Through the lens of sustainability, I have developed an interest in landscape architecture and urban planning. I am interested in the ability of designers and planners to empower individual and organizational sustainability through thoughtful city design, planning, and policy.
I began my professional career as an entrepreneur in the music industry. As the founder of TKG Music Group, I booked and promoted hundreds of concerts ranging in size from 100 to 2,000 attendees. I have since utilized this marketing and event planning expertise to encourage, educate, and empower individuals to choose to commute by bicycle. I began by developing a four part workshop called Choose To Commute which I produced in Madison, WI educating over two hundred potential bicycle commuters during the summer of 2013. This experience aided in my ability to engage stakeholders while continuing to move bicycling forward in Madison, WI as the Dane County Director for the Wisconsin Bike Fed, a state-wide bicycle advocacy nonprofit. Since moving to Boston, MA, I have had the pleasure of continuing to share my insights and experience as a member of the Development Committee for LivableStreets Alliance, a Boston area nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of our streets for bicyclists, pedestrians, and public transit users.
My music industry experience, sustainability knowledge, and experience as a professional transportation advocate provide me with a unique design lens that I am excited to develop as a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) and Master of Urban Design (MUD) dual degree candidate at Washington University in St. Louis.