propagation Specialist

As an avid traveler, Bella found her passion for plants and restoration organically. She graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies and Spanish and started her work with ArcheWild in the same year. She is now enjoying her work building species inventory and production in the nursery. Her goal is to spread healthy, native plant genetics to as many landscapes as possible, in hopes of building a resilient future.

Noah Schaner

Noah Schaner

Nursery Manager

Noah is fascinated with learning the unique ways plants have adapted to thrive on earth. His work in both lab and greenhouse settings have given him an intuitive understanding of the environmental and internal cues for plant development. He is eager to relate this to the propagation and production of native plants in our nursery. Noah obtained his B.S degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina in 2019.

Dan Lynch

Ecological Restoration Technician

Having worked in political organizing and ecosystem management, Dan is fascinated by the intersection of nature and culture, and more specifically in the manufactured divide between humans and the rest of the biological world. He is passionate about taking up an active role in rehabilitating local habitats in order to restore and preserve their immense ecological and cultural value. Dan has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Oberlin College.

Josh Bruce

Ecological Restoration Specialist

An avid learner, Josh has spent years studying ecology and invasive management. He has worked with everything from Porceline Berry to Lantern Fly in an effort to make way for healthier ecosystems.
Josh has has a B.S. in Biology from Vassar College. He has a soft spot for riparian areas and streams, which is where you might find him collecting data (or trash) on his days off!

Sze Wing Yu

Ecological Restoration Specialist

Sze Wing has completed extensive work in the field collecting data and developing best practices for research and development techniques. She has a Masters in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from Clemson University where she spent time in central Montana studying Bison's impact on vegetation communities. She is passionate about restoring local habitats so that the flora AND fauna can thrive.

Laura DeHart

Ecological Restoration Technician

Laura is a recent graduate from West Chester University with a degree in Ecology and Conservation. She has a long history being outside and engaging with nature, first as a hobby, and now as a career. Her attention to detail and robust field experiences gives her a keen eye for plant and habitat identification. While her passion lies in restoration, she also has a deep love for animals. From dogs to her mini pony, Chase!