Our Team


Who We Are

Elemental is a Bay Area based team of skilled landscape artisans, led by founder Rhadiante Van de Voorde. Our collaborative architecture and design process produces timeless, stunning landscapes that exhibit gratitude for the five elements of water, wood, stone, metal, and glass.

spiral stone wall planting bed curved
Lush landscaped backyard pond with rock waterfall feature circled by plantings and an arbor growing wisteria

Our Mission

To create landscape spaces that are balanced, in harmony with their environment, surprise our clients, and draw them from the indoors out.

"We had a lot of property that had no cohesive design theme. Rhadiante produced a design that focused on native plant species, which fit well in our mountain community. We were very pleased with the result! When we recently sold our home the new owners told us that the beauty of our landscaping was a big factor in their purchase decision. I plan to use Rhadiante again for our new house, and recommend her without reservation."
- Dan & Crystal of Ben Lomond, CA

The Team

Rhadiante Van de Voorde
Principal & Founder

Award-winning landscape architect, Rhadiante Van de Voorde, is an expert in environmental design and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Fluent in the art and science of Feng Shui and the 5 element theory, Rhadiante and her team beautifully balance the energies of wood, water, fire, earth, and metal in their designs.

Craig Maupin headshot lead designer of Elemental Design Group
Craig Maupin
Lead Designer

“Form and function are the natural balance of good design.”

Craig is a 3D design specialist with more than twenty-three years of experience in landscape design including roles at Jeff Gamboni Landscape Architects, a Stockton, CA commercial landscape firm specializing in sustainability and LEED certified design, and Custom Residential Landscape Design Firm in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Sean Golden, Senior Landscape Designer, CLIA and EPA WaterSense Irrigation Partner
Sean Golden
Landscape Designer, CLIA
EPA WaterSense Irrigation Partner

Sean is a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor with more than thirty years’ landscape design experience collaborating with architects, landscape architects and designers, contractors, and plant nurseries.

Sean received his BLA from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) in 2000 and his Certified Landscape Irrigation Audsitors certification from the Irrigation Association (CLIA) in 2010.

Sean began his career in southern California designing landscapes and conducting field inspections near Palm Springs. Working in an arid region honed his skills in landscape water usage, irrigation design, and proper water management strategies. Sean continues his experience as a landscape and irrigation designer for private and commercial properties throughout the Bay area and Kauai, Hawaii.

Alison Antone headshot Elemental Design Group
Alison Antone
Social Media & Marketing Manager

A graduate of San Jose State University studying architectural and graphic design, Alison has a love for art, beauty, and the written word, making her an especially enthusiastic member of our team!

Alison's experience in social media marketing over the years includes promoting luxury businesses in retail, real estate, wellness, and other professional services.

Lori Hede
Project Manager

“I love natural beauty and strive to incorporate it into all aspects of my life.”

Lori has a BS in Human Development from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and heads up our day-to-day functions ensuring that each project goes smoothly from start to finish.

Instrumental to each client project, Lori is the friendly face of Elemental coordinating client appointments, filing for permits, scheduling contractors, and purchasing all materials.

In love with her other job as a mom, Lori also enjoys kayaking, getting dirty in mud runs, taking bubble baths, and reading in her spare time.