I have a passion for the power of placemaking, something I attribute to the fact that I was born and raised in a small town in Montana. My career began in the public sector—I was an Urban Designer and Economic Development Manager for the City of Spokane, Washington for 15 years—before pivoting to private sector work for the next 15.
My experience has touched on many aspects of the built environment, from project management and operations to business development and marketing. I’m fortunate to have spent time on the ground making projects happen, both on the client-facing side overseeing large-scale jobs and within executive leadership, giving me a full perspective of this work. A few decades in, I love it just as much as I did on day one.
I’m incredibly bullish on this industry, but especially in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. I’m constantly inspired by our ability to push the envelope and deliver not just on the details, but the bigger picture. Our work today comes with real responsibility. The architecture, engineering, and construction industry is capable of addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues—from social justice and equity to climate change, population shifts, and affordable housing. I’m proud to be part of a company that recognizes that opportunity and brings solutions to the table.
When I’m not working, I keep myself active. I love to hit the slopes to ski when I’m able and work as a volunteer EMT ski patroller in the winter. From taking my golden retriever, Maxwell, out for a spin to training for marathons and triathlons, you could say I’m always on the go.