About us

We're raising industry standards

We are driven to increase our knowledge and safeguard our planet. To offer flexibility and
functionality in our solutions, it is key for us to consider all parties worldviews and motivations in a collaborative way. 

With bio-retention media we can’t operate in isolation, relying solely on having the right specification, media premix, or device installation. Success depends on everyone, including the community, to understand not just the need but the function of raingardens and other devices.

You can do everything right, and then through lack of understanding, a local contractor flushes out his concrete truck into the rain garden and the whole thing has failed.   

At ScapeSpec we are challenging how we develop, harness and use knowledge.

We turn knowledge into practical solutions across the industry and broader community. Using research driven modelling we have created a platform to mitigate industry challenges and deliver optimal outcomes. ScapeSpec platform links site specific variables, specification, media creation, installation, assessment and maintenance.

Our goal is to produce high quality product that consistently meets site specifications.

We’ve achieved this goal by working together as a team and collaborating with clients like you to create the best possible results.

Meet our team

We’ll work with you to get it done – in a collaborative way that achieves sustainable outcomes

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Our team

Dean Rissetto

Dean Rissetto

Vision & Innovation
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Dean loves dirt! He has lived landscape supplies and quarrying since he was 14.

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On holiday you’ll find everyone else looking at the view and Dean looking at the ground or picking up soil and commenting on rocks.  

He is driven to create sustainable landscape solutions that harness his knowledge of product and supply and leverage technology to enhance quality and collaboration throughout the industry.

Always interested in learning and understanding the technical and scientific aspects of products and outcomes, his recent focus has been on the development of site specific high performing bio-retention media. He envisioned the ScapeSpec system to meet a need for more touchpoints between stakeholders, as well as a robust quality assurance and control process that not only made production easier but also ensured effective outcomes.

Elizabeth Howells

Elizabeth Howells

Strategy & Development
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Always up for a challenge, Libby has had a diverse career path working in small start-ups to large corporates.

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A registered psychologist, she seeks to stretch and grow both the business and the people making it a reality.  

Our environment affects us more than we ever realised. There is an increasing understanding that our surroundings can have a profound effect on how we feel, think and behave.

Libby contributes to a multi- and interdisciplinary team, focusing on the interplay between individuals and their surroundings. Her rigorous empirical approach and business knowledge informs strategy, communication and design of technology to reduce barriers to change and ensure usability.

Tracy Taylor

Tracy Taylor

Project Delivery
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Green fingered and not afraid to get stuck in. Understanding the stressors and demands of the sector, she strives to put plans into action and deliver practical solutions.

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Tracy started out working in a commercial plant nursery before a stint in horticultural logistics and commercial landscaping.

There are many exciting and innovative ways we can incorporate green spaces in our cities. Tracy has a passion to make urban landscapes flourish, creating new habitats for birds & insects and all to enjoy!

Alex Neilson

Alex Neilson

People & Collaboration
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Passionate about people and our planet, Alex believes that through harnessing psychological knowledge we can support those around us to realise their full potential and impact.

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With roughly 70% of her body composition being made up of coffee at any one time, Alex takes an energetic approach to ensuring the many wheels that make up the ScapeSpec team turn smoothly.

Amir Mohammadi

Amir Mohammadi

Environmental Scientist
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Motivated by a love of science, Amir has spent the past decade researching environmental fields to understand the fate and transport of pollutants. If you can’t find him in the office, he might be in the lab playing in the dirt as he did in his childhood!

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A PhD candidate in Geochemistry at the University of Waikato, Amir is the mastermind behind ScapeSpec’s geotechnic lab, constantly refining our QA/QC processes. He finds data in all shapes and forms to devise practical solutions. He is confident managing multi-disciplinary projects and developing all sorts; such as monitoring and remediation toolkits.   

Michael Van Havill

Michael Van Havill

Product Design
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Driven to give ideas the bionic legs they need to get up and running, Michael lives and breathes tech product design.

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Master of translating concepts into reality, Michael runs consultancies across the globe. With a background spanning sales, marketing and technology, no matter the concept - Michael just gets it.

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