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HIGHLIGHT OF QUALIFICATIONS

Broad expertise in public facilities and utility development, program managemen


t, site selection, capital planning and budgeting, and environmental due diligen
ce (CEQA).
Proven business manager with 20 years of experience in directing the efforts of
staff and consultant teams in the preparation of technical studies for governme
nt agency approval.
Extensive experience in advocating recommendations to public boards and committ
ees, community groups, and executive decision makers.
EXPERIENCE
CEQA Project Manager - Consultant
Capital Solutions Group, Inc., LAUSD - Environmental Health and Safety 7/10-Pres
ent
Provide California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review for school constructi
on projects. Draft memoranda and documents and provide lead agency review of No
tice of Exemptions, Initial Studies, Negative Declarations and Environmental Imp
act Reports.
Deputy Director, Program Management
Los Angeles Unified School District, Facilities Services Division 3/04-6/10
* Reporting to the Chief Facilities Executive, responsible for coordination and
approval of all construction project and environmental approvals by CEQA lead ag
ency/Board of Education. Directed division senior staff and consultant teams in
developing strategies for agency approvals, program policies and specific proje
cts.
Deputy Director, Facilities Planning New Construction
Los Angeles Unified School District, Facilities Services Division 9/03-2/0
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* Directed the planning for several components of the Districts $20 billion Cons
truction Program. Responsible for the budget and administrative management duti
es related to managing a department of 28 staff.
Facilities Planning Consultant
Quinn & Associates, Pasadena, CA 1/03-8/03
* Provided planning and program management services to public agency clients.
Land Use and Environmental Attorney
Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliot, LLP, Los Angeles, CA 6/02-12/02
* Represented private development clients on land use entitlement and environmen
tal compliance matters with local and state agencies in Los Angeles and Ventura
Counties.
* Prepared water quality and supply assessments required by state and federal la
w, drafted and reviewed environmental impact reports and provided research suppo
rt for CEQA litigation.
Deputy Program Manager General Plan 2020/Zoning Administrator
Department of Planning and Land Use, County of San Diego 11/00-5/02
* Directed the preparation of community land use plans and the community outreac
h program for the Countys update of its General Plan. Designed and executed a t
hree-phase public workshop program for 24 communities on an accelerated schedule
.
* Drafted and edited the text of nine general plan elements to ensure defensibil
ity and compatibility with CEQA and assess political viability of proposed land
use policies.
* Member of the Countys Planning and Environmental Review Board (PERB) and Zonin
g Administrator. Determined issuance of permits for public utility and private
development projects.
Land Use Planner Current Planning
Department of Planning and Land Use, County of San Diego 1/00-10/00
* Performed regulatory review for over 25 proposed specific plans, major subdivi
sions and use permits in the unincorporated areas of San Diego County.
* Working with project applicants, coordinated the efforts of the planning and e
nvironmental teams to determine compliance with CEQA and federal, state and coun
ty land use regulations. Prepared and presented written and oral findings to th
e PERB, Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors.
Capital Planning and Budget Manager
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Boston, MA 1/95-8/99
* Directed the development of the capital plan and budget for the public utility
that provides water and wastewater services to eastern Massachusetts. Directed
the review and publication of a $4.5 billion, 110-project capital budget.
* Managed the review and tracking of project budgets and schedules to assess pro
ject performance and project timing for capital financing and bond sales.
* Briefed senior management on capital budgeting issues and drafted recommendati
ons for approval by the agency Board of Directors and Citizens Advisory Committe
e.
Deputy Director, Office of Planning and Programming
Division of Capital Asset Management, Commonwealth of Massachusetts 7/88-12/94
* Directed system-wide facilities planning, real estate portfolio assessment, an
d operations analysis for the states planning, design and construction agency.
Recommended construction programs designed to meet the Governors policy and fisc
al objectives.
* Guided project clients and state decision makers through the requirements of f
ederal, state, and local environmental, land use, design, and construction statu
tes.
* Managed over $1.2 million in architectural, engineering and planning services
annually.

Project Manager/Facilities Planner


Division of Capital Asset Management, Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1/84-6/88
* Directed architecture and engineering firms and clients through the pre-design
phase of building projects for higher education, human services, and public saf
ety agencies.
* Successfully completed over 30 technical plans and land use studies for the de
velopment of academic office and research buildings, public and mental health ho
spitals, specialized housing, and correctional facilities.
* Mediated operational issues between client and state budget staff and coordina
ted technical analysis related to building users, systems and cost estimating.

EDUCATION
Suffolk University Law School Boston, MA
Juris Doctor, American Jurisprudence Award: Advanced Legal Research.
Admitted to Massachusetts Bar 1992.
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
Bachelor of Urban Planning, Cum laude. Voorheis Honors Scholarship.
College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
* CEQA Policies, Programs and Plans, UCLA Extension.
* Project Management Institute, 5-day Certification Training.
* Designing Effective Zoning Ordinances, UCLA Extension.
* Mediation Workshop, San Diego Section - American Planning Association.
* Site Plan Review, Subdivision Design, Urban Design, and Large Scale Project Ma
nagement Workshop, San Diego Section - American Planning Association.
* Financing Public Infrastructure Projects, M.I.T. Professional Development.
* Construction Contract and Bidding Issues, Massachusetts Bar Association.
* Financial Real Estate Analysis, Harvard University Professional Development.
PUBLICATIONS
Implementation of the Stormwater Permitting Provisions of the Federal Water Poll
ution Control Act and Its Effect on Local Land Use Development. (Panel on Using
Federal Laws and Regulations to Control Local Land Use, American Law Institute
American Bar Association, Annual Conference.)
Andres Duany and the Transect: Technique, Mystique, and Authority. (American Pl
anning Association, San Diego Section Planning Journal.)
Common Law, Statutory, and Constitutional Challenges to Municipalities Regulatin
g the Environment. (Excerpted for Law of Independent Power, Steven Ferry, Clark
, Boardman, and Callaghan, N.Y., N.Y., 3d edition.)
AFFILIATIONS
American Planning Association
State Bar of Massachusetts
Chair, Board of Trustees Pasadena Waldorf School