My most recent project involved consulting for the Institute of Urban Ecology. I was tasked with conceptualizing their new Altadena permaculture farm and educational center. The project included a community garden, kitchen and food preparation area, learning garden, public event and meeting spaces, outdoor classrooms, a beekeeping area and locations for their permaculture farm. I am currently a volunteer program consultant for the Youth Science Center, where I teach children about watershed and natural systems function, urban gardening, and the native flora and fauna. I also consult local high school students about urban forestry techniques, LID - Low Impact Development, Urban Pollution, and Sustainability. In addition, I consult and design landscapes for DT Construction for their residential and commercial projects.
Having worked for the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation within the planning and special projects division, helped to familiarize me with the design and rehabilitation of parks, playgrounds, and recreational areas. I am very familiar with integrated design approaches, green infrastructure, plan preparation, specifications, cost estimates, multi-modal non-motorized transportation planning, Low Impact Development (LID) & Best Management Practice (BMP) planning solutions. I am well equipped to tackle urban planning complexities with an eye on sustainability, feasibility, and cost. Having had over a decade of management experience, I am able to plan and organize when necessary, and am excellent at following through on projects from conception to completion. As a manager, I am an open-minded and considerate team player. I enjoy working with the public and engaging them with community projects. I find fulfillment in fostering stewardship and educating communities on their local environment. I am a proficient analyst and researcher with strong writing skills, and am organized, responsible, and detail focused. I look forward to hearing from you.
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