Feb 2014 - Present
Apr 2013 - Feb 2014
Banfield's Lawncare & Landscaping
Provided design services, estimating, and project management in the Pensacola, FL area.
Jun 2011 - Feb 2013
Perform periodic computer maintenance for local businesses and individuals. Install network equipment and perform hardware and software repair issues.
Jan 2010 - Jul 2010
Project Manager and Designer
Design landscapes and hardscapes, draft drawings for permitting issuance, and client consultations.
Jan 2008 - Dec 2009
Project Manager and Designer
Scapes, A Valley Crest Company
My responsibilities continued after the Valley Crest acquisition of Scapes, LLC.
Jun 2004 - Dec 2007
Project Director for Hedgewood Homes
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 across Georgia. 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 1995 - Jun 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 estimations, bidding, production/personnel management, materials sourcing /procurement, proposal and presentations.
Jul 1994 - Feb 1995
The Season's Nursery
Responsibilities included client consultation, creating landscape designs, estimating, overseeing implementation of designs, ordering materials and personnel management.
Jul 1993 - Jul 1994
Supervisor - Light Construction
Environmental Care (Valley Crest Maintenance)
Job details included providing scheduling of work crews, materials sourcing and purchasing, layout and design implementation, supervision of landscape installation, annual color rotations, and personnel management. Projects included corporate headquarters, national hotel chains, business parks, homeowners associations, and water and theme parks.
1988 - 1992
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
1988 - 1993
B.S. Landscape Architecture Contracting
Starkville First United Methodist Church
Youth Sports Coach • 7th grade Boys Small Group Leader • 2011 Co-chair Experiencing Bethlehem
Tennis • Civil War • History • Family • Hiking • Camping
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
Grand Award Recipient - Grote Residence
Environmental Improvement Grand Award Recipient - Grote Residence
Award winning Designer and Project Manager seeking a new opportunity to design/build great landscapes through creative design and strong relationships with clients and co-workers. That is what lead to my successful tenure at Scapes where I took direction of the Hedgewood Design/Build Account. Considered to be a difficult client, we were able to grow the account from 1.2 million to approximately 2.9 million. While at Scapes, I also designed and managed a PLANET and MALTA Grand Award Winner for Residential Design/Build at an approximate construction cost of $125,000.00.
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.