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LASN April 2016 Movers & Shakers


Michael Kroll

Miller Legg announces that Michael Kroll, FASLA, has been appointed by the board of directors as president of the firm. Kroll has over 28 years of diverse professional experience including 25 years at the firm. Kroll is a member of Miller Legg's Board of Directors. He has served in numerous corporate leadership positions, led diverse multidisciplinary projects and fostered long-term client relationships in the transportation, governmental, healthcare, education and land development markets.


Chris Langham

Chris Langham has joined the growing team of the landscape architecture firm epg. With more than 15 years of experience as a landscape architect in Nevada, Langham's background includes project management, team building, oversight and business development.


Melissa Rainer


Drew Taylor

Rhodeside & Harwell, an award-winning landscape architecture and planning practice, has promoted Melissa Rainer and Drew Taylor to senior associates. Both professionals serve as landscape designers and project managers in the firm's Alexandria, Va. office. Rainer joined the firm in 2005 and has 15 years of experience in landscape architecture. She has completed a wide range of projects, including restoration of historic urban parks and design of educational campuses and residential gardens. Taylor joined Rhodeside & Harwell in 2008 and has 17 years of experience in landscape architecture. He has worked extensively on urban and infill design projects, urban residential communities and parks. His varied experience includes designing and monitoring the construction of landscape improvements.


Mark Mistretta

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation appointed Mark Mistretta as the Capital Facility Manager 2 for the Niagara and Allegany regions of New York State Parks. In this role, Mistretta will oversee capital projects in over 20 state parks and facilities throughout the four counties of the two regions as the agency continues to embark on Governor Andrew Cuomo's Parks 2020 initiative.


Kelley Savage

Kelley Savage has joined Robert Peccia and Associates' Fort Collins, Colo. office as a senior landscape architect. She has over 21 years of previous experience with landscape architecture firms in Denver and Fort Collins, and has completed projects in 12 states and internationally. Savage holds a bachelor degree in landscape architecture (cum laude) from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.


Mark Baker

Wood+Partners Inc. was selected as one of the University of Georgia Alumni Association's Bulldog Top 100 of 2016. Bulldog 100 recognizes the top 100 fastest growing businesses owned or operated by a UGA alum. UGA alum Mark Baker (BLA '77) is president of Wood+Partners, Inc., and attended the awards ceremony hosted by the University of Georgia in Atlanta to receive this prestigious award. The firm has offices in Hilton Head, S.C. and Tallahassee, Fla.


Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson was inducted as a fellow of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture at their meeting in Salt Lake City. The induction took place at the Marriott City Creek. Johnson joined the Utah State University Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning faculty in 1966 and was an integral part of this department for 42 years. He received a BLA degree from Michigan State University and an MLA degree from the University of Illinois. In 1983 Johnson earned an MS degree in fisheries and wildlife biology from South Dakota State University. During his tenure at Utah State University, Johnson enriched the educational experiences of students and conducted environmental planning and ecological restoration projects.


Mississippi State's Tim Schauwecker received the NALP Outstanding Educator of the Year Award, presented by Miles Kuperus of Farmside Landscape & Design.

National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation announced the recipient of its Outstanding Educator of the Year Award, Dr. Tim Schauwecker, associate professor of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Mississippi State University. The award was presented at NALP's National Collegiate Landscape Competition, hosted by Mississippi State University. His research focus includes studying water management and ecosystem services.


Dan Staebell

Asphalt Pavement Alliance has named Dan Staebell as its first regional director. He is responsible for the Northcentral region, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Most recently, Staebell served as director of pavement surfaces for Mathy Construction.

As seen in LASN magazine, April 2016.

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