RESUME

 
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An accomplished landscape architect with thorough experience in construction detailing, construction specification writing and editing, the complete project lifecycle (proposals, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Construction Administration

Extensive professional and community service has developed significant leadership, communication, event organization, fundraising, copy writing and publishing, and budgeting.

 

Proven successes in business management, operations, logistics, finances, and personnel management 

Freelance Landscape Architectural Consulting

​2018 - present

Assisting landscape architectural firms nationwide with construction drawings, construction detailing, specification writing + editing, quality control on a wide-range of projects.

Sr. Landscape Architect
Studio 2112 Landscape Architecture

​2019 - present

  • Lead the development of intricate construction details and specifications for the firm’s largest projects

  • Involved in construction administration of several large projects

  • Standardized office library of construction details and specifications focusing on consistency of language, formatting, style, and appearance

  • Extensive review and editing of fellow team members’ drawings and construction specifications

Project Manager/Landscape Designer

Verdant Landscape Architecture
*Formerly Blair Hines Design Associates

2015 - 2018​

  • Managed multiple projects concurrently of varying scales and complexities from proposal through construction administration

  • Prepared numerous construction drawing sets and specifications 

  • Handled all elements of construction administration for complex projects to satisfaction of client, architect, and fellow design professionals

Director of Operations

Environmental Pools, Inc.

2015 - 2018​

  • Successfully restructured a major division by utilizing data analysis to modernize operations including use of technology, policies, work standards, and financial procedures which lead to an 1,250% profit increase over two years

  • Managed construction projects from initial design to final completion with high levels of client satisfaction

  • Developed personnel policies and procedures while focusing on standardization, consistency, and equity while serving as the company's first Human Resources Director

Work
Experience
Skills
  • AutoCAD 

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Sketchup

  • Bluebeam Revu

  • Microsoft Office 

  • Construction Project Management Portals:  Submittal Exchange, ProCore, Newforma, eBuilder

  • Project Management Portals: Slack, Monday

  • Network administration

  • Integrating technologies across platforms

Professional Licensure
  • Massachusetts Registered Landscape Architect, #4323

  • CLARB Certified

Professional Memberships
  • American Society of Landscape Architects

  • Construction Specifications Institute

Selected Honors
  • Boston Society of Landscape Architects "Outstanding Service Award, 2013

  • American Society of Landscape Architects Student Award of Honor, 2008

  • NH Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Alumni Hall of Fame, 2002

  • Honorary Citizen, Ansong County, People's Republic of Korea (South Korea), 1997

Committee Member

City of Boston Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund Commission

​2017 - 2019

  • Conducted hearings with proposals from community members, community organizations, and city departments regarding projects to improve public art, landscape improvements, and beautification projects throughout Boston

  • As the public member of the committee, deliberated with fellow committee members to develop funding recommendations to the Mayor of Boston, Treasurer, and City Council President

President + Board Member

Friends of Fairsted

​2017 - 2019

 

  • Quickly gained respect of fellow board members to be selected as President of the non-profit Friends group supporting the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site (FLO NHS)

  • Leading several key initiatives in support of the FLO NHS including the landscape restoration of the Green Hill Parcel, which involves Friends of Fairsted’s the single largest donation in history 

  • Organized the organizations well-regarded semi-annual lecture series with luminary practitioners and scholars

 

 

Chair

American Society of Landscape Architects Chapter Presidents Council

2016 - 2018

 

Collaborated with national officers, national staff, other chapter leaders, and others to successfully organize and lead several multi-day meetings that provided robust information on successful, efficient, and innovation of chapters

President

Boston Society of Landscape Architects Fund

​2016 - 2019

  • Founder of the charitable non-profit dedicated towards providing scholarship opportunities to exceptional students

  • Led the management and coordination of dedicated funds named after professionals of national importance who have passed  

President, Member-At-Large

Boston Society of Landscape Architects

​2006 - 2019

  • Successfully erased a significant budget deficit through innovative fundraising while increasing member benefits and increased member satisfaction

  • Led the planning efforts for dozens of educational opportunities, social gatherings, and awards events including the organization’s first annual conference

  • Led the development, management, and evolution of BSLA Fieldbook, a semi-annual journal educating members on current trends and major developments in the field, providing important information about the organization, and informing policy makers about the work of the profession through targeted mailing

  • Gained a following from national leaders while successfully serving as the chapter co-chair for the 2013 ASLA Annual Meeting where 5,000 landscape architects convened in Boston from around the world 

Founder + Jury Chair

Nashua (NH) International Design Competition

2010 - 2012
 

  • Convinced the mayor and Board of Aldermen to approve the creation NH’s first municipally sponsored design competition 

  • Led a diverse team of nine jury members, many with no design/planning experience from the creation of the competition’s Call for Entries to the evaluation of the dozens of entries spanning five continents

Alderman - Ward 2

Nashua (NH) Board of Aldermen

2002 - 2004
 

  • Successfully handled several controversial neighborhood issues, addressed long-term, city-wide issues, and co-led the management of a $140M+ school construction project

  • Collaborated with colleagues to rewrite the city's land use codes, which have not been updated in thirty years

  • Participated in the development and approval of the city's first downtown master plan

Board Member, Budget Committee Chair

Nashua (NH) Board of Education

2002 - 2004

  • Successfully navigated several budgets through mayoral and aldermanic approvals which provided significant improvements to educational quality

  • Co-led the management of the $4.7M renovation and expansion of Amherst Street Elementary School while addressing the addressing the equitable delivery of educational services to the school with the district's highest percentage of free and reduced lunch

Nearly 100 Political Campaigns

1997 - 2015

  • Led and advised nearly 100 political campaigns at varying levels (federal, state, county, and local) levels with an exceptional success rate of over 70%

  • Coordinated special fundraising events, rallies, and town hall meetings with speakers such as Fmr. Senator Bill Bradley and Fmr. Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell

Professional ​
Service
Education
 
University of Massachusetts - Amherst

​Bachelor's of Science, Summa Cum Laude

Landscape Architecture, 2008

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