I am a landscape architecture graduate motivated by the prospect of restoring natural systems and services as a means to bring value to the community. I've lived in the West Coast, East Coast, and Midwest; I appreciate all kinds of landscapes from urban to rural and everything in between. I'd like to be known as a designer that promotes local ecology with native planting, but does so with an elegant and practical style.
I chose to become a landscape architect because I believe the world will be here longer if we can understand how to live in ways that protect and promote our natural resources. Every landscape design is an opportunity to exercise an environmental conscience.
Marina Landscape, Inc., Anaheim, CA, US, Landscape Designer, Project Estimating
Prepare planting designs, renderings, construction documents for Marina's maintenance department and construction department. Provide the additional design service these departments offer to clients and for bidding projects.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Graduate Student Instructor
Assisted in teaching first-year graduate students in the Landscape Ecology Design Studio to design using ecological analysis and knowledge of natural and urban systems.
Detroit Department of Transportation, Detroit, MI, US, Consultant
For my Master's group project, we helped visualize transit stations for the proposed light rail along Woodward Avenue. Design ideas include incorporating Detroit history and modern ideas of environmental services in the city.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Intern
Assisted in the installation of a children's garden including planting and gardening, invasive plant removal, and light carpentry.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Masters, Landscape Architecture
University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Bachelors, Cinema-Television
Landscape Architecture Faculty Award, University of Michigan, Award
Given as recognition for consistently experimenting with strategies to enhance the importance of environmental services in landscape design.