I began my education as an architect hoping to one day work on historic buildings. Through the grueling four years of my undergrad experience I came to the realization that I loved history and buildings, but one course in planning showed me I loved them at the macro level, not micro. After finishing my undergraduate I switched course and completed my graduate work in community and regional planning at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
After graduating I made my way across the U.S. working in various planning departments and even spent some time as an architectural historian in a private firm. I landed in the Twin Cities, an incredible city to analyze the way in which we build and alter cities. Most recently I made my way back to Nebraska where I started out. I find my inspiration on long runs through cities (sometimes with my running companions Stella and Ruby), observing at ground level neighborhoods and downtown's.