Meet Our Staff

David F. Nelson, Owner

Creative Director, Project Manager, Residential Sales


David was born and raised in Fullerton.  He resides in the same house he grew up in for over 50 years.  He started Pacific Coast Landscaping in 1979 and has been going strong ever since.  David has two children, Tyler and Connor.  Tyler is attending Cal Stale Long Beach and Connor is attending Cal State University San Marcos.  David loves animals and owns many including 2 dogs, Sami and Peaches, 1 cat, 4 rabbits, 20+ Koi fish, a bullfrog, a desert tortoise, pigeons and 11 chickens.  He raises Monarch Butterflies and has a fruit orchard with 15 different fruit trees. He also has an incredible vegetable garden that could feed a small army.  David is quite the DIY man.  If there is a way to make or repair something he can do it.  He has a passion for what he does and loves to help people.

“I am grateful to come to work at a job I love every day and go home to my beautiful family every night”

Kami Johnson

Office Manager


Kami started with us in 2007.  She graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2004 with a Business degree in Marketing. Most office duties including human resources, appointment scheduling, payroll, account receivable and account payable are managed by Kami.  If you call Pacific Coast Landscaping you will probably get a chance to talk to her.  Kami is the mother of 2 very active girls, Lyla and Stella.  Both swim for CCAQ.  She has been with her wonderful husband for 20 years.  She loves running, crafting, baking and camping in her spare time.  If there's a prank to be pulled or a joke to be had it's probably from Kami.  Call today to schedule an appointment or just to say hi!


Michelle Garcia

Project Coordinator


Michelle has been with us since 2015.  She is currently working on her Bachelor's Degree while working afternoons at PCL.  Michelle handles all contracts for Pacific Coast Landscaping as well as scheduling appointments, answering phones and returning e-mails.  If you call after 12:00pm, she will be the person on the other end of the phone.  She is a mom to two beautiful children, Isaiah and Iriana.  She loves watching Isaiah play baseball and Iriana play softball.  She's a true foodie and enjoys trying new restaurants.  She also loves hiking and spending time with her large family. 


Crew Leaders

Chano Hernandez
Chano Hernandez

Senior Crew Leader

Felipe Guadarrama
Felipe Guadarrama

Service Crew Leader

Soloman Hernandez
Soloman Hernandez

Crew Leader

Heidi Choate

Project Manager


Heidi has been with us since 2019.  She has an associated degree with an emphasis in Horticulture.  Heidi does appointments for landscaping and landscape design.  She has a love for native California plants.  As a member of the California Native Plant Society, she is our resident expert.  Heidi is newly married to Ewan.  In her spare time she loves to bake, hike, and walk the beach.