Meet the Team

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Chad Norris

Owner & Lead Designer

As an Arizona native growing up in the landscape industry, Chad has honed his skills and created an artistic landscape approach that provides stunning designs and earned many awards, including the Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine2017 Master of the Southwest award, Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine Gold List Award – 4 years in a row, and Sources for DesignDesign Icon Landscape award winner. Using the home’s exterior landscape as the canvas, Chad creates impactful, luxury outdoor environments showcasing unique “living art” plant combinations, along with functional designs to relax and entertain. He is driven to create an experience for his clients that exceeds expectations. Leaving his imprint and improving a client’s quality of life in their own home. He absolutely loves the creative process, that is, High Desert Designs!

Bahia Norris

Bahia has always been an entrepreneur. Her previous endeavors include both real estate and opening her own hair salon. Her solid work ethic is key to the success of both Accounting and Human Resources. She has strong employee relations and helps to drive policies and decisions both in the field and in the office. She genuinely loves helping others! In her free time, Bahia enjoys long runs, especially on the beach, and spending time watching her kiddos excel in both volleyball and football.

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Francisco Mendoza

Landscape Manager

Francisco has been in the landscape industry since 2002 and has been with HDD since we started in 2020. As a Supervisor for our landscape installations, he helps coordinate the procurement and scheduled use of resources such as labor, equipment, and plant material to ensure maximum use and completion of work within budget, safety guidelines, and quality standards. Read More

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Brian Norris


Brian Norris has been in the landscape business for over 40 years. Starting out as a family business, Brian carried on the business, taking over the company in the early 80s. His commitment to detail and knowledge of Arizona's hardy landscapes and sprinkler systems has propelled him into the industry as a successful business owner. Read More

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John Drew

VP of Operations

As a 2002 Ohio State University Business School graduate, John comes to HDD with numerous business skill sets that make him an asset to our team. John started working with High Desert Designs since they started in 2020. Read More

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Jen Drew

Office Manager

Jen graduated from Ohio University in 2001 with her bachelor’s degree. As a former classroom teacher, Jen comes to HDD as an important part of our day-to-day office operations and procedures. Her strong organizational and communication skills are essential in keeping our high expectations for our clients. Read More

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Cesar Moyers

Management Supervisor

With 14 years of experience as a landscape supervisor, Cesar has much knowledge that helps with both landscape installations and our management crews. His first job was as a Heavy Machine Operator, and that has evolved to assist with many tasks both on-site and at our nursery. Read More

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Jake Norris

Management Supervisor

As an Arizona native and natural-born lover of anything outdoors, you won’t find anyone with a deeper appreciation of desert landscape than Jake. With both his father and brother having built successful careers in the landscape world, it’s no wonder he gravitated towards the family business. Read More

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Garrett Langefles

Plan Drafter/Designer

Garrett is a lifelong Arizonan who has been honing his skills as a desert landscape designer for many years. He graduated from Arizona State University in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in Science of Landscape Architecture. Read More