I started a design/build firm in the San Francisco Bay Area called BuenoLuna Landscape Design. Our mission was to design and install strikingly beautiful, ecologically functioning landscapes. We reused materials, infiltrated stormwater, replaced lawns with low-water and native plants, installed edible landscapes and created pollinator habitat. We grew many of our own native plants in an in-house nursery. I also managed a unique, experimental native plant restoration project using the Bradley Method.
Public & Community Projects
I worked for the US Forest Service for 10 years, as a specialized Enterprise Team member, and also on the Mt. Hood National Forest, the Inyo National Forest, and finally in the Pacific Southwest Region office (Region 5).
I worked in recreation doing all sorts of stuff like designing campgrounds, trailheads, picnic areas, boat launches, and trails. I also worked on interpretive signs, maps and graphic design. I did a lot of writing for NEPA projects needing recreation, scenery and soundscape expertise. I organized community meetings and led public design charrettes, and I was the original point person for an ambitious region-wide interagency project called CAR-LESS CA. It was our way to begin to address the barriers that California's underserved populations face in connecting to our public lands.