What is one thing you would improve about where you live?
Job Urban Designer / City of Portland
Lives In Downtown Portland
As urban designer for the City of Portland, that is my job. I am here to serve you and to make Portland the best it can be. I have a background in architecture and urban planning, which I have practiced in upstate New York, the San Francisco Bay area, the Boston area, and now Portland. I have interest and expertise in food systems planning, community-based design processes, land use policy, and climate change adaptation and mitigation. I see myself as a curator of the urban built environment and am excited about the future of Portland and the people who are contributing to its progress. Outside of work I am an urban homesteader, avid pedestrian, budding art collector, film buff, and foodie.
I write fiction, short stories, and poetry. Lately, it's mostly haiku inspired by what I dream about at night.