I was raised in NYC, but after almost two decades of living in North Florida I consider myself an Alachua County resident (ACR) and Southern Yankee. I have two degrees, a B.A. and M.A. from University of Florida. Although, my academic training is in social history, one life goal is another graduate degree, a PhD focused on issues of urban design/planning/community development.
Back East I served as both chair of the CRA’s Eastside Redevelopment Advisory Board, member of Environmental Protection Advisory Committee and past chair/member of the Alachua County Recreation and Open Spaces Advisory Board. I also participated in urban agriculture programs like Porters Farm and Grow Gainesville.
Before moving to Park Hill I was a member of the Congress Park Neighbors RNO and their CPNGT (Congress Park Neighbors Green Team), where I helped launch the first (2016) annual Earth Day event at Capitol Heights Presbyterian and worked on their successful 2016 application for the City of Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhoods Program. Now I serve as District 8 Representative for the Greater Park Hill RNO. When not working I enjoy biking, gardening and volunteering with local non-profits including; Grow Local Colorado, Historic Denver and the High Line Canal Conservancy.
The initial inspiration for my interest in all things architectural and urban, was developed through friendships, with students in UF’s College of Design, Construction and Planning. This interest has been further developed through my involvement with Archinect, first as member and then contributor/editor. In these roles I have produced original content with regular Editor’s Picks, interviews/features or Op-Ed. Through all these efforts I seek to contribute to the larger architectural-urban discussion. While encouraging or facilitating others participation.
An ex-liberal arts student now in healthcare informatics, I am a friend of architects and lover of design. My interests include: sustainability/ecology, urban(isms), learning/teaching, religion(s) and technology.
Also, I am by birth a Canuck… But not by location