Our Team

Rusty Saunders

Jerald A. (Rusty) Saunders, ASLA, PLA


Registered Landscape Architect: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, CLARB

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota, 1981

Rusty Saunders has been involved with Land Development projects in a substantive manner since 1982. Educated, trained and licensed to practice Land Planning and Landscape Architecture, he and his firm have shaped the design of many of the significant developments in the St. Louis Region. Originally hired as a young entry-level Landscape Architect for a predecessor company of Loomis Associates, Rusty became a Principal in the firm Loomis, Debenport, Boulton in 1985. In 1998, Mr. Loomis passed away and Saunders was elected President of the firm. Rusty is currently the sole owner of the corporation, now known as Loomis Associates.

Lee Hess, ASLA

Landscape Designer

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Mississippi State University, 2008

Lee has demonstrated expertise in several key areas of Landscape Architecture through his involvement with many project types. He is a talented designer, but also brings strong AutoCAD and computer graphic skills to each project. Lee’s prior experience with a design/build firm gives him a strong background the detailing and construction of various types of projects.

Kristin Provinse, ISA

Landscape Designer

ISA Certified Arborist

Passionate about nature and the environment, Kristin brings an environmental focus to the field of landscape architecture. As a landscape designer she adds organization and detail to enhance commercial landscapes through AutoCAD and computer graphic skills.

Pam Emmenderfer

Business Manager

Pam has been the office manager at Loomis Associates since 1999. She handles all billing, payroll, and clerical work as well as coordinating project specifications.