Board of Trustees

Vaughn B. Rinner, FASLA, President

Vaughn Rinner, FASLA, is known and respected as an articulate, diplomatic and credible spokesperson for the profession of landscape architecture.  A pragmatic visionary, she combines the abilities to listen, synthesize, and facilitate with the insight to move forward and take action.  Her leadership style is collaborative, demonstrating her firm belief that we must work together to support the growth and future of the profession.   

 A graduate of Iowa State University, Vaughn has worked for forty years in both small landscape architectural firms and as a partner in interdisciplinary firms.  Her management of a wide variety of project types has given Vaughn a broad understanding of the issues landscape architects face in both private and public practice. 
   
Vaughn‘s sustained involvement in the ASLA has been an integral part of her landscape architecture practice. She completed a term as Vice President for Finance and Investments after serving as chair of the Finance and Audit Committees, helping to lead the society through challenging financial times. Since relocating to Seattle, she is leading the advocacy efforts for the Washington Chapter.  In acknowledgement of her dedicated service to the society she was honored to receive the 2014 ASLA Presidents Medal. 

Vaughn B. Rinner, FASLA, President

Vaughn Rinner, FASLA, is known and respected as an articulate, diplomatic and credible spokesperson for the profession of landscape architecture.  A pragmatic visionary, she combines the abilities to listen, synthesize, and facilitate with the insight to move forward and take action.  Her leadership style is collaborative, demonstrating her firm belief that we must work together to support the growth and future of the profession.   

 A graduate of Iowa State University, Vaughn has worked for forty years in both small landscape architectural firms and as a partner in interdisciplinary firms.  Her management of a wide variety of project types has given Vaughn a broad understanding of the issues landscape architects face in both private and public practice. 
   
Vaughn‘s sustained involvement in the ASLA has been an integral part of her landscape architecture practice. She completed a term as Vice President for Finance and Investments after serving as chair of the Finance and Audit Committees, helping to lead the society through challenging financial times. Since relocating to Seattle, she is leading the advocacy efforts for the Washington Chapter.  In acknowledgement of her dedicated service to the society she was honored to receive the 2014 ASLA Presidents Medal. 

Gregory A. Miller, FASLA, President-Elect

Greg Miller, PLA, ASLA is President of the firm Morrow Reardon Wilkinson Miller, Ltd. in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Greg earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Texas A&M University and is a licensed landscape architect in New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, California, Ohio and Illinois. 
 
Greg has taught as an Adjunct Professor in the Master of Landscape Architecture Program at the University of New Mexico for 12 years.  He teaches Materials and Construction Techniques as well as Water and the Landscape. He has worked diligently to strengthen the connection between the professional community and students through his service as a mentor, thesis committee member, and liaison to the student chapter. He has also spent 6 years teaching in the Art in the School Program, a volunteer program that fosters the love of art and design at the elementary school level.   
 
Greg has authored feature articles in Landscape Architecture and Specifier News (April 2010) and LD+A Magazine (March 2014) and a case study chapter in Architectural Graphic Standards, 11th Edition (Albuquerque West Side Skatepark).  He has recently been a speaker at several local and regional conferences including; Think Trees New Mexico, Great Plains Green Convention, Transportation Research Board AFB40 Mid Year Meeting, and the New Mexico Architectural Foundation Fall Tour.   

Gregory A. Miller, FASLA, President-Elect

Greg Miller, PLA, ASLA is President of the firm Morrow Reardon Wilkinson Miller, Ltd. in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Greg earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Texas A&M University and is a licensed landscape architect in New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, California, Ohio and Illinois. 
 
Greg has taught as an Adjunct Professor in the Master of Landscape Architecture Program at the University of New Mexico for 12 years.  He teaches Materials and Construction Techniques as well as Water and the Landscape. He has worked diligently to strengthen the connection between the professional community and students through his service as a mentor, thesis committee member, and liaison to the student chapter. He has also spent 6 years teaching in the Art in the School Program, a volunteer program that fosters the love of art and design at the elementary school level.   
 
Greg has authored feature articles in Landscape Architecture and Specifier News (April 2010) and LD+A Magazine (March 2014) and a case study chapter in Architectural Graphic Standards, 11th Edition (Albuquerque West Side Skatepark).  He has recently been a speaker at several local and regional conferences including; Think Trees New Mexico, Great Plains Green Convention, Transportation Research Board AFB40 Mid Year Meeting, and the New Mexico Architectural Foundation Fall Tour.   

Chad D. Danos, FASLA, Immediate Past President

Chad D. Danos, FASLA serves as Director of Landscape Architecture for the multi-disciplinary firm, Duplantis Design Group, PC, located in Baton Rouge, for its four Louisiana offices as well as a Houston and Atlanta office.  Chad has previously worked in city government, a mid-size landscape architectural firm, launched a micro-landscape architecture practice that eventually evolved into a partnership practice, and has taught as an adjunct instructor.  Danos is CLARB Certified with licenses in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

Chad became involved with ASLA early in his career at Louisiana State University, in large part because of the profound influence of Dr. Robert “Doc” S. Reich, FASLA.  Over the years, Chad has served ASLA in numerous capacities; Louisiana Chapter President; Vice President of Government Affairs, Trustee, Finance and Investments Committee, Chair of Government Affairs Advisory Committee, Licensure Committee, Nomination Committee, Disaster Response Task Force, and Leadership Development Committee . Danos’ service to the profession was recognized by induction into the 2011 Class of ASLA Fellows.

As an advocate for the advancement of landscape architecture, he has served on local committees to strengthen landscape and storm water codes and is currently the landscape architect representative on Louisiana’s licensing board.  In this role, Chad continues to educate and defend our right to practice.  

Chad D. Danos, FASLA, Immediate Past President

Chad D. Danos, FASLA serves as Director of Landscape Architecture for the multi-disciplinary firm, Duplantis Design Group, PC, located in Baton Rouge, for its four Louisiana offices as well as a Houston and Atlanta office.  Chad has previously worked in city government, a mid-size landscape architectural firm, launched a micro-landscape architecture practice that eventually evolved into a partnership practice, and has taught as an adjunct instructor.  Danos is CLARB Certified with licenses in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

Chad became involved with ASLA early in his career at Louisiana State University, in large part because of the profound influence of Dr. Robert “Doc” S. Reich, FASLA.  Over the years, Chad has served ASLA in numerous capacities; Louisiana Chapter President; Vice President of Government Affairs, Trustee, Finance and Investments Committee, Chair of Government Affairs Advisory Committee, Licensure Committee, Nomination Committee, Disaster Response Task Force, and Leadership Development Committee . Danos’ service to the profession was recognized by induction into the 2011 Class of ASLA Fellows.

As an advocate for the advancement of landscape architecture, he has served on local committees to strengthen landscape and storm water codes and is currently the landscape architect representative on Louisiana’s licensing board.  In this role, Chad continues to educate and defend our right to practice.  

Wendy Miller, FASLA, Vice President, Professional Practice

Wendy has over 25 years experience as a landscape architect in public sector urban design and transportation planning.  Her career began promoting the visual environment through policy and project development and transitioned into multi-modal transportation planning and management.  Recently, Wendy opened her own landscape architecture and transportation consulting firm specializing in MPO planning, public involvement, and community and corridor design solutions that accommodate cars, transit, bicyclists and pedestrians.  She continually looks for innovative ways to engage and educate the public and stakeholders and believes it’s critical to have landscape architects involved in shaping transportation corridors - our most ubiquitous public realm.
As the VP of Professional Practice, she hopes to strengthen the resources, services and tools available to practitioners, enrich the research and communication of emerging issues, best practices and innovative projects through the LATIS series, PPNs, The Field, LinkedIn groups and improve the archival resources of ASLA.

Wendy Miller, FASLA, Vice President, Professional Practice

Wendy has over 25 years experience as a landscape architect in public sector urban design and transportation planning.  Her career began promoting the visual environment through policy and project development and transitioned into multi-modal transportation planning and management.  Recently, Wendy opened her own landscape architecture and transportation consulting firm specializing in MPO planning, public involvement, and community and corridor design solutions that accommodate cars, transit, bicyclists and pedestrians.  She continually looks for innovative ways to engage and educate the public and stakeholders and believes it’s critical to have landscape architects involved in shaping transportation corridors - our most ubiquitous public realm.
As the VP of Professional Practice, she hopes to strengthen the resources, services and tools available to practitioners, enrich the research and communication of emerging issues, best practices and innovative projects through the LATIS series, PPNs, The Field, LinkedIn groups and improve the archival resources of ASLA.

David M. Cutter, ASLA, Vice President, Education

David M. Cutter, ASLA is the University Landscape Architect for Cornell University in Ithaca NY. His career path has been a broad circle starting with his youth in the Adirondacks, to his first job after Cornell in a Philadelphia design firm, to graduate studies in applied ecology leading to joining the Environmental Protection Agency as an environmental scientist and trainer in wetland and NEPA issues throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. He moved back to northern New York in search of the community values and natural setting he wanted for his children, and worked as a county planner, national scenic byway landscape architect, and community planner for the army. He is a licensed landscape architect in New York State with 30 years of experience in planning, design and management. He earned his BS in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, and a MS in Environmental Science from Drexel University.

 

David M. Cutter, ASLA, Vice President, Education

David M. Cutter, ASLA is the University Landscape Architect for Cornell University in Ithaca NY. His career path has been a broad circle starting with his youth in the Adirondacks, to his first job after Cornell in a Philadelphia design firm, to graduate studies in applied ecology leading to joining the Environmental Protection Agency as an environmental scientist and trainer in wetland and NEPA issues throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. He moved back to northern New York in search of the community values and natural setting he wanted for his children, and worked as a county planner, national scenic byway landscape architect, and community planner for the army. He is a licensed landscape architect in New York State with 30 years of experience in planning, design and management. He earned his BS in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, and a MS in Environmental Science from Drexel University.

 

Michael Stanley, ASLA, Vice President, Communications

Michael Stanley is a landscape architect living in Rapid City, South Dakota.  He has been active in and an advocate for the American Society of Landscape Architects through his professional and collegiate years.  He began practicing landscape architecture after graduating from North Dakota State University in 2002.  In school, Michael was active in the student chapter of ASLA; after graduation he began volunteering for the Great Plains Chapter and was elected to all offices with the exception of secretary/treasurer.

Michael has practiced landscape architecture for over 13 years.  His practice focuses on site planning, large-scale master and development planning, planting and irrigation design, and sustainable plan development.  Continuing education has always been a very important aspect of his career. Therefore, he is working toward a Masters of Science in Sustainability.  This degree is focused on theoretical and practical issues related to sustainability, it focuses on communicating problems with stakeholders and implementing real-world solutions.  At the University level, he has visited design studios and held studio desk critiques and design charrettes with students.  This year, he will be participating in North Dakota State University’s mentor program to assist 5th year students with capstone project and portfolio reviews.  


 

Michael Stanley, ASLA, Vice President, Communications

Michael Stanley is a landscape architect living in Rapid City, South Dakota.  He has been active in and an advocate for the American Society of Landscape Architects through his professional and collegiate years.  He began practicing landscape architecture after graduating from North Dakota State University in 2002.  In school, Michael was active in the student chapter of ASLA; after graduation he began volunteering for the Great Plains Chapter and was elected to all offices with the exception of secretary/treasurer.

Michael has practiced landscape architecture for over 13 years.  His practice focuses on site planning, large-scale master and development planning, planting and irrigation design, and sustainable plan development.  Continuing education has always been a very important aspect of his career. Therefore, he is working toward a Masters of Science in Sustainability.  This degree is focused on theoretical and practical issues related to sustainability, it focuses on communicating problems with stakeholders and implementing real-world solutions.  At the University level, he has visited design studios and held studio desk critiques and design charrettes with students.  This year, he will be participating in North Dakota State University’s mentor program to assist 5th year students with capstone project and portfolio reviews.  


 

Robin L. Gyorgyfalvy, FASLA, Vice President, Government Affairs

Robin Lee Gyorgyfalvy, FASLA, is a U.S. Forest Service landscape architect whose work shaping public spaces with innovative public policy has earned international and national recognition in scenic byway planning, visitor center development, landscape restoration, conservation education, and environmental design for accessible recreation.  She creates public spaces giving people of all ages and abilities ways to engage with nature and culture in well-designed outdoor learning spaces.

Gyorgyfalvy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art/Sculpture from Mt. Holyoke College, attended Dartmouth College in Environmental Studies, and earned Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Landscape Architecture and lettered in women’s soccer at the University of Oregon. She holds leadership roles on international planning and design teams from the Pacific Rim, Asia, and Egypt and is the author of an award-winning book, “Legends of the Hawaiian Forest,” which connects young people with nature through a respect for land and culture.  

 

Robin L. Gyorgyfalvy, FASLA, Vice President, Government Affairs

Robin Lee Gyorgyfalvy, FASLA, is a U.S. Forest Service landscape architect whose work shaping public spaces with innovative public policy has earned international and national recognition in scenic byway planning, visitor center development, landscape restoration, conservation education, and environmental design for accessible recreation.  She creates public spaces giving people of all ages and abilities ways to engage with nature and culture in well-designed outdoor learning spaces.

Gyorgyfalvy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art/Sculpture from Mt. Holyoke College, attended Dartmouth College in Environmental Studies, and earned Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Landscape Architecture and lettered in women’s soccer at the University of Oregon. She holds leadership roles on international planning and design teams from the Pacific Rim, Asia, and Egypt and is the author of an award-winning book, “Legends of the Hawaiian Forest,” which connects young people with nature through a respect for land and culture.  

 

Vanessa Warren, ASLA, Vice President, Membership

Vanessa has been involved with ASLA since 1998.  At the chapter level she chaired the Licensure Committee in its successful campaign for a licensure upgrade, participated in professional outreach into grade schools throughout her region, served on numerous professional award juries, developed new programs for the chapter, and participated in numerous advocacy days in Washington DC, leading to greater professional recognition, and local project and grant support.

Nationally, Vanessa served as the trustee from 2008 to 2015, and also participated as a member of the Membership Committee, Public Relations and Communications Advisory Committee, Government Affairs Committee, Board Performance Task Force Subcommittee, Leadership Development Committee, Policy Committee, and Chair of the Chapters Presidents Council

Vanessa is employed with a Midwest based, multi-diciplinary firm and is responsible for project planning, design, contract administration, and the development of junior colleagues, and has been an instructor for the Michigan State University’s Landscape Architecture Program since 2007, teaching site engineering and construction courses.  

Vanessa Warren, ASLA, Vice President, Membership

Vanessa has been involved with ASLA since 1998.  At the chapter level she chaired the Licensure Committee in its successful campaign for a licensure upgrade, participated in professional outreach into grade schools throughout her region, served on numerous professional award juries, developed new programs for the chapter, and participated in numerous advocacy days in Washington DC, leading to greater professional recognition, and local project and grant support.

Nationally, Vanessa served as the trustee from 2008 to 2015, and also participated as a member of the Membership Committee, Public Relations and Communications Advisory Committee, Government Affairs Committee, Board Performance Task Force Subcommittee, Leadership Development Committee, Policy Committee, and Chair of the Chapters Presidents Council

Vanessa is employed with a Midwest based, multi-diciplinary firm and is responsible for project planning, design, contract administration, and the development of junior colleagues, and has been an instructor for the Michigan State University’s Landscape Architecture Program since 2007, teaching site engineering and construction courses.  

Thomas Mroz, ASLA, Vice President, Finance

Thomas L. Mroz, ASLA, is a senior vice president with the integrated design firm, SmithGroupJJR.  He has spent his entire 33-year professional career at SmithGroupJJR and is currently the director of the firm’s Ann Arbor office.  Mroz also sits on the firm’s board of directors and chairs the finance committee.

Mroz has always had a special interest in the business of landscape architecture, with a focus on business planning, growth and financial stability.   His work style encompasses an analytical approach and a passion for teamwork, with a strong belief that an integrated team can accomplish much more than any one individual.  At ASLA, Mroz has previously served on both the Finance and Investments and Audit committees.

Mroz received a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from the University of Maryland, a Masters of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Business Administration degree, also from the University of Michigan.  He is a licensed landscape architect in 17 states and is LEED accredited.

 

 


 

 

Thomas Mroz, ASLA, Vice President, Finance

Thomas L. Mroz, ASLA, is a senior vice president with the integrated design firm, SmithGroupJJR.  He has spent his entire 33-year professional career at SmithGroupJJR and is currently the director of the firm’s Ann Arbor office.  Mroz also sits on the firm’s board of directors and chairs the finance committee.

Mroz has always had a special interest in the business of landscape architecture, with a focus on business planning, growth and financial stability.   His work style encompasses an analytical approach and a passion for teamwork, with a strong belief that an integrated team can accomplish much more than any one individual.  At ASLA, Mroz has previously served on both the Finance and Investments and Audit committees.

Mroz received a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from the University of Maryland, a Masters of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Business Administration degree, also from the University of Michigan.  He is a licensed landscape architect in 17 states and is LEED accredited.

 

 


 

 

Nancy C. Somerville, Hon. ASLA, Executive Vice President

Nancy C. Somerville is the Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Since joining the Society in August 2000, Somerville has expanded ASLA’s public relations programs, increased ASLA’s presence on Capitol Hill and in District and regional policy forums, and enabled the Society to become a more effective advocate on active transportation, green infrastructure, and other environmental and land use issues. Somerville initiated the ASLA Headquarters green roof demonstration project and directs the Society’s ongoing green roof and green infrastructure education and advocacy programs. She also directs ASLA’s participation as a founding partner in the Sustainable Sites Initiative™.

Somerville joined ASLA after 18 years with the American Institute of Architects, where she served as managing director and vice president of program areas including membership, government affairs, chapter relations, community development, and continuing education.  
In 2004, Somerville was elected to membership in Lambda Alpha International, the honorary land economics fraternity, in recognition of her longtime advocacy for the design professions. She received the Civic Award of Excellence from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities in 2008 and is an honorary member of ASLA and the American Institute of Architects. A native of the Washington, D.C., area, she holds a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.A. from Stanford University.

Nancy C. Somerville, Hon. ASLA, Executive Vice President

Nancy C. Somerville is the Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Since joining the Society in August 2000, Somerville has expanded ASLA’s public relations programs, increased ASLA’s presence on Capitol Hill and in District and regional policy forums, and enabled the Society to become a more effective advocate on active transportation, green infrastructure, and other environmental and land use issues. Somerville initiated the ASLA Headquarters green roof demonstration project and directs the Society’s ongoing green roof and green infrastructure education and advocacy programs. She also directs ASLA’s participation as a founding partner in the Sustainable Sites Initiative™.

Somerville joined ASLA after 18 years with the American Institute of Architects, where she served as managing director and vice president of program areas including membership, government affairs, chapter relations, community development, and continuing education.  
In 2004, Somerville was elected to membership in Lambda Alpha International, the honorary land economics fraternity, in recognition of her longtime advocacy for the design professions. She received the Civic Award of Excellence from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities in 2008 and is an honorary member of ASLA and the American Institute of Architects. A native of the Washington, D.C., area, she holds a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.A. from Stanford University.

Curt A. Millay, ASLA, Secretary

Curt Millay, ASLA, LEED AP, is the Corporate Secretary of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  Prior to joining the staff in 2012, he was a member of ASLA for ten years.  He earned a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech and practiced in a small urban-design-focused landscape architecture firm in Washington, DC.  Curt’s project work included institutional and mixed-use development sites, historic landscapes, parks, and play areas. 
 
In addition to serving as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Curt administers the Council of Fellows, runs the Society’s elections and committee appointment process, and acts as liaison to the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, the Ethics Committee, and the Nominating Committee.  Curt is also a staff team member on the Chinatown Green Street Demonstration Project which provides the opportunity to engage his interest in how landscape architecture can contribute to large-scale stormwater management and solve water-quality issues.
 

Curt A. Millay, ASLA, Secretary

Curt Millay, ASLA, LEED AP, is the Corporate Secretary of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  Prior to joining the staff in 2012, he was a member of ASLA for ten years.  He earned a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech and practiced in a small urban-design-focused landscape architecture firm in Washington, DC.  Curt’s project work included institutional and mixed-use development sites, historic landscapes, parks, and play areas. 
 
In addition to serving as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Curt administers the Council of Fellows, runs the Society’s elections and committee appointment process, and acts as liaison to the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, the Ethics Committee, and the Nominating Committee.  Curt is also a staff team member on the Chinatown Green Street Demonstration Project which provides the opportunity to engage his interest in how landscape architecture can contribute to large-scale stormwater management and solve water-quality issues.
 

Michael D. O'Brien, CPA, Treasurer

Michael O’Brien has been the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since 2009 and became the publisher of LAM in December 2014. A native of Niagara Falls, New York, Michael is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Geneseo with a B.S. in Accounting. He also obtained the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) certification and the Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA) certification from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Before joining ASLA, Michael worked for CFO To Go and Price Waterhouse (currently PricewaterhouseCoopers) in various management, auditing, and accounting roles.

 

 

Michael D. O'Brien, CPA, Treasurer

Michael O’Brien has been the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since 2009 and became the publisher of LAM in December 2014. A native of Niagara Falls, New York, Michael is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Geneseo with a B.S. in Accounting. He also obtained the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) certification and the Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA) certification from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Before joining ASLA, Michael worked for CFO To Go and Price Waterhouse (currently PricewaterhouseCoopers) in various management, auditing, and accounting roles.

 

 

Kay Williams, FASLA, Parliamentarian

Sara Katherine (Kay) Williams, FASLA, served as ASLA VP for Education 2013-15.  Proir to that she served on the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board for six years, four of which as chair.  She has been active in licensure and exam preparation since 1982, and served as member and/or chair of the LARE Preparation Subcommittee 1997-2013.  Kay chaired the Landscape Architecture Body of Knowledge (LABOK) study, which was the first major examination of the profession since the Fein Report published in 1972.   

Kay taught in the Department of Landscape Architecture and the Historic Preservation Program at the University of Florida, leaving in 2015 to pursue other opportunities.  Research interests include social and behavioral aspects of design, special populations such as the elderly and disabled, history and theory, and cultural landscapes.

 

 

Kay Williams, FASLA, Parliamentarian

Sara Katherine (Kay) Williams, FASLA, served as ASLA VP for Education 2013-15.  Proir to that she served on the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board for six years, four of which as chair.  She has been active in licensure and exam preparation since 1982, and served as member and/or chair of the LARE Preparation Subcommittee 1997-2013.  Kay chaired the Landscape Architecture Body of Knowledge (LABOK) study, which was the first major examination of the profession since the Fein Report published in 1972.   

Kay taught in the Department of Landscape Architecture and the Historic Preservation Program at the University of Florida, leaving in 2015 to pursue other opportunities.  Research interests include social and behavioral aspects of design, special populations such as the elderly and disabled, history and theory, and cultural landscapes.

 

 

Alabama | Stephen Schrader, ASLA,

Alabama Chapter

 

Stephen Schrader describes himself as an accidental landscape architect. Before graduating from Auburn’s architecture program, he had the chance to work for landscape architect René J. L. Fransen in New Orleans; a year later, Stephen returned and spent the next five years building a portfolio of high-end residential landscape work in New Orleans and across the Gulf Coast.  After Hurricane Katrina, he moved closer to family and settled in Birmingham, where with HNP he has completed a wide variety of projects ranging from private residences to large-scale development master plans.  He became active in ASLA with the Alabama Chapter, first as publisher of the chapter newsletter, later as chapter secretary and president, and as an apparently permanent steering committee fixture for the Twin States Conference (a joint effort with Mississippi ASLA).  His professional service also includes presentations on using technology to prepare sustainable site plans, and serving on Auburn’s MLA advisory council. Stephen is CLARB certified with licenses in Alabama and Louisiana.

 

 

 

Alabama | Stephen Schrader, ASLA,

Alabama Chapter

 

Stephen Schrader describes himself as an accidental landscape architect. Before graduating from Auburn’s architecture program, he had the chance to work for landscape architect René J. L. Fransen in New Orleans; a year later, Stephen returned and spent the next five years building a portfolio of high-end residential landscape work in New Orleans and across the Gulf Coast.  After Hurricane Katrina, he moved closer to family and settled in Birmingham, where with HNP he has completed a wide variety of projects ranging from private residences to large-scale development master plans.  He became active in ASLA with the Alabama Chapter, first as publisher of the chapter newsletter, later as chapter secretary and president, and as an apparently permanent steering committee fixture for the Twin States Conference (a joint effort with Mississippi ASLA).  His professional service also includes presentations on using technology to prepare sustainable site plans, and serving on Auburn’s MLA advisory council. Stephen is CLARB certified with licenses in Alabama and Louisiana.

 

 

 

Alaska | Mark Kimerer, ASLA,

Alaska Chapter

Mark Kimerer has 23+ years of experience in the field of landscape architecture.  He is a principal and senior landscape architect at Bettisworth North Architects and Planners, Inc., overseeing the firm’s landscape architecture department.  He also heads up human resources for the firm managing the needs of over 30 staff members.  Mark is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BA in landscape architecture.  His formative years in the profession began in northwest Montana working on a variety of project types.  He has been practicing in Alaska for over 12 years and has been actively involved in the Alaska Chapter ASLA for nearly as long serving as Member at Large, Vice President South Central, President Elect, President and now Trustee. 

 

Alaska | Mark Kimerer, ASLA,

Alaska Chapter

Mark Kimerer has 23+ years of experience in the field of landscape architecture.  He is a principal and senior landscape architect at Bettisworth North Architects and Planners, Inc., overseeing the firm’s landscape architecture department.  He also heads up human resources for the firm managing the needs of over 30 staff members.  Mark is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BA in landscape architecture.  His formative years in the profession began in northwest Montana working on a variety of project types.  He has been practicing in Alaska for over 12 years and has been actively involved in the Alaska Chapter ASLA for nearly as long serving as Member at Large, Vice President South Central, President Elect, President and now Trustee. 

 

Arizona | Aaron Allan, ASLA,

Arizona Chapter

Aaron has over 13 years of experience in the field of landscape architecture, is licensed in multiple states, and is CLARB certified.  Receiving his BSLA from Arizona State University (ASU), Aaron has been a member of ASLA since 2003 and most recently served as the Arizona Chapter President prior to becoming the Trustee.  For over 14 years Aaron has worked for the Phoenix based firm, J2 Engineering and Environmental Design, specializing in public works project throughout Arizona producing award winning results.  Aaron enjoys guest lecturing at ASU as well as participating in the student mentorship program there and feels it is extremely important to invest our time and effort in cultivating the next generation of young designers that will be the future of our profession.  In his free time Aaron enjoys the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and craft brewing. 

    

 

 

 

 

Arizona | Aaron Allan, ASLA,

Arizona Chapter

Aaron has over 13 years of experience in the field of landscape architecture, is licensed in multiple states, and is CLARB certified.  Receiving his BSLA from Arizona State University (ASU), Aaron has been a member of ASLA since 2003 and most recently served as the Arizona Chapter President prior to becoming the Trustee.  For over 14 years Aaron has worked for the Phoenix based firm, J2 Engineering and Environmental Design, specializing in public works project throughout Arizona producing award winning results.  Aaron enjoys guest lecturing at ASU as well as participating in the student mentorship program there and feels it is extremely important to invest our time and effort in cultivating the next generation of young designers that will be the future of our profession.  In his free time Aaron enjoys the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and craft brewing. 

    

 

 

 

 

Arkansas | Melissa Evans, ASLA,

Arkansas Chapter

Melissa Evans’ experience has been primarily with commercial and institutional site development along with various residential design projects in private practice.  A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Melissa has taught classes there as an adjunct professor.  She has worked in the role of Planner, Designer, and Project Manager during her 24-year career.  She has experience with site analysis and planning, trail design, tree preservation and mitigation, commercial site development, planting design, irrigation design and rooftop garden design.  She is currently licensed in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.  She especially likes mentoring students and young professionals and being involved in ASLA.  She was Trustee for the Arkansas ASLA Chapter from 2004-2008 and is glad to be back in the leadership role for her chapter.  In her free time, she enjoys being a mom to her eight year old son, spending time with her family and staying active.

Arkansas | Melissa Evans, ASLA,

Arkansas Chapter

Melissa Evans’ experience has been primarily with commercial and institutional site development along with various residential design projects in private practice.  A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Melissa has taught classes there as an adjunct professor.  She has worked in the role of Planner, Designer, and Project Manager during her 24-year career.  She has experience with site analysis and planning, trail design, tree preservation and mitigation, commercial site development, planting design, irrigation design and rooftop garden design.  She is currently licensed in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.  She especially likes mentoring students and young professionals and being involved in ASLA.  She was Trustee for the Arkansas ASLA Chapter from 2004-2008 and is glad to be back in the leadership role for her chapter.  In her free time, she enjoys being a mom to her eight year old son, spending time with her family and staying active.

Boston | Jeanne M. Lukenda, ASLA,

Boston Chapter

Jeanne Lukenda, ASLA, has practiced for over 20 years.  Her diverse background in landscape architecture, planning and urban design supports leadership of open space projects of various scales and complexity. Ms. Lukenda directs clients, in-house and multi-disciplinary teams from visioning through planning, design, implementation and post occupancy evaluation, and robust public involvement processes.  Her background includes business development and marketing, project administration and management, and staff recruitment.  A University of Guelph graduate, she has held positions with CRJA-IBI Group and Sasaki.  

Boston | Jeanne M. Lukenda, ASLA,

Boston Chapter

Jeanne Lukenda, ASLA, has practiced for over 20 years.  Her diverse background in landscape architecture, planning and urban design supports leadership of open space projects of various scales and complexity. Ms. Lukenda directs clients, in-house and multi-disciplinary teams from visioning through planning, design, implementation and post occupancy evaluation, and robust public involvement processes.  Her background includes business development and marketing, project administration and management, and staff recruitment.  A University of Guelph graduate, she has held positions with CRJA-IBI Group and Sasaki.  

California Northern | April Philips, FASLA,

California Northern Chapter

April Philips, FASLA, is a landscape architect, artist, lecturer, and author. She is founder of April Philips Design Works, an award winning landscape architecture firm whose work focuses on a fusion of nature, art, and technology. With deep roots in a regenerative landscape ideology, the APDW studio is a proponent of systems thinking and an integrated design approach.

April was one of the founder’s within ASLA of The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) and provided key input to ASLA’s Designing Our Future’s Sustainable Landscapes animation series for The Edible City. Her book Designing Urban Agriculture – a Complete Guide to the Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Management of Edible Landscapes was recently published by John Wiley & Sons. She is a Fellow of the Society, is Trustee of the Northern California Chapter, and was a key founder of the Sustainable Design & Development PPN. April lectures and advocates on the link between sustainable development and climate change. Her recent studio work investigates the intersection of food, design, and ecology in urban landscapes.

California Northern | April Philips, FASLA,

California Northern Chapter

April Philips, FASLA, is a landscape architect, artist, lecturer, and author. She is founder of April Philips Design Works, an award winning landscape architecture firm whose work focuses on a fusion of nature, art, and technology. With deep roots in a regenerative landscape ideology, the APDW studio is a proponent of systems thinking and an integrated design approach.

April was one of the founder’s within ASLA of The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) and provided key input to ASLA’s Designing Our Future’s Sustainable Landscapes animation series for The Edible City. Her book Designing Urban Agriculture – a Complete Guide to the Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Management of Edible Landscapes was recently published by John Wiley & Sons. She is a Fellow of the Society, is Trustee of the Northern California Chapter, and was a key founder of the Sustainable Design & Development PPN. April lectures and advocates on the link between sustainable development and climate change. Her recent studio work investigates the intersection of food, design, and ecology in urban landscapes.

California San Diego | Mark A. Steyaert, Jr. ASLA,

California San Diego Chapter

Mark Steyaert, ASLA, has a bachelors of science in landscape architecture from California Polytechnic University Pomona and is licensed in the State of California. He received his masters degree  in Executive Leadership from the School of Business Administration, University of San Diego in 2007.

Mark served as Park Development Manager for the City of Carlsbad from 1983-2012. Prior to that, he worked as a project manager for a joint venture firm on the 1,200 acre Baldwin Hills Regional Park and as an associate landscape architect for the firm of Stone/Fisher in Del Mar.

During his three-decade career at the City of Carlsbad, he oversaw the implementation of a premier city-wide park system that is held in high regard throughout the state.

 

California San Diego | Mark A. Steyaert, Jr. ASLA,

California San Diego Chapter

Mark Steyaert, ASLA, has a bachelors of science in landscape architecture from California Polytechnic University Pomona and is licensed in the State of California. He received his masters degree  in Executive Leadership from the School of Business Administration, University of San Diego in 2007.

Mark served as Park Development Manager for the City of Carlsbad from 1983-2012. Prior to that, he worked as a project manager for a joint venture firm on the 1,200 acre Baldwin Hills Regional Park and as an associate landscape architect for the firm of Stone/Fisher in Del Mar.

During his three-decade career at the City of Carlsbad, he oversaw the implementation of a premier city-wide park system that is held in high regard throughout the state.

 

California Sierra | Dalton LaVoie, ASLA,

California Sierra Chapter

Dalton LaVoie, ASLA, has practiced landscape architecture and planning for 10 years, and is licensed in California and Nevada. He has spent his career based out of Sacramento, working for the community-focused interdisciplinary design firm, Stantec on projects all over North America. As an Associate at Stantec, Dalton has demonstrated leadership, creativity, integrity, selflessness, and holistic thinking in the pursuit of excellence in professional practice and integrated design.
 
Dalton is increasingly interested in directly addressing the defining challenges of our time through a solutions-based strategy centered on inclusiveness, empathy, and collaboration. He possesses a strong desire to elevate the profession through the development of solutions which are empowering, tactful, and widely-accessible.
Dalton holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo with a minor in Sustainable Environments. In 2013, he received the ASLA Outstanding Service Award for his volunteer work that went above and beyond in service to the Society and the profession.


 

 

California Sierra | Dalton LaVoie, ASLA,

California Sierra Chapter

Dalton LaVoie, ASLA, has practiced landscape architecture and planning for 10 years, and is licensed in California and Nevada. He has spent his career based out of Sacramento, working for the community-focused interdisciplinary design firm, Stantec on projects all over North America. As an Associate at Stantec, Dalton has demonstrated leadership, creativity, integrity, selflessness, and holistic thinking in the pursuit of excellence in professional practice and integrated design.
 
Dalton is increasingly interested in directly addressing the defining challenges of our time through a solutions-based strategy centered on inclusiveness, empathy, and collaboration. He possesses a strong desire to elevate the profession through the development of solutions which are empowering, tactful, and widely-accessible.
Dalton holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo with a minor in Sustainable Environments. In 2013, he received the ASLA Outstanding Service Award for his volunteer work that went above and beyond in service to the Society and the profession.


 

 

California Southern | Perry Cardoza, ASLA,

California Southern Chapter

With over 25 years of design innovation, Perry's strength is in his ability to relate easily to agencies, councils and community groups.  He has a talent for listening to the needs of a community or interest group and translating those needs into artistic design solutions.  Frequently facilitating design workshops, Perry’s dynamic yet welcoming presentation style inspires and engages public participation.

Working with our dedicated Executive Committee over the years has been truly inspirational. The Southern California Chapter is very diverse and geographically challenging at times. His focus over the next three years will be to promote our members, chapter and the profession of Landscape Architecture.

Perry has served as President, Vice President, and Membership Chair of the Southern California chapter and Vice President of the Northern California Chapter.  He is a graduate of Cal Poly, Pomona.   

 

California Southern | Perry Cardoza, ASLA,

California Southern Chapter

With over 25 years of design innovation, Perry's strength is in his ability to relate easily to agencies, councils and community groups.  He has a talent for listening to the needs of a community or interest group and translating those needs into artistic design solutions.  Frequently facilitating design workshops, Perry’s dynamic yet welcoming presentation style inspires and engages public participation.

Working with our dedicated Executive Committee over the years has been truly inspirational. The Southern California Chapter is very diverse and geographically challenging at times. His focus over the next three years will be to promote our members, chapter and the profession of Landscape Architecture.

Perry has served as President, Vice President, and Membership Chair of the Southern California chapter and Vice President of the Northern California Chapter.  He is a graduate of Cal Poly, Pomona.   

 

Colorado | Robert Berg, ASLA,

Colorado Chapter

Robb Berg is a principal with Design Workshop where he has been practicing planning and landscape architecture for over 15 years.  He is a CLARB Certified Landscape Architect and is currently registered in Colorado and Texas. Robb is honored to be an active member of the Colorado Chapter and as Chapter Trustee he will work to make it a relevant member’s organization that can provide inspiration, strengthen professional relationships, and provide recognition of the profession within the community. Since 2001 he has served on the Chapter Board as Events Chair and Denver Director for a number of years. Most recently Robb served as Chapter President in 2014 and was a Co-Chair for the 2014 National Meeting in Denver and a member of the ASLA Annual Meeting Educational Advisory Committee. He is excited to serve the Chapter again in this very meaningful way.  

 

 

 

 

 

Colorado | Robert Berg, ASLA,

Colorado Chapter

Robb Berg is a principal with Design Workshop where he has been practicing planning and landscape architecture for over 15 years.  He is a CLARB Certified Landscape Architect and is currently registered in Colorado and Texas. Robb is honored to be an active member of the Colorado Chapter and as Chapter Trustee he will work to make it a relevant member’s organization that can provide inspiration, strengthen professional relationships, and provide recognition of the profession within the community. Since 2001 he has served on the Chapter Board as Events Chair and Denver Director for a number of years. Most recently Robb served as Chapter President in 2014 and was a Co-Chair for the 2014 National Meeting in Denver and a member of the ASLA Annual Meeting Educational Advisory Committee. He is excited to serve the Chapter again in this very meaningful way.  

 

 

 

 

 

Connecticut | W. Phillips Barlow, ASLA,

Connecticut Chapter

Phil is a landscape architect with over 30 years of professional experience, founding TO Design LLC in 1987, where he continues to practice today. Phil currently serves as Principal Landscape Architect of the firm, with an emphasis on the design of public spaces, schools, parks and the renovation of historic landscapes.

His projects have been recognized with almost two dozen awards from institutions including the Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association, The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, and the National Concrete Masonry Association.  

Phil is an advocate for our profession, currently serving on the Connecticut State Board of Landscape Architects and as Editor of the Chapters magazine.

Connecticut | W. Phillips Barlow, ASLA,

Connecticut Chapter

Phil is a landscape architect with over 30 years of professional experience, founding TO Design LLC in 1987, where he continues to practice today. Phil currently serves as Principal Landscape Architect of the firm, with an emphasis on the design of public spaces, schools, parks and the renovation of historic landscapes.

His projects have been recognized with almost two dozen awards from institutions including the Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association, The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, and the National Concrete Masonry Association.  

Phil is an advocate for our profession, currently serving on the Connecticut State Board of Landscape Architects and as Editor of the Chapters magazine.

Florida | David Ferris, ASLA,

Florida Chapter

David received an MLA from Cornell University and is in his 20th year working for Sanford Golf Design. Since 2006 he has served on the ASLA Florida Chapter Executive Committee. Under his leadership the organization reestablished ties with the state university programs, developed new relationships with the Florida Greenways and Trails organizations, promoted the profession through his advocacy efforts and improved the Chapter’s support of emerging professionals.

 

Florida | David Ferris, ASLA,

Florida Chapter

David received an MLA from Cornell University and is in his 20th year working for Sanford Golf Design. Since 2006 he has served on the ASLA Florida Chapter Executive Committee. Under his leadership the organization reestablished ties with the state university programs, developed new relationships with the Florida Greenways and Trails organizations, promoted the profession through his advocacy efforts and improved the Chapter’s support of emerging professionals.

 

Georgia | Brian LaHaie, ASLA,

Georgia Chapter

Brian teaches design studio and regional design theory at The University of Georgia. He is a registered landscape architect and an active member of ASLA at the state and national levels.  Professor LaHaie served as the Graduate Coordinator for the MLA program at CE+D from 2004- 2009 and as Associate Dean for Outreach and Professional Development from 2012-2014.  In addition, Professor LaHaie served on the ASLA Committee on Education.

Before joining the faculty at The University of Georgia, Professor LaHaie taught at Auburn University for over fifteen years.  Currently, his areas of interest include eco-tourism, coastal zone management, heritage tourism, landscape interpretation, campus planning and public gardens. 

Originally from Illinois, LaHaie received a BS in Plant and Soil Science from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree in landscape architecture (MLA) from the University of Illinois.

When not working, Brian is an avid photographer, charcoal grillmaster, frustrated golfer and painter, one-time marathoner and outdoorsman.

 

Georgia | Brian LaHaie, ASLA,

Georgia Chapter

Brian teaches design studio and regional design theory at The University of Georgia. He is a registered landscape architect and an active member of ASLA at the state and national levels.  Professor LaHaie served as the Graduate Coordinator for the MLA program at CE+D from 2004- 2009 and as Associate Dean for Outreach and Professional Development from 2012-2014.  In addition, Professor LaHaie served on the ASLA Committee on Education.

Before joining the faculty at The University of Georgia, Professor LaHaie taught at Auburn University for over fifteen years.  Currently, his areas of interest include eco-tourism, coastal zone management, heritage tourism, landscape interpretation, campus planning and public gardens. 

Originally from Illinois, LaHaie received a BS in Plant and Soil Science from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree in landscape architecture (MLA) from the University of Illinois.

When not working, Brian is an avid photographer, charcoal grillmaster, frustrated golfer and painter, one-time marathoner and outdoorsman.

 

Great Plains | John P. Royster, FASLA,

Great Plains Chapter

John Parke Royster’s involvement in ASLA began early and has continued throughout his career. He joined ASLA shortly after completing his MLA degree at Kansas State University, in 1983.  John held every elected position in the Great Plains Chapter, as well as served on and chaired several chapter committees, prior to becoming a Trustee. An advocate for landscape architecture, John spent 15 years on the Nebraska State Board of Landscape Architects, working on professional licensure issues. His on-going advocacy for our profession prompted his involvement in several statewide organizations, which he ultimately served as board president. Understanding the need to nurture the next generation of landscape architects, John has enjoyed his role as a mentor at three university programs. John founded Big Muddy Workshop, Inc. in 1990 to provide master planning, landscape architecture and green infrastructure design. The firm is respected for its technical excellence, and innovative design.

Great Plains | John P. Royster, FASLA,

Great Plains Chapter

John Parke Royster’s involvement in ASLA began early and has continued throughout his career. He joined ASLA shortly after completing his MLA degree at Kansas State University, in 1983.  John held every elected position in the Great Plains Chapter, as well as served on and chaired several chapter committees, prior to becoming a Trustee. An advocate for landscape architecture, John spent 15 years on the Nebraska State Board of Landscape Architects, working on professional licensure issues. His on-going advocacy for our profession prompted his involvement in several statewide organizations, which he ultimately served as board president. Understanding the need to nurture the next generation of landscape architects, John has enjoyed his role as a mentor at three university programs. John founded Big Muddy Workshop, Inc. in 1990 to provide master planning, landscape architecture and green infrastructure design. The firm is respected for its technical excellence, and innovative design.

Hawaii | Joel N. Kurokawa, ASLA,

Hawaii Chapter

Joel Kurokawa, ASLA, landscape architect, principal and founder of Ki Concepts LLC, Site Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, with offices in Honolulu and Hawaii Island, is a graduate of the University of Oregon’s landscape architecture program.  Born and raised in the Islands, Joel’s professional career spanning over 30 years has led him on a journey around the Pacific from the Pacific Northwest to San Francisco, then to Japan, and eventually back home to Hawaii.  Joel is a leader in promoting regenerative planning and design strategies adapted to Hawaii’s unique natural and cultural setting.

He previously served as treasurer of ASLA Hawaii Chapter and currently serves on the Hawaii Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors, and Landscape Architects. He is a board member of the University of Hawaii, Friends of Lon Arboretum and recently served three consecutive terms (2010-2013) as President of the Board of Directors of The Outdoor Circle, Hawaii’s oldest environmental non-profit organization, and the reason why Hawaii is billboard free. He served on the 2009-2010 State Complete Streets Task Force which was instrumental in crafting the State’s Complete Streets policy and is a past board member of Smart Trees Pacific (formerly known as Friends of Hawaii’s Urban Forest), which manages Kaulunani, the State’s Urban and Community Forestry Program for the Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Department of Land and Natural Resources.

In his spare time Joel enjoys travelling with family in search of good food and interesting places off the beaten path far and near.

Hawaii | Joel N. Kurokawa, ASLA,

Hawaii Chapter

Joel Kurokawa, ASLA, landscape architect, principal and founder of Ki Concepts LLC, Site Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, with offices in Honolulu and Hawaii Island, is a graduate of the University of Oregon’s landscape architecture program.  Born and raised in the Islands, Joel’s professional career spanning over 30 years has led him on a journey around the Pacific from the Pacific Northwest to San Francisco, then to Japan, and eventually back home to Hawaii.  Joel is a leader in promoting regenerative planning and design strategies adapted to Hawaii’s unique natural and cultural setting.

He previously served as treasurer of ASLA Hawaii Chapter and currently serves on the Hawaii Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors, and Landscape Architects. He is a board member of the University of Hawaii, Friends of Lon Arboretum and recently served three consecutive terms (2010-2013) as President of the Board of Directors of The Outdoor Circle, Hawaii’s oldest environmental non-profit organization, and the reason why Hawaii is billboard free. He served on the 2009-2010 State Complete Streets Task Force which was instrumental in crafting the State’s Complete Streets policy and is a past board member of Smart Trees Pacific (formerly known as Friends of Hawaii’s Urban Forest), which manages Kaulunani, the State’s Urban and Community Forestry Program for the Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Department of Land and Natural Resources.

In his spare time Joel enjoys travelling with family in search of good food and interesting places off the beaten path far and near.

Idaho/Montana | John Roters, ASLA,

Idaho/Montana Chapter

 

Idaho/Montana | John Roters, ASLA,

Idaho/Montana Chapter

 

Illinois | Bradley McCauley, ASLA,

Illinois Chapter

As the Managing Principal at site design group, ltd., Brad’s mastery of contract documentation and community engagement has produced countless iconic open spaces. His extensive knowledge in transforming design into buildable projects and theory into practical business applications has helped facilitate the seamless construction of numerous award-winning projects throughout the Midwest. His projects include urban waterfronts, streetscapes, residential, urban parks, playgrounds, open space design in both the public and private sectors, and projects seeking various green and sustainable certifications. Brad’s leadership is exemplified through his position as the current Trustee and Past President of the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, as well as his service on ASLA’s Member Services Committee.

 

 

 

Illinois | Bradley McCauley, ASLA,

Illinois Chapter

As the Managing Principal at site design group, ltd., Brad’s mastery of contract documentation and community engagement has produced countless iconic open spaces. His extensive knowledge in transforming design into buildable projects and theory into practical business applications has helped facilitate the seamless construction of numerous award-winning projects throughout the Midwest. His projects include urban waterfronts, streetscapes, residential, urban parks, playgrounds, open space design in both the public and private sectors, and projects seeking various green and sustainable certifications. Brad’s leadership is exemplified through his position as the current Trustee and Past President of the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, as well as his service on ASLA’s Member Services Committee.

 

 

 

Indiana | David Gorden, ASLA,

Indiana Chapter

David Gorden is a partner with Mark M. Holeman, Inc., an Indianapolis design-build firm he joined over 25 years ago.  He is a past president of the Indiana Chapter of ASLA and the Horticultural Society of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.  He has also served as a member and chair of the Indiana Board of Registration for Architects and Landscape Architects.  Gorden has been involved in invasive plant issues since 2001 and is a current Board member of the Midwest Invasive Plant Network.  A graduate of the landscape architecture program of the University of Illinois, he received its Ryerson Traveling Fellowship through which he spent six months in New Zealand studying the work of landscape architects in its National Parks.  Travel continues to play an important role in his life - professionally and personally.

Indiana | David Gorden, ASLA,

Indiana Chapter

David Gorden is a partner with Mark M. Holeman, Inc., an Indianapolis design-build firm he joined over 25 years ago.  He is a past president of the Indiana Chapter of ASLA and the Horticultural Society of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.  He has also served as a member and chair of the Indiana Board of Registration for Architects and Landscape Architects.  Gorden has been involved in invasive plant issues since 2001 and is a current Board member of the Midwest Invasive Plant Network.  A graduate of the landscape architecture program of the University of Illinois, he received its Ryerson Traveling Fellowship through which he spent six months in New Zealand studying the work of landscape architects in its National Parks.  Travel continues to play an important role in his life - professionally and personally.

Iowa | Matthew O. Carlile, ASLA,

Iowa Chapter

Matt graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in landscape architecture with a minor in regional and community planning before moving to Iowa in 1998. After six years with another firm, Matt joined Confluence in the spring of 2004. He has continued to grow as a landscape architect and leader within the firm. His growth and dedication makes him a valuable member of the team. In the summer of 2012 he became a stockholder and in 2016, a Principal. Matt is currently the Trustee for the Iowa Chapter of ASLA, and has held several other positions within the organization. He is very committed to the present and future practice of landscape architecture.

 

 

Iowa | Matthew O. Carlile, ASLA,

Iowa Chapter

Matt graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in landscape architecture with a minor in regional and community planning before moving to Iowa in 1998. After six years with another firm, Matt joined Confluence in the spring of 2004. He has continued to grow as a landscape architect and leader within the firm. His growth and dedication makes him a valuable member of the team. In the summer of 2012 he became a stockholder and in 2016, a Principal. Matt is currently the Trustee for the Iowa Chapter of ASLA, and has held several other positions within the organization. He is very committed to the present and future practice of landscape architecture.

 

 

Kentucky | John A. Swintosky, ASLA,

Kentucky Chapter

John Swintosky has been active member with ASLA since 1997.  He has served at all levels in the Kentucky chapter, including 2008 – 2009 as President and member of the CPC.   He is currently in his second term as Trustee for the Kentucky Chapter.  John received his BSLA from the University of Kentucky. He has been designing landscapes and managing projects privately and for Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation for nearly twenty years, a number of which have been recognized with Merit and Honor awards from the Kentucky chapter.  John also received the 2007 Bluegrass Award from the Kentucky chapter for achievements and body of work.  His private design work has been featured in the book Beautiful Gardens of Kentucky.  John has authored articles for regional and local publications, has been guest lecturer for University of Louisville urban planning classes; and has given design and horticultural presentations at local, regional, and national conferences – including the 2012 Annual Meeting in Phoenix.  John enjoys travel, wine, history, and gastronomic delights.  He has partaken ardently in sports his whole life, and despite age and advancing infirmity in his knees, he played a pivotal role in the memorable 2015 BOT win over the CPC in the inaugural “Battle on the Mall” kickball competition.

 

 

Kentucky | John A. Swintosky, ASLA,

Kentucky Chapter

John Swintosky has been active member with ASLA since 1997.  He has served at all levels in the Kentucky chapter, including 2008 – 2009 as President and member of the CPC.   He is currently in his second term as Trustee for the Kentucky Chapter.  John received his BSLA from the University of Kentucky. He has been designing landscapes and managing projects privately and for Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation for nearly twenty years, a number of which have been recognized with Merit and Honor awards from the Kentucky chapter.  John also received the 2007 Bluegrass Award from the Kentucky chapter for achievements and body of work.  His private design work has been featured in the book Beautiful Gardens of Kentucky.  John has authored articles for regional and local publications, has been guest lecturer for University of Louisville urban planning classes; and has given design and horticultural presentations at local, regional, and national conferences – including the 2012 Annual Meeting in Phoenix.  John enjoys travel, wine, history, and gastronomic delights.  He has partaken ardently in sports his whole life, and despite age and advancing infirmity in his knees, he played a pivotal role in the memorable 2015 BOT win over the CPC in the inaugural “Battle on the Mall” kickball competition.

 

 

Louisiana | Shannon Blakeman, ASLA,

Louisiana Chapter

Shannon Blakeman is a partner with CARBO Landscape Architecture.  He leads the Baton Rouge office, allowing the firm to expand their services and accessibility within the Gulf South region. Prior to joining CARBO, Shannon worked in North Carolina where he gained experience in park, commercial, institutional, and municipal projects.  During his 18 years of practice, he has developed a broad knowledge base, ranging from detail design to large-scale site and master planning.  His knowledge brings a well-rounded approach to the design process, providing thoughtful design solutions.
Shannon graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University.  He is a Registered Landscape Architect in the State of Louisiana, and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  Shannon has been an active member in the local chapter for a number of years, serving on the Executive Committee in several roles including chapter president for one term and currently as chapter trustee. Shannon also served as a Host Committee co-chair for the 2016 ASLA meeting in New Orleans.

Louisiana | Shannon Blakeman, ASLA,

Louisiana Chapter

Shannon Blakeman is a partner with CARBO Landscape Architecture.  He leads the Baton Rouge office, allowing the firm to expand their services and accessibility within the Gulf South region. Prior to joining CARBO, Shannon worked in North Carolina where he gained experience in park, commercial, institutional, and municipal projects.  During his 18 years of practice, he has developed a broad knowledge base, ranging from detail design to large-scale site and master planning.  His knowledge brings a well-rounded approach to the design process, providing thoughtful design solutions.
Shannon graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University.  He is a Registered Landscape Architect in the State of Louisiana, and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  Shannon has been an active member in the local chapter for a number of years, serving on the Executive Committee in several roles including chapter president for one term and currently as chapter trustee. Shannon also served as a Host Committee co-chair for the 2016 ASLA meeting in New Orleans.

Maryland | Dennis Nola, ASLA,

Maryland Chapter

 

Maryland | Dennis Nola, ASLA,

Maryland Chapter

 

Michigan | Robert Ford, ASLA,

Michigan Chapter

Robert “Bob” Ford, PLA, has been practicing LA since 1975 after graduating from Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, MI. Bob has held staff positions at the state, county and municipal levels, a private LA firm, an engineering firm and was V.P. of a development company before starting his own practice.  Bob Founded Landscape Architects & Planners, Inc. (LAP, 1989 – present), located in Lansing, MI.  LAP serves Clients primarily throughout the Mid-West but also works through an affiliate firm in Suzhou, China serving private and municipal Clients along the eastern seaboard from Fuzhou to Beijing redesigning cities, towns and private developments.

Robert and his former partner Anthony Bauer established “Bauer Ford Reclamation” (BFR, 92’) which practices throughout the United States serving both governmental agencies and mining companies.

Robert has been an ALSA member since 1982.  Bob served as President and legislative chair for the state chapter for ten years and helped organize and successfully defended a challenge from the State of Michigan to deregulate the LA’s title act 1980’s-90’s.

More recently, Bob was the “Founder” and President of the MSU LA Alumni Advisory Board (LAAAB) 2009-2015.  His board organized and founded the alumni “Speakers Series”, which included 7 national and international speakers, hosted the 2015 World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society conference (WSEAS, 15’), annual newsletter and a new mentoring program which brings alumni and students closer together.  Bob currently serves MSU on student jury’s, guest lecturer and faculty advisor in addition to running his practice.

 

 

 

 

Michigan | Robert Ford, ASLA,

Michigan Chapter

Robert “Bob” Ford, PLA, has been practicing LA since 1975 after graduating from Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, MI. Bob has held staff positions at the state, county and municipal levels, a private LA firm, an engineering firm and was V.P. of a development company before starting his own practice.  Bob Founded Landscape Architects & Planners, Inc. (LAP, 1989 – present), located in Lansing, MI.  LAP serves Clients primarily throughout the Mid-West but also works through an affiliate firm in Suzhou, China serving private and municipal Clients along the eastern seaboard from Fuzhou to Beijing redesigning cities, towns and private developments.

Robert and his former partner Anthony Bauer established “Bauer Ford Reclamation” (BFR, 92’) which practices throughout the United States serving both governmental agencies and mining companies.

Robert has been an ALSA member since 1982.  Bob served as President and legislative chair for the state chapter for ten years and helped organize and successfully defended a challenge from the State of Michigan to deregulate the LA’s title act 1980’s-90’s.

More recently, Bob was the “Founder” and President of the MSU LA Alumni Advisory Board (LAAAB) 2009-2015.  His board organized and founded the alumni “Speakers Series”, which included 7 national and international speakers, hosted the 2015 World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society conference (WSEAS, 15’), annual newsletter and a new mentoring program which brings alumni and students closer together.  Bob currently serves MSU on student jury’s, guest lecturer and faculty advisor in addition to running his practice.

 

 

 

 

Minnesota | Ellen C. Stewart, ASLA,

Minnesota Chapter

Ellen Stewart has been actively involved in ASLA on both the chapter and national level since her initial membership in 1999.  Crediting her commitment to ASLA to the tremendous sense of community and professional support that the society affords, Ellen served on the Chapter Presidents Council, as President of the CPC, and continues to serve on many national committees while representing Minnesota on the Board of Trustees.  Ellen’s undergraduate studies and experience in the world of social services gives her a unique lens on the practice of landscape architecture.  Through varied work experience from private to public practice Ellen has always advocated for the profession of landscape architecture emphasizing the importance of fostering improved relationships within communities and a greater understanding of our impact on the environment.  In the public sector, Ellen has the opportunity to help ensure environmental stewardship and environmental equity in her daily work.

 

 

 

Minnesota | Ellen C. Stewart, ASLA,

Minnesota Chapter

Ellen Stewart has been actively involved in ASLA on both the chapter and national level since her initial membership in 1999.  Crediting her commitment to ASLA to the tremendous sense of community and professional support that the society affords, Ellen served on the Chapter Presidents Council, as President of the CPC, and continues to serve on many national committees while representing Minnesota on the Board of Trustees.  Ellen’s undergraduate studies and experience in the world of social services gives her a unique lens on the practice of landscape architecture.  Through varied work experience from private to public practice Ellen has always advocated for the profession of landscape architecture emphasizing the importance of fostering improved relationships within communities and a greater understanding of our impact on the environment.  In the public sector, Ellen has the opportunity to help ensure environmental stewardship and environmental equity in her daily work.

 

 

 

Mississippi | Jon M. Milstead, ASLA,

Mississippi Chapter

Jon Milstead is a registered landscape architect and administers the Planning and Property Development Division of the Community Development Foundation in Tupelo, Mississippi. He works daily with the elected officials, economic developers, planners and design professionals to promote sustained growth by enhancing policies, procedures and partnerships in northeast Mississippi. Jon focuses on being an innovator for local and state leaders to help prepare the region for advanced growth, promote job creation, and a better quality of life. Jon also works with the Council of Governments, a partnership of local governmental representatives for progressive leadership. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State University. 

Mississippi | Jon M. Milstead, ASLA,

Mississippi Chapter

Jon Milstead is a registered landscape architect and administers the Planning and Property Development Division of the Community Development Foundation in Tupelo, Mississippi. He works daily with the elected officials, economic developers, planners and design professionals to promote sustained growth by enhancing policies, procedures and partnerships in northeast Mississippi. Jon focuses on being an innovator for local and state leaders to help prepare the region for advanced growth, promote job creation, and a better quality of life. Jon also works with the Council of Governments, a partnership of local governmental representatives for progressive leadership. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State University. 

Nevada | Lucy Joyce, ASLA,

Nevada Chapter

 

Nevada | Lucy Joyce, ASLA,

Nevada Chapter

 

New Hampshire | Susanne Smith Meyer, ASLA,

New Hampshire Chapter


 

New Hampshire | Susanne Smith Meyer, ASLA,

New Hampshire Chapter


 

New Jersey | Nicholas Tufaro, ASLA,

New Jersey Chapter

Nicholas (Nick) Tufaro’s career spans 38 years working as a professional consultant in Landscape Architecture, Transportation and Environmental Planning in public and private projects throughout the Eastern Seaboard. Currently Nick is a principal planner in the Middlesex County Division of Environment, Parks and Comprehensive Planning, where he is principally involved in watershed management planning, natural resource conservation and environmentally responsive strategies in regional policy actions for a balance of economic and ecological health in Middlesex County, NJ communities.

A long-time member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, New Jersey Chapter (NJASLA), Nick has served as president and chaired Chapter task forces, currently representing New Jersey on the Society’s Board of Trustees. The ASLA has been instrumental in assisting President Obama’s directives for all federal agencies to enhance native pollinator habitat in all programs and holdings. Nick is a member of the ASLA Native Pollinators Task Force that presented research issues and implementation recommendations to the Office of the President in December 2014 and an advisor for local native pollinator enhancements in Middlesex County.
 

New Jersey | Nicholas Tufaro, ASLA,

New Jersey Chapter

Nicholas (Nick) Tufaro’s career spans 38 years working as a professional consultant in Landscape Architecture, Transportation and Environmental Planning in public and private projects throughout the Eastern Seaboard. Currently Nick is a principal planner in the Middlesex County Division of Environment, Parks and Comprehensive Planning, where he is principally involved in watershed management planning, natural resource conservation and environmentally responsive strategies in regional policy actions for a balance of economic and ecological health in Middlesex County, NJ communities.

A long-time member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, New Jersey Chapter (NJASLA), Nick has served as president and chaired Chapter task forces, currently representing New Jersey on the Society’s Board of Trustees. The ASLA has been instrumental in assisting President Obama’s directives for all federal agencies to enhance native pollinator habitat in all programs and holdings. Nick is a member of the ASLA Native Pollinators Task Force that presented research issues and implementation recommendations to the Office of the President in December 2014 and an advisor for local native pollinator enhancements in Middlesex County.
 

New Mexico | Robert Loftis, ASLA,

New Mexico Chapter

Rob Loftis is an Associate with MRWM Landscape Architects in Albuquerque.  Rob works primarily in the public sector and specializes in Main Street redevelopments, parks, plazas, schools and athletic facilities.  His belief that all citizens are deserving of quality outdoor spaces has taken him throughout the state of New Mexico where he works in communities both big and small.

Rob has been involved in chapter leadership throughout his thirteen years of professional experience.  While serving as Chapter President, he discovered a passion for advocacy and has lead chapter advocacy efforts on the local, state and federal levels.  This interest led to service on ASLA's Government Affairs Advisory Committee and ultimately to the position of Chapter Trustee.  Rob is an adjunct professor with the MLA program at the University of New Mexico and a proud alumnus of Louisiana State University.

 

 

New Mexico | Robert Loftis, ASLA,

New Mexico Chapter

Rob Loftis is an Associate with MRWM Landscape Architects in Albuquerque.  Rob works primarily in the public sector and specializes in Main Street redevelopments, parks, plazas, schools and athletic facilities.  His belief that all citizens are deserving of quality outdoor spaces has taken him throughout the state of New Mexico where he works in communities both big and small.

Rob has been involved in chapter leadership throughout his thirteen years of professional experience.  While serving as Chapter President, he discovered a passion for advocacy and has lead chapter advocacy efforts on the local, state and federal levels.  This interest led to service on ASLA's Government Affairs Advisory Committee and ultimately to the position of Chapter Trustee.  Rob is an adjunct professor with the MLA program at the University of New Mexico and a proud alumnus of Louisiana State University.

 

 

New York | Adrian L. Smith, ASLA,

New York Chapter

Based in New York City, Adrian’s work takes him across the United States and overseas. He is currently focused on bringing the natural landscape into cultivated gardens, creating finely detailed exterior living spaces. He also believes in building educational opportunities into the designed landscape to inspire children to become environmental stewards. 

As Trustee, Adrian’s service includes work on the PR and Communications Committee and the Membership Services Committee (2014-15 chairperson). Locally, he served as ASLA-NY’s chapter President, newsletter co-editor and task force chair successfully challenging the NYC Building Department to change the code, granting landscape architects equal status alongside architects and engineers.

 

 

New York | Adrian L. Smith, ASLA,

New York Chapter

Based in New York City, Adrian’s work takes him across the United States and overseas. He is currently focused on bringing the natural landscape into cultivated gardens, creating finely detailed exterior living spaces. He also believes in building educational opportunities into the designed landscape to inspire children to become environmental stewards. 

As Trustee, Adrian’s service includes work on the PR and Communications Committee and the Membership Services Committee (2014-15 chairperson). Locally, he served as ASLA-NY’s chapter President, newsletter co-editor and task force chair successfully challenging the NYC Building Department to change the code, granting landscape architects equal status alongside architects and engineers.

 

 

New York Upstate | Douglas McCord, ASLA,

New York Upstate Chapter

Based in Penfield, New York, Doug's practice takes him to all corners of New York State and beyond into Pennsylvania. For more than 34 years, his practice has focused on site planning, parks, waterfront, and recreational development planning. Active community participation and involvement as well as thoughtful responsive design are the keys to his firm’s work and success. He began practicing landscape architecture after graduating from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 1980. After arriving in Rochester NY in 1982, he was appointed and served as Chairman of the NYUASLA Rochester Section.  He has continuously been a member of ASLA for the past 37 and has served the Chapter in a number of positions including that of Chapter President from 2010-11. He has served with the New York State Council of Landscape Architects since 1999 and now, as Chapter Trustee, serves on the Licensure Committee.   

 

 

 

 

New York Upstate | Douglas McCord, ASLA,

New York Upstate Chapter

Based in Penfield, New York, Doug's practice takes him to all corners of New York State and beyond into Pennsylvania. For more than 34 years, his practice has focused on site planning, parks, waterfront, and recreational development planning. Active community participation and involvement as well as thoughtful responsive design are the keys to his firm’s work and success. He began practicing landscape architecture after graduating from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 1980. After arriving in Rochester NY in 1982, he was appointed and served as Chairman of the NYUASLA Rochester Section.  He has continuously been a member of ASLA for the past 37 and has served the Chapter in a number of positions including that of Chapter President from 2010-11. He has served with the New York State Council of Landscape Architects since 1999 and now, as Chapter Trustee, serves on the Licensure Committee.   

 

 

 

 

North Carolina | Timothy W. Maloney, ASLA,

North Carolina Chapter

Tim Maloney, PLA/ASLA,has been a licensed landscape architect in North Carolina since 1992.  He is a 1988 graduate of the Environmental Design program at the University of Massachusetts and 1990 graduate of the MLA program at North Carolina State University.  Tim has been working in local government for over 20 years focusing on the planning, design, and construction of parks and other public facilities.  He is currently the Director of Planning Development & Inspections for Wake County, North Carolina.  He has served the state chapter in several capacities including President, Treasurer, and Member-at-Large for Legislative Affairs.  

 

 

North Carolina | Timothy W. Maloney, ASLA,

North Carolina Chapter

Tim Maloney, PLA/ASLA,has been a licensed landscape architect in North Carolina since 1992.  He is a 1988 graduate of the Environmental Design program at the University of Massachusetts and 1990 graduate of the MLA program at North Carolina State University.  Tim has been working in local government for over 20 years focusing on the planning, design, and construction of parks and other public facilities.  He is currently the Director of Planning Development & Inspections for Wake County, North Carolina.  He has served the state chapter in several capacities including President, Treasurer, and Member-at-Large for Legislative Affairs.  

 

 

Ohio | Eugenia M. Martin, FASLA,

Ohio Chapter

Eugenia M. Martin, FASLA is a founding Principal and President of CYP Studios, with offices in Columbus and Dayton, Ohio.  She has more than 20 years in the public and private sector, bringing a unique knowledge base of landscape architecture, land planning and urban design.  Her passion for creating people-oriented spaces in conjunction with her experience in planning and urban design, guides developers and government entities in the development and redevelopment of sites.

Martin co-founded CYP Studios in 2010 and assumed sole leadership of the firm in 2014.  She is charged with design, firm strategy, administration and business development.  Her volunteerism includes serving as Chair on the Worthington Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, Vice-Chair on the Center for Architecture and Design Board of Trustees, as well as serves on the Advisory Board for Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design.  Martin holds a BS in Landscape Architecture from the Ohio State University. 

 

 

Ohio | Eugenia M. Martin, FASLA,

Ohio Chapter

Eugenia M. Martin, FASLA is a founding Principal and President of CYP Studios, with offices in Columbus and Dayton, Ohio.  She has more than 20 years in the public and private sector, bringing a unique knowledge base of landscape architecture, land planning and urban design.  Her passion for creating people-oriented spaces in conjunction with her experience in planning and urban design, guides developers and government entities in the development and redevelopment of sites.

Martin co-founded CYP Studios in 2010 and assumed sole leadership of the firm in 2014.  She is charged with design, firm strategy, administration and business development.  Her volunteerism includes serving as Chair on the Worthington Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, Vice-Chair on the Center for Architecture and Design Board of Trustees, as well as serves on the Advisory Board for Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design.  Martin holds a BS in Landscape Architecture from the Ohio State University. 

 

 

Oklahoma | Jeff Pugh, ASLA,

Oklahoma Chapter

Jeff Pugh, ASLA, is a registered landscape architect in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas and New Mexico. He is a Principal / Owner in Szafranski-Pugh & Associates, Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His firm works on a wide variety of projects including small to massive residential,  playgrounds, municipal, sports facilities, site planning, college campus master plans and large commercial developments.

Jeff has been involved with ASLA from student activities in the mid 90’s to OKASLA positions beginning with Member-at-Large, President Elect, President and Past President.

As Trustee of OKASLA, Jeff is eager to contribute his knowledge of ASLA and its processes to further the development of this program and the profession of Landscape Architecture in the State of Oklahoma.

 

 

Oklahoma | Jeff Pugh, ASLA,

Oklahoma Chapter

Jeff Pugh, ASLA, is a registered landscape architect in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas and New Mexico. He is a Principal / Owner in Szafranski-Pugh & Associates, Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His firm works on a wide variety of projects including small to massive residential,  playgrounds, municipal, sports facilities, site planning, college campus master plans and large commercial developments.

Jeff has been involved with ASLA from student activities in the mid 90’s to OKASLA positions beginning with Member-at-Large, President Elect, President and Past President.

As Trustee of OKASLA, Jeff is eager to contribute his knowledge of ASLA and its processes to further the development of this program and the profession of Landscape Architecture in the State of Oklahoma.

 

 

Oregon | Brian E. Bainnson, ASLA,

Oregon Chapter

Mr. Bainnson is a landscape architect with over 27 years experience in project planning and design on a wide range of institutional, commercial, governmental, recreational and residential projects. Since the founding of Quatrefoil, Inc. in 1996 Mr. Bainnson has been involved in a wide range of projects and collaborative design efforts.

Recent work has included several therapy gardens for Legacy Health System in Portland, the projects have included the Oregon Burn Center Garden, Legacy Meridian Park Hospital, and Legacy Mt Hood Hospital. All of these gardens are used for active patient therapy as well as restorative places for patients, families, and caregivers. Mr. Bainnson headed up an ASLA design team for the Portland Memory Garden; this garden was developed for people with Alzheimer’s and was constructed within a City of Portland Park.  Mr. Bainnson has most recently been involved in developing several therapy gardens in Washington, DC, and San Antonio, Texas, for Wounded Warriors returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to his private practice, Mr. Bainnson has been actively involved with the Oregon Chapter of the ASLA serving as Vice President and President and currently the Trustee of the Chapter.


Oregon | Brian E. Bainnson, ASLA,

Oregon Chapter

Mr. Bainnson is a landscape architect with over 27 years experience in project planning and design on a wide range of institutional, commercial, governmental, recreational and residential projects. Since the founding of Quatrefoil, Inc. in 1996 Mr. Bainnson has been involved in a wide range of projects and collaborative design efforts.

Recent work has included several therapy gardens for Legacy Health System in Portland, the projects have included the Oregon Burn Center Garden, Legacy Meridian Park Hospital, and Legacy Mt Hood Hospital. All of these gardens are used for active patient therapy as well as restorative places for patients, families, and caregivers. Mr. Bainnson headed up an ASLA design team for the Portland Memory Garden; this garden was developed for people with Alzheimer’s and was constructed within a City of Portland Park.  Mr. Bainnson has most recently been involved in developing several therapy gardens in Washington, DC, and San Antonio, Texas, for Wounded Warriors returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to his private practice, Mr. Bainnson has been actively involved with the Oregon Chapter of the ASLA serving as Vice President and President and currently the Trustee of the Chapter.


Pennsylvania/Delaware | Adam Supplee, ASLA,

Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter

Adam Supplee has actively volunteered with the Pennsylvania – Delaware Chapter since taking on the Eastern Pennsylvania Section chair position in 2005.  After serving as section chair, Adam served 6 years in the positions of President, President-elect and past president.  As a licensed landscape architect, certified planner, and LEED AP, Adam has been co-owner of KMS Design Group, a small planning and design firm in Phoenixville, PA for the past ten years.  In addition to volunteering with ASLA, Adam serves on several boards, appointed commissions, and volunteer roles including the Phoenixville Area Economic Development Corporation, planning commissions, policy committees, and a volunteer-run tourist railroad.

 

Pennsylvania/Delaware | Adam Supplee, ASLA,

Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter

Adam Supplee has actively volunteered with the Pennsylvania – Delaware Chapter since taking on the Eastern Pennsylvania Section chair position in 2005.  After serving as section chair, Adam served 6 years in the positions of President, President-elect and past president.  As a licensed landscape architect, certified planner, and LEED AP, Adam has been co-owner of KMS Design Group, a small planning and design firm in Phoenixville, PA for the past ten years.  In addition to volunteering with ASLA, Adam serves on several boards, appointed commissions, and volunteer roles including the Phoenixville Area Economic Development Corporation, planning commissions, policy committees, and a volunteer-run tourist railroad.

 

Potomac | Ron Kagawa, ASLA,

Potomac Chapter

Ron M. Kagawa, ASLA LEED AP, served as President of the Potomac Chapter in 2000-2001 and 2007-2008 and led establishment of the Lt. Edward B. Ballard Student Scholarship Fund.  He co-authored Time+Space: Landscape Architecture In The Nation’s Capital (the first-ever Chapter history since its founding in 1938).  As Chapter Trustee in 2009-2012, he served as Chair of the National Emerging Professional Committee-Linkages Working Group, leading to establishment of the first-ever nationally recognized Emerging Professionals Chapter-Level Service Award and assisted in hosting the 2010 ASLA National Meeting in Washington, DC.

Ron holds an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Texas-Arlington and a graduate degree in Architecture from Virginia Tech – both with academic honors.  As a Landscape Architect he possesses more than 33 years of professional experience in private industry, academia and public service.  He served on the faculty of The George Washington University’s Landscape Design Program from 1988-2013.  As Associate Professor, he established the Master of Landscape Architecture Program at Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center from 1995-2005.  He is the co-author of 2 books and more than 35 peer-reviewed plenary sessions and publications.  Ron is licensed in Texas (1988) and Maryland (1988), holds OSHA, FEMA and NIMS certifications and is a Landscape Architect and PB with the Mid-Atlantic Office of Kimley Horn Associates, Inc.

 


 

Potomac | Ron Kagawa, ASLA,

Potomac Chapter

Ron M. Kagawa, ASLA LEED AP, served as President of the Potomac Chapter in 2000-2001 and 2007-2008 and led establishment of the Lt. Edward B. Ballard Student Scholarship Fund.  He co-authored Time+Space: Landscape Architecture In The Nation’s Capital (the first-ever Chapter history since its founding in 1938).  As Chapter Trustee in 2009-2012, he served as Chair of the National Emerging Professional Committee-Linkages Working Group, leading to establishment of the first-ever nationally recognized Emerging Professionals Chapter-Level Service Award and assisted in hosting the 2010 ASLA National Meeting in Washington, DC.

Ron holds an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Texas-Arlington and a graduate degree in Architecture from Virginia Tech – both with academic honors.  As a Landscape Architect he possesses more than 33 years of professional experience in private industry, academia and public service.  He served on the faculty of The George Washington University’s Landscape Design Program from 1988-2013.  As Associate Professor, he established the Master of Landscape Architecture Program at Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center from 1995-2005.  He is the co-author of 2 books and more than 35 peer-reviewed plenary sessions and publications.  Ron is licensed in Texas (1988) and Maryland (1988), holds OSHA, FEMA and NIMS certifications and is a Landscape Architect and PB with the Mid-Atlantic Office of Kimley Horn Associates, Inc.

 


 

Prairie Gateway | David Contag, ASLA,

Prairie Gateway Chapter

Prairie Gateway | David Contag, ASLA,

Prairie Gateway Chapter

Rhode Island | Jenn Judge, ASLA,

Rhode Island Chapter

 

Jenn is a registered landscape architect in Rhode Island and Connecticut.  She has been a registered Landscape Architect for the past eleven years and has been a practicing landscape designer for the past nineteen years.  She is currently the Principal of her landscape architecture firm, Gravelly Hill Design Group LLC, in Wakefield, Rhode Island which provides landscape architecture services for residential, commercial and corporate and clients in the healthcare industry. 


Rhode Island | Jenn Judge, ASLA,

Rhode Island Chapter

 

Jenn is a registered landscape architect in Rhode Island and Connecticut.  She has been a registered Landscape Architect for the past eleven years and has been a practicing landscape designer for the past nineteen years.  She is currently the Principal of her landscape architecture firm, Gravelly Hill Design Group LLC, in Wakefield, Rhode Island which provides landscape architecture services for residential, commercial and corporate and clients in the healthcare industry. 


South Carolina | William T. Eubanks III, FASLA,

South Carolina Chapter

Bill Eubanks lives in Charleston, SC where he is the creative director of the Urban Edge Studio. The studio focuses on building community through sustainable urbanism with an emphasis on the charrette process. He serves on Charleston’s 10,000 Trees Committee; the Charleston Upper Peninsula Task Force; the Board of the East Cooper Land Trust; and as president of the Ashley Bridge District Board. He served on the ASLA Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2004 and was ASLA Vice President, Membership from 2005 to 2006. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture.

South Carolina | William T. Eubanks III, FASLA,

South Carolina Chapter

Bill Eubanks lives in Charleston, SC where he is the creative director of the Urban Edge Studio. The studio focuses on building community through sustainable urbanism with an emphasis on the charrette process. He serves on Charleston’s 10,000 Trees Committee; the Charleston Upper Peninsula Task Force; the Board of the East Cooper Land Trust; and as president of the Ashley Bridge District Board. He served on the ASLA Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2004 and was ASLA Vice President, Membership from 2005 to 2006. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture.

St. Louis | Scott Emmelkamp, ASLA,

St. Louis Chapter

Scott V. Emmelkamp, ASLA, PLA, LEED AP is a principal at the landscape architecture and urban planning firm Planning Design Studio, LLC located in St. Louis. His over 25 years of professional experience includes a variety of projects types including military planning, parks and recreation, greenways, trails, master planning and theme park design completed all over the world. Mr. Emmelkamp is licensed to practice landscape architecture in four states. He is a Board member of the Open Space Council, Chair of the Washington University in St. Louis Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts MLA Professional Advisory Council and a Past President of the Professional Advisory Board for the Fay Jones School of Architecture in Fayetteville, Arkansas. For many years he has volunteered for community clean ups and invasive species removal events. He was valedictorian of the Fay Jones School of Architecture where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture.  

 

 

St. Louis | Scott Emmelkamp, ASLA,

St. Louis Chapter

Scott V. Emmelkamp, ASLA, PLA, LEED AP is a principal at the landscape architecture and urban planning firm Planning Design Studio, LLC located in St. Louis. His over 25 years of professional experience includes a variety of projects types including military planning, parks and recreation, greenways, trails, master planning and theme park design completed all over the world. Mr. Emmelkamp is licensed to practice landscape architecture in four states. He is a Board member of the Open Space Council, Chair of the Washington University in St. Louis Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts MLA Professional Advisory Council and a Past President of the Professional Advisory Board for the Fay Jones School of Architecture in Fayetteville, Arkansas. For many years he has volunteered for community clean ups and invasive species removal events. He was valedictorian of the Fay Jones School of Architecture where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture.  

 

 

Tennessee | Larry Mizell, ASLA,

Tennessee Chapter

 

 

 

Larry Mizell is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a BSLA, and has been practicing landscape architecture for over 50 years.  He is currently a land planner for the Planning and Sustainability Department of the City of Historic Franklin, TN.  Larry has worked in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. In Louisiana, he was planner-in-charge of Community Planner, Inc. – a multi-disciplinary firm providing planning, landscape architecture, architecture, and engineering services. In Mississippi, he was a managing partner of Anglin, Griffin, Mizell Associates –a planning and landscape architecture firm working on large scale land-use developments.  

Larry has been active in all the chapters where he has lived and worked.  He was one of the original organizers of the Mississippi Chapter and held one of the first licenses in that state.  Recently, he has been active in the Tennessee Chapter as secretary, president and now chapter trustee. As chapter president, he accomplished four major goals - redesign of the chapter logo, revamp and expansion of the annual awards program, establishing the Olmsted Awards from the chapter,  and hiring a Web designer to create a website for the chapter.  Larry looks forward to representing the chapter now as trustee.

 

 

 

Tennessee | Larry Mizell, ASLA,

Tennessee Chapter

 

 

 

Larry Mizell is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a BSLA, and has been practicing landscape architecture for over 50 years.  He is currently a land planner for the Planning and Sustainability Department of the City of Historic Franklin, TN.  Larry has worked in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. In Louisiana, he was planner-in-charge of Community Planner, Inc. – a multi-disciplinary firm providing planning, landscape architecture, architecture, and engineering services. In Mississippi, he was a managing partner of Anglin, Griffin, Mizell Associates –a planning and landscape architecture firm working on large scale land-use developments.  

Larry has been active in all the chapters where he has lived and worked.  He was one of the original organizers of the Mississippi Chapter and held one of the first licenses in that state.  Recently, he has been active in the Tennessee Chapter as secretary, president and now chapter trustee. As chapter president, he accomplished four major goals - redesign of the chapter logo, revamp and expansion of the annual awards program, establishing the Olmsted Awards from the chapter,  and hiring a Web designer to create a website for the chapter.  Larry looks forward to representing the chapter now as trustee.

 

 

 

Texas | Timothy W. May, ASLA,

Texas Chapter

Tim May has served the Texas Chapter as Treasurer, President-Elect, President, and now as Trustee. He has represented the Chapter on numerous occasions with the National ASLA and other Chapters across the country.  Throughout his volunteer service, Tim has contributed to the Chapter’s fiscal strategy of responsibility, sound decision-making, and accountability. With the Texas Chapter, Tim has been active in numerous national, state, and local advocacy decisions, as well as organizational structure and implementing diverse methods for communicating effectively with the Chapter membership. After graduating from Kansas State University, Tim has spent his entire professional career consulting in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. He currently serves as Director of Landscape Architecture & Planning for Teague Nall and Perkins in Fort Worth. In his spare time, Tim enjoys time spent with family, his Scottish Terriers, travel, photography, and community volunteerism.

Texas | Timothy W. May, ASLA,

Texas Chapter

Tim May has served the Texas Chapter as Treasurer, President-Elect, President, and now as Trustee. He has represented the Chapter on numerous occasions with the National ASLA and other Chapters across the country.  Throughout his volunteer service, Tim has contributed to the Chapter’s fiscal strategy of responsibility, sound decision-making, and accountability. With the Texas Chapter, Tim has been active in numerous national, state, and local advocacy decisions, as well as organizational structure and implementing diverse methods for communicating effectively with the Chapter membership. After graduating from Kansas State University, Tim has spent his entire professional career consulting in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. He currently serves as Director of Landscape Architecture & Planning for Teague Nall and Perkins in Fort Worth. In his spare time, Tim enjoys time spent with family, his Scottish Terriers, travel, photography, and community volunteerism.

Utah | David Harris, ASLA,

Utah Chapter

Dave has over 25 years of experience in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Planning services. He has worked on projects throughout the desert southwest in Nevada, Arizona, California, Minneapolis and internationally, and is a corporate expert in business development and leads interdisciplinary teams including, architects, planners, civil, structural, electrical and geotechnical engineers. He has managed and directed sustainable projects including LEED Platinum certified facilities and is experienced in developing sustainable, low impact developments for communities, parks, plaza’s, trails, town centers, and civic spaces, among others.  

 

 

Utah | David Harris, ASLA,

Utah Chapter

Dave has over 25 years of experience in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Planning services. He has worked on projects throughout the desert southwest in Nevada, Arizona, California, Minneapolis and internationally, and is a corporate expert in business development and leads interdisciplinary teams including, architects, planners, civil, structural, electrical and geotechnical engineers. He has managed and directed sustainable projects including LEED Platinum certified facilities and is experienced in developing sustainable, low impact developments for communities, parks, plaza’s, trails, town centers, and civic spaces, among others.  

 

 

Vermont | Ann Milovsoroff, FASLA,

Vermont Chapter

Ann Milovsoroff grew up in Vermont, earned a BA in Comparative Literature from Indiana University, and the MLA from University of Guelph, Ontario. She was landscape architect on staff at Royal Botanical Gardens in Ontario for 14 years before moving back to Vermont where she practiced until retiring in 2013. 

Twice a candidate for President of ASLA in the 90s, she served as a VP for Membership, for PR and Services, and on the Editorial Advisory Committee for LAM.   In Ontario she was Secretary, VP, and President of OALA and served on the CSLA Board of Governors.  In Vermont she has taught courses at UVM, is a VT Certified Horticulturist, and is a board member of Friends of the UVM Horticulture Research Station.

She has dual citizenship, is a Fellow of ASLA and CSLA, and presently serves on the Historic Preservation and Design Review Commission, and the Town Tree Committee for the Village of Shelburne.

 

 

Vermont | Ann Milovsoroff, FASLA,

Vermont Chapter

Ann Milovsoroff grew up in Vermont, earned a BA in Comparative Literature from Indiana University, and the MLA from University of Guelph, Ontario. She was landscape architect on staff at Royal Botanical Gardens in Ontario for 14 years before moving back to Vermont where she practiced until retiring in 2013. 

Twice a candidate for President of ASLA in the 90s, she served as a VP for Membership, for PR and Services, and on the Editorial Advisory Committee for LAM.   In Ontario she was Secretary, VP, and President of OALA and served on the CSLA Board of Governors.  In Vermont she has taught courses at UVM, is a VT Certified Horticulturist, and is a board member of Friends of the UVM Horticulture Research Station.

She has dual citizenship, is a Fellow of ASLA and CSLA, and presently serves on the Historic Preservation and Design Review Commission, and the Town Tree Committee for the Village of Shelburne.

 

 

Virginia | Lucille C. Lanier, FASLA,

Virginia Chapter

Lu Gay Lanier has been with Timmons Group for 11 years and directs their emerging landscape architecture/land planning practice. She was made a managing principal of Timmons Group in 2014. Since starting this practice in 2003, she has assembled a talented group of specialists.  Lu Gay and her team deliver exceptional projects to their clients. As an environmental scientist and licensed landscape architect, she excels at comprehensive stormwater master planning and manages award-winning projects from large conservation areas to Federal headquarters and data centers, to corporate headquarters.  Lu Gay integrates economic, environmental, community involvement and social responsibility into all design projects. Lu Gay demonstrates dedication, expertise and professionalism as a landscape architect assuring the successful implementation of projects.  Her passion for the profession includes service securing Landscape Architecture Licensure in Virginia, President of CLARB, LAAB Committee Member and currently Trustee for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

 

 

 

Virginia | Lucille C. Lanier, FASLA,

Virginia Chapter

Lu Gay Lanier has been with Timmons Group for 11 years and directs their emerging landscape architecture/land planning practice. She was made a managing principal of Timmons Group in 2014. Since starting this practice in 2003, she has assembled a talented group of specialists.  Lu Gay and her team deliver exceptional projects to their clients. As an environmental scientist and licensed landscape architect, she excels at comprehensive stormwater master planning and manages award-winning projects from large conservation areas to Federal headquarters and data centers, to corporate headquarters.  Lu Gay integrates economic, environmental, community involvement and social responsibility into all design projects. Lu Gay demonstrates dedication, expertise and professionalism as a landscape architect assuring the successful implementation of projects.  Her passion for the profession includes service securing Landscape Architecture Licensure in Virginia, President of CLARB, LAAB Committee Member and currently Trustee for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

 

 

 

West Virginia | Roger J. Kennedy, ASLA,

West Virginia Chapter

 

West Virginia | Roger J. Kennedy, ASLA,

West Virginia Chapter

 

Wisconsin | Gary A. Brown, FASLA,

Wisconsin Chapter

 Gary A. Brown, FASLA has 30+ years of experience as a professional landscape architect. He is director of Campus Planning & Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, overseeing campus master planning and site planning activities on the 936-acre campus. He is also director of their 300-acre Lakeshore Nature Preserve, an outdoor learning/research laboratory with over 4 miles of lakefront in downtown Madison. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from UW-Madison and is an ASLA Fellow recognized for his administrative works in 2004. Gary has served in various capacities with the Wisconsin Chapter-ASLA, including Member-at-Large, Secretary, and President, and is currently the Chapter Trustee. He served for many years as chair of the Campus Planning & Design Professional Practice Network and was the ASLA National Vice President for Professional Practice from 2008-10. He currently serves on the ASLA National Constitution & Bylaws committee and the Leadership Development committee.

Wisconsin | Gary A. Brown, FASLA,

Wisconsin Chapter

 Gary A. Brown, FASLA has 30+ years of experience as a professional landscape architect. He is director of Campus Planning & Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, overseeing campus master planning and site planning activities on the 936-acre campus. He is also director of their 300-acre Lakeshore Nature Preserve, an outdoor learning/research laboratory with over 4 miles of lakefront in downtown Madison. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from UW-Madison and is an ASLA Fellow recognized for his administrative works in 2004. Gary has served in various capacities with the Wisconsin Chapter-ASLA, including Member-at-Large, Secretary, and President, and is currently the Chapter Trustee. He served for many years as chair of the Campus Planning & Design Professional Practice Network and was the ASLA National Vice President for Professional Practice from 2008-10. He currently serves on the ASLA National Constitution & Bylaws committee and the Leadership Development committee.

Washington | Curtis LaPierre, ASLA,

Washington Chapter

Curtis just entered his second term on the Board of Trustees for the Washington Chapter. He also served as chapter president and has served on national committees, including Government Affairs and Public Affairs & Communications. Curtis is licensed to practice in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. He has a BLA from the University of Idaho and an MLA from the University of Illinois. Curtis has made a career of working on public projects for interdisciplinary consulting firms. He specializes in transportation-related work including main streets, festival streets, and multi-use trails. Curtis also has a strong background in visual resource inventory and impact analysis. He is a senior project manager with Otak in the Redmond office. Outside of work, Curtis volunteers for high school jazz and orchestra programs and for park and community planning efforts. He is an avid fitness walker and yoga devotee.

 

 

Washington | Curtis LaPierre, ASLA,

Washington Chapter

Curtis just entered his second term on the Board of Trustees for the Washington Chapter. He also served as chapter president and has served on national committees, including Government Affairs and Public Affairs & Communications. Curtis is licensed to practice in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. He has a BLA from the University of Idaho and an MLA from the University of Illinois. Curtis has made a career of working on public projects for interdisciplinary consulting firms. He specializes in transportation-related work including main streets, festival streets, and multi-use trails. Curtis also has a strong background in visual resource inventory and impact analysis. He is a senior project manager with Otak in the Redmond office. Outside of work, Curtis volunteers for high school jazz and orchestra programs and for park and community planning efforts. He is an avid fitness walker and yoga devotee.

 

 

Kona Gray, ASLA, LAF Representative

Reaching beyond the ordinary is at the heart of every project in which Kona is involved. His strong sense of integrating creativity and regional resources when designing projects results not only in functional environments but surroundings that invigorate the imagination. Kona has experience in many aspects of planning and landscape architecture, ranging from large scale planning to detailed site design with emphasis on hospitality and campus related projects. Kona studied architecture at the Boston Architectural College, Savannah College of Art and Design and received a BLA degree from the University of Georgia School of Environmental Design in 1997. Kona joined EDSA in 1997.
 
“No matter what the project size, scale or scope, we must always challenge the status quo. It is our responsibility to have the knowledge necessary to offer solutions that positively impact the environment and continue the advancement of our industry.”

 

Kona Gray, ASLA, LAF Representative

Reaching beyond the ordinary is at the heart of every project in which Kona is involved. His strong sense of integrating creativity and regional resources when designing projects results not only in functional environments but surroundings that invigorate the imagination. Kona has experience in many aspects of planning and landscape architecture, ranging from large scale planning to detailed site design with emphasis on hospitality and campus related projects. Kona studied architecture at the Boston Architectural College, Savannah College of Art and Design and received a BLA degree from the University of Georgia School of Environmental Design in 1997. Kona joined EDSA in 1997.
 
“No matter what the project size, scale or scope, we must always challenge the status quo. It is our responsibility to have the knowledge necessary to offer solutions that positively impact the environment and continue the advancement of our industry.”

 

Barbara L. Deutsch, FASLA, LAF Representative

 

Barbara L. Deutsch, FASLA, LAF Representative

 

Carlos Flores, Associate ASLA, National Associate Representative

Carlos Flores, Associate ASLA, moved to Los Angeles from Guadalajara, Mexico, where he had studied architecture at Tecnólogico de Monterrey. He later studied horticulture at UCLA and landscape architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, while working as freelance native garden designer and plant buyer at a retail nursery. Graduate school shifted his interests away from private residential gardens and towards public recreational open space and park access. Currently, he designs outdoor recreational space and teaches digital graphics and GIS part time. He also enjoys throwing balls at people with his dodgeball team, hiking the mountains and canyons around Los Angeles, and volunteering.  

 

Carlos Flores, Associate ASLA, National Associate Representative

Carlos Flores, Associate ASLA, moved to Los Angeles from Guadalajara, Mexico, where he had studied architecture at Tecnólogico de Monterrey. He later studied horticulture at UCLA and landscape architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, while working as freelance native garden designer and plant buyer at a retail nursery. Graduate school shifted his interests away from private residential gardens and towards public recreational open space and park access. Currently, he designs outdoor recreational space and teaches digital graphics and GIS part time. He also enjoys throwing balls at people with his dodgeball team, hiking the mountains and canyons around Los Angeles, and volunteering.  

 

Joni Emmons, Student ASLA, National Student Representative

Joni Emmons, Student ASLA, is currently a graduate student in the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University. Born and raised in South Louisiana, her appreciation of landscape was nurtured by the ecological particularities and rich cultural heritage of the Gulf Coast. She also holds a degree in English Literature and Philosophy from LSU, and a continued interest in human perception and narrative inform her graduate studies in landscape architecture.  Joni is expected to graduate in May 2018. Her interests include ecological infrastructure, the preservation and interpretation of vernacular landscapes, and landscape design as instrument of community revitalization.

 

 

Joni Emmons, Student ASLA, National Student Representative

Joni Emmons, Student ASLA, is currently a graduate student in the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University. Born and raised in South Louisiana, her appreciation of landscape was nurtured by the ecological particularities and rich cultural heritage of the Gulf Coast. She also holds a degree in English Literature and Philosophy from LSU, and a continued interest in human perception and narrative inform her graduate studies in landscape architecture.  Joni is expected to graduate in May 2018. Her interests include ecological infrastructure, the preservation and interpretation of vernacular landscapes, and landscape design as instrument of community revitalization.

 

 


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