Elizabeth McCallister

Elizabeth McCallister

Palm Harbor, FL, US




Rahenkamp Design Group, Tampasr., Sr. Land Planner

Aug 2015 - current

Walsh, Krowka & Associates, Inc., Georgetown, SC, US, Landscape Designer

Serve as a private consultant supporting and assisting a small firm with workload, daily operations, and project conceptualization.
Key Accomplishments:
 Create residential and public landscaping documentation, as well as electronic records, in conjunction with all applicable code requirements, standards, and processes.
 Facilitate research initiatives, design ideas, and the procurement of landscape materials.
 Provide support in the solicitation of new clientele and direct sales.
 Utilize AutoCAD 2013, Adobe Photoshop CS6, and standard office applications.

Nov 2012 - current

The Earthworks Group, Murrells Inlet, SC, US, Landscape Designer

Operated as a Landscape Designer in the creation of landscape plans and construction documentation using AutoCAD Civil 3D for new commercial projects and residential homes.
Key Accomplishments:
 Coordinated with Civil Engineering and Architecture teams to develop complete construction documents, including site planning.
 Performed site walk-through with local officials as well as creation of supporting documents for new development (tree mitigation plans, irrigation plans, etc.).
 Upheld all state, county, district, and development code requirements for site buffers, parking islands and screening.

Jun 2013 - Sep 2013

Pinellas County Schools, Clearwater, FL, US, Science Educator

Oversaw the education, supervision, and academic progression of approximately 140 - 8th grade students enrolled in the Pinellas County School District.
Key Accomplishments:
 Developed and led curriculum strategies, daily lesson plans, and testing mechanisms, including proctoring the State Proficiency Testing in accordance with rigorous testing criteria.
 Interacted with a wide variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, engaging students, and fostering daily performance and long-term goal achievement.
 Liaised with students, parents, and education team members in order to monitor student progress and academic achievements.

Aug 2008 - Nov 2011

Anderson Lesniak, Inc., Tampa, FL, US, Project Manager

Acted as Project Manager, consulted with clientele in order to manage complete landscaping projects from inception to completion.
Key Accomplishments:
 Served as Landscape Designer on New Heights Elementary School's LEED Team, overseeing and completing LEED-certified landscape design.
 Created landscaping and irritation plans while working closely with clientele to maintain accuracy and completeness.
 Upheld responsibility for submitting all landscaping plans to city planning and zoning officials for review / approval.
 Synchronized operations between Architects, LEED Managers, and construction workers to facilitate the design and implementation of specific project plans.

Sep 2006 - Mar 2007

LandDesign, Inc., Tampa, FL, US, Landscape Designer

Developed and implemented construction and renovation plans on behalf of various public, civic, and private development projects.
Key Accomplishments:
 Designed landscaping and hardscaping for the University of Florida's Joint Military Sciences Building.
 Completed landscape and hardscape redesign on behalf of Eckerd College's Griffin Chapel.
 Teamed with staff members in order to facilitate project bidding, marketing, and brand strategy.
 Used AutoCAD software to create detailed planting plans and project overviews while hand rendering plans for presentations and client proposals.
 Preserved clientele proposals as well as electronic files concerning workloads, timesheets, and project progression.

Jan 2006 - Aug 2006

The Hughes Group, Odessa, FL, US, Landscape Designer

Created and oversaw the implementation of plans regarding planting, hardscape, and pool installation for new and existing residential homes.
Key Accomplishments:
 Performed initial site analysis in coordination with each clientele to ensure viability and project estimations.
 Researched plants, pavers, and ornamental objects, placing orders as necessary.
 Leveraged hand drafting and drawing techniques while meeting the demand of as many as six projects per week.

Jul 2005 - Dec 2005

ACP Visioning & Planning, New York, New York, Landscape Design Consultant

Operated as a private project consultant as a part of ACP’s BlueprintPlus Project for the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Key Accomplishments:
 Assisted city officials in development long-term visions and public policies regarding community development and investment initiatives.
 Captained community workshops, public planning sessions, and open house reviews in order to educate and engage local resources, stakeholders, and clients.
 Completed hand-rendered colorings and drawings of proposed project ideas.

Sep 2004 - May 2005


The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, MArch, Landscape Architecture

Masters of Landscape Architecture

Sep 2000 - Jul 2005

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, Bachelors, General Science Education

Bachelor of General Science Education

Sep 1984 - Jun 1990


Walter E. Chambers Scholarship, Scholarship

The Ohio State University; Academic Scholarship based on studio and design work.


Who’s Who in America’s Teachers, Award

Recognition of Success in Educating Students; multiple award winner: 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998.


Upsilon Pi Upsilon, The Ohio State University, Other

Academic Society Honorary Membership for service and leadership to The Stadium Scholarship Dormitory, The Ohio State University.


Stadium Scholarship Dormitory Distinguished Service Award, Award

Recognition for service, leadership and dedication to dormitory and University community of The Ohio State University Stadium Scholarship Dormitory. Multiple award winner: 1988 and 1989.


The State of Ohio Legislature, Leader of Tomorrow Award, Award

Recognition by State Legislature for Leadership Skills and Service to Community; multiple award winner: 1988 and 1989.


Areas of Specialization