Who We Are

Who We Are

Heather Ring

Heather is the Founder and Director of Wayward, guiding it from its roots as an innovative platform for plant exchanges to become an ambitious vehicle for social change. She oversees all creative and commercial aspects of the practice.

She is also the Director of the international 501(c)(3) non-profit, Urban Physic Garden (UPG), which promotes the healing power of plants and food as medicine through educational programming, participatory experiences and design-driven green spaces. Born in Chicago, she holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute. 

Thomas Kendall

As the Associate Director, Thomas has worked with Wayward in a leadership capacity for nearly a decade in design and project management, while overseeing production and community engagement.

Born and raised on a farm in Cornwall, Thomas studied Fine Art at Falmouth College of Art, Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture (BSc) and the Royal College of Art (MA architecture). He teaches design studios at the Bartlett, Middlesex and the RCA.