About Us

designer + founder

Heather’s love of the outdoors started young, from camping with her family to spending lots of time in the garden.  Heather’s passion for great design has been the driving force of her career - starting out as landscape architect, launching a calligraphic art and design company and now marrying the two with the new Design Roots.  Heather lives in Frisco with her husband, 2 kiddos and their pup, Finn. Heather loves yoga, is officially addicted to coffee, thinks a cheese board is an appropriate dinner, and hostess with the mostess. 


ceo + founder

Growing up on the family farm in Iowa, Tal developed a passion for all things designed and built.  Tal is the founder of AquaTerra, the premier outdoor design, build and management firm in the DFW area.  Tal’s passion for design and the outdoors inspired him to become one of the visionaries and leaders at Design Roots.  Tal lives with his wife and 2 kids in Frisco, Texas.  On weekends, you will find Tal with his family, attending church and spending as much time as possible mountain biking, snowboarding, wake surfing, boating, hiking, off-roading, BBQ-ing or almost anything else outdoors.