Beth Carton, ASLA, is a Park Planner for the City of Alexandria's Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities focusing on capital projects. Beth’s six years of professional experience include work in Solana Beach, California. She graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s in landscape architecture and served on the faculty at George Washington University from 2008 to 2010 where she taught in the Landscape Design Program. She has been a guest lecturer at the University of Maryland and co-authored the publication Time: Space, Landscape Architecture in The Nation’s Capital. Beth served on the Potomac Chapter, ASLA Executive Committee from 2008 to 2012.
Ron M. Kagawa, ASLA, is the Division Chief of Park Planning and Capital Development with the City of Alexandria’s Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities. Kagawa holds an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Texas-Arlington (1985) and a graduate degree in Architecture from Virginia Tech (1996), both with academic honors, and is licensed in both Texas and Maryland (1988). In 1996, Ron founded the Landscape Architecture program at Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Center, and, as Associate Professor, served as Program Coordinator. He served as active faculty of The George Washington University’s Landscape Design Program from 1988 to 2012. His constructed works have been professionally honored and his academic works have been published in numerous conference proceedings. Ron is co-author of the City of Alexandria, Virginia’s Landscape Guidelines (1997/2007) and the critically acclaimed Cobb’s Island, Virginia: The Last Sentinel (Donning Press, 2003). In 2010 he co-authored Time+Space: Landscape Architecture in The Nation's Capital. Ron has twice served as the Potomac Chapter President and was Potomac Chapter Trustee from 2009-2012.