Professional Background:

  • Assistant Director Development Services, City of Wildwood, FL - 2019-present -- Supervise growth of Planning Dept., oversee 90-100 development projects
  • Planner, Sumter County, FL - 2017-2019 -- Performed site development review for all county projects
  • Planner II, Marion County, FL – 2017 -- Performed site development review and research
  • Planner II, Charlotte County, FL – 2006-2013 -- Performed zoning, current and long range comprehensive planning duties
  • Planner II, Jefferson County, MO – 2005-2006 -- Performed site development and current planning duties

Educational Background:

  • Certified Public Manager and FRA-RATM – in progress
  • Certified Floodplain Manager – 2018
  • AICP – 2009
  • Master of Public Administration – 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts - 2002

APA Florida/APA Experience:

  • Author, “What Will the Third Stage of Your Planning Career Look Like?”, APA blog post for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) series, Feb. 2022
  • Reviewer for APA National Conference proposals – 2017-present
  • Wrote Chapter President’s Council Grant awarded for EDI training in 2022
  • APA FL Chapter policy guide delegate – 2021-2022
  • Served on State Conference Committee – 2019-present
  • Organized Planning Officials Training at FL state conference – 2020-present
  • Co-Chair, APA Florida EDI Committee – 2021-present, member since 2019
  • Presenter, “Creating Your Conference Proposal,” APA Florida EDI Committee webinar, 2021
  • Moderator, “Mi Barrio:  a Planner’s Story,” APA FL EDI Committee webinar, 2021
  • Moderator, “Queer & the Conversation,” APA Florida EDI Committee webinar, 2021
  • Organizer, “Honoring Asian American-Pacific Islander Heritage Month,” APA Florida EDI Committee webinar, 2021
  • Participant, Planners Month in the Districts (APA FL) - 2020
  • Local Host Conference Chair (Orlando Metro Section-OMS) – 2020 & 2022
  • Moderator, “From Windermere to Wildwood:  Growing Pains Shared,” APA Florida OMS webinar, 2021
  • Coordinator, “Engaging and Joining Inclusive Dialogue,” APA Florida OMS Black History Month webinar, 2021
  • Founder, APA FL OMS Women and Planning Group, 2019
  • County Director, APA Florida OMS – 2017-2021
  • Served on Local Host Conference Committee (Promised Lands Section) - 2012
  • Vice-Chair - Promised Lands Section – 2010-2012

Position Statement

I previously served four years on the Promised Lands Executive Committee and four years on the Orlando Metro Section Executive Committee in a variety of capacities on both ECs.  I enjoyed working at the local level with colleagues and enjoyed meeting those who serve at the state level, who have inspired me to run for a state-level position.  Having served as a committee member and chair of the local host committee for two APA FL conferences hosted by the Promised Lands and Orlando Metro Sections, I believe I have the experience and knowledge to move to the next level of service, as VP of Conference Services. 

The Florida Planning Conference is the most anticipated event of the year for Florida planners as they reconnect with colleagues, learn new planning trends and collaborate with attendees.   I look forward to working with colleagues and teams from around the state as we plan conferences for the next several years.  The new post pandemic world will offer challenges and opportunities for those of us in the planning profession.  I hope to bring a new perspective to conference content and planning - one centered on embracing diversity, serving all planners’ needs both personally and professionally, and celebrating accomplishments in the 21st century.