• B.A., Political Science and International Affairs, 1972, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • M.S.P., Urban and Regional Planning, 1974 Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Architectural drafting and cartography classes at Cabrillo Community College. Continuing education in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Environmental Planning, and Subdivision Map Act through University of California Extension and the Association of Environmental Professionals.


California Environmental Quality Act, environmental assessment, development review, multi-agency permitting, project management, native botany, and public presentations.


  • Certified Environmental Professional No. 97050343

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Environmental Professionals
  • Association of Environmental Professionals (California)
  • President of the Monterey Bay Chapter of AEP in 2001 and 2002. Chapter Vice-president 1996-98, 2000 and 2005 – 07.
  • Santa Cruz Construction Guild, member since 2010
  • Monterey Bay Green Business Program, certified business in 2012

Employment Experience

  • Cypress Environmental and Land Use Planning: Owner of firm. Environmental Planning and Land Use Planning Consultant, since May 2002
  • County of Santa Cruz Planning Department: 21 years, Department Training Coordinator and Deputy Environmental Coordinator 2001 to 2002; Deputy Environmental Coordinator and Senior Planner 1990-2001; Agricultural Land Use Planner 1985-1990; Solid Waste Management Planning 1984-1985; Zoning and Building Code Enforcement 1979-1984
  • San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District: 2 years, State/Federal Projects Coordinator 1977-1979
  • Pajaro Valley Unified School District: 2 years, Assistant Projects Coordinator 1975-1977
  • Central Seattle Community Council Federation: 1 year, Community Organizer/VISTA Volunteer 1974 -1975

Related Volunteer Experience

  • Save Our Shores: co-founder, first president and board member 1978-1995. Returned as board member 2007-2010.