As a longtime neighborhood park supporter and retired software engineer, I support the GBD goals of transparency and community engagement in order to enable neighborhood green governance resulting in positive environmental change. I have worked to reclaim CalTrans right-of-way; parcels for public use and to incorporate sound environmental practices in urban public open space projects.
I have had a long career Gardening and teaching landscaping in SF. I joined the GBD to bring what I hope is a sensible viewpoint to landscaping and maintenance in the GBD. My goal is to make our area a model for others
I am a Dogpatch home owner, resident, graphic designer. I am an advocate for increasing local CA native plant habitat in our urban green spaces. I helped facilitate the transfer of Esprit Park to the City. As GreenTrustSF Chair, I led creation of the Dogpatch 22nd St. Greening Master Plan, sidewalk gardens for 22 Dogpatch homes and for I.M. Scott School, and the roof water percolation gardens at Minnesota/22nd St. bulb-out. I am committed to GBD’s fair and fiscally responsible use of our tax dollars. I also work for Golden Gate Audubon guiding public and corporate volunteers in local SF Bay shoreline native habitat restoration.
I want to be on the board because I have seen firsthand what a difference green spaces can make in a neighborhood. I have solid organizational and operational experience, have led diverse teams, met huge expectations, am a persistent problem solver, and I'm passionate about the environment and my community.