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I am a 2011 MLA graduate from Kansas State University and I have a BS in Plant Sciences with an emphasis in Landscape Design from the University of Missouri-Columbia. I studied Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. I value team work and enjoy a multi-disciplinary atmosphere for creative problem solving and innovative design solutions. I am highly organized, self-motivated and outgoing. I have several years of experience in the design-build industry with two different companies in Missouri specializing in commercial and residential landscapes. During a landscape architecture internship in Oakland, California I gained experience with transit planning, learning environments and green roof design. I met with clients, prepared construction documents and led a pro-bono green roof project through the design process.
I am proficient in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011, Land F/X, Google SketchUp Pro 8, Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Bridge), ArcGIS and Microsoft Office. I look forward to advancing my skills and being a part of a professional team. I am interested in Community Design and Planning, Eco-Tourism and Resort Design, Downtown Revitalization, Waterfront and River Planning, Campus Planning and Design, Green Roofs, Park and Recreation Planning and Design, Transportation and Transit Planning, Urban Planning and Design, and High End Residential Design.
I am currently seeking full time employment that utilizes my ambition, creativity and value for team work. I am willing to relocate anywhere in the United States as long as I will be working under a registered landscape architect so I can obtain licensure.
Kansas State University, Teaching Assistant
I led class instruction, critiqued student design and research presentations, mentored research teams, led site visits and managed online sites.
Golden Associates Landscape Architects, Intern- Landscape Architecture
I led a pro-bono green roof playground project through the design process, generated construction documents, met with clients, participated in design charettes and attended company meetings.
University of Missouri - Columbia, Greenhouse Management Staff, Tiger Garden Floral Shop Staff and Plant Sciences Teaching Assistant
I propagated and watered plants, arranged flowers, designed window displays, administered tests, graded papers and managed files.
Rost Landscaping, Design Team Intern and Maintenance Division Staff
I drafted residential landscape designs, installed and maintained residential and commercial landscapes and custom designed planter containers.
Kansas State University, Masters, Landscape Architecture
Major courses studied at K-State include planting design, site inventory and analysis, a three-course series in construction, landscape architectural theory, site planning, four design studios and a masters project and report.
University of Missouri - Kansas City, Bachelors, Plant Sciences
Major courses studied at Mizzou include planting design, drafting, woody ornamental nomenclature, herbacious and perennial nomenclature, turf grasses, greenhouse management, plant propagation, entomology and plant biology.
University of Canterbury, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
During a study abroad trip to the University of Canterbury I studied local agriculture and industry, researched and analyzed agricultural management practices, and toured local industries.
The American FFA Degree is awarded to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their Supervised Agricultural Experience.