Position Chief Designer + Contractor Site: Lake Monticello, VA
2008 - 2016
DESCRIPTION At the age of fifteen I started my own landscaping company that served my community of primarily elderly residents. My projects initially ranged from basic property maintenance jobs and evolved over my eight years in business into a landscape architecture small service where I provided full property designs, labor and material distribution. I employed additional laborers for large jobs otherwise I provided the labor myself.
During this venture of mine I developed my skillsets in woodworking, sustainable property maintenance, client relations, natural water runoff management, hardscape construction and landscape design involving horticultural placement and preservation. I had a full set of tools and machines at my disposal but would sometimes require professional woodshop machinery that my high school had in their woodshop where they allowed and trusted me to use and even provided me a key to use after school hours.
This first venture in my life generated a strong passion to continue working with my design skillset in much larger scales and ultimately influenced my decision to enroll in architecture school.