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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.

Work History

May 2010Present

Landscape Architect

Julian Designs

Provide landscape design and analysis services to residential and small office clients.  Full responsibility from project acquisition through project close-out.

Work on projects including:

  Residence 1

  Office Building 1

Mar 2011Present

Owner/Designer

Jleen

Owner, Manager, and Designer for fine crystal decor and jewelry business.

Aug 2012Oct 2012

Temporary Employee

LC Staffing

Contract Site Lead for County Fair Parking

Contract Data Entry for Information Sales Firm

Apr 2010Sep 2010

Volunteer

Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

Transplanting, cleaning, tasks as needed.

May 2009May 2009

Landscape Architect

Valley Vu Villa Condominiums

Selection and location of replacement plants and evaluation of existing plants and materials.

Jul 2008Jan 2009

Receptionist

Quality Family Dental Care

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.

Mar 2006May 2008

Landscape Architect

Bratt, Inc.

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

Harvest Hills Church - Saratoga Springs, Utah

Saratoga Hills Church - Saratoga Springs, Utah

Rocky Mountain Power Camp Willliams Substation - Draper, Utah

Noah's Center - Pleasant Grove and South Jordan, Utah

Tuscany Homes - Daybreak Development - South Jordan, Utah

Multiple Residential Designs

Residence 1

Residence 2

Residence 3

Residence 4

Mar 2006Mar 2006

Temporary Landscape Architect

Aerotek/MHTN, Inc.

Work with Architectural Desktop/AutoCAD to provide design services for corporate clients and public entities.

Jun 1997Jul 2005

Senior Associate

Landmark Design, Inc.

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:

Rotary Play Park – Liberty Park – Salt Lake City, Utah

  Utah Chapter ASLA - Award of Excellence (2005)

Memory Grove Reconstruction – Salt Lake City, Utah

  Utah Chapter American Planning Association - Award of Merit (2003)

  Utah Heritage Foundation - Heritage Project Award (2003)

  Utah Chapter ASLA - Merit Award (2005)

Memory Grove Salt Storage - Salt Lake City, Utah

500 West Park Blocks – 50 North to 400 South – Salt Lake City, Utah

Gateway Redevelopment Master Plan and Visionary Gateway Plan – Salt Lake City, Utah

  Utah Chapter American Planning Association - Excellence in Planning (1998)

Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District Demonstration Gardens Phases I and II – Salt Lake City, Utah

  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

Salt Lake International Airport Landside Reconstruction – Salt Lake City, Utah

Poligon "Reflecting Place" Design Competition 2004

  First Plance Winner (2004)

2100 South Reconstruction - Salt Lake City, Utah

West Jordan Main City Park - West Jordan, Utah

Hidden Valley Park - Sandy, Utah

Midvale Urban Design - Midvale, Utah

Foothill Land Use Plan - Salt Lake City, Utah

Bonneville Shoreline Trail Plan - Davis County, Utah

Draper Conservation Area Master Plan - Draper, Utah

Various BLM and NPS projects throughout the western U.S.

Sep 1996Dec 1996

LAEP Student Teaching Assistant

Utah State University/LAEP Department

Provided AutoCAD support to peers.

Jun 1994Dec 1996

Student Intern

Landmark Design, Inc.

Provided AutoCAD drafting services, irrigation system design, and planning document support graphics and production. 

Education

Sep 1993Jun 1997

Bachelors of Landscape Architecture

Liberal Arts and Sciences Certificate (1997)

Member Sigma Lambda Alpha

Courses Studied:

Physical Geology

Plant Materials

Computer Aided Drafting

Environmental Ethics

Landscape Construction

Site Analysis Methods

Discovering Nature

General Ecology

Politics and Public Policies

Soils/Waters/Environment

Human Ecology

Sociology of Natural Resources