I was born in the west, educated in the midwest, cut my teeth in the northeast and now live and work in Washington, DC. I have worked for small companies, international corporations, government agencies, academic institutions and non-profit organizations. I am a generalist jack-of-many-trades, and speak the language of designers, planners, engineers, policymakers, developers, community activists, project managers, grant foundations, financial lenders and more. I tend to see the big picture, but also like to focus on details.
My professional goal is to increase equitable access to happy, sustainable lifestyles. I am enthusiastic about public things: public space, public resources, the public domain, the public realm, public-private partnerships, public engagement, public property, public access, public programming, public health, etc. I think that the solutions to all of our crises—local and global—have to do with learning how to share, empathize and compromise.