- Salt Lake City US-UT
I am a Landscape Architect and I love it. I find the field and the work to be satisfying. As much as I love my work, my family has priority, which has caused a little oddness in my work schedule. But when I am not designing, then I miss it, so I always come back. From a young age, I remember my mother saying that it was difficult to make a living as an artist. So as I considered careers, I looked for possibilities where I could focus my artistic nature. From there I started to fall in love with design. I love the thought of making a difference in the world, bringing a smile to people's faces, and being able to look at something and say, "I helped to do that." I love the whole process from talking to clients, brainstorming, problem solving, and the collaboration of minds. Design is a process, sometimes short, sometimes long, but always unique and exciting. I look for opportunities to design wherever I go. Its an addictions and it is fabulous.
It always amazes me what the computers can do. The duplication, manipulation, turning a flat plan into a simple 3-D wire frame, with just a few clicks. I love the ability to create a drawing which is detailed, clean, and legible. I look at a drawing package almost like a living entity. It is so worth the time to have a clean, functional base drawing at the start. The initial effort is always worth it when I go to make changes during the process and everything moves and flows in an easy, simple manner.
So, when I'm not working as a professional, then I've just got to find another outlet for my creative juices. I love trying new things and pushing my abilities, always challenging myself a little more. I'm never short of projects, I'm only short of time and resources.
Owner, Manager, and Designer for fine crystal decor and jewelry business.
Contract Site Lead for County Fair Parking
Contract Data Entry for Information Sales Firm
Transplanting, cleaning, tasks as needed.
McIntosh Communications - Receptionist
Selection and location of replacement plants and evaluation of existing plants and materials.
Check patients in and out, answer phones, enter patient information into Dentrix, maintain patient files, work with insurance companies, answer patient questions, help clean and prepare exam rooms, run x-rays, and other duties as requested.
Work with AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Excel; Wordperfect, Quatro-Pro, Adobe Photo Elements to produce project packages, reports and promotional materials. Work with individual private clients and large public clients. Provide design services for small residences, corporate clients, public entities, and communities. Work through all aspects of projects including initial site visits and surveying, project file creation and set-up, preparation of construction documents, prepare opinions of probable cost, follow instructions from superiors and direct others, provide construction management and project follow-up.
Work on projects including:
Multiple LDS Church Sites in Salt Lake and Utah Counties
Rocky Mountain Power Camp Willliams Substation - Draper, Utah
Multiple Residential Designs
Work with Architectural Desktop/AutoCAD to provide design services for corporate clients and public entities.
Work with AutoCAD, Microstation, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access; Wordperfect, Adobe Photoshop and Pagemaker to produce project packages, reports and promotional materials. Work with individual private clients and large public clients. Provide design services for small residences, corporate clients, public entities, and communities. Work through all aspects of projects including initial site visits and surveying, project file creation and set-up, preparation of construction documents, prepare opinions of probable cost, follow instructions from superiors and direct others, provide construction management and project follow-up. Experienced in plant selection and the use of site appropriate plantings, including native and water-conserving plants. Experienced in the design of automatic sprinkling systems. Participate in and led bi-weekly office meetings. Responsible for computer system maintenance, acquisition of computer equipment, research and acquisition of production equipment including scanners, software, and cameras.
Work on projects including:
Utah Chapter ASLA - Award of Excellence (2005)
Utah Chapter American Planning Association - Award of Merit (2003)
Utah Heritage Foundation - Heritage Project Award (2003)
Utah Chapter ASLA - Merit Award (2005)
Utah Chapter American Planning Association - Excellence in Planning (1998)
Envision Utah - Governor's Quality Growth Award - Excellence in Regional Planning (2002)
Utah Chapter ASLA - Merit Award (2003)
I-15 Provo University Avenue Interchange – Provo, Utah
First Plance Winner (2004)
Various BLM and NPS projects throughout the western U.S.
Provided AutoCAD support to peers.
Provided AutoCAD drafting services, irrigation system design, and planning document support graphics and production.
Liberal Arts and Sciences Certificate (1997)
Member Sigma Lambda Alpha
Computer Aided Drafting
Site Analysis Methods
Politics and Public Policies
Sociology of Natural Resources