Getting to Know the Team behind WildWood

We love to garden ...

Jason Dengler

Postion: Owner, Landscape Designer

Home: Purcellville, Virginia

In 2005, after a fifteen year culmination of professional and educational experiences, I knew the time was right to begin Wildwood Landscape. My first job involved designing promotional displays for newly-released record albums which enabled me to hone my artistry and drawing skills. After working several years for the record industry, I began working at a local vineyard maintaining the grapes and learning about horticulture. It is here that my excitement for plants grew. I decided to blend my passion for art and horticultural and went to work for a small landscape design and construction firm. It wasnʼt, however, until I learned the business from the ground up; working several years as a laborer and foreman before I began designing landscapes. I worked as a landscape designer and project manager for eleven years and won several design awards during my tenure. During this time, I also enrolled in the George Washington University Landscape design program to supplement my on-the-job experience. I enjoy the challenges of running a small business and take exceptional pride in the work that our team members puts forth everyday. I live with my wife and son in Purcellville and in my spare time I enjoy playing stringed instruments, drawing and spending time with my family.

Mark Burgess

Position: Business Operations Manager

Home: Hamilton, Virginia

How did you find your way into landscaping / gardening? I saw Wildwood’s exhibits at the Leesburg Flower and Garden show over the past two years and immediately recognized an intangible quality to Jason’s design as well as an overall quality to the company’s product. When the position for business systems manager became available, and after hearing Jason’s vision for Wildwood, I decided to join the team.

What experience and skills do you bring to the team? Several years in business operations, working for both small and larger, global telecommunications companies. I also bring a strong financial background to the team as a CPA with several years’ experience in public accounting.

Why is gardening important to you? I like being outdoors. I like outdoor spaces.