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Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL       Master of Landscape Architecture 2010
University of Illinois, Champaign, IL                     Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing 2003 
College of Du Page, Glen Ellyn, IL                      Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture 2005

AutoCAD, Land F/X, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, 3D Studio Max, Rhino, SketchUp, GIS 

MS Office, Visio, Project, Typing 60 wpm, Sharepoint, Written and Verbal Communication, Organized and Detail-Oriented  


Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL
Collections Specialist                                                                                 May 09 to December 09
  • Assisted Director of Plant Collections with creation of a database/library of information on specific plant collections at the garden from various collecting expeditions and added sorting features for deriving different types of information
  • Analyzed and organized existing project files, and created new template file to maximize efficiency of use
  • Created desk reference explaining the project and template to new volunteers and staff
  • Updated Excel database files with plant location and taxonomic information
  • Managed volunteer projects and work
  • Collected and documented DNA and soil samples from the garden
  • Conducted research on green roofs and organized professionals to speak at an industry event
  • Evaluated health of specimens from previous expeditions
Lurie Garden at Millennium Park, Chicago, IL
Design Assistant; Intern                                                                               May 08 to December 08
  • Drafted and translated original Piet Oudolf planting designs and Kathryn Gustafson garden plans from hard copy to an editable electronic format for garden staff, as well as for website purposes
  • Diagrammed and drafted layers of garden information for presentation purposes
  • Acted as horticultural resource to the public, becoming familiar with perennial details and features
  • Assisted with weekend and school group garden tours
  • Assisted with park programming activities that involved interaction with the public to promote the garden
  • Performed general garden maintenance including planting, weeding, and pruning
  • Attended staff learning sessions at Chicago Botanic Garden, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Morton Arboretum and Hoerr Schaudt
Ingenix Consulting, Chicago, IL
Associate Marketing Consultant                                                              August 06 to August 08
  • Provided marketing support to the sales and marketing team of a healthcare consulting firm 
  • Responded to RFPs from national insurance companies for consulting work
  • Conducted feasibility studies for Medicare products
  • Conducted on site client compliance audits for prescription drug plans
  • Interpreted Medicare regulations as related to client projects and needs
  • Designed sales support materials such as Power Point presentations and Visio operational diagrams
  • Created training tools for insurance brokers
Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Lisle, IL
Product Specialist                                                                                        September 03 to August 06
  • Acted as a chief coordinator in designing, organizing, implementing and escorting customers through an annual, large-scale industry marketing event located in northern California
  • Brought new products to market, including attending global product meetings in Holland, evaluating products in trial locations, creation of sales forecasts, coordination of sample programs and promotional materials
  • Provided marketing information to company sales force through creation and delivery of Power Point presentations
  • Wrote product descriptions for catalogs, proofed catalog copy and color
  • Maintained relationships with trial locations across the country, including 25% travel to trial locations and to provide product support to sales force through customer visits
  • Planned several corporate events for customers and internal employees
  • Generated weekly sales reports for VP of Sales and Marketing
  • Coordinated plant material for, attended and designed displays for various regional trade shows
  • Acted as project co-lead for international corporate inventory computer system upgrade, delegating responsibilities and conducting meetings as needed to further the project and implement Sharepoint networking software
Volunteer – Chicago Botanic Garden
ASLA – Student Affiliate Member

Two weeks in northern Europe studying landscape architecture, including firm visits/tours with West 8,  Jacques and Peter Wirtz, Petra Blaise, Piet Oudolf, Karres and Brands and Michael van Gessel.  

One week in Toronto studying landscape architecture, including firm visit with PLANT Inc.

One week in Seattle studying architecture and landscape architecture including Gas Works, Freeway and Olympic Sculpture Park.