My goal is to provide environmentally sensitive landscape solutions that are contextually appropriate,
elegant, functional and inviting within budgetary and regulatory constraints. Experience includes client
interface, site analysis, design development, Construction Documents and presentation graphics. Skills
include AutoCAD, hand and digital rendering, InDesign, Native Plant Preservation Ordinance plans,
analytical, management and regulatory skills.

Masters in Landscape Architecture-University of Arizona, May 2008
Juris Doctor-University of Arizona

L J Design & Consulting: Landscape Designer 4/2013 to 4/2014
Kimley-Horn and Associates: (KHA purchased SAGE in 8/2010) Landscape Designer 8/2010 to 11/2012
SAGE Landscape Architecture and Environmental: Landscape Designer 2008 to 8/2010; Intern 2005-2008

Camino Verde Extension-Valencia Road to Brightwater: Native Plant Preservation and Riparian Habitat
analysis and mitigation plans; Coordination with Pima County DOT, Planting plans, Details
Houghton Road Bridge at UPRR: Native Plant and Riparian Habitat mitigation plans. Research and presentation
for use of DriWater as irrigation in desert and slope areas.

South Mountain Community College Library: 2012 AZ ASLA President’s Award and Award of Excellence;
Project references the contextual agricultural history of the site, and integration of building and landscape.
Landscape Designer for the project: Concept Design; Design Development; Planting and Hardscape research,
design, and CAD; Team meetings; Construction Documents.

El Corazon de los Tres Rios del Norte: A 25 page Strategic Implementation Plan for the City of Tucson at the
Santa Cruz River and its two major tributaries at the historic heart of Tucson’s civilization. The project contains
numerous enhancement and preservation sites; implementation and feasibility analysis; and extensive graphics.

Canoa Ranch Restoration Park: An historic working ranch developed as a 7-acre historic park for Pima County:
Site inventory; Interviews; Planting and Cultural Research; Concept Design development; Exhibits; Graphics

La Posada Adult Living Central Park: An 8 acre Senior Living Campus Design project containing a Central
Park, Meditation Garden, Zen Garden, Japanese Garden, Prose Garden, Chess and Ramada areas: Site Analysis,
Concept Design, Planting Plan, Hardscape Plan, Fundraising Presentation Graphics, Construction Documents.

El Paso and Southwestern Railroad Greenway: A 165 page Site Analysis book, and a 71 page Master Plan book
for an 8-mile Rails-to-Trails Project connecting historic and cultural centers in Tucson and South Tucson. Major
influences include sustainable design, cultural and historic influences, and site appropriate hardscape and planting
elements. Tasks Included: Site Inventory; Cultural Research; Interviews; Concept Development; Design Standards;
Needs Analysis; Presentation Graphics.

Airport Wash Greenway: Conceptual document with site analysis and presentation graphics for planning and
financial negotiations on behalf of Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation.

Harrison Greenway: Design and construction oversight of an 8-mile Multi-Use Trail for Pima County including
bike-traffic interface, coordination with Vail School District and Davis Monthan Air Force Base. Tasks included
Site Analysis, Concept Development, Team Meetings, Design Development, Construction Documents
Thomas Residence: Extensive landscape renovation including hardscape and planting design, new boulder water
feature, iridescent accent tiles, pavers, planting. Design, Construction Documents and Construction Administration
Ashton Residence: Landscape renovation including hardscape and planting design, additional patio space, lighting
design for Entry garden and back yard space. Design, Construction Documents and Construction Administration


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