I offer a big-picture perspective with an attention to detail, bringing two decades of interdisciplinary experience to commercial real estate design and development.
As a teacher’s kid from rural Indiana, my family took advantage of summer break as a time to travel. Though beaches and amusement parks dotted the agenda, my parents insisted on including educational and cultural exploration at every destination. I'm thankful for that today, as those experiences sowed the seeds of my appreciation for regional differences in the built environment and the sense of place. Continued curiosity as an adult has led me to travel throughout North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa, seeking to understand the unique design and cultural elements that give a building, park, city, or region its soul.
I made the move to our nation’s capital in 2007 to be part of the design team working on the development of National Harbor, Maryland. Having practiced Landscape Architecture throughout Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic since 2002, my experience in residential and mixed-use master-planning, land development services, and design services proved invaluable not only to my work on that project, but to the continued evolution of my career and interest in commercial real estate. When development halted during the Great Recession, I moved my attention from new-build to enhancing existing assets, consulting for a diverse portfolio of multifamily real estate developers, healthcare facilities, and individual homeowners seeking to add value through the creation of more beautiful, usable, and sustainable spaces. Today, my position of Development Principal in commercial real estate allows me to live out my dream to create truly unique places where people from all walks of life live, work, and recreate.
I earned my Master's of Real Estate with a concentration in commercial development from Georgetown University, and my Bachelor's of Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech. Between work and renovating my 106-year-old house, I enjoy serving my community as a Tree Commissioner, fundraising for the AFSP, back-country hiking and camping, and tackling Rachmaninoff on the piano.