Faculty

Don Marshall

Full-Time Faculty

(425) 739-8356

Chris Smith

Full-Time Faculty

(425) 739-8424


Don Marshall
Don MarshallEducator, landscape designer, and nurseryman, Don Marshall has established one of the outstanding horticulture programs in Washington state. He started the Environmental Horticulture program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology over twenty years ago and has guided the program to expand and grow to meet the changing needs of the community and the industry. His graduates have found employment in all areas ranging from wholesale and retail nurseries, design and maintenance firms, arboriculture, education and even public relations for the Northwest Flower and Garden Show.

Mr. Marshall received Lifetime Honorary Membership in the Washington State Nursery & Landscaping Association (WSNLA) in 1998. In 2004 he received the outstanding "involvement" award. He is the only educator to receive the WSNLA Educator of the Year twice - once in 1992 and again in 1995. He received the Lake Washington Institute of Technology Instructor of Excellence Award in 1991 and 1997. He was also the recipient of the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals Grand Award in 1996 for Residential Interiorscape Design and Installation. In 2002, he co-authored Home Landscaping, Northwest Region published by Creative Homeowner, now in its second printing. In 2006 he won the Puget Sound Energy Instructor of Excellence award.

In addition to teaching full time, Mr. Marshall, a Certified Arborist, owns and operates a landscape design, installation, and maintenance firm and teaches seminars throughout the Puget Sound region. 

 

Chris Smith
Chris SmithWith a degree in ecology from the University of California at Santa Cruz, Chris Smith brings a broad depth of knowledge to the Environmental Horticulture program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. An LWTech alumnus, Mr. Smith began his horticulture experiences as a greenhouse manager and technical aide for the program before assuming the role of horticulture instructor. He has also worked for Molbak's Nursery and Grey Barn Nursery.

In addition to teaching horticulture full-time, Mr. Smith currently owns and operates a small landscape maintenance business along with his wife, a fellow LWTech Horticulture alumnus. He is a Certified Professional Horticulturist and member of the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association and is currently president of the Lynnwood High School Horticulture program's advisory committee.