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Work experience

Aug 2013Present

County Planner

Henrico County Government - Department of Planning
  • Review and present provisional use permits and rezoning applications to the Planning Commission
  • Review subdivisions and plans of development (POD) for addressing and street naming
  • Manage and maintain the master address GIS layer for Henrico County
May 2007Aug 2013

Community Development Planner

Henrico County Government - Department of Community Development
  • Enforce land use, architectural and sign regulations
  • Diplomatically and effectively communicate with citizens, developers, engineers, architects, lawyers, etc
  • Review permits using the Henrico County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance
Sep 2004May 2007

Lead Estimator / Architectural Draftsman

Prospect Homes of Richmond
  • As the lead estimator and draftsman for Prospect Homes of Richmond, I was required to create and manage the budget for each home built by Prospect Homes between 2004 and 2007.I was required to keep the multi-million dollar budget within three percent of the actual costs involved throughout the construction process including waste and unseen variances.As a company, we successfully built and sold between 150 – 300 homes per year.
Oct 2003Sep 2004

Site Designer / Surveyor

Timmons Group
  • Assisted in designing the sites of future educational institutions
  • Duties: site planning, surveying, environmental management, utilities, zoning, permits, civil engineering, and landscape architecture drafting
  • Institutional site design projects include:- Germanna Community College (Fredericksburg, VA)- Cosby Road High School (Chesterfield, VA)


Aug 2008Dec 2012

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Virginia Commonwealth University

Focus: Transportation Planning, Urban Design, Historic Preservation of Architecture

Final GPA: 4.0

Program Highlights:

  • Planning Practices, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), GIS Applications in Decision Analysis, Public Policy, Principles of Urban Design, Land Use Planning, Citizen Participation and Negotiation, Transportation Project Development and Evaluation, Adaptive Reuse Construction, Real Estate Investment Analysis, Historic Preservation Applications, Architectural Analysis and Historic Preservation, Architectural Analysis, etc.

Semester Long Capstone Thesis (Studio 2)

  • Facilitated public/private cooperation to complete a multi-modal Trail Plan for the City of Richmond
  • This study aims to identify the following:• Define the word trail• Identify what types of trails exist• Recognize how the existing trails are used• Map the existing trails• Research proposed trail literature• Identify the gaps between trails• Discover ways to close the gaps• Identify the goals, actions steps and basic design recommendations
  • Link to the Studio:

Quality of Life Study - North Highland Park, City of Richmond, VA

  • Completed a quality of life study for North Highland Park (City of Richmond, Virginia)

Architectural Analysis of Fulton - Fulton Neighborhood, City of Richmond, VA 

  • Supervised a graduate class in completing an architectural history study of the Fulton neighborhood for a designation as a Richmond Old and Historic district and the ability to receive a historic designation through the National Park Service (City of Richmond, Virginia)

VCU - Master of Urban and Regional Planning Program

"Established in 1973, the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at Virginia Commonwealth University is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board and provides professional grounding in the theory and methodology of planning through a curriculum that balances classroom and field experience. The Master of Urban and Regional Planning is a two-year degree program requiring 48 semester hours of class work and 120 hours of internship experience."

Aug 2008Dec 2012

Graduate Certificate

Virginia Commonwealth University

As a secondary graduate diploma, I am knowledgeable in the following Historic Preservation of Architecture techniques:

  • Construction Budgeting and Project Management
  • Section 106 - Historic Preservation Policy and Law
  • Historic Preservation Foundation
  • Adaptive Reuse of Structures
  • Using Geographic Information Systems to geo-spacially analyze Architecture
  • Neighborhood Charrettes, Pulic Presentations
  • Neighborhood, Municipal and Regional Planning techniques


Member in Henrico County – Emerging Leaders Program

Member of the Urban Land Institute – Young Leaders Program, 2013-present

Member of American Planning Association, 2003-present

Multi-Family Development Projects

Historic Jackson Ward - City of Richmond, VA Prospect Homes and River City Land Development

Engineering Projects - Timmons Group


May 2003Present

American Planning Association

Jan 2007Present

Geographic Infromation Systems



  • Being a wonderful husband and father
  • Race Directing - The longest standing endurance mountain bicycle race in the Richmond region
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Historic Preservation of Architecture
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian / Trail Planning
  • Competing in the world toughest, most grueling sporting events
  • Racing my bicycle
  • Running Marathons
  • Advocating for making RVA a healthier, pedestrian oriented community