design and consulting for sustainability

Design, plant, and build with the health of the land in mind.

My experience over the past twenty five years as a landscape designer includes residential, small commercial, institutional and community design and land use planning.

My design approach is informed by urban ecology, my recent work in green infrastructure design and planning, and by my love of the Hudson Valley landscape.

Our decisions at even the smallest sites, and at every stage of the process, have consequences elsewhere--in the surrounding community, downstream from us, and up in the atmosphere. If we  choose to partner with nature, and make the most of the ecosystem services nature provides, each site will be richer and more beautiful, and we all will benefit.

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Sustainability Coordinator, Village of Nyack

As Sustainability Coordinator I work with government, staff, and local volunteers to incorporate sustainability into village operations and community life. To learn more, visit the Sustainability Desk.

Green Infrastructure Planning Consultant

Town of Orangetown Green Infrastructure Code Review 2014. Coordinator and lead author of Village of Nyack Green Infrastructure Report 2013. Lead Design Consultant and Project Administrator for Hudson Valley Regional Council Green Infrastructure Planning 2010-2012.

Chair, Nyack Tree Committee

Led the Village's efforts to become a Tree City USA

Acquired State funding for a complete street tree inventory

Developed the Nyack Tree Project, a partnership among the Village of Nyack, Rockland BOCES, Cornell Cooperative Extension and local volunteers. Learn more...

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