David Mindell – Owner – David founded PlantWise, LLC in 1998. He and the business are dedicated to creating and restoring native ecosystems and plant communities and working with people to bring native habitats into their yards and lives. Towards that end, David’s focus is on increasing the biodiversity of sites, working on landscapes ranging from a fraction of an acre on up to hundreds of acres. David is the primary burn boss, oversees PlantWise’s invasive plant control and general restoration projects, and ensures that the whole PlantWise operation runs smoothly.
Prior to PlantWise, David was the Stewardship Coordinator for the City of Ann Arbor’s Natural Area Preservation Division. He received a Master’s degree in Natural Resources (forest ecology and ecosystem management) at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources.