Founder Kai Craig grew up in Hawai'i, where he began a lifelong appreciation for the relationship between people and the environment. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from UC Berkeley in Conservation and Resource Studies, with a focus on coastal ecology.

He received his Masters of Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona. He has worked for the City of Los Angeles' Watershed Protection Division. In 2017 Kai was named to the Los Angeles Expert Biodiversity Council and Committee Chair of the Long Beach Surfrider Foundation's Ocean Friendly Gardens Program.

Kai is a Watershed Wise Landscape Professional (WWLP), recognized as an U.S. EPA WaterSense labeled Professional Certification for Irrigation System Auditors.

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California Eco Design is on a mission to change how we treat the land. We believe healing the planet starts with our relationship with the land where we live and that relationship can be much healthier. 

Since it's founding on Earth Day of 2010, California Eco Design has been working with Long Beach's Lawn to Garden program to help residents convert lawns into drought tolerant gardens. We have worked with the City of Long Beach's Office of Sustainability in the development of Willow Springs Park. Other clients include Signal Hill Petroleum, Lake Arrowhead Community Services District, Balboa Park Conservancy, Children Today, Maple Village School, as well as apartments and homeowners' associations.