The dedicated and close-knit team at Boreal Bioscapes creates one-of-a-kind outdoor spaces using sustainable practices, extensive horticultural knowledge and artistic design principles. We are committed to providing you with creative gardens and landscapes of impeccable quality.

"Thank you again for all your hard work. We received many compliments on the garden and people have certainly mentioned how wonderful it looks!"

- Karen Vezina

Meet our Team

Boreal Bioscapes founder Claire Kaufman is an Alaskan Master Gardener with over 15 years of design, horticulture and project management experience.

Claire is is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and has trained under prominent British designer Duncan Heather. Claire has worked in both the commercial and non-profit garden sectors, along with instructing college-level courses in soil science.

Claire presently serves as Board of Directors Vice President at the Alaska Botanical Garden. When she is not busy working with clients, Claire enjoys experimenting with new plants and techniques in her own garden.

Melanie enjoys learning about the practice and culture of gardening and design, seeing the transformation of our landscapes in the growing season, as well as the transformation of space through the creation of new gardens.


Melanie appreciates the opportunity to spend the summer season outside, caring for the gardens as they grow.

Kylee Nicholas grew-up in Eagle River, Alaska and has spent the past two summers gardening for the Municipality of Anchorage. Kylee loves gardening because she enjoys the connection we have to plants. She understands that plants can change the atmosphere, by bringing life, color, fragrance and joy to people, especially flowers.


When Kylee is not attending to gardens, she enjoys getting outside hiking, canoeing and doing novice photography.

Rachael Sadley is new to Alaska; a  "surfer girl" fresh out of Florida. She enjoys camping, hiking, and photography. Having a mother who is a Master Gardener has instilled a life-long love of plants and gardening in Rachael.


Rachael describes herself as your basic nature loving, tree hugging, adventure traveler, and is looking forward to a summer enriching Alaskan lives, one garden at a time.