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Our mission is to bring delight and engagement with the natural world
to every project, however urban, as a matter of human necessity.

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Caitilin Pope Daum


Caitilin Pope Daum founded Studio Wild in 2012 to focus on designing human-scaled spaces with nimble, innovative, and regionally specific approaches to sustainability. With16 years of working in Oregon, Washington, and California her experience includes multi family housing, streetscapes, schoolyards, campuses, parks, and private residences.  She is skilled at coordination between disciplines, helping to develop solutions that are appropriate to the realities of budget, engineering, ecology, and human use. Caitilin earned a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.

Registration and Professional Associations
  • Registered Landscape Architect, State of Oregon #0763
  • Board Member: Build Local Alliance
  • Member: ASLA, International Living Future Institute
  • Certified Backyard Habitat Designer

Kyla Tanaka


Kyla approaches every project with energy, practicality, creativity, and a commitment to the well-being of the people and the natural systems that will share the space. With 16 years plus as a Landscape Architect, her work includes affordable and market-rate multi-family housing, corporate campuses, city parks and playgrounds, elderly care facilities, child care facilities, transitional housing for the formerly incarcerated, and extensive work on green schoolyards in the public and private sectors. She received her Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.

Registration and Professional Associations
  • Registered Landscape Architect, State of California #5549, State of Oregon #0963
  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • US Green Building Council Member
  • Currently Serving on the Design Advisory Group for the Renovation of Kellogg Middle School in the South Tabor Neighborhood of Portland

Erin Duffy Jones

Landscape Designer

Erin is a landscape designer with over 15 years combined experience working with landscape architecture firms and design-build companies. She is in the process of becoming a licensed landscape architect. Erin has worked on residential, multi-family residential, educational, commercial, and play ground design projects among others. She’s a true plant nerd, avid gardener, and loves to explore natural places with her family in her spare time. She has a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon & a B.S. in Horticulture from the University of Cincinnati.

Alyssa Machle John

Landscape Designer

Alyssa grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where she cultivated a love for the outdoors along with a passion for art – interests that eventually led her to pursue a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining Studio Wild, Alyssa contributed to a number of large-scale public projects at Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture in San Francisco, California, and Walker Macy in Portland. Her design approach focuses on creating spaces that enrich people’s lives by connecting them with the natural environment. Alyssa’s creative practice also includes fine art, creative writing, illustration, and graphic and web design.

what people say

“Having Caitilin on board with the Alberta St Pub patio renovation expanded my conception of what was even possible, and brought to life ideas that have now become reality. She carefully listened to what I was wanted and then gently brought me around to new ways of looking at the big picture. She understands how a space can work for a variety of gatherings and seasons, and how a landscape and its structures will grow, change, and weather over time. It was incredibly valuable to have her technical expertise in dealing with mundane issues like roof runoff and permit requirements – items that were way off my radar and could have been very frustrating otherwise. I am very glad that she was part of our team.”

Django Amerson, owner Alberta St Pub

what people say

“We absolutely loved working with Caitilin for our yard. We were truly at a loss about what to do as it isn’t that large but has a lot of changes in elevation. She was great at listening to things we liked and desired for our space and then creating a great design that was feasible and went above and beyond what we thought could be done with our little yard. We get so many compliments on how our home is looking from passing neighbors to long time friends. It has come a long way from when we bought it and we are thankful Caitilin helped create the vision to frame our home. ”

Matt and Anna Norman, homeowners

what people say

“We worked closely with Caitilin in designing and executing a long term, complex landscape project for our backyard in the Hawthorne District. After meeting and sharing ideas and photos, she designed an incredibly thoughtful, detailed, and creative plan for our backyard. I immediately knew that she understood exactly what we wanted. We love our new space and we look forward to working with her in the next phase of our project. I recommend her for any landscaping project; she is exceptional.”

Liana Corliss, homeowner

what people say

“We worked with Caitilin to design a landscape for our new preschool. She is terrifically good at stepping back and seeing the big picture, and then creatively and logically turning that into beautiful and functional spaces. Working with her we really gained an understanding of the way a landscape can work as a whole, and of the parts and pieces that complement that vision. She was always a thoughtful listener, but didn’t hesitate to share her point of view. In the end we felt like our ideas were an important part of the design, but the design itself gave our thoughts order and unity that was uniquely hers.

We often reflect on how fortunate we were to have worked with her, and the feedback we’ve gotten from visitors and parents on the landscape design has reinforced this feeling. ”

Norina Beck, teacher and cofounder at Rising Song Preschool

what people say

“When we decided to completely redo our yard, we had some vague ideas but we weren’t sure exactly what we wanted. Caitilin did a fantastic job of translating our general concepts into a beautiful landscape—one that suits us perfectly. She also provided excellent advice when it came to finding drought-resistant plants that look great but don’t require a lot of maintenance. We get compliments from people walking by our front yard every day. I recommend her work highly. ”

Lisa Cannon, Homeowner