My name is spelled Kylin, I use they/them pronouns, identify as trans (non-binary) and am emerging my 15th year of running my business but over 20 in the landscape industry. The landscaping industry was dominated by cis-men, so I take every opportunity to work with and train teams that represent the wider Philadelphia demographic. I strive to make my business a safe workplace for LGBTQIA people, people of color and women. ( Obviously we also care about cis-men and their safety and they are welcome on our team and treated with utter respect like everyone else). We also use some collective decision making models and put a ton of time and energy into meetings where team members innovate, report back and question the way the company is run. The company focuses on people, planet and pet friendly ecological solutions to gardening. We try to keep natives and edible plants in the mix and invasive plants out!