SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
More than 10 years of experience in Landscape Architecture, Land Planning and Site Design of residential, commercial, municipal, parks and recreation, and institutional developments.
Project Management experience negotiating with Municipal, County, and State agency staff to obtain approval of development plans, annexation agreements and entitlement documents including the presentation of reports and projects to Municipal Commissions and Councils.
Comprehensive plant knowledge in native, non-native and naturalized plants in USDA hardiness zones 3 through 6.
Commitment to a sustainable approach to all designs utilizing knowledge based in LEED principles, Best Management Practices [BMP], Low Impact Design [LID], and conservation design principals.
Strong graphic, written and verbal communication skills.
Computer skills include AutoCAD, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office.
Schoppe Design Associates, Inc., Oswego, Illinois
Landscape Architect and Planner
Overall responsibilities include proposal preparation, contract management, due diligence and site analysis documents, project design, project management, regulatory compliance, prepare presentations, establish and track project budgets, construction documentation, construction administration, intermediate and final site inspections and reports, and post construction records and photography.
Residential and Commercial Land Planning | Work closely with interdisciplinary team of planners, architects, engineers, developers, real estate professionals and construction trades to develop multi-use projects ranging in size from acre to nearly 1000 acres.
Municipal and Institutional Land Planning | Design school and municipal campuses, civic plazas, and police and court facilities.
Municipal Consulting | Review site development and landscape plans to assure compliance with local codes and ordinances. Work closely with staff to review project budgets, revise ordinances, and prepare municipal reports.
Parks and Recreation Planning | Work with municipal and park district staffs to create both passive and active recreational environments including playgrounds and sports fields, as well as develop strategic plans for bike trail systems and future parks.
Greenview Landscape Company, Oswego, Illinois
Landscape Design and Sales
Responsible for residential and commercial landscape design, sales and construction.
Developed cost estimates, managed budgets and coordinated construction crews to keep projects on schedule and on budget.
Managed OSHA safety program and administered weekly safety presentations for construction division.
Stuber Land Design, Tremont, Illinois
Residential and Commercial Landscape Construction
Worked with lead construction crew on installation of plantings, patios, walls, decks, and ponds.
EDUCATION AND ASSOCIATIONS
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois, 1999
Licensed Landscape Architect, State of Illinois #157.1351
Completed PSMJ Resources, Inc. Project Managers Bootcamp in 2008.
Working toward LEED-NC Certification by the United States Green Building Council | USGBC.
Completed GRHC Green Roof Courses 101 through 401 and am now eligible for Green Roof Accreditation [GRP] through Green Roofs for Healthy Cities [GRHC].
Associations and Memberships
American Society of Landscape Architects | ASLA
Congress for New Urbanism, CNU
United States Green Building Council, USGBC
American Planning Association, APA
National Trust for Historic Preservation
The Conservation Foundation
Illinois Landscape Contractors Association, ILCA
Village of Oswego Chamber of Commerce
Village of Oswego Public Works Committee
Oswegoland Optimist Club, Board of Directors