Bret Huntman has a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University with 20 years of experience in the landscape, construction and home maintenance industry. He is a Certified Michigan Natural Shoreline Management Professional. Bret specializes in the design and creation of sustainable and healthy outdoor living spaces, including landscaped gardens, patios, paths and retaining walls.
Bret moved north in 1993 and has since learned the natural history and wildlife of northern Michigan forests, lakes and rivers while hiking, skiing and hunting. Wanting to bring forest plants closer to home, he studied the use of Michigan native plants and native plant landscape design and gardening. With the help of numerous team members, mentors, peers and cross country ski friends – thanks to Mom & Dad, Jen, David, Chris, Lee, and Bill – he is "North by Nature."
North by Nature is a member of the Wildflower Association of Michigan and the Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association.