University at Albany, State University of New York

Masters in Regional Planning -1996


University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

Master of Science - 1983

Major - Wildlife and Fisheries Biology


College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York, Syracuse

Bachelor of Science - 1980



*Land use planning techniques for rural and small communities

*Comprehensive plan development, subdivision and zoning law drafting, farmland protection

*Community involvement strategies, visioning exercises

*Environmental and ecological assessment; on-site surveys, impact statements, SEQRA

*Utilize computerized mapping, data base, spreadsheet, graphics and statistical software

*Administer programs, grant writing and grant administration




Community Planning & Environmental Associates, West Berne, NY

Consulting Planner                                                                   September 1992 to Present      

*Private land use planning consulting work includes land use and comprehensive planning, community involvement strategies, environmental and demographic analysis, zoning and land use regulations, site reviews, environmental impact assessment, grant writing,  preparation of reports, documents. Certified as AICP by the American Institute of Certified Planners, July 1997.


State University of New York Empire State College, Saratoga, NY

Associate Faculty Member                                                   May 1988 to Present

*Instructor in general ecology, environmental impact assessment, and rural planning.


Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cobleskill, NY                      May 1990 to August 1992

Extension Agent - Program Leader

*Provided technical expertise and developed, implemented and evaluated a comprehensive, informal education program; administered 4-H youth programs, supervised 5 staff members and over 150 volunteers.


Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cobleskill, NY                       Sept 1987 to May 1990

Extension Agent - Staff Associate                         

*Developed, authored, and presented training programs and workshops for youth and           adult audiences in a variety of subjects.


National Audubon Society, Delmar, NY                                  October 1983 to June 1987

Wildlife Biologist                                             

*Designed and coordinated wildlife conservation programs and developed small wildlife research projects; other responsibilities included volunteer development and office administration.


United States Forest Service, Amherst, MA                              1980- 1983

Habitat Ecologist/Consultant                                   

*Responsible for the statistical analysis and interpretation of bird community-habitat association research designed to develop management guidelines.


Memberships and Certificates


*Certified         AICP, American Institute of Certified Planners, July 1997

*Certified         Wildlife Biologist, The Wildlife Society (1982)

*Certificate       Completed: Methodology of Delineating Wetlands, July, 1994, Cook College at Rutgers

*Member         American Planners Association, American Institute of Certified Planners, New York Planning Federation, Capital District Planners Association, New York Main Street Alliance  

*Member         The Wildlife Society

*Past Chair      Town of Wright Conservation Advisory Council, Gallupville, NY

*Past Officer    New York Chapter of The Wildlife Society

*Past Officer    Schoharie Land Trust                         




2002 Outstanding Planning Project in the Current Topic: Smart Growth (Town of Warwick Zoning and Build-out Analysis) from the American Planning Association, Upstate New York Chapter, September 2002


Award of Excellence in Comprehensive Planning (The Village of Kinderhook Comprehensive Plan) from the American Planning Association, Upstate New York Chapter, July 2000


Outstanding Small Town Planning Project (The Village of Kinderhook Comprehensive Plan) from the American Planning Association, Small Town and Rural Planning Division, May 2000

1999 Outstanding Planning Project: Comprehensive Planning for a Regional Plan (Otsego County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan) from the American Planning Association, New York Upstate Chapter, October 1999


Outstanding Student Project (North Central Troy: GIS Mapping and Planning Alternatives) from the American Planning Association, New York Upstate Chapter, 1996


Excellence in Tutoring Award from Empire State College, September 1996


New England Outdoor Writers Association Award and the Arthur Sullivan Memorial Writers Award (1982)



Successful Grants Have Been Obtained and Managed From:


New York State Department of State, Quality Communities Demonstration Program

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

United States Fish and Wildlife Service for Cornell University, Dept. of Natural Resources

United States Environmental Protection Agency for Schoharie County Soil and Water District

United States Small Business Administration

Land Preservation and Enhancement Program - Iroquois Gas Transmission Company

Land Enhancement and Acquisition Fund - Iroquois Gas Transmission Company

Rural New York Grant Program - New York Planning Federation

Preservation League of New York