I brought my urban planning expertise to Ayres to complement our engineering, architectural, geospatial, and environmental services. I'm based in our Cheyenne, Wyoming, office, but I provide planning services on projects nationwide. I served for seven years as the City of Cheyenne's planning director. My enthusiasm for vibrant community development sharpens the focus of Ayres' work on brownfield redevelopment, transportation planning, urban park and recreation planning, and landscape architecture.
My peers have noted my eye for innovation. Project accolades include the American Planning Association's Daniel Burnham Award for the Cheyenne Metropolitan Planning Organization's PlanCheyenne and the 2020 Governor's Award for Best of Place for the Windsor Mill project in Windsor, Colorado. By communicating big picture concepts in terms that cross traditional silos, I helped the region merge stormwater mitigation and brownfield remediation with development of public park amenities to drive economic development. I've demonstrated success in leveraging grant funding to build vision and motivate investment, as exemplified by the West Edge brownfields revitalization project in Cheyenne.
Public service is important to me. I serve on the Wyoming Main Street Advisory Board and the Western Planning Resources Board of Directors. I'm co-chairman of the United Way of Laramie County's annual fundraising campaign.