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Curriculum Vitae

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Education

2019 - EdD Student in Educational Leadership for Community Colleges and Universities;

CSU Fullerton (hopefully finishing dissertation in 2022, wish me luck!)


2008 - Teaching English as a Foreign Language Program

University of California, Irvine – Extension


2003 - Masters of Landscape Architecture

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California

Thesis: The Creative Experience: Examining the Design Process in Landscape Architecture


1997 - Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts

University of California, Los Angeles – Honors: Cum Laude

Fine Art | Sculpture | Ceramics

Senior Project: Ebb and Flo (175-piece ceramic sculpture installation)

Academic Experience

2014-current

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California | Horticultural Department

Associate Professor


2013-2014 

Cerritos College, Norwalk, California | Architecture Department |Adjunct Faculty


2012-2014 

Rio Hondo College, Whittier, California | Architecture Department |Adjunct Faculty


2010-2014

DeVry/Carrington California Online University | Graphic Design Department | Adjunct Faculty


2009-2014

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California | Architecture Department | Horticultural Department

Adjunct Faculty


2001-2014

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona | College of Environmental Design 

Landscape Architecture Department | Urban and Regional Planning Department | Regenerative Studies | Adjunct Faculty


Professional Licenses + Organizations

2015-current - Contractors State License Board C-27 #1007063

2014-current - California Architects board Landscape Architects Technical Board #6013

Member: California Landscape Contractor Association (CLCA)

Member: Association of Professional Landscape Design (APLD)

Committees

2017-current - Orange Coast College | Curriculum Committee

2017 - Orange Coast College | Hiring Committee

2010-2013 - Member, Advisory Board Horticulture Department, Orange Coast College

2004 - Member, Landscape Architecture Graduate Studies Committee, interviewing and review of graduate program applicants. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Workshops Conducted

2018 - OCC Community Education | Introduction to Ikebana | Landscape - Sketching and Watercolor Afternoon | Small Patio Landscape Design

2012 - Portfolio Workshop: Two-day workshop for professional and students

2011 – Sketchup and AutoCAD Workshop: One-day workshop for professional and students

2007, 2008 - Deconstructing Information Displays: One-day workshop for first year graduate students 

2005, 2006, 2007 - Portfolio and Resume: One-day workshop for graduate and undergraduate students

2006 - Exploring the L.A. River with Professor Jane Wolff: One-week workshops for graduates and undergraduates

2003- Boot Camp for Traditional and Digital Graphics with Associate Professor Andy Wilcox: One-week workshops for graduates and undergraduates

Etc., Etc., Etc.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

2018 - Oaksterdam University

2018 - Master Gardener | Oregon State University Extension Service

2018 - Gardening | Royal Horticulture Society

2018 - Sustainable Lighting Design

2017 - Orange County Department of Education | Career and Technical Education (CTE)

2017 - Class 1-7 Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklift)

2017 - CLCA MWELO

2014 - Energy Smart Landscapes

2013 - AutoCAD Certification (Associate)

2009 - TEFL Certificate (200 hours)

2008 - Adobe Certification (Creative Suite)

1998 - CBEST Teaching Certification (K-12)


VISITING CRITIC

2019 - OC Fair Container Planting Design

2018 - OC Fair Container Planting Design

2017 - OCC Student Project and Research Symposium

2011 - New School of Architecture, San Diego, CA; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

2009 - California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA


PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH PROJECTS

Independent Research Projects base on the integration of leadership, collaboration, and change in the design field; use of visualization technology in design, design principles and theory, and cultural issues within an urban environment. 

2008 - “A Study of Group Dynamics in Adult Second Language Learner Classroom and How it Affects the Individual Student,” Research Paper, UCI. 2005 - “Examining Interdisciplinary Collaboration within the Environmental Design Profession,” Independent Research.

2003 - “The Creative Experience: Examining the Design Process in Landscape Architecture,” Master’s Thesis. Advisor: Dr. Kyle D. Brown Commendation from the American Society of Landscape Architecture for Graduate Individual Research


GRADUATE THESIS SUPERVISION

2012 - Thesis Title: Design to Perceive (committee member)

Eytan Miller, Landscape Architecture, CSPU, Pomona


2010 - Thesis Title: Sustainable Restoration: A Study of Design Recommendations for Therapeutic, Restorative and Sustainable Residential Landscapes (committee member)

Iezic Formeller, Landscape Architecture, CSPU, Pomona


2008 - Thesis Title: Consensus vs. Coercion: Authoritative influences during the collaborative workshop process in Landscape Architecture (committee member)

Zachary Mueting, Landscape Architecture, CSPU, Pomona


AWARDS

2013 - ASLA 2013 Student Award | Concrete Habitat Units | Honor Award | Evan Lee, Student ASA; George Kutnar, Student ASLA; Joshua Leyva, Student ASLA; Kevin Finch, Student ASLA; Nabyl Marcias, Student ASLA; Natasha Harkison, Student ASLA; and Kenny Sperling, Assoc. ASLA, Undergraduate, California Polytechnic State University, Pomona | Faculty Advisor(s): Andy Wilcox, ALSA and Lori Pullman

2012 - Outstanding [Adjunct] Teaching Award – California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

2003 - Commendation from the American Society of Landscape Architecture for Graduate Individual Research