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Philosophy Landscapes are not static; they are created, destroyed and/or re-created through chain reactions.




To catalyze new relationships between ecology, economy and community is to intervene in a landscape’s evolution. By re-imagining these relationships through the actions of revelation and adaptation, an altered process results which leads to an enhanced interconnected landscape.

Master of Landscape Architecture / Cornell University / Ithaca, NY / May, 2010

Concentration: Concatenation - Revealing Ecology/Adapting Economy/Enhancing Community

Concentration courses: Restoration Ecology - Water & Land - Watershed & Landscape Engineering - Creating the Urban Eden Rust 2 Green PAR Seminar - Introduction to Green Real Estate - Golf & Sports Turf Management I & II

Bachelor of Science summa cum laude / Delaware Valley College / Doylestown, PA / May, 2007 Ornamental Horticulture, Specialization in Environmental Design

Honors & Awards

1st Place Team - ‘Rust Renewed’; the 4th annual Ed Bacon Student Design Competition - 2009 Cornell University Olmsted Scholar - Landscape Architecture Foundation - 2009 Cornell Student ASLA Chapter - President & Speaker Committee Chair - 2009 Delaware Valley College Founder’s Day Award - 2007 Delta Tau Alpha - Agricultural Honor Society - 2007

Professional Experience

Landscape Design Intern - Fallingwater / Mill Run, PA / Summer 2008

Visitor Center Nature Walk GPS/GIS mapping - Plant database creation - Area master plan - Technical planting plans Trail surface specifications - Lead volunteers in site preparations

Historic Roof Planter Re-design of structure using green roof concepts & historical references Planting media & plant specifications - Installation

Historic Cutting Gardens Re-design of existing garden plots - Creation of perennial & annual beds - Installation

Design Charette: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy & Pittsburgh Public Schools Collaboration with four local landscape architecture firms - Report generation Idea generation for school yard greening - Special needs design concepts Production of master plant list

Naturalistic Garden Intern - Mt. Cuba Center / Greenville, DE / Summer 2006

Utilized naturalistic gardening techniques to install & maintain new/existing gardens Exploration of native plants, land preservation & greenhouse techniques Research project: Naturalistic Gardening Techniques

Arboretum Crew Member - Henry Schmieder Arboretum / Doylestown, PA / Summer 2005

Design, install & maintain gardens throughout campus Utilization of native plants & invasive plant control Lead arboretum volunteers


Academic Experience

Independent Research - Golf & Sports Turf Management II / Cornell University / Spring 2010

Professor Frank Rossi Review of Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES); augment program through the creation of appropriate prerequisites and credits for turf system design, installation, maintenance & monitoring

Teaching Assistant - Creating the Urban Eden / Cornell University / Fall 2008 & Spring 2010

Professors Peter Trowbridge & Nina Bassuk Assist professors in the teaching of plant identification, culture & use

Field Assistant - Student Weekend Arborist Team (S.W.A.T) / Cornell University / Fall 2008 & 2009

Professor Nina Bassuk Assist in street tree surveys for New York municipalities Utilized STRATUM software (i-Tree) & GPS

Independent Research - Parks and Imperial Fora of Ancient Rome / Cornell University / Spring 2008

Professor Kathryn Gleason Assist with editing chapters dealing with typically utilized species, garden practices & techniques for new book, The Gardens of the Roman Empire


H.E.A.L. Chicopee - Chicopee, MA / Spring 2010

Faculty Advisor, Deni Ruggeri Establish a non-market strategic plan for the re-development of ‘Factory Village’ brownfield properties Coordinate community outreach projects including city-wide survey & student visioning exercises Develop a flexible site framework addressing Health, Ecology, Activity & Legacy

Mark Twain Riverfront Park Revitalization - Elmira, NY / Fall 2009 - Spring 2010

Faculty Advisor, Jamie Vanucchi Establish community driven design process for re-visioning downtown urban park Coordinate steering committee, community design charette & public meetings Develop final representations of community’s design with identification of funding avenues

Katrina Relief Projects - Bay St. Louis & Waveland, MS / Fall 2006 - Spring 2007

Faculty Advisor, Eve Minson Designs for Martin Luther King Jr. Park (Waveland) & Founder’s Park (Bay St. Louis) Coordinate student group travel to Mississippi to install designs Work with local government and relief officials to secure funding to continue design implementation

Class of 2007 Memorial Garden - Doylestown, PA / Fall 2006 - Spring 2010

Advisors, Eve Minson, Joyce Kunkle, Karen McPherson Design for senior class gift to Delaware Valley College Coordinate class volunteers for design implementation Manage $12,000 project budget


New England Wildflower Society - Student Member 2008 - Present American Society of Landscape Architects - Student Member 2007 - Present Delaware Valley College Alumni - Class of 2007 Representative 2007 - 2009 end


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