Work History

Work History
2009 - Present

Landscape Architect/Designer

Seeking New Position

Due to layoffs during this trying economy, I am currently searching for FULL TIME employment. Atlanta metro will be my focus, but I am certainly very open to other areas.  I will be talking to anyone with an interesting position with a well established company.

May 2010 - Present

Chief Designer/Landscape Design

New Space Design

As a contractor with this company the focus of our work was on projects in the The Republic of China.  Many seperate projects, two of which were related. The work on these projects also included working with other parties that are located locally to the project site. I have been involved with all phases of development from Schematic Design through the production of Construction Documents. Project pace has been varied along the course of the design process and constantantly changing variables add to this very challenging work. Over the course of my employment and Contractor terms with this organization, I was fortunate to be able to travel to China on two seperate occasions.  The purpose of the travel was to present the design proposals to the Client first hand, visit the proposed sites and in some cases see construction progress.  We were also able to see several other completed projects the Clients and local design consultants had been involved with.

2006 - 2009

Landscape Architect

Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart and Associates
Due to layoffs during this trying economy, I am currently searching for employment. Atlanta metro will be my focus, but will be seeking nationally, trying to stay in the SE or at least the East Coast; will be talking to anyone with an interesting position with a well established company.
Jan 2005 - Jul 2006

Landscape Designer, Commercial Estimator

ValleyCrest Companies, Norcross GA
May 2004 - Jan 2005

Landscape Designer, CAD Tech

E&A Consulting
Mar 2001 - May 2004

Landscape Designer

Lanoha Nurseries
Residential (large & small) and some Commecial projects. Also ponds, waterfalls, and lighting installations of all different shapes and sizes.
Mar 1999 - Aug 2000

Landscape Designer

Breaking Ground LLC

Primary focus was Lighting Design projects, also worked on many pond, waterfall, and other aquatic creations (fountains, etc.) as well as landscaping enhancements.

Apr 1994 - Mar 1999

Landscape Designer

Mulhall's Nurseries

At first, I worked as support staff for most of the designers in the company (7-8) including the co-owners of the business. Pond & waterfall projects and Lighting Design & Installations were the focus the last few years here.

Education

Education
1990 - 1993

BLA

Iowa State University
1987 - 1990

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

Kansas State University

Skills

Skills

MS Office Suite

Word, Excel, PowerPoint

InDesign

Photoshop

AutoCAD

Most recent experience in 2006 & 2008  

Additional Skills & Strengths

Residential Landscape Design

Lighting design and installation

Water feature and garden structure design and installation

 Working knowledge of horticultural practices

Summary

As an Experienced Landscape Professional my qualities include a rigorous attention to detail, strong organizational skills, creativity, and self motivation. Project Management skills which include attention to resource and design studio standards as well as the ability to work well under time constraints add to my value as an exceptional team contributor. My ability to utilize Customer Service and maintain a positive client rapport are a few of the facets which ensure strong, continued business relationships which lead to future endeavors. Other qualities I possess include the ability to plan and implement ideas from schematic design to final construction. I have a strong understanding of technical and aesthetic aspects of design as well as an extended knowledge of plant materials including herbaceous perennials. These are the talents which will add depth and versatility to your existing team.