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Summary

Experienced Designer and Project Manager seeking a new opportunity to design/build great landscapes through creative design and strong relationships with clients and co-workers.  

I have found success through attention to detail in all aspects of the landscape process.  I continue to enjoy the Green Industry, discovering new plants, materials and processes that expand my creative palette.

Work experience

May 2016Present

Partner

Hedgewood In The Garden

Design/Estimating/Sales/Project Management - Hardscape & Landscape

Feb 2014May 2016

Landscape Design/Sales/Project Management

Lawn Enforcement Agency - Gainesville, FL

Design/ Estimating/Sales/Project Management - Hardscape & Landscape

Feb 2016Apr 2016

Engineering Technician II

George F. Young, Inc. - Gainesville, FL

Civil Engineering Design and CAD drafting for residential, commercial, office, and other projects.  As well as coordination with CAD Technicians, Project Engineers, and the Project Manager.

Apr 2013Feb 2014

Designer/Project Manager

Banfield's Lawncare & Landscaping - Pace, FL

Provided design services, estimating, and project management in the Pensacola, FL area.

Jun 2011Feb 2013

Tech

Starkville Computers - Starkville, MS

Perform periodic computer maintenance for local businesses and individuals.  Install network equipment and perform hardware and software repair issues.

Jul 2010Present

Landscape Designer and Consultant

Mark Dobbs Designs

Landscape Design and Consulting for Residential and Commercial Clients.

Jan 2010Jul 2010

Project Manager and Designer

Allgood Outdoors - Alpharetta, GA

Design landscapes and hardscapes, permit drawings,  and client consultations on residential projects.

Jan 2008Dec 2009

Project Manager and Designer

Scapes, A Valley Crest Company - Marietta, GA

My responsibilities continued after the Valley Crest acquisition of Scapes, LLC.(see below)

Jun 2004Dec 2007

Project Director for Hedgewood Homes

Scapes, LLC - Marietta, GA

Managed all aspects of the design and construction teams for a multi-million dollar account (www.hedgewoodhomes.com). Responsibilities on this account included estimating; site analysis; design; client care and relations, personnel and subcontractor management; and contract negotiations. Client is an award winning land developer and home builder with a focus on new urbanism communities in several locations in metro Atlanta. Projects included single family, townhomes, lofts, mixed use, parks, and recreational areas. I also performed the above duties for individual clients across the metro Atlanta area.

Feb 1995Jun 2004

Senior Design Associate/Division Head

Phillips Design Group

Led the design and implementation teams on landscape/irrigation projects, which included residential master plans, national hotel chains, business offices, apartment and condo complexes, HOAs, banks, schools, and Mississippi State University. Other duties included estimating, production/personnel management, material sourcing /procurement, proposal and presentations.

Jul 1994Feb 1995

Landscape Designer

The Season's Nursery - Gulfport, MS

Consultations, landscape design, estimating, project management

Jul 1993Jul 1994

Supervisor - Light Construction

Environmental Care (Valley Crest Maintenance) - Orlando, FL

Schedule and supervise crews, material procurement, layout and design implementation. Projects included corporate headquarters, national hotel chains, business parks, homeowners associations, and water and theme parks.

19881992

Various

Designer and Laborer, The Season’s Nursery, Gulfport, MS

Desk Assistant, MS State University Department of Housing and Residence Life, MS State, MS

Laborer, Man Power Temporary Services, Gulfport, MS and Ft. Pierce, FL

Guest Services Attendant, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL

Electrician Assistant and Apprentice, Wye Electric, Gulfport, MS

Education

Skills

Skills

AutoCAD • Planting /Irrigation Design • Hardscape/Water Feature Design • Hand Drafting and Color Rendering • Free Hand Drawing Shared Space Planning • Microsoft Excel • PowerPoint • Word • Leading/scheduling crews • Estimating • Team Leader Site Analysis • Problem Solving • Personnel Management • City/State Codes and Regulatory Compliance • Budget/Time Management • Contract Negotiations • Subcontractor Management • Plan Presentations • Client Care  

Interest

                                       Sports     •      History          •        Family     •      Hiking        •      Camping

Select Honors and Awards

Hunter Henry Alumni Center, Mississippi State University

Hedgewood Homes Cumming, GA

Heart for Africa Swaziland, Africa

2011 Golden Hammer Award

First United Methodist Church, Starkville

2008 MALTA Grand Award Recipient - Grote Residence

2008 PLANET Environmental Improvement Grand Award Recipient - Grote Residence

Grote - 2008 Grand Award

Various Hedgewood

Vickery Multi-tenant Bldg

Vickery Business

Valdes Residence

Stewart Residence

Designs and Sketches