Results-oriented, entrepreneurial, creative leader with exceptional strategic thinking, management and relationship-building skills. Proven fundraiser, with a track record of success in attracting private and public investment. Constructive team leader, with a history of developing highly effective interdisciplinary teams. Skilled communicator with ability to prepare and deliver compelling oral, written and graphic content to diverse audiences. Proven ability to develop content and implement innovative programming.
Grant Writing & Execution
Conceptual & Graphic Design
External Relationship Building
Event Planning & Execution
Technical Skills: Adobe Creative Suite | AutoCAD | Microsoft Office Suite | Constant Contact | Sketchup
HF Landscape DesignJanuary 2012 to CurrentFounding Principal Charleston , South Carolina
Present plans for approval by architectural review boards and home-owner associations for historic neighborhoods, master planned communities and resort developments.
Design and implement landscape plans for residential clients; specialize in urban courtyards, residential resort, second home communities and high-end master planned communities.
Prepare site plans, specifications, project schedule and budget for landscape design activities.
Coordinate with architects and other design disciplines to ensure site specific design.
Built an extensive client portfolio through key relationships with local niche developers and builders.
Over 8 years of practical experience preparing site plans, maintaining software and developing client relationships.
Urban Land InstituteSeptember 2011 to CurrentExecutive Director Charleston , South Carolina
Provide leadership and guidance to 500+ local, regional and statewide volunteer leaders.
Oversee board leadership succession, growth and impact.
Work in tandem with the ULI District Councils in North Carolina and Virginia to foster regional collaboration and cooperation.
Develop and implement a comprehensive program of work that includes educational forums, symposiums, community technical assistance and targetted discussion groups aimed at affecting change to strengthen the Institute's overall community impact.
Execute comprehensive fundraising strategies for local and regional initiatives involving foundation grants, corporate contributions and public sector investment.
Increased annual corporate investment by 20% year over year and cash reserves by 150%
Assembled teams of experts to provide communities with critical ideas for economic development, reimagining their communities and spur private sector investment.
Urban Land IntituteSeptember 2010 to September 2011Director - Center for Sustainable Leadership Charleston , South Carolina
Assembled 28 state-wide decision-makers representing the public, private and non-profit sectors for a 12-month leadership program focused on responsible land use in South Carolina.
Worked with constituent groups including volunteer committees, ULI Larson Leadership program and external audiences to develop the leadership curriculum.
Played a critical role in the development of subsequent leadership programs in Atlanta, Michigan and the Pacific Northwest.
Key Accomplishments: Developed a progam of work that coalesced the most significant land use issues in South Carolina to deliver technical assistance to rural South Carolina communities.
Contributed to an annual increase of 25% in membership and 15% in annual sponsorship.
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DesignWorks, LCAugust 2006 to September 2010Senior Designer Charleston, South Carolina
Designer for high-profile, large scale master planning projects which included a marina resort in St.
Kitts, a 900- acre health and wellness community in Western North Carolina and a 200-acre urban infill development in the City of Charleston.
Created photo-realistic renderings and perspectives for master planning projects.
Collaborated with city zoning officials and other key project consultants to develop design standards including density, height districts and open space requirements for brownfield redevelopment site.
Prepared design concepts and graphics for public meetings, PUD documents and sales and marketing efforts.
Promoted to Senior Designer 9 months after start date.
October 2005 to April 2006Graduate Student Liaison
RISD Department of Landscape Architecture, Outstanding Service Award Class of 2006
Coyle & Caron, LLCJune 2005 to September 2005Intern Scituate, Massachusetts
Central Park ConsevancyJune 2004 to September 2004Capital Projects Intern New York, New York
CCBN.comJuly 1999 to August 2003Product Manager & Client Service Boston, MA
Rhode Island School of Design2006Master of Arts: Landscape ArchitectureProvidnce, Rhode Island, United States
University of Vermont1998Bachelor of Science: Business AdministrationBurlington, Vermont, United States