Joe Zazzera is contagiously enthusiastic about “reconnecting people to nature”. He has been working with nature in the built environment for 35 years. As the founding principal of Plant Solutions Inc., his company designs, installs, and maintains living walls, indoor atriums, and corporate nature programs with an emphasis on biophilia. His mission is to create working environments which connect people with nature, enhance productivity, reduce absenteeism, manage stress, and improve overall well being.
Joe has a Masters of Science degree in Biomimicry From Arizona State University where he trained under Dayna Baumeister and Janine Benyus. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, an Accredited Green Roof Professional, and a provisional WELL Accredited Professional. Joe has been awarded the “Master of the Southwest” designation for his work and artistry in the area of living walls.
Joe often leads hikes in the Sonoran Desert where he lives with his wife, Karen, along with some local bobcats, owls, snakes, coyotes, gila monsters, javelina, roadrunners, tarantula and 1000’s of other organisms.