MEET OUR TEAM
Marian moved to Austin 20 years ago, with the dream and desire to discover this city and all of its weird and wonderful things. Coming from Houston, Marian soon recognized the vast differences in landscapes, topography and use of space, with the more arid, hot climate.
The smaller city and tight knit community in Austin also held a different, more welcoming vibe than the big city. Through volunteer efforts with non-profits and the art community in town, Marian quickly embraced the beauty of the outdoors in Austin. This lead to a passion to create and build beautiful spaces and to draw people and pets outside, to enjoy this eccentric and fascinating city.
In 2009, Marian utilized her varied skill sets, including business, technology and finance to form a company focused on changing the outdoor space and environment for residents and business owners in the city. Honing in on the importance and beauty of using native plants, locally sourced materials and water wise designs, Marian and her team work to create and define beautiful, smart spaces.
With a small family of her own, Marian understands the value of enhancing outdoor spaces for children, friends and loved ones. With a focus on solid customer service, efficient follow up and follow through, and ensuring the best possible results, Marian recognizes the importance of continuous refinement and an open eye to innovative change. Marian brings her love of people, places and plants, into each and every unique project. A foodie and home-chef to two small children, Marian works to maintain a team with a culture of respect, dignity and solid work ethic.
Nai’lah moved to Austin from Houston for college, and loved the nature in the city so much that she decided to stay. Living in Austin, she became a fan of Barton Springs, the Roy and Ann Butler Hike and Bike Trail, and many, wonderful local businesses. After years of volunteering with local environmental non-profits in college, she sought a career that valued sustainable initiatives and values which led her to Waterloo Outdoor.
A love of design, art, and expression brought Nai’lah to studying architecture. She completed a five-year professional architecture degree from The University of Texas in 2020. From her experience in school, Nai’lah holds close the value of perspective and inclusivity when designing spaces. She believes that each space should be unique and shaped by the users and environment surrounding it.
By approaching outdoor spaces as destinations defined by joy and ease, Nai’lah works to bring you the innate solace of nature. When not designing, Nai’lah enjoys drawing, dancing, and hanging out with her dog by the lake.
Holly Delmonico Rojas
Holly is a fourth generation Texan. In her youth, she spent a great deal of time in both of her grandfathers’ gardens. Her mother’s father taught her about yuccas and bromeliads. Her father’s father had a greenhouse and vegetable garden with strawberries, tomatoes, onions and garlic. This time spent gardening with her family left an indelible mark on her. As a young adult she developed a love of growing succulents and vegetables in her own garden.
Holly and Marian met in high school and became fast friends. The opportunity to work together felt like a natural extension of their friendship, and it just so happened to align with Holly’s favorite hobby, gardening.
What Holly is most proud of at Waterloo Outdoor Design Build is that she contributes to the process of creating environments that promote communion with nature, family and friends. Helping families spend more time outdoors is a wonderful outcome that gives her a great sense of purpose.