Say Hello To Our Newest Board Members!


Board Members (L) Patrick Brown, PLA, ASLA (M) Amy Taylor (R) Nathan Hunter, PLA, LEED AP

A new year means new faces on our Board of Directors, and we are excited to introduce three new faces to you now! Patrick Brown, Amy Taylor, and Nathan Hunter are the most recent additions to our Board, and we are thrilled to have them. Keep reading below to learn a little more about each of them!


Patrick Brown, PLA, ASLA

Patrick Brown, an East Tennessee native, is the President of Ross/Fowler, P.C. and a licensed landscape architect. He specializes in government and public projects, and enjoys capturing each project’s unique sense of place. He loves a good spreadsheet, and frequently prepares project budgets and schedules. Patrick received his degree from Purdue University and is an active member of ASLA, CSI, and SCUP.

Patrick and his wife Jessica are looking forward to welcoming their first child at the end of January. As a previous volunteer for the ETCDC, Patrick enjoyed working with neighborhood groups to realize their vision and goals and is excited to contribute on a greater scale to this meaningful organization.


Amy is Division Director for NOI Knoxville. She has 24 years’ industry experience and joined NOI in 2007. She was instrumental in opening the NOI Knoxville location. Amy has since built a team that addresses all client support needs, including customer service, project coordination, project management, design, installation, and additional sales support.

Prior to joining NOI, Amy owned an interior design business, AST Designs.

Amy is very excited for the opportunity to be involved in efforts that can truly change a community through the process of design and looks forward to watching a project grow and evolve from a grass-root effort. 

Amy Taylor, NOI Knoxvillle Division Director


Nathan Hunter, PLA, LEED AP BD+C

Nathan Hunter has lived in Knoxville on and off for more than half his life and spent the last eleven years of his landscape architecture career at IBI Placemaking downtown. He has managed a wide range of projects from campus planning and design to open space redevelopment, but particularly enjoys the creative problem solving involved in urban renovation and streetscape revitalizations.

He and his wife, an Interior Architect, currently spend their time raising their 2-year old daughter.

About his time previously volunteering with us, Nathan said, 'Knowing that I am giving a skill I have so that my community can grow and prosper is a wonderful feeling.'