Ian Ambler / Owner, Landscape Architect  ASLA
Ian is the principal and owner of Ambler Design, LLC.  Ian came to landscape architecture by way of growing up in the Green Mountains of Vermont and the hours he spent in his parents gardens as a boy growing up in Stowe.  Ian received his B.S. degree in Landscape Architecture form Cornell University.  He is licensed in the state of Vermont and is a member of the American Society of Landscape architects.  Ian has worked on projects in North America, Asia, and Europe.  He has been designing and building exceptional landscapes in central Vermont since 2003. Ian lives with his wife Stacey and family in Waterbury.


Stacey Ambler/ Office Manager / Garden Designer
Stacey is a Master Gardener, former Waldorf School teacher, and environmental educator.  She has training in environmental resource management, fine arts, and permaculture.  Her experience, combined with her love of plants, bring artistic form and social function to our garden designs.






Albert Demag / Site Supervisor / Construction Manager

Albert joined the Ambler Design team in 2009, he has over 20 years of landscape construction experience and is the key link between the design and construction in the field.  Versatile in all aspects of the construction process, Albert has a keen eye for every project detail, often transforming what may seem a chaotic project site quickly into the beautiful finished landscape.  Albert lives with his family in Wolcott.

Phil Phelps / Machine Operator / Mechanic

Phil also known as Phid, has been a member of Ambler Design since 2015. He joins the team bringing 40+ years of experience in heavy equipment operation and machine maintenance. He has worked for several commercial construction companies. His operating skills are phenomenal and his in and out knowledge of heavy equipment is unmeasurable.  


Pat Walsh / Construction Foreman / Senior Mason

Pat has worked in the landscape industry for over 20 years prior to joining the team in 2009. From masonry work to planting and horticulture, Pat has the knowledge, experience, and skills to install any landscape.  He is a skilled stone mason and is always conscious of innovative ways to improve our work.  Pat is an avid backcountry snowboarder and mountain biker. He lives in Elmore.


Nick Chase / Construction Foreman / Senior Mason

Nick, a native of Craftsbury, Vermont has over 16 years of experience in the landscape industry.  He is a  skilled stone mason and and excellent machine operator.  His dedication to each project is apparent, frequently putting in extra time and effort to finish his work for the day.  Nick joined Ambler Design in 2012 and has become a valuable and reliable member of the team.



Dustin Jones / Mason / Landscape Installer

Dustin joined Ambler Design during the 2013 season and has quickly become a key member of the team.  He is a hard worker and completes each task quickly and efficiently. His skills as a stone mason are improving leaps and bounds from season to season. He is a fast learner with motivation to improve his skills and to produce high quality products.  Dustin lives in Hyde Park with his girlfriend and puppy..


Luke Aupperlee / Truck Driver / Landscape Installer

Luke came to Ambler Design in 2014. He has a lifetime of experience in the landscaping field having worked for many other Landscape Operations before finding his home at Ambler Design. Luke drives the truck and is an essential link to keeping various projects running concurrently. He is also a valuable resource on the job site with the abilities to aid in almost any task. On his days off Luke enjoys fishing and spending time with his girlfriend, they live in Morrisville.


Colby Grant / Landscape Installer

Joey Groom / Landscape Installer/ Maintenance Supervisor