About Us

White Cloud Design, Inc. is a landscape design company specializing in detailed, sustainable residential landscape design for projects throughout the West. Based out of Whitefish, Montana, we strive to seamlessly integrate homes into their surrounding landscape, with ecological designs that have personalized character. While our specialty is residential design, our design and consulting services range from ranch landscape design, to trails branding, water shaping, lakeshore permitting, HOA design approvals, green roof design, sign sitting and integration, and site land use planning.

Owner, Principal Designer

John McDonald, ASLA Associate

University of Idaho
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (1997)

Mapping out my route into the landscape and building industry, I began as a landscape laborer to develop on-site skills that became fundamental in the level of detail and functionality my designs were taken to in the future. With practical experience in the field, I then worked my way through a Landscape Architecture program at the University of Idaho and started White Cloud Design in 1995. The company launched as a design/build company to further enhance the designs from on-site knowledge, and after two years transitioned solely into a design firm. Since moving the Whitefish in 1999, White Cloud Design has been involved in hundreds of projects throughout Montana, Idaho and Hawaii. White Cloud Design is now in its 22nd year, with 25 years working in the industry.

Senior Landscape Designer

Keely Maricle, ASLA Associate

University of California, Davis
B.S. Landscape Architecture (2016)

Originally from California where I studied Landscape Architecture at the University of California Davis, I easily fell in love with the beauty of Montana. My love for nature and the outdoors drives my desire to foster the relationship between humans and the environment through the design of landscapes. As the most influential inhabitants of this planet, I believe it is our duty to find the balance between manmade and natural environments for a long lived, sustainable existence.

Landscape Designer

Growing Our Team

If you're interested in the field of landscape design and want to know what internships or opportunities we might have available, please contact us!