Erika Santillan is the Owner and Founder of Inland Gardens and Tropics, established in the Inland Empire in 2011. The company specializes in wholesale nursery sales and contract growth for Public Works and State Funded Projects, Cal Trans, private, commercial, and residential project design. Additionally, she serves as a consultant to private entities requiring landscape design concepts and value engineering.
Among the projects, Erika’s company has undertaken are Patton State Hospital, Kaiser Permanente Murrieta, CalTrans 60/91/210 interchange, CalTrans 91 freeway, LA Lakers Headquarters, to name a few.
The company is Small Business and Women Minority Business Enterprise certified, and though construction is not an easy field for women, she enjoys the challenge.
Erika brings tremendous knowledge and hands-on experience of over 18 years of cumulative general and landscape construction. Her experience extends from project engineering to purchasing manager for some of Southern California’s most prestigious landscape companies, such as ValleyCrest Landscape Development currently BrightView Landscape.
Erika attended Cal Poly Pomona where she completed the Project Management Program, and she currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Latina Business Women Association, Inland Empire.