landscape + ecology

I was raised in upstate NY atop the Shawangunk Ridge near a state protected wetland, the Basha Kill Wildlife Management Area.  This natural environment has tremendously impacted my outlook on landscape, ecology, and preservation and protection of our wild landscapes for not only ecosystem services, but also enjoyment, natural play, and the myriad positive effects the outdoors has on our psyches.

I hold a Master of Arts in Landscape Architecture (MLA) from the the University of Sheffield (UK) and a Master of Urban Planning and Policy (MUPP) from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).  I also received a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA)  from the New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) at Alfred University in 2000.  My creative background assists in my visual design in the professional setting.  

I provide professional landscape design services specialising in eco-typic native flora plantings and urban rooftop terrace garden design.  Having successfully designed or installed projects ranging from $25,000 to over $800,000, I aim to incorporate high quality design and execution of construction with very realistic understandings of client budget and timelines.  Working with highly respected trade craftsmen and collaborating designers, architects, landscape architects, and developers, my professional work continues to expand with conceptual driven programming and design work with strong ecological and sustainable underpinnings to create timeless and graceful, as well as, useable and enjoyable, outdoor environments.

From 2012 - 2015, I co-organized programming for the Catskill Native Plant Society and volunteered field work for Hudsonia, a non-profit environmental research center at Bard College.  Working collaboratively with ecologists and botanists, I ecologically assessed and surveyed new and known sites for Opuntia humifusa, eastern prickly pear, in the Hudson Valley with Erik Kiviat, PhD.  I am very interested in integrating this native landscape in contemporary urban green roof design for impactful and beautiful stormwater management systems.

Opuntia humifusa with Schizachyrium scoparium, Iona Island, Hudson Valley National Estuarine Research Reserve NY

please note 

All images and renderings published on this website are considered a curated catalog of work and selection of photographic material taken as field study or as fascination.  All copyright and intellectual infringement laws apply.  Please contact me if you are interested in publishing my work.