Observing. Exploring. Creating.
I have over a decade of experience in public policy, community planning, and environmental design. My work is firmly grounded in local ecology, with design solutions rooted in site analyses and context of place. I am intrigued at the balance between art and science, built and natural, chaos and order. I am passionate about creating beautiful, adaptive, and resilient places that benefit people and the environment. Driven by a sense of possibility, I follow my curiosity and dive in.
My career started as a Teach for America corps member in the colonias of the Rio Grande Valley on the US - Mexico border, a community grappling with the challenges of population growth, a changing agricultural economy, and lack of infrastructure. Since the mid 2000s I've worked largely in urban communities, both in public policy and as an urban planner. I am a founding partner in Conducive Development, a real estate firm in New England, developing the first regenerative agrihood in the US on a historic property in Peterborough, NH, slated for completion in summer 2019.
I currently live in Jackson, WY where I work as a land use planner by day. When not staring at maps, you can find me playing tunes or playing in the snow.
D E S I G N: Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, SketchUP, hand-sketching
M A P P I N G: ArcGIS, QGIS, MapInfo, LiDAR, land surveying
R E S E A R C H: project management, quantitative analysis, survey design
P E O P L E: public speaking, fluent Spanish, community engagement, press outreach, client management, fundraising
E D U C A T I O N:
The Conway School (MSc., Ecological Design)
University of Wisconsin - Madison (BA, Political Science)
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
T E S T I M O N I A L:
“… a special animal. incredibly smart and savvy. Mysterious. Aloof. Vicious and fierce when necessary. Fundamentally nonplussed.“ - Dan Gutstein, author of Bloodcoal & Honey and Non/Fiction